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The Irwindale City Council delayed a decision for two weeks Wednesday night on declaring the Sriracha plant a public nuisance. About 100 supporters of the hot sauce, including Huy Fong Foods owner David Tran, rallied outside City Hall before the meeting.
OKLAHOMA CITY— The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, putting them both on track to be executed as early as next week.
CHEYENNE, Wyo.— It remains to be seen just how much of a lasting natural gas-price spike people in the West will feel after a dramatic explosion and fire at a major gas processing plant in western Wyoming. The Williams Partners LP plant at Opal had been processing about 1 billion cubic feet of gas per day, or enough to supply 5 million average U.S. households.
BRASILIA, April 24- Brazil's Supreme Court upheld late on Wednesday an opposition request for a congressional inquiry into alleged corruption at state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, a ruling that could upset President Dilma Rousseff's re-election plans.
NEW YORK, April 23- A U.S. federal judge denied a bid by Apple Inc on Wednesday to hold off a trial in a case brought by state attorneys general accusing the company of conspiring with five major publishers to fix e-book prices.
*Carmen Segarra denied whistleblower protection over firing. NEW YORK, April 23- A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit against the Federal Reserve Bank of New York by a former bank examiner who claimed the Fed fired her after she refused to change certain findings about Goldman Sachs Group Inc..
DALLAS— Texas Instruments Inc. gave an upbeat forecast for the current quarter after the chipmaker's first-quarter profit rose 35 percent. Texas Instruments makes semiconductors used in consumer devices and industrial equipment and is reducing its reliance on chips used in smartphones and tablets.
*Sees 2nd- qtr revenue $3.14 bln- $3.40 bln vs est $3.15 bln. April 23- Chipmaker Texas Instruments Inc's first-quarter revenue and second-quarter revenue forecast topped analysts' estimates on growing demand for its chips used in communication equipment, industrial machines and automotive parts.
April 23- Texas Instruments Inc reported a 3 percent rise in first-quarter revenue due to strong growth in its analog chip business and improved demand for its chips used in cars, appliances, computers and industrial products. TI forecast earnings of 55 cents- 63 cents per share on revenue of $3.14 billion- $3.40 billion for the second quarter.
Apple increases stock buyback, raises dividend. CUPERTINO, Calif.— Apple Inc. plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock and raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent amid a slowdown in revenue growth.
OTTAWA, April 23- Canada will require that older rail cars used for carrying crude oil be phased out by May 2017, the government said on Wednesday, moving ahead of the United States to ban the controversial cars in light of burgeoning oil-by-rail traffic and a deadly accident last year.
LOS ANGELES, April 23- Cheesecake Factory Inc on Wednesday reported quarterly profit that fell from a year ago, due to severe winter weather, a holiday shift and costs associated with the pending settlement of a legal claim.
The Transportation Department, worried about the potential for catastrophic accidents involving oil and ethanol trains that are sometimes as many as 100 cars long, is drafting new tank-car regulations aimed at making the cars less likely to spill their contents in the event of a crash.
OTTAWA, April 23- Canada will require that the use of older rail cars for carrying crude oil be phased out within three years, even though the United States has yet to make such a rule change, according to documents seen by Reuters on Wednesday.
McALLEN, Texas— The vast majority of Texas' commercial citrus groves now reside in expanded quarantine areas aimed at slowing the spread of a disease decimating citrus around the world. The state Department of Agriculture expanded the citrus greening quarantine areas in South Texas on Monday to cover Hidalgo and Cameron counties.
BANGKOK, April 23- PTT Exploration and Production Pcl, Thailand's top oil and gas explorer, has bought Hess Corp's assets in Thailand in a $1 billion deal as part of its attempt to boost its gas business, the company's CEO said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK— Dr Pepper Snapple on Wednesday reported a higher first-quarter profit that beat Wall Street expectations, as reduced costs offset weak sales growth. The company, which sells Sunkist, 7 Up, Hawaiian Punch and other drinks in North America and the Caribbean, said lower costs for ingredients and productivity improvements helped boost operating profit.
DALLAS— Delta Air Lines Inc. is making more money by filling more seats on its planes and paying a bit less for fuel. Delta shares jumped $1.72, or 4.9 percent, to $36.67 in midday trading after hitting an all-time high of $37.41 earlier in the session.
NEW YORK— States should face economic competition from each other because it pushes them to make sure their business environments are as strong as possible, Texas Gov. Perry was pushing the premise that the business environment was better in Texas, an idea he has promoted in New York before as well as in other states like California.
LOS ANGELES, April 22- A U.S. congressman from a Los Angeles community is seeking to lure the factory that makes the bestselling Sriracha-brand hot pepper sauce to his district after residents in its current location complained about the smell.