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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other industry groups, along with states such as Texas and Virginia, have filed nine petitions in recent weeks asking the justices to review four U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations that are designed to cut greenhouse-gas emissions.
DALLAS-- Lennox International Inc., which makes heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration products, is raising its quarterly dividend to 24 cents from 20 cents. That's a 20 percent increase. The company said Wednesday that its next dividend is payable July 15 to shareholders of record on June 28.
NEW YORK, May 15- Qatar Airways' top executive said the Middle Eastern carrier wants to be a launch customer for Boeing Co's forthcoming 777 X mini-jumbo jet, and that the airline plans to open at least three new routes to the United States in the next 12 to 18 months. "
NEW YORK, May 15- Qatar Airways' top executive said the Middle-Eastern carrier wants to be a launch customer for Boeing Co's forthcoming 777 X mini-jumbo jet, and that the airline plans to open at least three new routes to the U.S. in the next 12 to 18 months. "
May 15- Southwest Airlines Co on Wednesday announced a boost in its dividend and its share repurchase program and said it is changing some plane orders and deliveries.
DALLAS-- Southwest Airlines said Wednesday that its board approved a quadrupling of the airline's regular quarterly cash dividend to 4 cents a share and boosted its existing stock buyback program. The board also increased Southwest's existing $1 billion stock buyback authorization to $1.5 billion.
FRISCO, Texas-- Comstock Resources Inc. said Wednesday that it will begin paying a dividend of 12.5 cents and that its board approved a $100 million stock buyback plan. The spending follows Tuesday's announcement of the sale of the Frisco, Texas- based energy company's West Texas oil and gas properties for $808 million in net proceeds.
HOUSTON-- Consolidated Graphics' fourth-quarter loss narrowed, helped by a tax benefit and some lower charges. For the period ended March 31, the general commercial printing company lost $295,000, or 3 cents per share. Shares of Consolidated Graphics added $2.85, or 7.3 percent, to $42.10 in midday trading.
AUSTIN, Texas-- A deal on a new Texas budget that includes $2 billion for a new state water fund and partly reverses historic classroom spending cuts appeared within reach Tuesday in a possible breakthrough between the House and Senate after talks had stalled.
WEST, Texas-- State and federal agents will release this week the findings of an investigation into a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant. The State Fire Marshal's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will announce their findings on Thursday.
PITTSBURGH-- There's been plenty of controversy over Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania, and now tax rates are part of the debate, too.
Kookogey is one of many conservatives who complain about unfair treatment at the hands of the IRS, the U.S. tax service that admitted last Friday it had inappropriately singled out the Tea Party movement and other conservative groups for extra examination.
*Senate panel closes loopholes in student visa program. *House Republicans campaign to kill Senate immigration bill. Senator Marco Rubio, who is considered crucial to the passage of an immigration law overhaul, on Tuesday vowed to fight for a biometric system that would track foreigners entering and exiting the country after a Senate panel rejected the idea.
Senator Marco Rubio, who is considered crucial for the success of an immigration law overhaul, on Tuesday vowed to fight for a biometric system to track foreigners leaving the country after a Senate panel rejected the provision, in part because it was too costly.
WASHINGTON, May 14- Federal officials charged 89 people including doctors, nurses and other medical professionals in eight U.S. cities on Tuesday with Medicare fraud schemes that the government said totaled $223 million in false billings.
Senator Marco Rubio, who is considered crucial for the success of an immigration law overhaul, vowed on Tuesday to fight for a biometric system to track foreigners leaving the country after a Senate panel rejected the provision, in part because it was too costly.
DALLAS-- Two major unions are agreeing to avoid a fight and instead will share representation of ground workers at American Airlines after it merges with US Airways.
ANKARA, May 14- A Turkish firm is partnering with the Kurdistan Regional Government and Exxon Mobil to carry out oil exploration in northern Iraq, Turkey's prime minister said on Tuesday, taking Turkey's cooperation with Iraqi Kurds on energy one step further.
BOSTON-- Information storage and management company Iron Mountain has purchased three records management businesses owned by Information Storage Consolidation Co., adding mid-sized companies to its customer base.
ALBANY, N.Y.-- New York Gov. The issue has long been a favorite of New York City Democrats and allied labor unions and activists, some of whom demonstrated in Albany on Monday.