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  • AP Top Financial News At Midnight EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:57 PM ET

    Halliburton reaches $1 B Gulf oil spill settlement Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet Asian stock markets rise as dollar gains Maduro replaces Venezuela's longtime oil chief Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits Revel casino follows Showboat, closes its doors Dominion, Duke propose $5 B natural gas pipeline Dominican president vetoes new national park Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach Halliburton reaches $1 B Gulf oil spill settlement

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At Midnight EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:57 PM ET

    Halliburton reaches $1 B settlement of plaintiff suits from Gulf of Mexico oil spill South America's elusive LulzSecPeru hackers embarrass politicians with dumped emails Asian stocks higher as dollar gains, stimulus hopes in Europe Venezuela's president replaces longtime oil chief as part of cabinet shakeup Risky business: Some analysts, insiders fear auto industry returning to bad habits of the past $2.4 billion Revel casino shuts its doors, just over 2 years after hopeful opening Dominion, Duke propose huge new natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina Dominican Republic president vetoes bill to create national park on land sought for mining Home Depot may be latest retailer to be hacked; investigates suspicious credit card activity Halliburton reaches $1 B settlement of plaintiff suits from Gulf of Mexico oil spill

  • AP Top Financial News At 11:03 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:03 PM ET

    Halliburton reaches $1 B Gulf oil spill settlement Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet US stock market ends slightly lower Maduro replaces Venezuela's longtime oil chief Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits Revel casino follows Showboat, closes its doors Dominion, Duke propose $5 B natural gas pipeline Dominican president vetoes new national park Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach Halliburton reaches $1 B Gulf oil spill settlement

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:03 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:03 PM ET

    Halliburton reaches $1 B settlement of plaintiff suits from Gulf of Mexico oil spill South America's elusive LulzSecPeru hackers embarrass politicians with dumped emails Stocks edge lower as weaker global growth overshadows positive signs for US Venezuela's president replaces longtime oil chief as part of cabinet shakeup Risky business: Some analysts, insiders fear auto industry returning to bad habits of the past $2.4 billion Revel casino shuts its doors, just over 2 years after hopeful opening Dominion, Duke propose huge new natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina Dominican Republic president vetoes bill to create national park on land sought for mining Home Depot may be latest retailer to be hacked; investigates suspicious credit card activity Halliburton reaches $1 B settlement of plaintiff suits from Gulf of Mexico oil spill

  • Dominican president vetoes new national park Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 7:36 PM ET

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic— A proposal to create a new national park that would have blocked the expansion of a nickel mine in the forested mountains of the central Dominican Republic was vetoed Tuesday by President Danilo Medina.

  • EPA OKs FutureGen plan for CO2 storage Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 5:23 PM ET

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill.— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday said it has approved permits for the FutureGen clean coal project to store carbon dioxide underground, a key step in the longstanding plan to build the project.

  • Utility opposes $2.9M deal in W.Va. spill case Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    CHARLESTON, W.Va.— A utility is opposing a $2.9 million bankruptcy settlement that would fund projects to benefit 300,000 people whose water was contaminated in January. West Virginia American Water says Freedom Industries shouldn't use money from its insurance proceeds to pay for the projects.

  • Halliburton reaches $1B Gulf oil spill settlement Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 9:40 AM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— Halliburton's agreement to pay more than $1 billion to settle numerous claims involving the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be a way for the company and victims of the spill to avoid years of costly litigation— if all the pieces fall into place.

  • Dominion, Duke propose $5B natural gas pipeline Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners are proposing a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

  • SEOUL, Sept 2- South Korea has delayed a proposed tax on vehicle carbon emissions by over five years to the end of 2020, amid pressure from domestic and U.S. car makers who fear the levy would curb sales.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 1- Grupo Mexico, a metals miner and railroad operator, said on Monday that operations at its Buenavista mine were not affected by a search of its offices late last week by the federal prosecutor's office, part of an investigation into a toxic spill.

  • Sandy-hit towns wrestle with eminent-domain choice Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    Asharoken is just one place where the tussle among coastal protection, property rights, public access and federal funding is playing out in New York and New Jersey, both hit hard by the storm.

  • MIAMI, Sept 1- When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations.

  • Feds want nuclear waste train, but nowhere to go Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    Putting the cart before the horse, the U.S. Department of Energy recently asked companies for ideas on how the government should get the rail cars needed to haul 150- ton casks filled with used, radioactive nuclear fuel. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Transportation share responsibility for regulating shipments.

  • *Utilities Axpo, Alpiq build huge pumped storage plants. *New projects in Switzerland, Austria, Germany put on ice.

  • Commission adopts fracking regulations for Nevada Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 8:52 PM ET

    ELKO, Nev.— A state panel has approved regulations guiding oil and gas exploration companies' use of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, in Nevada. Kate Fay, a representative of Houston- based Noble Energy Inc., praised the regulations.

  • Panel rejects new fee for solar homes in Utah Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 5:30 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Advocates of renewable energy are hailing the rejection of Rocky Mountain Power's request for a new fee for residential rooftop solar panels in Utah. "What a bright day for Utah's future," said Sarah Wright, executive director of Utah Clean Energy.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 29- Opposition presidential candidate Marina Silva said on Friday that Brazil's recession is very worrying and her government would work to restore the credibility of the country's economic policies to recover investment and growth if elected. It also called for an overhaul of Brazil's complex and onerous tax system.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 29- Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva plans to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions and implement a national carbon market if elected, according to policy proposals released on Friday.

  • EPA staff says agency needs to be tough on smog Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 6:46 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Environmental Protection Agency's staff has concluded that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 and 20 percent.