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  • COVINGTON, La. _ Pool Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $94.9 million. Pool Corp. expects full-year earnings to be $4.12 to $4.32 per share. Pool Corp. shares have climbed 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Oil-rich Venezuela has been plunged into political and economic turmoil as petroleum prices plummet, nationalized farms and factories halt production and corruption runs rampant. The United States, European Union, Germany, Brazil, Canada and Mexico are among countries that have called for the constitutional rewrite to be canceled. President Donald Trump...

  • People wait for the bus in Newark, New Jersey.

    A new report found cities' stress levels are influenced by poverty and divorce rates, U.S. News reports.

  • WASHINGTON— A plan to privatize the nation's air traffic control operations has hit turbulence in the House, raising questions about whether one of President Donald Trump's infrastructure priorities can survive. The concept of splitting off air traffic control from the Federal Aviation Administration faces even longer odds in the Senate, but supporters...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— The Wal-Mart greeter who took the retail giant all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in the largest gender bias class-action lawsuit in U.S. history has died, a family member said Tuesday. Betty Dukes died July 10 at her home in Antioch, California, said her niece, Rita Roland. The case reached the U.S. Supreme Court in 2011, where it was dismissed.

  • WASHINGTON— The Trump administration is pushing for increased exports of natural gas and other energy sources as it seeks U.S. He and President Donald Trump have offered a "comforting" message to energy companies seeking to export liquefied natural gas, or LNG at huge terminals in Texas, Louisiana and other states, Perry said: "If you meet the rules, here's your...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump vowed Monday to boost U.S. manufacturing by cutting the $64 billion trade deficit with Mexico as he showcased products made in all 50 states— everything from a fire truck to a baseball bat. "No longer are we going to allow other countries to break the rules, to steal our jobs and drain our wealth," Trump said at a White House event that...

  • Bruce Rauner, governor of Illinois, left, delivers a budget address in the House Chamber of the State Capitol building in Springfield, Illinois.

    Tight revenues and uncertainty about the impact of federal tax and budget policies has ignited the worst state budget battles since 2007.

  • Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk.

    Musk warned that government regulation of artificial intelligence is needed because it's a "fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization."

  • Musk spoke broadly about solar energy, space travel, self-driving cars and other emerging technology during a question-and-answer session at the summer conference of the National Governors Association in Rhode Island. He also met privately with some governors, including Louisiana Democrat John Bel Edwards, who recently signed a law that Musk's Palo Alto,...

  • The new legislation changes how much money states that expanded their Medicaid programs for the poor last year would get. Democrats say Louisiana, Alaska and Montana would gain from the changes. He needs to nail down 50 of the 52 GOP senators' votes so he can push the measure through his chamber next week.

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- The Trump administration on Thursday announced its first offshore oil and gas lease sale, offering 76 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico and reduced royalty rates for shallow-water leases to encourage drilling at a time of low oil prices. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the sale on Aug. 16 would offer leases offshore Texas, Louisiana,...

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- The Trump administration announced its first offshore oil and gas lease sale on Thursday, offering 76 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico and reduced royalty rates for shallow water leases to encourage drilling at a time of low oil prices. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the sale to take place on August 16 will offer leases offshore Texas,...

  • HOUSTON, July 13- Exxon Mobil Corp has been fined about $165,000 by U.S. regulators for safety lapses including inadequate training and equipment maintenance over an explosion that injured four workers at an aging Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refinery last year. Exxon said it is contesting the OSHA citations and fines. The Nov. 22, 2016 explosion on a sulfuric-acid...

  • HOUSTON, July 13- ExxonMobil Corp has been fined about $165,000 by U.S. regulators for safety lapses including inadequate training and equipment maintenance over an explosion that injured four workers at an aging Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refinery last year. Exxon said it is contesting the OSHA citations and fines. The facility was faulted five years ago by the...

  • Donald Trump attends the 'Celebrity Apprentice' Red Carpet Event at Trump Tower on January 5, 2015, in New York City.

    Louisiana's FastStart work-training program is a model for states looking to boost apprenticeships and job growth.

  • Members of the FBI Evidence Response Team work the scene of a shooting in the parking lot of the Armed Forces Career Center/National Guard recruitment office on July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

    These are the 10 worst states in the US for quality of life, including crime, health, social tolerance and the environment.

  • These are America's worst states for businesses

    Here's why West Virginia tops the list as the worst state in America for business in 2017.

  • A large 20-foot-deep (6-meter) sinkhole that swallowed two vehicles in North Laurel Canyon Blvd, in Los Angeles, is cordoned-off on February 18, 2017, after a powerful storm hit southern California.

    From sluggish economies to the worst in education and innovation, these states score the lowest among all 50 for business.

  • An 81- year-old man from Hialeah, Florida, near Miami is the 12th person known to have died in the U.S. due to malfunctioning Takata air bag inflators. —May 27, 2009: Ashley Parham, 18, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, 2001 Honda Accord. —July 27, 2014: Law Suk Leh of Sibu, Malaysia, 2003 Honda City.