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  • WASHINGTON— Congressional Republicans and Democrats reached agreement Thursday on a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to fill a shortfall in the Department of Veterans Affairs' program of private-sector care, seeking to avert a disruption to medical care for thousands of veterans. The plan sets aside $2.1 billion over six months to continue funding...

  • OKLAHOMA CITY— Two utilities that supply power to customers in four states say they plan to buy what is being billed as the largest wind farm in the U.S. once the $4.5 billion project is completed in the Oklahoma Panhandle. The Oklahoman reports power development company Invenergy LLC and General Electric Co. on Wednesday announced plans for the Wind Catcher...

  • BATON ROUGE, La.— Louisiana appears to have dug its way out of recession, reaching a three-year low in its unemployment rate as the state finally shows job gains after being hammered by the downslide in the oil and gas industry. "My story has been Louisiana in recession, but I'm changing my story. I'm saying Louisiana's in recovery or starting, "said Greg Albrecht, the...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- U.S. Senate Republicans begin another push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions. The skinny bill's details will be released at some point on Thursday, before the Senate...

  • BATON ROUGE, La. _ H&E Equipment Services Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $9.9 million. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana- based company said it had profit of 28 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- U.S. Senate Republicans begin their final push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions. The skinny bill's details will be released at some point on Thursday, before the Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- U.S. Senate Republicans begin their final push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions. The skinny bill's details will be released at some point on Thursday, before the Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- U.S. Senate Republicans begin their final push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions. The skinny bill's details will be released at some point on Thursday, before the Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- U.S. Senate Republicans begin their final push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions. The skinny bill's details will be released at some point on Thursday, before the Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- U.S. Senate Republicans begin their final push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions. The skinny bill's details will be released at some point on Thursday, before the Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- U.S. Senate Republicans begin their final push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions. The skinny bill's details will be released at some point on Thursday, before the Senate...

  • SHANGHAI, July 27- Viral photos and news reports in the United States allegedly showing a mouldy ice cream maker at a U.S. outlet of McDonald's Corp have prompted swift action from the fast-food giant thousands of miles away: in China. The statement, which also appeared at the top of the burger chain's China website, underlines the sensitivity to potential food...

  • SHANGHAI, July 27- Viral photos and news reports in the United States allegedly showing a moldy ice cream maker at a U.S. outlet of McDonald's Corp have prompted swift action from the fast-food giant thousands of miles away: in China. The statement, which also appeared at the top of the burger chain's China website, underlines the sensitivity to potential food...

  • BATON ROUGE, La. _ Amedisys Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $4.5 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 50 cents per share. Amedisys shares have risen 14 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BATON ROUGE, La. _ Investar Holding Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $1.9 million. The holding company for Investar Bank posted revenue of $12.6 million in the period. Investar shares have risen 24 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • July 26- Power development company Invenergy LLC and General Electric Co on Wednesday announced plans to build the largest wind farm in the United States in Oklahoma, part of a $4.5 billion project to provide electricity to 1.1 million utility customers in the region. American Electric Power Co Inc is asking utility regulators in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and...

  • *Expects Q2 net loss of up to $1.8 billion. SINGAPORE, July 26- Noble Group, once Asia's largest commodities trader, is to cut staff and sell assets, including its U.S. gas and power business to Mercuria Energy Group, as it faces a quarterly loss of up to $1.8 billion. Hong Kong- based Noble added that it would "explore strategic alliances in Asia" with Mercuria after...

  • *Expects Q2 net loss of up to $1.8 billion. SINGAPORE, July 26- Noble Group, once Asia's largest commodities trader, is to cut staff and sell assets, including its U.S. gas and power business to Mercuria Energy Group, as it faces a quarterly loss of up to $1.8 billion. Hong Kong- based Noble added that it would "explore strategic alliances in Asia" with Mercuria after...

  • New York has had 13 reported cases and New Jersey has had 12. Virginia has had six, Maryland has had five Pennsylvania has had four. Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Texas and Utah have had one each. The FDA said San Juan, Texas- based Grande Produce has initiated a limited recall of its Caribena brand Maradol papayas that were distributed...

  • NEW YORK— At more small businesses, any watercooler chat takes place in a messaging app. Staff meetings are held via Skype. "There is only so much that you can communicate through text," says Max Sheppard, CEO of TrustedPros, an online service that helps people find home-improvement workers.