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  • Feb 9- The U.S. Energy Information Administration on Tuesday said domestic natural gas production in 2016 was expected to reach 79.69 billion cubic feet per day, up a shade from the 79.68 bcfd it forecast last month. The EIA projects LNG gross exports will increase to an average of 0.5 bcfd in 2016, with the start-up of Cheniere Energy Inc's Sabine Pass LNG...

  • PARIS, Feb 9- French water and waste group Veolia said on Tuesday it is talks to install a flood prevention system in the city of New Orleans that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.. Veolia innovation director Laurent Auguste said a study will be carried out jointly with Swiss insurer Swiss Re and that Veolia- which operates the main New Orleans waste...

  • Crown Crafts posts 3Q profit Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 6:53 AM ET

    GONZALES, La. _ Crown Crafts Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $2.1 million. Crown Crafts shares have decreased 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Crown Crafts, Earnings Report.

  • All but Florida had accepted a Medicaid expansion that is one of two major pathways to coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. GOP presidential candidates are vowing to repeal "Obamacare," while offering hardly any detail on how they'd replace it without millions losing coverage. They are Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois,...

  • Over the past year scores of commodity-related businesses have filed for bankruptcy as prices for metals, energy and coal have plummeted amid a slowdown in markets such as China and Brazil. "This is due to a number of factors, principal among them is the sustained and dramatic decline in the price of primary aluminum," Chief Financial Officer Dale Boyles said in a...

  • BUCHANAN, N.Y.— An apparent overflow at a nuclear power plant north of New York City spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the public isn't at risk. Officials at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, 40 miles north of Manhattan, reported on Friday that water contaminated by tritium leaked into the...

  • HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 48 this week to 571.. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas declined by 19 rigs, Oklahoma dropped eight, Louisiana dropped five, Pennsylvania lost three, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming each declined by two and Ohio dropped...

  • LONDON, Feb 5- Zinc is the stand-out amid the general industrial metals gloom right now. It helps that big mines such as Century in Australia and Lisheen in Ireland have just reached the end of their natural lives. Now a new, largely unexpected, ingredient has been thrown into the supply mix in the form of Horsehead Holding's shuttering of its zinc plant in North...

  • Correction: Las Vegas-Pay To Park story Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 2:40 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— In a story Feb. 2 about MGM Resorts International outsourcing its Las Vegas Strip parking operations to a Chicago- based firm, The Associated Press erroneously reported the title of MGM Resorts executive Corey Sanders. SP Plus Corp. will handle paid parking at all non-union MGM Resorts International properties, including Mandalay Bay, Delano, Monte...

  • "We do not have any concerns or objections to the decommissioning road map that Entergy has developed," NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan said Thursday. He made the comment shortly after the NRC made public a letter it had written to New Orleans- based Entergy Corp. that touched on several aspects of managing the Vernon reactor post-shutdown. Vermont Yankee closed...

  • If the case goes to trial Feb. 16, Duval said he will inform jurors about the deaths of four workers— Dewey Revette, Jason Anderson, Donald Clark, and Stephen Curtis— because they participated in a key safety test shortly before the explosion. Prosecutors say Kaluza and another rig supervisor, Donald Vidrine, botched the "negative pressure test" and missed clear signs...

  • BELLE GLADE, Fla.— Dozens of farmworkers looked up at the little yellow plane buzzing over the Florida radish field, a mist of pesticide falling from its wings. "I smelled a strong odor and started feeling bad," worker Maria Garcia later told a state investigator. An Associated Press review of federal and state enforcement data and other records revealed that the...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 2- Health experts are bracing for Zika virus to spread to the United States by April or May, borne by a mosquito that craves human blood, feeds during the day and lives under beds and inside closets. Until now, the best weapon against disease-carrying mosquitoes in the United States has been outdoor pesticide fog sprayed by truck and airplane.

  • SP Plus Corp. will handle paid parking at all non-union MGM Resorts International properties, including Mandalay Bay, Delano, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Vdara, Aria, Bellagio, The Mirage and MGM Grand, the company said. Valets were told during an afternoon employees' meeting that SP Plus will hire MGM Resorts' approximately 400 non-union parking service...

  • Tidewater reports 3Q loss Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 6:01 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS _ Tidewater Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $19.5 million in its fiscal third quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 30 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $254.6 million.

  • Nielsen's top programs for Jan. 25-31 Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 4:07 PM ET

    3. "NCIS," CBS, 11.98 million. 4. "Scorpion," CBS, 10.7 million. 5. "Madam Secretary," CBS, 10.2 million.

  • The move follows CenterPoint's $363 million investment in Enable Midstream's preferred securities on Friday, through the early redemption of notes payable to a CenterPoint unit of the same amount. "The REIT structure has recently received significant attention in the regulated utility industry in Texas and could have substantial potential for...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 1- U.S. consumers are cautious about spending their windfall from cheap gasoline and are saving more, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll and official data, suggesting low oil prices are less of a boon for the U.S. economy than in the past. Commerce Department data shows that the crude's 70 percent drop since mid-2014 cut households' annual spending...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 1- U.S. consumers are cautious about spending their windfall from cheap gasoline and are saving more, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll and official data, suggesting low oil prices are less of a boon for the U.S. economy than in the past. Commerce Department data shows that the crude's 70 percent drop since mid-2014 cut households' annual spending...

  • LONDON, Jan 29- Saudi Arabia has successfully defended its share of the U.S. oil market even as rising domestic production from shale and growing pipeline imports from Canada have cut seaborne imports from other countries. Saudi Arabia has been fortunate in that the oil produced from shale is not in direct competition with its own crude exports.