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  • "Domestic and international market participants now have a risk-management solution that lays the foundation for a more effective means of hedging their spot and forward exposure," J.C. Kneale, ICE's vice president, North American power and natural gas markets, said in a statement. Growing LNG exports are propelling the United States' transition to a net...

  • The heartwarming NBC series was second only to CBS' "NCIS" for the most popular show of the week for its debut season finale last week. Add in two editions of "The Voice," and NBC had three of last week's four most popular programs. NBC had 6.4 million, ABC had 4.6 million, Fox had 2.6 million, Univision had 1.6 million, Telemundo had 1.33 million, ION Television had 1.29...

  • 1. "NCIS," CBS, 14.16 million. 5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 10.85 million. 6. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 10.43 million.

  • "I would have never lasted to get to Savannah or Statesboro," Yarbrough said of the biggest cities near Claxton— each 30 to 60 miles away. Most rural hospitals have a higher-than-normal percentage of Medicaid patients; expected cuts to the federal program for low-income residents will affect facilities everywhere, but experts and administrators are...

  • Trump OKs changes in GOP health care bill, winning support. President Donald Trump has agreed to add fresh Medicaid curbs to the House Republican health care bill. WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump agreed to add fresh Medicaid curbs to the House Republican health care bill Friday, bolstering the measure with support from some conservative lawmakers but...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 631 rigs sought oil and 157 explored for natural gas this week. Oklahoma increased by 10 rigs, North Dakota added five, Texas gained four, Colorado and Utah were each up two, and Alaska gained one. Arkansas, California, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia were all unchanged.

  • J.C. Penney on Friday released a list of the 138 locations that will close in the coming months as part of its plan to cut costs. Riverview Mall in Bullhead City. Fort Morgan Main Street in Fort Morgan.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump agreed to add fresh Medicaid curbs to the House Republican health care bill Friday, bolstering the measure with support from some conservative lawmakers but leaving its prospects wobbly. While the rapid-fire events seemed to build momentum for the pivotal GOP legislation, its fate remained clouded.

  • WASHINGTON— The closure of a regional airport could force residents of a small town in upper Michigan to drive eight hours to catch a flight. The elimination of funding to keep the Great Lakes clean could hurt business at a waterside Ohio boating club. "Some people might think it's a betrayal," said Eric Waara, the Republican city manager of the 7,000- person town of...

  • BATON ROUGE, La.— Louisiana's credit took a new dip Wednesday, as a national rating agency downgraded the state because of its continued financial uncertainty, making it more expensive to borrow money for roadwork and construction projects. S&P Global Ratings dropped Louisiana's rating one notch, the third national rating agency to downgrade the state's...

  • It's riding the wave of bourbon's popularity as its parent company— spirits giant Diageo— looks to expand a brand started 30 years ago when Kentuckian Tom Bulleit revived his family's whiskey recipe. Diageo sees the distillery, built on rolling farmland in Shelby County, as a catalyst for the brand that has flexed its muscle with annual double-digit sales...

  • House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says Speaker Paul Ryan should pull the bill from consideration, saying, "It's really the only decent thing to do. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says the report from the Congressional Budget Office demonstrates that the bill means higher costs and less coverage for consumers. Monday's estimate by the CBO says that...

  • LAFAYETTE, La.— In a story March 8 about the fourth-quarter earnings of LHC Group Inc.— generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research— The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company is an entry-level homebuilder in the Texas, Arizona, Florida and Georgia markets. LHC Group beats 4 Q profit and revenue expectations.

  • WASHINGTON— Raphael W. Bostic, a former Obama administration housing official, has been selected as the new president of Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, becoming the first African-American to head one of the Fed's 12 regional banks. The Atlanta Fed covers Georgia, Alabama, Florida and portions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Bostic, who received a...

  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline rose 2 cents nationally during the past two weeks, to $2.35. Gas in San Francisco was the highest in the contiguous United States at an average of $3.03 a gallon Friday. The lowest was in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at $2.03 per gallon.

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 617 rigs sought oil and 151 explored for natural gas this week. Louisiana increased by five rigs, Colorado and Oklahoma each were up three, Ohio and Wyoming rose by two and California gained one. Arkansas, Kansas, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and West Virginia were all unchanged.

  • Tom Wolf's administration sued International Business Machines Corp. on Thursday, saying the company failed to deliver on a 2006 contract to replace an outdated system of processing unemployment claims. IBM had an obligation to ensure that all elements of the project were coordinated well and completed competently and on time, the lawsuit said.

  • HOUSTON, March 9- U.S. shale oil producers are plotting ambitious production growth outside the red-hot Permian Basin in Texas, widening a resurgence that could confound OPEC's strategy to tighten global supplies. As shale firms rebound from a two-year price war with OPEC, many are planning to expand production in North Dakota, Oklahoma and other shale regions.

  • The Association of American Railroads said on Wednesday that the number of rail cars loaded with coal in February increased over 19 percent compared with the same month in 2016, the biggest percentage gain on record, according to AAR data to 1988.. "While it's an impressive gain, February 2017 was, unfortunately, also the second worst February in absolute terms...

  • The Association of American Railroads said on Wednesday that the number of rail cars loaded with coal in February increased over 19 percent compared with the same month in 2016, the biggest percentage gain on record, according to AAR data to 1988.. "While it's an impressive gain, February 2017 was, unfortunately, also the second worst February in absolute terms...