Top News & Analysis Louisiana

  • Gov. Bobby Jindal on '08

    Hopes for overhauling the federal tax system are fading in Washington, but in some state capitals, tax reform experiments- some far-reaching- are fast taking shape.

  • Oil rigs in the South China Sea.

    A Shell oil drilling rig grounded off an Alaska island since a New Years Eve storm has suffered damage from waves and flooding but has spilled none of the 155,000 gallons of fuel and other oil products aboard, officials managing the incident said on Thursday.

  • President Barack Obama and his Republican opponents in Congress enter a crucial week in the "fiscal cliff" impasse with more than just differences over taxes to bridge.

  • The Case For School Choice

    The Teachers Union is trying to stop school choice and competition that will give kids a far better education. Kevin P. Chavous, American Federation for Children, shares his opinions.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- Traders and investors were in agreement on one thing as voters cast their ballots in Tuesday's U.S. presidential election: The markets want a clear winner by Wednesday morning.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- U.S. natural gas prices at Henry Hub, a key supply point in Louisiana, are expected to average $3.78 per million British thermal units in 2013, up 7 percent from a previous poll published in July and 35 percent above this year's expected average. For the related story, click on. COMPANY 2012 EST PREVIOUS 2013 2014.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- Rescued from 10- year lows by record summer heat and strong utility demand, U.S. natural gas prices should rise 35 percent next year as production growth tapers off and economic activity increases, according to a Reuters poll of analysts.

  • The most recent Reuters/ Ipsos tracking poll shows a tight national race, with Democratic President Barack Obama up two points against his challenger, Republican Mitt Romney, at 48 percent to 46 percent. Polling averages also show Obama with small but critical leads in Ohio, Virginia and Iowa.

  • *Nucor, Encana reach gas supply agreement. *Nucor shares rise 1.3 pct, Encana. CALGARY, Alberta, Nov 6- Nucor Corp said on Tuesday it has signed a deal to develop natural gas wells with Canada's Encana Corp it hopes will guarantee supply more than 20 years for its steel mills and other facilities in the United States.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- On the 19th floor of Consolidated Edison's Manhattan headquarters, the veteran lineman briefing a roomful of 100 out-of-town utility workers had a lot of advice, from the practical to the profane. It was familiar patter for Glenn Nicholas and his co-workers from New Orleans, who had been to New York before to train with Con Edison.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- On the 19th floor of Consolidated Edison's Manhattan headquarters, the veteran lineman briefing a roomful of 100 out-of-town utility workers had a lot of advice, from the practical to the profane. It was familiar patter for Glenn Nicholas and his co-workers from New Orleans, who had been to New York before to train with Con Edison.

  • *New York mayor says 30,000 to 40,000 need housing. NEW YORK, Nov 4- With freezing temperatures forecast, tens of thousands of people hit by superstorm Sandy need temporary housing, New York officials said on Sunday, but it was not immediately clear where they could all be sheltered.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- With freezing temperatures forecast, tens of thousands of people hit by superstorm Sandy need temporary housing, New York officials said on Sunday, but it was not immediately clear where they could all be sheltered. But nearly 1 million people in New Jersey and almost 730,000 in New York state are still without power, authorities said.

  • Nov 3- The 16- million-barrel International-Matex Tank Terminals oil terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey has partially re-opened following power losses due to superstorm Sandy, its operator said on Saturday. The fuel terminal, the biggest in the New York Harbor, is still ``coming back online,'' said terminal manager Richard Fisette.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- Kim Bondy was in New Orleans seven years ago when Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, and scores of patients died in flooded hospitals cut off from power.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- It is one thing to show up at a friend's apartment and sleep on the couch for a few days after a natural disaster displaces you from your home. ``The city did a great job keeping people and pets together,'' says Richard Gentles, spokesman for Animal Care& Control of New York City, a non-profit contracted by the city to rescue animals and run five shelters.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- When Jeroen Aerts, a Dutchman tasked with crafting a plan to defend New York City from flooding, first looked at its coastline seven years ago, he was taken aback by how vulnerable it was.

  • Nov 2- The damage from the powerful storm Sandy is so widespread that it is too soon to estimate losses, a leading disaster assessment firm, RMS, said on Friday, in contrast to rivals projecting possible insured losses of $7 billion to $20 billion.

  • Nov 1- Refiner Marathon Petroleum Corp expects U.S. distillate demand to rise by 3.7 percent in 2013-- including exports-- and the company aims to increase distillate yields at its Louisiana refinery to reap the benefits, Chief Executive Gary Heminger told analysts on Thursday.

  • HOUSTON, Oct 31- Phillips 66' s increased access to cheaper crude oil from the United States and Canada boosted its quarterly profits above analyst expectations after the U.S. refining company spun off from ConocoPhillips earlier this year, the company reported on Wednesday.