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  • Popeyes shareholders will get $79.00 for each share they hold, a 19.5 percent premium to the stock's Friday close. Popeyes, whose fans include pop singer Beyoncé, began 45 years ago as a Southern-fried "Chicken on the Run" restaurant in a New Orleans suburb. Popeyes received financial advice from UBS and Genesis Capital LLC and legal counsel from King& Spalding...

  • HAVANA, Feb 20- The Mississippi ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport signed agreements in Cuba on Monday with an eye to future business and with a Republican U.S. senator from the state looking on, despite concerns President Donald Trump might backtrack on improved relations. There is great potential for business between these ports and Cuba due to the...

  • The deal, which will likely value Popeyes at more than $1.7 billion, is a bet by Oakville, Ontario- based Restaurant Brands that it can use its international reach to introduce Popeyes' Louisiana-style fried chicken and buttermilk biscuits to more diners globally. Restaurant Brands did not respond immediately to a request for comment, while Popeyes decline to...

  • EXCLUSIVE-RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC NEARS DEAL TO ACQUIRE POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN INC- SOURCES.

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 597 rigs sought oil and 153 explored for natural gas this week. Louisiana lost three rigs, New Mexico declined by two and Alaska, North Dakota and Oklahoma each lost one. Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • White House denies report revealing plans to round up unauthorized immigrants

    The Trump administration is denying an AP report outlining plans to use National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants.

  • LONDON, Feb 17- The recent history of the zinc market has been one of reality trumping great expectations. Everyone loves the zinc narrative of pending supply crunch. Big mines such as Century in Australia and Lisheen in Ireland have closed.

  • BATON ROUGE, La.— A fired computer expert who hacked into his former employer's system has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison and ordered to pay more than $1.1 million to Georgia-Pacific Corp. for damages he caused. Brian Johnson, 44, of Zachary, was sentenced Wednesday on one count of hacking into an industrial computer system to damage operations,...

  • Headquarters and a facility for manufacturing and distributing Cili Minerals products are located in Lafayette, according to court documents. Details of the agreement are in documents filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Lafayette. Attorney in Lafayette, also calls for Cili Minerals to recall and destroy its products manufactured and distributed...

  • WASHINGTON— Donald Trump is moving quickly to dismantle seven decades of American policy built on trade deals and multinational alliances that help fuel the U.S. and global economies. Without knowing whether trade will be disrupted, business people in the United States and abroad could be forced to rethink their plans. The president's hostility toward...

  • COVINGTON, La. _ Pool Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $2.6 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 5 cents per share. Pool Corp. shares have risen almost 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco and the nation's capital closed for the day. Grocery stores, food trucks, coffee shops, diners and taco joints in places like Chicago, Los Angeles and Boston shut down. I don't know if my mom will make it home, "said Hessel Duarte, a 17- year-old native of Honduras who lives in Austin, Texas, with his family and skipped class at his...

  • COVINGTON, La. _ Hornbeck Offshore Services on Wednesday reported a loss of $19.2 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for a loss of 53 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $46.8 million.

  • NEW ORLEANS _ Entergy Corp. on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $1.77 billion, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Entergy expects full-year earnings in the range of $4.75 to $5.35 per share. Entergy shares have decreased almost 4 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed slightly...

  • GONZALES, La. _ Crown Crafts Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $1.9 million. Crown Crafts shares have fallen 6.5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Crown Crafts, Earnings Report.

  • KAPLAN SAYS RAISING RATES SOONER WILL REDUCE LIKELIHOOD FED WILL BE BEHIND CURVE ON INFLATION.

  • Shares of Atlanta- based Popeyes moved sharply higher on the news in afternoon trading. RBI and Popeyes have yet to agree on a deal price, and there is no certainty that negotiations will continue, the people said. Popeyes shares jumped 14 percent in New York, reaching a record $75.30 and giving the company a market capitalization of around $1.6 billion.

  • Feb 8- Packaging Corp of America said an explosion at its DeRidder, Louisiana, paper mill resulted in the death of three contract workers on Tuesday. The incident occurred while annual repair work was being performed on piping in the mill area, the company said. Packaging Corp said the cause of the incident was under investigation.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 8- The U.S. Energy Department said on Wednesday it will sell 10 million barrels of oil from the government's emergency crude reserve in late February. The reserve, a series of heavily guarded underground salt caverns along the coast in Texas and Louisiana, currently holds about 690 million barrels of mostly sour oil, a type containing high sulfur...

  • WASHINGTON/ HOUSTON, Feb 8- Native American groups said they would step up efforts to block the development of energy infrastructure across the United States to prevent future water contamination and damage to sacred land, following the defeat for the Standing Rock Sioux in its battle against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline. In states including Texas,...