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  • HOUSTON— British oil company BP has discovered 200 million barrels of oil in a hidden cache in the Gulf of Mexico thanks to advanced imaging of geological formations. The Houston Chronicle reported the oil reserve about 150 miles from New Orleans is potentially worth $2 billion in recoverable oil. Xukai Shen developed the algorithm used by the supercomputer,...

  • NEW ORLEANS— In a region that takes food seriously, feral hogs are despised as destructive, but their rich, dark meat is winning fans among Louisiana chefs. "To me, it is the most interesting thing I have seen in years," said Rene Bajeux, executive chef for the Palace Cafe and three other Dickie Brennan& Co. restaurants in New Orleans. Feral hogs probably do more than $1.5...

  • NEW ORLEANS _ Entergy Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $86.1 million. Entergy expects full-year earnings in the range of $4.75 to $5.35 per share. Entergy shares have risen slightly more than 4 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed almost 7 percent.

  • 1. "NCIS," CBS, 13.33 million. 3. "Bull," CBS, 10.32 million. 4. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 10.16 million.

  • Despite having many of its shows in repeats, CBS won the week in prime time with an average of 6.7 million viewers. NBC had 5.1 million, ABC had 4.1 million, Univision had 1.7 million, Telemundo had 1.6 million, ION television had 1.2 million and the CW had 660,000.. TNT was the week's most popular cable network, averaging 3.08 million viewers with the help of the NBA...

  • WASHINGTON— A federal appeals court has granted a request from the Trump administration to delay a decision on Obama-era rules limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans says it won't consider a lawsuit over the rules for at least 120 days. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut some funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those threatened were: the state of California; New...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut off funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those threatened include: the state of California; New...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut off funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those threatened include: the state of California; New...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut off funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those threatened include: the state of California; New...

  • BUFFALO, New York, April 21- Laicie Manzella lived in a rundown house on Buffalos east side when three of her children tested with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood. A Reuters investigation found at least four city zip codes here where 40 percent of children tested from 2006 to 2014 had high lead levels, making Buffalo among the most dangerous lead...

  • NEW ORLEANS— Man sentenced to 25 years for killing Saints star Will Smith and 15 years, served concurrently, for wounding his wife.

  • 1. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 11.89 million. 2. "Stayin' Alive: Grammy Salute to the Bee Gees," CBS, 10.31 million. 5. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 9.43 million.

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— A Southwest Airlines pilot has been arrested on a weapons charge in New York after airport security officers found a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag. Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says 55- year-old Erik Gibson was slated to pilot a flight to Tampa, Florida, on Monday morning when Transportation Security Administration officers found the gun...

  • This time it is the turn of Access World, the metal logistics arm of Glencore that was previously known as Pacorini Metals, to feel the regulatory heat. Its U.S. subsidiary has just been hit with a $1.4- million fine plus costs for, the LME alleges, falsifying documents related to its storage of zinc in the U.S. port of New Orleans. Access World has settled with the LME...

  • Mergers & acquisitions professionals are talking about dealmaking in the Trump administration era at Tulane's 29th Annual Corporate Law Institute.

    "At least for the next year, there are not going to be a lot of companies willing to stand in front of a freight train," one M&A attorney says.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 29- Blue Apron, the biggest U.S. meal kit company, has hired investment bankers to lead its 2017 initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter. New York City- based Blue Apron has selected Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Inc to lead the offering that could come as soon as this fall, the sources said.

  • *Copper down 0.7 pct at $5,760 after touching $5,671. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange ended 0.7 percent down at $5,760 a tonne, having touched $5,671, its lowest since March 9. "His failure on Obamacare has created uncertainty about whether he can push his policies through Congress."

  • Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange was down 1.6 percent at $5,712 a tonne by 1127 GMT. "His failure on Obamacare has created uncertainty about whether he can push his policies through Congress." HEALTHCARE: Trump suffered a political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul...

  • That's good news for the many zinc bulls out there, who have already seen the price of London zinc rise from under $1,600 per tonne to $2,860 over the last year. And when will this evolving bull story start affecting China, the world's biggest producer and consumer of zinc? Most of the cancellation activity has taken place at New Orleans.