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  • NEW ORLEANS— Environmental groups signed a settlement agreement Thursday to resolve their lawsuit against a New Orleans company that has failed to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. The New York- based Waterkeeper Alliance says the company will release more information about its efforts to stop oil from leaking at the site where one of its...

  • COLUMBUS, Ky.— Part of the Mississippi River was closed as crews investigated an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday. The cargo tank was ruptured, causing thousands of gallons of oil to spill into the river, the Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard said it was working with the barge owner, Inland Marine Services, and an oil...

  • BOSTON— One day after federal regulators said they were stepping up oversight of Massachusetts' only nuclear power plant, Gov. About a dozen Pilgrim opponents delivered a letter at the Statehouse, asking Baker to seek the immediate closure and decommissioning of "a dangerous and error prone facility." Baker was not at the Statehouse at the time.

  • NEW ORLEANS— Attorneys for BP told a federal appeals court Thursday that the company should be able to seek restitution of some of the money it paid in economic damage claims to businesses and individuals under a settlement arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Attorneys told the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that restitution could involve more...

  • In the wake of a half-dozen fiery crashes this year, The Associated Press surveyed nearly a dozen cities with populations of more than 250,000 to gauge how prepared they are to respond to an oil-train derailment. —Variety of tabletop exercises and training exercises have taken place in and around Chicago involving railroads, first responders and government...

  • After a series of fiery crashes, The Associated Press conducted a survey of nearly a dozen big cities that, collectively, see thousands of tank cars each week, revealing a patchwork of preparedness. The AP surveyed emergency management departments in Chicago; Philadelphia; Seattle; Cleveland; Minneapolis; Milwaukee; Pittsburgh; New Orleans; Sacramento,...

  • Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 24-30 Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 3:26 PM ET

    2. "60 Minutes," CBS, 8.53 million. 4. "NCIS," CBS, 8.39 million. 7. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 7.25 million.

  • Katrina: The long road home Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 10:37 AM ET
    Katrina: The long road home

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports from New Orleans, 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, on progress made in the "Road Home" program.

  • Katrina: Ten years later Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 6:32 AM ET
    Katrina: Ten years later

    CNBC's Scott Cohn takes a look back at Hurricane Katrina - the costliest disaster in U.S. history - and assess the decade-long recovery in New Orleans.

  • New Orleans 10 years after Katrina Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 4:46 PM ET
    Canal Street is flooded a day after Hurricane Katrina blew through August 30, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    New Orleans levee system failed in 50 places after Hurricane Katrina. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the more than 100 miles of levees and flood walls strengthened and rebuilt 10 years later.

  • NEW ORLEANS— The latest about a potential settlement of a lawsuit by environmental groups against a New Orleans company that failed to end a decade-old leak in the Gulf of Mexico. Environmental groups say they're pleased at the progress of talks with a New Orleans company that has failed to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, but it's too early to talk...

  • Company: Settlement reached in lawsuit over Gulf oil leak Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 12:32 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— Environmental groups and a New Orleans energy company have reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit stemming from the company's failed efforts to stop a decade-old, slow-motion oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Taylor said in a news release it has agreed under the settlement to make a $300,000 donation to a Louisiana marine research consortium...

  • NEW ORLEANS— Energy company announces settlement in lawsuit over decade-old oil leak in Gulf of Mexico.

  • Ochsner's rise after Katrina Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Ochsner's Rise After Katrina

    In a post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, hospitals like Ochsner Baptist Medical Center prepare themselves for the worst case scenario.

  • The economy as measured by gross domestic product expanded at an annual rate of 3.7 percent in the April-June quarter, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. There's been a lot of reports in the news, stock markets swinging, worries about China and about Europe, "Obama said during a tour of New Orleans to see rebuilding efforts since Hurricane Katrina 10...

  • The nasty truth about stopping '100-year storms' Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 11:29 AM ET
    The reinforced levee stands in the Lower Ninth Ward, on July 22, 2015, in New Orleans.

    The New Orleans levees are better than they were when Katrina struck, but preparing for hurricanes is riddled with uncertainty.

  • Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 17-23 Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 3:24 PM ET

    4. "NCIS," CBS, 8.34 million. 5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.56 million. 6. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 6.82 million.

  • LAS VEGAS, Aug 24- President Barack Obama on Monday expanded his push for greater renewable energy adoption, announcing fresh financial incentives for solar power development and use. The steps include an additional $1 billion in loan guarantees for new research projects and near-term savings for homeowners using renewable energy. The moves are part of...

  • Helped by billions of dollars in recovery money, buoyed by volunteers and driven by the grit of its own citizens, New Orleans has rebounded in ways few thought possible in the decade since Hurricane Katrina. The' New' New Orleans is whiter and more expensive to live in. "You're going to hear a lot of folks say things are so much better, the economy is so improved, and other...

  • LONDON, Aug 14- You don't hear so much about the load-out queues in the London Metal Exchange's warehouse system these days. It's not that the queues to take delivery of aluminum from Detroit and Vlissingen have disappeared. As of the end of last month the waiting time at Detroit was still 328 days and that at the Dutch port 327 days.