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  • 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...

  • NEW ORLEANS— With the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaching, Wal-Mart is announcing a $25 million, five-year commitment to support disaster recovery efforts around the world. The corporation and its charitable foundation announced the plans Friday in New Orleans, part of more than a week's worth of observances in the city and along the Gulf Coast.

  • NEW ORLEANS— The latest on the federal oil lease sale Wednesday in the western Gulf of Mexico, off the Texas coast. Exploration president David Rainey says in an email from London, "In BHP Billiton, we believe that the Gulf of Mexico has significant remaining resource to be found." Federal and trade group officials say there's still interest in Gulf of Mexico oil and...

  • Oil lease sale Wednesday for tracts off Texas Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 8:09 AM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— The federal government is offering nearly 22 million acres off the Texas coast to oil and gas developers, though low oil prices are likely to limit interest. The last comparable lease sales in the western Gulf of Mexico brought in $109.1 million and $100.1 million. A March sale in the far more popular central Gulf of Mexico brought the lowest number of...

  • Oil lease sale western Gulf's lowest ever in bids, money Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 4:05 AM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— The smallest oil lease sale ever in the western Gulf of Mexico and one of the smallest in the entire Gulf brought only five bidders Wednesday, with low oil prices limiting interest in the prospects. Officials had expected interest to be down from last year because oil prices are so low, said Mike Celata, acting regional director for the Bureau of Ocean...

  • 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.

  • The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation could sue Deutsche Bank AG, Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc for making false statements in selling $840 million in mortgage bonds to a failed Texas bank. The court ruled that a federal law passed in 1989 after the savings and loan crisis...

  • Aug 5- CBS Corp, owner of the most-watched U.S. CBS, home to shows such as "Madam Secretary", "Scorpion", and "NCIS: New Orleans, said revenue from affiliates and subscription fees jumped 28.3 percent in the second quarter ended June 30. CBS, in addition to its TV broadcast network, owns cable channels Showtime and CBS Sports Network, radio stations and the Simon& Schuster...