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  • The penalties against Houston- based Wood Group PSN were announced Thursday by the U.S. Justice Department in Washington and U.S. attorneys in New Orleans and Lafayette, Louisiana, where civil and criminal cases have been playing out. Wood Group will pay $7 million for falsely reporting that safety inspections were performed on Gulf of Mexico facilities over...

  • HENDERSON, Louisiana, Feb 22- When Hope Rosinski's father gave her a six-acre plot in Louisiana more than a decade ago, she was surprised to find oil and gas pipelines crisscrossing the property. Opposition to the company's planned extension of the Bayou Bridge pipeline has made Louisiana bayous the latest battleground in a nationwide war against new pipeline...

  • The penalties against Houston- based Wood Group PSN were announced Thursday by the U.S. Justice Department in Washington and U.S. attorneys in New Orleans and Lafayette, Louisiana, where civil and criminal cases have been playing out. Wood Group will pay $7 million for falsely reporting that safety inspections were performed on Gulf of Mexico facilities over...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 23- A glut of idled river barges is clogging Mississippi River shorelines from St. Louis to New Orleans, leaving U.S. barge companies that haul grain, coal and other bulk goods counting their losses. Barge lease rates paid to companies like Archer Daniels Midland Co's American River Transportation Company, privately held Ingram Barge and a handful of...

  • 1. "NCIS," CBS, 15.29 million. 2. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 13.51 million. 4. "Bull," CBS, 10.64 million.

  • NEW YORK— CBS had a gleam in its eye again last week as the network held on to its Nielsen crown. In prime-time viewership, CBS could claim the most-watched show, "NCIS," and another 15 of the Top 20 programs. Overall in prime time, CBS averaged 7.55 million viewers, while runner-up NBC was far behind with 4.61 million viewers.

  • HENDERSON, Louisiana, Feb 22- When Hope Rosinski's father gave her a six-acre plot in Louisiana more than a decade ago, she was surprised to find oil and gas pipelines crisscrossing the property. Opposition to the company's planned extension of the Bayou Bridge pipeline has made Louisiana bayous the latest battleground in a nationwide war against new pipeline...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 1. "Grammy Awards," CBS, 26.07 million. 2. "NCIS," CBS, 15.57 million. 3. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 14.15 million.

  • NEW YORK— NBC's comedy institution "Saturday Night Live" reached its largest audience since 2011 with last weekend's episode hosted by President Trump impersonator Alec Baldwin and featuring the return of Melissa McCarthy portraying White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Kate McKinnon also did an impersonation of Trump aide Kellyanne Conway in a "Fatal...

  • "Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column from NerdWallet for 20- somethings or anyone else starting out. You will not lose friends— real friends, at least— because you can't swing a girls' trip to New Orleans this year. Take one measure, student loan debt, for example: About 7 in 10 graduates of public and nonprofit colleges left school with debt in 2015, according to The Institute...

  • 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.

  • President Donald Trump holds up a statue he received as a gift while meeting with county sheriffs in the Oval Office of the White House on February 7, 2017 in Washington, DC.

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