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  • The settlement came on the eve of what would have been the fourth in a series of test trials intended to help GM and plaintiffs define settlement options in 234 injury and death lawsuits consolidated in Manhattan federal court. One of the two cases, which had been set for a Sept. 12 trial, was filed by Virginia resident Stephanie Cockram, who sued GM over injuries she...

  • LONDON, Aug 30- It's been nearly a year since Glencore announced it was mothballing half a million tonnes of mined zinc capacity. Three-month metal is currently trading just above $2,300 per tonne, compared with $1,700 at the time of the announcement back in October 2015. Several analysts tried to pin Glencore Chief Executive Ivan Glasenberg down on the...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- A Texas jury said on Thursday a General Motors Co ignition switch, linked to nearly 400 injuries and deaths, was not to blame for a fatal 2011 crash, according to a company statement. The verdict in Harris County, Texas, was the second in favor of GM this year in lawsuits over the now recalled ignition switch. Plaintiff Zachary Stevens alleged that a...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- A Texas jury said on Thursday a General Motors Co ignition switch, linked to nearly 400 injuries and deaths, was not to blame for a fatal 2011 crash, according to a company statement. The verdict in Harris County, Texas, was the second in favor of GM this year in lawsuits over the now recalled ignition switch. Plaintiff Zachary Stevens alleged that a...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- A Texas jury said on Thursday a General Motors Co ignition switch was not to blame for a fatal 2011 crash, according to a statement from the company. The verdict in Harris County, Texas, is the second in favor of GM this year in a lawsuit over a recalled ignition switch that has been linked to nearly 400 injuries and deaths. Plaintiff Zachary Stevens...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 15- A Texas judge has thrown out a lawsuit against General Motors from a woman who blamed a 2012 car crash on a faulty ignition switch that later prompted the company to recall 2.6 million vehicles. The Aug. 13 order from Judge Robert Schaffer in Harris County, Texas, came in a 2013 case brought by Gloria Alexander that the automaker had selected as the...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 11- A blaze broke out on Thursday at Motiva Enterprises 235,000 barrel per day Convent, Louisiana refinery, heavily damaging the structure of the heavy oil hydrocracker before being extinguished in the afternoon, sources familiar with plant operations said. The fire appears to have begun at about 10:50 a.m. CDT when a pipe ruptured on the...

  • Sidney Torres (right) with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

    New Orleans entrepreneur Sidney Torres put up his own money to address his city's problems after robbers broke into his home.

  • Entrepreneur:

    Serial entrepreneur Sidney Torres IV says business leaders should step up to solve problems that the government has not.

  • Blind man sues McDonald's after denied drive-thru service

    The vision-impaired man says he was laughed at and turned away from service after walking up to the drive-thru.

  • Tee time with Justin Rose

    Justin Rose, pro golfer, discusses the upcoming PGA Zurich Classic, defending his championship crown, Olympic golf in Rio and golfing for a cause.

  • More rain to worsen 'historic' flooding event

    Forecasters predict more rain through Saturday, as millions of Americans face the threat of floods.

  • Tornadoes expected as storm approaches the Gulf Coast

    Forecasters say a powerful storm is headed to the northern Gulf Coast.

  • New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaking August 29, 2015.

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has been held in contempt of court on Friday, The Times-Picayune reported.

  • Canal Street is flooded a day after Hurricane Katrina blew through August 30, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, photographer Mario Tama revisited locations that he captured in 2005.

  • A Truck bearing New Orleans Saints logos during Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, 2014.

    In September 2006, the New Orleans Saints marched into the Superdome for their first game since Katrina, and provided the spark for a revival.

  • Revelers party in the French Quarter on Mardi Gras Day, March 4, 2014 in New Orleans.

    Hurricane Katrina may have washed away New Orleans' booming tourism sector, but 10 years later, the city's hospitality industry is standing strong.

  • A transformed New Orleans

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports from New Orleans,10 years after Hurricane Katrina, on the progress in rebuilding where homes once stood. Moody's says New Orleans is economically stronger than it was before Katrina.

  • 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

    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.