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  • 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...

  • Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire on Tuesday to talk about the state's changing climate and how it is affecting one of the state's most important industries. "When I purchased the farm in 2000," I was getting 75 gallons of sap, "said Ray LaRoche of LaRoche Farm in Durham." Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont produced 3.78...

  • American announced early Tuesday that it began selling the new fares for flights starting March 1 on 10 different routes from its hub airports in Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia and Charlotte, North Carolina. United followed suit later in the day, posting reduced fares on some flights from Minneapolis to seven of its hub cities including New York, Chicago and Los...

  • Tom Wolf's assumptions for revenue from a minimum wage increase to $12 an hour and a new tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production on Tuesday, the first day of budget hearings. The start of House and Senate hearings featured the state's nonpartisan Independent Fiscal Office and the Department of Revenue and kicked off three weeks of hearings in which...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Bart Blatstein, the Philadelphia developer who's been buying up distressed Atlantic City properties and re-opening them, has added three more Boardwalk parcels for about $6 million. Blatstein also bought land in the Inlet district next to a new $40 million Boardwalk repair project. "It affords even more of an outdoor element for the Showboat,...

  • Dozens of protesters who participated in the 'Day Without Immigrants' actions last week were fired on Friday.

  • DALLAS— American Airlines has begun selling cheaper "basic economy" fares as it battles discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers. American announced Tuesday that it began selling the new fares for flights starting March 1 on 10 different routes from its hub airports in Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia and Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • "Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column from NerdWallet for 20- somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans— all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet.com.

  • Feb 21- Canada's ECN Capital Corp said on Tuesday it would sell its U.S. commercial and vendor finance business to PNC Financial Services Group for about $1.25 billion in cash. ECN Capital, which was spun out of Element Financial Corp last year, said the deal includes assets worth about $1.08 billion. Macquarie Capital was ECN Capital's lead financial adviser,...

  • WILMERDING, Pa. _ Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $37.8 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 94 cents per share. Wabtec expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.95 to $4.15 per share.

  • MALVERN, Pa. _ Vishay Precision Group Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $3 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Malvern, Pennsylvania- based company said it had profit of 22 cents. For the year, the company reported net income of $6.4 million, or 48 cents per share, swinging to a profit in the...

  • PHILADELPHIA— Authorities say shipping has reached record levels at the Philadelphia port. Companies from Chile, Peru, and Panama export fruit to Philadelphia instead of Baltimore or Newark. Philadelphia has also seen a massive increase in containers carrying household appliances and beer.

  • BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University students- 2030 GMT. GOLDEN VALLEY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in conversation on the economy and the role of the Federal Reserve before the Financial...

  • BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University students- 2030 GMT. GOLDEN VALLEY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in conversation on the economy and the role of the Federal Reserve before the Financial...

  • Environmental groups and anti-drilling residents fear regulators are taking steps to lift a seven-year moratorium on natural gas development near the Delaware River, whose watershed supplies Philadelphia and half the population of New York City. The Delaware River Basin Commission, the agency that monitors and regulates the water supply of more than 15...

  • BOSTON— Duck boats, the popular sightseeing vehicles in cities around the country, have lost some of their appeal because of a string of recent accidents. In Boston, new safety regulations will go into effect in April after a duck boat ran over and killed a 28- year-old woman on a motor scooter last spring. In Philadelphia, a duck boat operator suspended its tours...

  • NEW YORK— Shares in Unilever, the owner of brands like Hellman's, Lipton, and Knorr, are down sharply after rival Kraft Heinz withdrew a $143 billion takeover offer. The deal would have combined Kraft Heinz products such as Oscar Mayer, Jell-O and Velveeta with Unilever's stable of brands, which include food as well as other consumer goods like Dove soap and...

  • Kraft and Heinz products

    Kraft Heinz has decided to withdraw its $143 billion offer to buy Unilever, which had spurned the offer as too low, The AP reports.

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will talk on electronic payment forms of the future at a lunch meeting arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences- 1100 GMT. BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University...

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley will talk on electronic payment forms of the future at a lunch meeting arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences- 1100 GMT. BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University...