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  • Privately-owned Purdue, which was the subject of a prior U.S. Justice Department probe related to OxyContin a decade ago, said in a statement that it is cooperating with an investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office in its home state of Connecticut. Attorney Deirdre Daly in Connecticut, declined to comment. Purdue has faced a wave of lawsuits by Louisiana,...

  • STERLING, Virginia, Oct 24- The body broker industry has a mixed record. The spines were supplied by an Illinois seller of donated body parts, Innoved Institute LLC, a seminar executive said. Its paramount to have the hands-on experience with the cadavers and bones, said Ronald Segura, a New Orleans- area doctor.

  • STERLING, Virginia, Oct 24- The body broker industry has a mixed record. The spines were supplied by an Illinois seller of donated body parts, Innoved Institute LLC, a seminar executive said. Its paramount to have the hands-on experience with the cadavers and bones, said Ronald Segura, a New Orleans- area doctor.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- U.S. refineries from Ohio to Minnesota are capitalizing on access to cheap crude from Western Canada and North Dakota oilfields, helping their region break a historic dependence on fuel from the Gulf Coast while redrawing oil trade maps. Since the early 2000 s, crude and fuel flows from the Gulf Coast into the U.S. heartland have been cut in half, as...

  • LONDON, Oct 18- Zinc hit a 10- year price peak of $3,308.75 a tonne on the London market this month but on Wednesday London Metal Exchange three-month metal touched a low of $3,040 after a precipitous 3.1 percent slide the previous day. With further upside barred by profit-takers and producers' forward selling, investors have scrambled for the exit.

  • HOUSTON, Oct 16- The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a worker missing from an oil production platform in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain that exploded and caught fire late on Sunday. Missing is Timothy Morrison, 44, of Katy, Texas, the Coast Guard said in a statement. Three workers remain in hospital for blast and burn treatment, some in critical...

  • *Trump refused on Friday to certify Iran nuclear deal compliance. NEW YORK, Oct 16- Crude prices rose 1 percent on Monday as Iraqi forces entered the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, seizing territory from Kurdish fighters and briefly cutting some crude output from OPEC's second-largest producer. "We're seeing increased geopolitical tension in the Middle East...

  • *Iraq forces move into oil-rich, Kurdish-held Kirkuk. NEW YORK, Oct 16- Oil prices jumped 1 percent on Monday as Iraqi forces entered the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, taking territory from Kurdish fighters and briefly cutting some crude output from OPEC's second-largest producer. "Were seeing increased geopolitical tension in the Middle East providing support in...

  • *Iraq forces move into oil-rich, Kurdish-held Kirkuk. LONDON, Oct 16- Oil markets jumped on Monday as Iraqi forces entered the oil city of Kirkuk, taking territory from Kurdish fighters and briefly cutting some output from OPEC's second-largest producer. Iraq launched the operation in the multi-ethnic region on Sunday as the crisis between Baghdad and the...

  • HOUSTON, Oct 16- The search continued for a worker missing from an oil production platform in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain that exploded and caught fire late Sunday, sending six others to hospital with injuries, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Coast Guard rescue crews and a helicopter failed to locate the worker overnight, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer...

  • *Iraq forces move into oil-rich, Kurdish-held Kirkuk. *Congress has 60 days to decide further action. LONDON, Oct 16- Oil markets jumped on Monday as Iraqi forces entered the oil city of Kirkuk, taking territory from Kurdish fighters and raising concerns over exports from OPEC's second-largest producer.

  • *Iraq forces move into oil-rich, Kurdish-held Kirkuk. *Congress has 60 days to decide further action. LONDON, Oct 16- Oil markets jumped on Monday as Iraqi forced entered the oil city of Kirkuk, taking territory from Kurdish fighters and raising concerns over exports from OPEC's second-largest producer.

  • *Trump refused on Friday to certify Iran nuclear deal compliance. *Iraq forces move towards oil-rich, Kurdish held Kirkuk. SINGAPORE, Oct 16- Oil markets jumped on Monday on concerns over potential renewed U.S. sanctions against Iran as well as conflict in Iraq, while an explosion at a U.S. oil rig and reduced exploration activity supported prices there.

  • *Trump refused on Friday to certify Iran nuclear deal compliance. *Iraq forces move towards oil-rich, Kurdish held Kirkuk. SINGAPORE, Oct 16- Oil markets jumped on Monday on concerns over potential renewed U.S. sanctions against Iran as well as conflict in Iraq, while an explosion at a U.S. oil rig and reduced exploration activity supported prices there.

  • *Trump refused on Friday to certify Iran nuclear deal compliance. SINGAPORE, Oct 16- Oil markets jumped on Monday on concerns over potential renewed U.S. sanctions against Iran as well as conflict in Iraq, while an explosion at a U.S. oil rig and reduced exploration activity supported prices there. Under U.S. law, the president must certify every 90 days to Congress...

  • Oct 16- An oil rig exploded in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain late on Sunday and at least six people were injured, authorities told local media. Kenner Police Department spokesman Sergeant Brian McGregor told the Times-Picayune newspaper that there were "a lot of injuries," with at least six confirmed and more expected. St. Charles Parish said on its Facebook...

  • At least six people had confirmed injuries from the explosion in Lake Pontchartrain, Kenner Police Department spokesman Sergeant Brian McGregor told The Times-Picayune newspaper.

  • Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington.

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on a Louisiana sherriff's office boycotting a local Ford dealership because the automaker is advertising during NFL games.

  • In its monthly crop production report, USDA also raised its domestic corn production outlook as record yields in areas outside the major producing states boosted the size of the overall harvest. USDA pegged the corn harvest at 14.280 billion bushels, based on an average yield of 171.8 bushels per acre. USDA said it expected record yields in Alabama, Georgia,...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- The U.S. Agriculture Department on Thursday bumped up its domestic corn production outlook as record yields in areas outside the major producing states boosted the size of the overall harvest. In its monthly crop production report, USDA pegged the corn harvest at 14.280 billion bushels, based on an average yield of 171.8 bushels per acre.