04/11/2014 1:21amApril 20 marks the fourth anniversary of an explosion on the BP-operated drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which killed 11 workers about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico and set off the nation's worst offshore oil disaster.
04/11/2014 1:31amFederal investigators say a 2009 explosion at a northern Utah oil refinery that damaged a cluster of homes but caused no injuries began with a corroded pipe that went years without proper inspection. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board yesterday afternoon released findings of a report by an outside consulting group into the fire at Silver Eagle Refinery in Woods Cross. It found that a 10-inch reactor pipe tore and ignited after it began gushing hydrogen, launching a fireball toward a nearby neighborhood.
04/11/2014 2:01amSeven men have died in a gas explosion at a coal mine in eastern Ukraine.
04/11/2014 2:10amThe Chicago Public Library is launching redesigned online services, including a new website and improved library catalog.
04/11/2014 3:30amChina's growth in auto sales decelerated further in March and local brands lost market share in the face of intense foreign competition, an industry group reported Friday.
04/11/2014 3:40amSpain's statistics office says prices were 0.1 percent lower in March than the year before, slightly less than the previous estimate of 0.2 percent.
04/11/2014 4:20amNevada's food and agricultural exports reached a milestone last year, exceeding 2012 sales by more than $19 million.
04/11/2014 5:10amA New York City man claims that a credit reporting agency falsely reported he had no financial history because his first name is God.
04/11/2014 5:20amThe women's clothing retailer Coldwater Creek has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after failing to find a potential buyer or a source of capital to help fund its turnaround efforts.
04/11/2014 6:30amA Lafourche Parish School Board committee will decide next week whether to adjust several property tax rates.
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04/11/2014 6:31amLaura Hankins knew something was wrong when she filed her daughter's tax return and it was rejected hours later: An identity thief already had sent in a return using the 19-year-old's personal information.
04/11/2014 6:32amU.S. safety regulators have decided against seeking a recall of Ford F-150 pickup trucks after investigating complaints about reduced power in EcoBoost engines.
04/11/2014 7:01amThe women's clothing retailer Coldwater Creek has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after failing to find a potential buyer or a source of capital to help fund its turnaround efforts. Coldwater Creek's stores are still open and selling clothing and other goods to shoppers, as is its website. The Sandpoint-based company says it expects to start sales to liquidate inventory in early May.
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04/11/2014 7:20amThe prices companies receive for their goods and services jumped in March led by gains for food, clothing, jewelry and chemicals.
04/11/2014 7:51amWeaker earnings at JPMorgan Chase are dragging bank stocks lower in early trading.
04/11/2014 7:51amGerman automaker BMW is issuing a worldwide recall of many models of cars with certain six-cylinder gas motors after identifying a problem with a bolt used in the engine.
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04/11/2014 7:52amJPMorgan Chase, the nation's biggest bank by assets, said Friday its first-quarter earnings fell 20 percent, driven by a decline in investment banking and mortgage lending.
04/11/2014 8:10amSwiss chocolatier Lindt & Spruengli AG has won the latest round in its battle of the bears against Germany's Haribo GmbH.
04/11/2014 8:10amSony is advising consumers to quit using some of its VAIO laptop computers and unplug them, saying that it's possible that its non-removable battery pack could overheat.
04/11/2014 8:10amNuclear technology firm Westinghouse says it has reached a deal with Ukraine to deliver fuel for its reactors through 2020, a move that helps the country reduce its reliance on Russia for energy supplies as it squabbles with Moscow over unpaid gas bills.
04/11/2014 8:18amIt may sound far-fetched, but scientists are attempting to build a human heart with a 3-D printer.
04/11/2014 8:21amThe U.S. dollar is higher against other North American currencies in New York trading.
04/11/2014 8:31amRenewed weakness in the tech-heavy Nasdaq index in the U.S. roiled global markets Friday.
04/11/2014 8:31amIf there ever will be a violent threat to a Webster Parish school, officials are better prepared to eliminate it.
04/11/2014 8:41amEvelyn Nickel operates a sewing machine to stitch the corner sections of bedsheets.
04/11/2014 9:02amObama announces Sebelius resignation, names budget director as successor at HHS.
04/11/2014 9:31amHealth and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (seh-BEEL'-yuhs) says the government is making "tremendous progress" toward fixing what she called a broken health system.
04/11/2014 9:54amObsessing over calories alone has left dieters with an empty feeling.
04/11/2014 10:01amWeaker earnings at JPMorgan Chase are dragging bank stocks lower in midday trading.
04/11/2014 10:10amBud Zumwalt took what he learned during the tumultuous 1960s with him when he became the nation's youngest chief of naval operations, earning a reputation as a reformer who fought racism and sexism and worked to improve the lives of sailors.
04/11/2014 10:20amTurkmenistan's president has demanded that construction work begin in 2015 on a pipeline that will carry natural gas from his energy-rich country to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
04/11/2014 10:21amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
04/11/2014 10:51amThe Senate on Friday moved to try to address sliding test scores for nursing school graduates and a glut of poorly performing programs, passing a measure that would require accreditation for all new schools within five years of accepting students.
04/11/2014 10:51amGov. Robert Bentley signed the education budget for the next fiscal year on Friday even though it did not include the 2 percent raise that he sought for teachers and school employees.
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04/11/2014 11:01amA federal appeals court says the Environmental Protection Agency acted reasonably in deciding not to change the primary air quality standard for carbon monoxide.
04/11/2014 11:11amThe amount Russia says it is owed by Ukraine's cash-strapped government for natural gas has ballooned as if by magic — from $1.7 billion at the beginning of April to a staggering $35.4 billion, according to a letter sent by President Vladimir Putin this week to 18 European leaders.
04/11/2014 11:20amThe Kuwaiti prosecutor's office has ordered a secret probe into a videotape that contains allegations that a number of people conspired to overthrow the government and called for a media blackout of the investigation.
04/11/2014 11:31amAdmissions at mental health facilities have spiked following the high profile suicide of a state senator's son.
04/11/2014 11:51amOilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 13 this week to 1,831.
04/11/2014 11:54amGreece won praise Friday from German Chancellor Angela Merkel — the lead advocate of eurozone austerity — for its painful economic turnaround and successful return to markets.
04/11/2014 12:13pmTalks to salvage a proposed settlement designed to end the legal fight over Rhode Island's 2011 landmark pension overhaul have failed and the original court challenge is moving ahead, both sides of the case said Friday.
04/11/2014 12:23pmThe CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp. received compensation worth $28.1 million last year, a 3 percent increase over the previous year, according to an Associated Press analysis of a company regulatory filing.
04/11/2014 12:40pmSubway says an ingredient dubbed the "yoga mat chemical" will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week.
04/11/2014 12:42pmShares of General Motors Co. sank to a 10-month low Friday after Standard & Poor's raised doubts that the company's credit rating would be restored to investment grade status this year.
04/11/2014 1:11pmThe Libyan government has blamed a fuel crisis in the country's capital on protests that have blocked the roads to the main western oil terminal, leaving gas stations without new supplies.
04/11/2014 1:22pmThe U.S. dollar is higher against other North American currencies in New York trading.
04/11/2014 1:22pmCrude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 34 cents -- closing at $103.74 a barrel.
04/11/2014 1:31pmThe Palestinian negotiator in Mideast peace talks is calling Israel's decision to stop tax money transfers "piracy."
04/11/2014 1:32pmSalesforce.com is set to become the anchor tenant in an office tower under construction in San Francisco that's expected to be the tallest building on the West Coast.
04/11/2014 1:42pmGrain futures were lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
04/11/2014 2:00pmIt now appears that the "Heartbleed" security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet.
04/11/2014 2:11pmA nonprofit group backing President Barack Obama's agenda raised nearly $6 million during the first three months of 2014.
04/11/2014 2:12pmTop state and teachers' union officials proposed a plan Friday they said would ensure the financial security of the Vermont State Teachers' Retirement System by setting up a separate fund to pay for retirees' health care.
04/11/2014 2:21pmTechnology stocks are dropping for a second day in a row as investors flee highflying Internet and biotechnology companies.
04/11/2014 2:31pmDemocrats fighting to protect Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken's seat want to replicate the last presidential campaign playbook by casting a well-funded GOP challenger as a corporate raider who put profit over people.
04/11/2014 2:31pmCanada's prime minister has announced a state funeral for former longtime finance minister Jim Flaherty.