Business & Industry

November 12, 2018 - 3:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock trading turned jittery again after two weeks of gains, pulling the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 600 points. Technology stocks took some of the biggest losses Monday. Apple slumped 5 percent. Amazon dropped 4.4 percent and Goldman Sachs gave up 7.5 percent. British...
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Don Ames
November 12, 2018 - 6:15 am
New Orleans cruise industry continues to grow. In fact, it got a lot bigger just this weekend. The city's largest cruise ship ever is now sailing from the Port of New Orleans. The Norwegian Breakaway arrived early Sunday morning. "If you were out by the river, you would have been able to see a...
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November 11, 2018 - 1:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — You’re a mean one — and you’re number one — Mr. Grinch. “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” made off with $66 million for Universal Pictures to top the weekend North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. Last week’s top film, the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” drops...
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November 09, 2018 - 3:49 pm
Jim Chesko reporting Stocks ended the week on a down note. The Dow Jjones Industrials tumbled 201 points and the Nasdaq Composite slid 124. But blue chips did manage a gain of 2.8% for the week. Oil prices retreated for a 10th straight session. December crude fell 48 cents to settle at $60.19 a...
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November 09, 2018 - 1:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a setback for the Trump administration, a federal judge has blocked a permit for construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada and ordered officials to complete an environmental review. Environmentalists and tribal groups cheered the ruling by a U.S. district judge...
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Don Ames
November 09, 2018 - 10:53 am
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc. is adding an extra day to the 2019 Jazz Fest. The new day will be a “Locals Thursday”, April 25, 2019. On that day, anyone with a valid Louisiana ID will be allowed to purchase up to two discount tickets at the gate for just $50. The...
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November 08, 2018 - 4:12 pm
Jim Chesko Reporting U.S. oil prices are officially in a ‘bear market.’ Prices today fell for a 9th-straight session and are down 21% from their early-October peak, amid rising domestic oil inventories and concerns of a global supply surplus that could overwhelm demand. Today, December crude dipped...
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November 07, 2018 - 3:36 pm
Jim Chesko reporting With the midterm elections in the rearview mirror, stocks posted strong gains. The Dow Industrials rallying 545 points to close above the 26,000 mark for the first time in nearly a month. The S&P rose 58 points, while the Nasdaq soared 194, or 2 5/8 percent. Oil prices fell...
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November 06, 2018 - 4:15 pm
Buying picked up in the final hour of trading on Wall Street Tuesday, helping the markets finish the day with solid gains. The Dow industrials jumped 173 points. The S&P 500 indext climbed 17, and the Nasdaq composite rose 47. The Energy Information Administration has significantly ramped up...
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November 05, 2018 - 5:28 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A trial has been delayed in a $1 billion-plus lawsuit by the state of Mississippi against its largest private electrical utility. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves last week postponed the trial, which had been set to begin Monday, until April. Attorney General Jim Hood is...
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