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Entergy beats 1Q profit forecasts

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corp. (ETR) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $302.9 million. The New Orleans-based company said it had profit of $1.65 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.68 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.30 per ...

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Cleanup underway from Monday’s severe weather

NEW ORLEANS — Power company workers continue to restore electricity to homes and businesses across southeast Louisiana that lost power during Monday’s severe weather. Entergy says 5,000 customers in New Orleans and 9,000 customers in Jefferson Parish remain without power Tuesday. Over 100,000 last power during the storms. High winds downed trees and utilities poles as the weather system moved ...

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Showers, thunderstorm move from Texas into Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — The National Weather Service says a line of severe thunderstorms is moved across south Louisiana. The weather service says the storms contain high winds, hail and dangerous lightning. Tree damage has been reported in west Vernon Parish and in the Vinton area. A tornado watch is in effect until 1 p.m. Monday for all of south Louisiana ...

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New Orleans college to break ground on new maritime center

NEW ORLEANS — Delgado Community College will break ground this week on a new maritime and industrial center in New Orleans. WVUE-TV reports the college will begin construction Friday on the Delgado Maritime and Industrial Training Center. The facility will provide maritime and industrial firefighting, radar, safety and U.S. Coast Guard training. The 18,750-square-foot building will replace the existing one. ...

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Mississippi River traffic limits lifted

NEW ORLEANS — Traffic limits on a three-mile stretch of the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge have been lifted by the U.S. Coast Guard. The one-way traffic restriction put in placed Monday after a ship broke free of its mooring and hit two other vessels was lifted Thursday. The Coast Guard had closed several miles of river ...

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5 years after BP spill, industry touts ability to respond

NEW ORLEANS — Oil companies say they can clean up offshore spills far faster today than five years ago when BP’s Macondo well blew out 45 miles off the coast of Louisiana, spawning the nation’s worst offshore oil spill. It took BP and the industry’s best containment technology 87 days to contain the deep-water blowout. The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig ...

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Coast Guard: Ship hits 2 others on Mississippi; oil spills

CONVENT, La. — About 420 gallons of oil spilled into the Mississippi River and a nine-mile stretch of the waterway was closed after a ship broke free of its mooring in southern Louisiana and hit two other vessels, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The Privocean, a 751-foot bulk carrier, broke free near Convent around 4:00 p.m. Monday, drifted downriver and ...

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Offshore worker sentenced for tampering with records


NEW ORLEANS — An offshore oilfield worker has been sentenced to 3 years’ probation and a $3,000 fine in U.S. District Court in New Orleans for tampering with blowout preventer testing records. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite (poh-LEET’) said in a news release 36-year-old Sean Granger, of Rayne, was a coil tubing supervisor working on a drilling rig located at Ship ...

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U.S. appeals ruling on size of BP oil spill

WASHINGTON – The U.S. government is appealing a federal court ruling that reduced the potential penalty BP Plc must pay for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill by almost $4 billion. The appeal, which was filed on Friday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans, challenges a January decision by U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier that set the ...

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