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  • Teche shareholders to vote on IberiaBank merger

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — Teche Holding Co. shareholders will decide whether to approve IberiaBank Corp.'s acquisition of the smaller company during a special shareholders meeting on May 28 in New Iberia. Under the deal, Teche shareholders would get 1.162 shares of IberiaBank, of Lafayette, for...

  • Wal-Mart joins Ria for money transfer service

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is introducing a new money transfer service that it says will cut fees for customers by up to 50 percent compared with similar services. The service, which will be available April 24, allows its customers to transfer up to $900 to and from more than 4,000...

  • How states fared on unemployment benefit claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits increased slightly last week to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. The four-week average for claims dipped to its lowest level since October 2007, two months before the Great Recession began. The current level suggests strong momentum...

  • AP Photos: A close-up look at fracking

    MEAD, Colo. (AP) — Workers bustle at an oil and gas drilling site near Mead, Colo., a town of about 3,800 people north of Denver. The hydraulic fracturing operation, also known as "fracking," and others like it pump hundreds of thousands of gallons of water, mixed with fine sand and...

  • News Summary: Philip Morris Int'l 1Q profit falls

    THE RESULTS: Philip Morris International Inc.'s first-quarter profit dropped nearly 12 percent to $1.88 billion as cigarette sales fell in the overseas markets that it serves and it was hurt by foreign exchange rates for the U.S. dollar. Excluding excise taxes, revenue fell nearly 9 percent to...

  • Oil near $104 as traders weigh supplies, Ukraine

    The price of oil remained near $104 a barrel Thursday as investors weighed the upheaval in Ukraine against a big increase in U.S. oil supplies. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery was up 14 cents to $103.90 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York...

  • Fla. gives preliminary approval to lionfish ban

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A ban on imports of lionfish into Florida has won preliminary approval from the state's wildlife commission. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also wants to make it easier for more people to catch lionfish in the wild. Aquarium shops would be...

  • Report: State gains more than 8K jobs in March

    BOSTON (AP) — The state is out with an upbeat monthly jobs report. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development says preliminary estimates show Massachusetts gained more than 8,000 jobs in March and the state's unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent from 6.5 percent the previous month....

  • Raytheon breaks ground for expansion

    FOREST, Miss. (AP) — Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems has broken ground on an expansion at its Forest, Miss., facility. Company officials say the expansion will add about 150 jobs, WTOK-TV in Meridian reports (http://bit.ly/1mgCaut ) Gov. Phil Bryant, U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper, R-Miss.,...

  • Chairman of China conglomerate being investigated

    BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party says the chairman of a massive state-owned conglomerate is being investigated on suspicion of corruption, nine months after the government audited the company. The party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said on its website Thursday...

  • Intel's mobile-chip progress falters as PC market stabilizes

    Intel Corp.’s main personal-computer processor business is showing signs of improvement after a record industry slump, yet the company’s push to get into faster-growing mobile-phone chips has gone backward.

  • House Republicans aim for JOBS Act 2.0

    House Republicans are trying to recreate the success of the JOBS Act, two years after its passage. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, intended to reduce capital costs for startups by deregulating some aspects of securities law, was one of the rare bipartisan legislative efforts of the...

  • Mr. Regulation: Obama adds 17,522 pages of new regs, has 3 years to go

    President Obama's administration has added a whopping 17,522 pages of new regulations, expanding the "Code of Federal Regulations" by 11 percent with still three more years in office, a report from Competitive Enterprise Institute says. According to a new report from Clyde Wayne Crews, CEI's...

  • Republicans should hammer away on the growth theme

    Sizing up last week's unexpected congressional win by Florida Republican David Jolly, Kim Strassel of the Wall Street Journal wrote, "The Republicans who win this fall will be those who have serious answers to the attacks leveled on them -- about Obamacare, the economy, women's and seniors'...

  • Benjamin Netanyahu and California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign pro-business pact

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning a swing through the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders and sign a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown.



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