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$7M in oil spill money taken from attorney general’s office

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Landry will have to return a $7 million oil spill recovery payment given to his agency, under a bill sent to the governor in the final minutes of the legislative session. Landry tried unsuccessfully to get the language struck from the bill, saying the cut pushed by the Senate could damage his ...

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Seafood company, lawyers must return $1 million in spill money

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the return of more than $1 million in settlement money granted to a seafood company after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier (BAHR’-bee-aye) ruled Tuesday that Crystal Seafood Company defrauded administrators of a BP settlement fund by claiming to be an ongoing Port-Arthur, Texas-based business ...

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Committee approves bill dividing BP oil spill settlement

Committee approves bill dividing BP oil spill settlement

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama would use settlement money from the 2010 BP oil spill to pay off state debts and pay for road projects in coastal counties, under a last-minute compromise approved Wednesday by a budget committee. The proposal could also stave off cuts in Medicaid services by closing $55 million of a projected $85 million gap in next ...

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Seized spreadsheets list payments to top Brazil politicians

Seized spreadsheets list payments to top Brazil politicians

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In another stunning turn in the snowballing corruption investigation that is shaking Brazil, top newspapers on Wednesday released scans of dozens of spreadsheets seized by police listing what appeared to be payments by one of the country’s biggest companies to about 200 politicians, including code names and monetary values. The newspapers O Estado de S. ...

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Even as gasoline prices rise, drivers will save at the pump

Even as gasoline prices rise, drivers will save at the pump

DALLAS (AP) — Gasoline prices have started their annual springtime migration higher, but motorists should still save money at the pump in 2016. The national average price for a gallon of regular has risen for eight straight days — the first time that has happened since last May, according to the auto club AAA — to about $1.79 on Wednesday. ...

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Officials: Credit card ‘skimmers’ found at Ohio gas pumps

LOVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in southwest Ohio are warning motorists about a string of credit-card “skimmer” devices discovered on gas pumps in recent weeks. Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes told WLWT-TV (http://bit.ly/1mpvsXA ) authorities are investigating after two credit card skimmers were found at gas stations in Loveland. A skimmer is a device placed inside the credit card reader ...

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Report: Oil, gas helps fund Texas schools

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A report by North Texans for Natural Gas explains how the oil and natural gas industry contributes more than $4 billion per year to the Texas education system. Texas schools benefit from oil and gas royalties that are paid into the state’s Permanent School Fund and the Permanent University Fund. Local independent school districts also benefit from property taxes paid ...

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Top 5 Marcellus stories of the week

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PDC may start drilling in the Utica again   After suspending its oil and gas drilling operations in December of last year, PDC Energy Inc. announced it may resume work sooner than planned.  To read the whole story, click here. Permian gets shaken up by earthquake Earthquakes are becoming more and more frequent these days in oil regions of the ...

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Oil jobs hard for coaches to turn down

CUERO — Football has been a big part of Adam Arroyo’s life. He was a lineman on Cuero’s 1987 state championship team and went on to play four seasons at Baylor University. Arroyo began his coaching career as a student assistant at Baylor and became a graduate assistant at the school before entering the high school ranks. He was an ...

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