BP shares higher following US spill report

LONDON — Shares in BP PLC opened higher Thursday after a U.S. presidential commission criticized the oil company’s contractors and regulators as well as BP for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP shares were up 2.1 percent to 510 pence ($7.90) in mi…  More »

New storms soak flood-weary Australian communities

BRISBANE, Australia — Cleanup crews toiled under more pounding rains Thursday to clear mountains of debris in flood-ravaged communities across northeastern Australia, as one mayor warned it could take his city up to a year to recover from the wor…  More »

Oil hovers above $90 amid improving US jobs market

SINGAPORE — Oil prices hovered above $90 a barrel Thursday in Asia after a better than expected U.S. jobs report bolstered investor optimism that crude demand will improve.  More »

Oil hovers above $90 amid improving US jobs market

SINGAPORE — Oil prices hovered above $90 a barrel Thursday in Asia after a better than expected U.S. jobs report bolstered investor optimism that crude demand will improve.  More »

Oil hovers above $90 amid improving US jobs market

SINGAPORE — Oil prices hovered above $90 a barrel Thursday in Asia after a better than expected U.S. jobs report bolstered investor optimism that crude demand will improve.  More »

Oil hovers above $90 amid improving US jobs market

SINGAPORE — Oil prices hovered above $90 a barrel Thursday in Asia after a better than expected U.S. jobs report bolstered investor optimism that crude demand will improve. Benchmark oil for February delivery rose 1 cent to $90.31 a barrel midday…  More »

Panel: Massive oil spill could happen again

WASHINGTON — Decisions intended to save time and money created an unreasonable amount of risk that triggered the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, a disaster that could happen again without significant reforms by industry and government…  More »

Panel: Massive oil spill could happen again

WASHINGTON — Decisions intended to save time and money created an unreasonable amount of risk that triggered the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, a disaster that could happen again without significant reforms by industry and government…  More »

Panel: Massive oil spill could happen again

WASHINGTON — Decisions intended to save time and money created an unreasonable amount of risk that triggered the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, a disaster that could happen again without significant reforms by industry and government…  More »

Panel: Massive oil spill could happen again

WASHINGTON — Decisions intended to save time and money created an unreasonable amount of risk that triggered the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, a disaster that could happen again without significant reforms by industry and government…  More »

Horsemen rally to revive horse slaughter industry

LAS VEGAS — Horses should be slaughtered and processed in the United States and then sold as food to other countries that regularly consume the lean, tender meat, speakers said Wednesday at a conference aimed at reviving the country’s unpopular h…  More »

Horsemen rally to revive horse slaughter industry

LAS VEGAS — Horses should be slaughtered and processed in the United States and then sold as food to other countries that regularly consume the lean, tender meat, speakers said Wednesday at a conference aimed at reviving the country’s unpopular h…  More »

BP closes site over loss in Slope rent dispute

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — BP PLC has closed a small portion of the Prudhoe Bay oil field following a judge’s ruling that federal regulators didn’t get approval from the land owners.  More »

Utility maps likely buyers of electric cars

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Planners at Nashville’s electric power distributor have mapped the city’s likely hotspots for vehicle battery recharging, trying to stay ahead of demand as electrics become more broadly available. They had a pretty good idea wh…  More »

Utility maps likely buyers of electric cars

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Planners at Nashville’s electric power distributor have mapped the city’s likely hotspots for vehicle battery recharging, trying to stay ahead of demand as electrics become more broadly available. They had a pretty good idea wh…  More »