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  • DeGravelles, Green tapped for fed court posts

    March 14, 2014 7:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Sen. Mary Landrieu's office says President Barack Obama has nominated attorney John W. deGravelles for a U.S. District judgeship in the Baton Rouge-based Middle District of the federal court system. Also, the president has nominated Walt Green as U.S. Attorney for the middle district. Green has... more »
  • Chrysler posts best quarterly profit in 13 years

    April 26, 2012 10:40 AM

    DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler had its best quarterly profit in 13 years. Not bad for a company that almost died three years ago. The company earned $473 million in the first quarter, mainly on the back of strong U.S. sales, which rose 39 percent from January through March. Customers snapped... more »
  • Lafayette airport posts strong numbers in March

    April 24, 2012 10:10 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Regional Airport had the second-best March on record in terms of passenger activity. Last month, 18,763 passengers boarded planes at the airport. The Advertiser reports another 18,815 passengers de-planed, which was also the second-highest number on record for the month. Lafayette Airport Commission Chairman Paul... more »
  • FDA posts sunscreen rules after decades-long delay

    June 14, 2011 10:17 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators will require sunscreen manufacturers to test their products' effectiveness against sun rays that pose the greatest risk of skin cancer. Under new rules published Tuesday, they also will have to follow stricter guidelines when describing how well their products block ultraviolet B rays. The Food... more »
  • LHC Group Posts 3Q Profit Increase

    November 2, 2010 12:08 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Home health provider LHC Group Inc. posted a 35 percent increase in third-quarter profit, announced a share buyback program and reaffirmed its 2010 earnings guidance. For the July-through-September period, Lafayette-based LHC earned $13.3 million, or 73 cents per share, on revenue of $166.6 million. For the... more »
  • Vatican Posts $5.2 Million Loss but Donations Up

    July 10, 2010 4:21 PM

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican has posted its third straight financial loss, registering a euro4.1 million ($5.2 million) deficit for 2009. The financial report released Saturday by the Holy See's press office listed revenues of euro250.18 million against expenses of euro254.28 million. Most of the expenses went to support... more »

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