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Isaac moves on, oil platform staff return

The remnants of Hurricane Isaac brought heavy rainfall and the threat of flash flooding to the Mississippi Valley on Friday as Gulf Coast residents cleaned up and energy facilities geared back into operation - in one case with government help.

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Hurricane Isaac zeroes in on New Orleans

  Hurricane Isaac surged ashore in southern Louisiana on Tuesday, packing high winds and heavy rains, and was set to hit New Orleans seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. Isaac is the first hu

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Isaac menaces Gulf Coast 7 yrs after Katrina

Tropical Storm Isaac closed in on the US Gulf Coast on Monday, triggering evacuation orders in some areas and disrupting offshore oil production as it threatened to make landfall between Florida and Louisiana as a full-blown hurricane.

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BlackBerry devices win PayPass approval

RIM has announced that the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphones are the first SIM-based near field communication (NFC) smartphones to be certified by MasterCard Worldwide as PayPass-approved devices. The certification

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Storm Lee lumbers toward Louisiana coast

Slow-moving Tropical Storm Lee strengthened as it lumbered toward the Louisiana coast on Saturday, bringing torrential rains that will put the flood defenses of low-lying New Orleans to the test. The storm is expected to reach the Louisian

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Oil companies brace for Tropical Storm Lee

Tropical Storm Lee threatened the Louisiana coast with torrential rains and flooding and shut nearly half of US offshore crude oil production and a third of its gas production. The slow-moving storm is expected to reach the Louisiana coast

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US to announce new drilling moratorium soon

The Obama administration promised on Friday it would announce a new deepwater oil drilling moratorium shortly, and a US company became the first to pull a rig out of the Gulf of Mexico because of uncertainty surrounding the ban. Diamond Of

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Gulf oil spill hits Day 40 with no end in sight

The worst oil spill in US history hits its 40th day on Saturday with Gulf residents clinging to one tenuous hope: that BP's complicated "top kill" operation will plug the gushing well. Beleaguered Louisiana residents heard from President B

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New Orleans levees hold as Gustav winds down

Hurricane Gustav weakened to a tropical storm after crashing into the Louisiana coast and menacing New Orleans, where rebuilt levees managed to hold floodwaters out of the city. Gustav weakened before hitting land, easing fears it would be

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