Daniel Stanford and Barry Domingue, the local attorneys indicted last year by a federal grand jury for their alleged roles in the Curious Goods’ money laundering and drug trafficking conspiracy, have requested a dismissal of charges.

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 30 this week to 1,746.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said 52 companies submitted 407 bids on 320 tracts, three to 230 miles off the coasts of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi.

The New Orleans sale began at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Superdome and included about 7,299 federally-owned drilling tracts, three to 230 miles off the coasts of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi.

Part of INNOV8 2013, IND Monthly Lecture Series hosts investor/lawyer/CEO/salesman Morris Miller Thursday, April 25.
Louisiana's unemployment rate rose to 5.9 percent in January and it was the only state to register a significant loss on a separate survey of payrolls.

Local company says realigned leadership team will focus on global growth strategies.
Lease sale 227 offers almost 39 million acres in the Central Gulf of Mexico.

The Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority is poised to purchase the vacant Greyhound Bus terminal on the 300 block of Lee Avenue — a location city officials are considering as a possible police substation in the future.

Dirt started flying this morning at the corner of Camellia and Settlers Trace boulevards, marking the start of construction for what will become the new regional headquarters for Whitney Bank.

Transocean Ltd. president and CEO Steven Newman said the Swiss-based drilling company agreed in January to plead guilty to a criminal charge of violating the Clean Water Act because its employees on the Deepwater Horizon played a role in botching a crucial safety test before the blowout of BP's Macondo well.

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