Posted: Oct 27, 2012 2:32 AM
Updated: Oct 27, 2012 2:32 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A state district judge has issued a temporary restraining order telling Texas not to kick Planned Parenthood out of the Medicaid Women's Health Program, if they continue to accept federal funds. In response, state officials said they will launch a new program on November 1st using only state funds and exclude the group.
HOUSTON (AP) Houston area-based Robbins and Myers Incorporated still intends to close a $2.5 billion sale of the company to National Oilwell Varco by the end of the year, despite additional regulatory review of the deal. However, Robbins and Myers said that both companies were gathering and submitting the information requested by regulators and completion of the sale could slip into 2013.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Arkansas regulators are giving cautious approval to Entergy Corporation's plans to let an outside group manage power transmission. Yesterday's approval could help the electric utility to win nods from remaining regulators. Texas regulators approved the deal Thursday and Louisiana approved it earlier. Entergy still needs blessings from Mississippi and New Orleans city officials.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A Dallas promotions company that paid Lance Armstrong $7 million for winning his sixth Tour de France is demanding he return the money. A spokesman for SCA Promotions says the company will send Armstrong a demand letter on Monday now that Armstrong seven Tour de Fance titles have been revoked. Earlier yesterday, the International Cycling Union said Armstrong should return about $4 million in prize money.