Clumps of oil washed up on Pensacola Beach yesterday, as the state braced for damage to its tourism and fishing industries from the BP Plc oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
A sheen of oil off of Pensacola Beach, a week after tar balls from the BP Plc spill began washing ashore, may force Florida to do the unthinkable: Close beaches.
BP Plc should hand over the effort to clean up its oil washing onto Florida beaches because the company is failing to take forceful enough action, local government officials said.
Citigroup Inc. must face a trial set for Oct. 18 over claims it tricked private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd. into overpaying for EMI Group Ltd. in 2007, a U.S. judge ruled.
U.S. President Barack Obama lost the second of four court challenges to his health-care law as a federal judge in Florida ruled that the measure went beyond the power of Congress to regulate commerce.
A Florida jury ruled that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., the second-biggest U.S. cigarette maker, should pay $30 million to a woman whose husband died of lung cancer after years of smoking, according to a lawyer.
The Obama administration’s defense of its health-care reform shifts to Florida today, three days after a judge in Virginia ruled part of the new law unconstitutional.