News roundup: Texas company to buy Louisiana shale acreage … Halliburton says Gulf spill settlement talks have ‘slowed’ … Brighter U.S. economic outlook boosts hiring, survey says

    Play time: Oil and natural gas company Goodrich Petroleum is paying $26.7 million for a working interest in producing assets and about 277,000 gross acres in Louisiana. Goodrich Petroleum says that on…

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