- Dynegy to shut down 3 generating plants in southern Illinois Updated: May-03-16 10:07 pm
CHICAGO - Dynegy Inc. has announced it will close three of its coal-powered generating plants in southern Illinois that combined generate about 1,834 megawatts of electricity.
- Agency: Proposed mine near Tucson won't jeopardize species Updated: May-03-16 8:48 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - A proposed copper mine near Tucson isn't likely to jeopardize the continued existence of more than a dozen endangered and threatened species and their habitats, according to a report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
- US EPA says Montana city now meeting air pollution standards Updated: May-03-16 6:54 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reversing a 2013 finding that Montana's largest city was out of compliance with air pollution standards, saying that the closure of a coal-burning power plant has eased the problem.
- Union official: Madison mill to shut down on May 28 Updated: May-03-16 3:37 pm
MADISON, Maine - A union official says the Madison Paper Industries mill will cease production on May 28, and workers will begin losing their jobs two weeks later.
- New aerospace manufacturing plant to add 260 jobs in Alabama Updated: May-03-16 2:28 pm
FOLEY, Alabama - A new aerospace manufacturing facility slated to open in 2017 is expected to bring 260 jobs to southwest Alabama.
- Addiction recovery center planned for Parkersburg Updated: May-03-16 12:13 pm
PARKERSBURG, West Virginia - A West Virginia organization is planning to open an addiction recovery center in Parkersburg, its fourth in the state.
- Site south of Fremont surfaces as location for chicken plant Updated: May-03-16 10:49 am
FREMONT, Nebraska - Land south of Fremont has surfaced as a possible site for a chicken processing plant.
- Gaza sewage crisis, festering in conflict, poisons coast Updated: May-03-16 9:07 am
SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip - Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip's Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone.
- Parties ask to revisit AEP, FirstEnergy deals in Ohio Updated: May-02-16 4:40 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Energy and environmental groups are among those asking Ohio regulators to reconsider two deals that allow utility companies to impose short-term rate increases to subsidize some older coal-fired and nuclear power plants.
- Fiat Chrysler CEO sees future for Alfa Romeo in China Updated: May-02-16 2:14 pm
TURIN, Italy - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said Monday that the automaker will try to reach full-employment in its Italian plants before the 2018 business plan goal and that the global relaunch of Alfa Romeo will play a key role.
- Survey: US manufacturing grew again in April Updated: May-02-16 11:14 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. manufacturing expanded in April for the second straight month, suggesting that factories are adapting to a strong dollar and economic weakness overseas, according to a private survey.
- Tiny Nebraska town says no to 1,100 jobs, citing way of life Updated: May-02-16 9:49 am
NICKERSON, Nebraska - Half-ton pickup trucks crowd the curb outside the One Horse Saloon, a neon Coors Light sign in the window and rib-eye steaks on the menu, but otherwise Nickerson, Nebraska, is nearly silent on a spring evening, with only rumbling freight trains interrupting bird songs.
- Alabama governor, senator urge TVA to sell unfinished nuke Updated: May-02-16 8:20 am
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and Sen. Richard Shelby are among those urging the Tennessee Valley Authority to sell its unfinished Bellefonte Nuclear Plant, where more than four decades of work hasn't produced a watt of electricity.
- Feds approve plan to build gas pipeline for power plant Updated: May-02-16 3:31 am
SHAMOKIN DAM, Pennsylvania - Federal officials have signed off on a plan to build a 34-mile pipeline through five central Pennsylvania counties that will carry natural gas to a power plant being built along the Susquehanna River.
- Nursing homes starting to offer more individualized menus Updated: May-02-16 3:22 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - There is a growing trend among the nation's 15,600 nursing homes to abandon rigid menus and strict meal times in favor of a more individualized approach toward food.
- Mayor's appearance in pro-methanol video prompts complaint Updated: May-02-16 2:49 am
TACOMA, Washington - Tacoma's ethics board will discuss a complaint filed against Mayor Marilyn Strickland for her appearance in a promotional video for a proposed methanol plant at the Port of Tacoma.
- Iowa center for abused children raising $2 million to expand Updated: May-01-16 6:26 pm
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A center for abused children in Sioux City is raising $2 million for an expansion project.
- Central Illinois Mitsubishi plant sold to liquidation firm Updated: Apr-30-16 2:12 pm
NORMAL, Illinois - A Mitsubishi plant in central Illinois that ended production last year has been sold to an auctioneering and liquidation firm.
- Proposed Iowa hog-processing plant draws opposition Updated: Apr-30-16 1:27 pm
MASON CITY, Iowa - A proposed hog-processing plant in northern Iowa is drawing opposition from some residents.
- Pocatellos' FBI data center to expand, add jobs Updated: Apr-30-16 11:54 am
POCATELLO, Idaho - Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad says the FBI is expanding its data center facility, bringing 300 new jobs to southeastern Idaho.
- Study analyzes impact of Washington state coal-export plan Updated: Apr-29-16 6:25 pm
SEATTLE - A coal-export terminal proposed along the Columbia River in southwest Washington state could have unavoidable, significant impacts on greenhouse gases emissions, vessel traffic and rail safety, according to an environmental review released Friday.
- Top Venezuela beer maker halts production amid shortages Updated: Apr-29-16 6:04 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's largest brewer said it shut down beer production Friday at the last of its four factories due to a shortage of imported supplies.
- Dominion makes case for moving forward on nuclear Updated: Apr-29-16 5:33 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Dominion Virginia Power is defending its heavy spending on a potential new nuclear power plant, one the company may not actually build and could cost more than $19 billion to complete.
- FBI data center expanding in Idaho; will bring 300 jobs Updated: Apr-29-16 4:07 pm
POCATELLO, Idaho - The FBI is expanding its data center in eastern Idaho and bringing in 300 new jobs.
- Sanders blasts Indiana factory closings at union rally Updated: Apr-29-16 3:06 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Bernie Sanders told a labor union rally outside the Indiana Statehouse that bad international trade policies are enabling corporations to shut down American factories and move work to countries with lower wages.