- Watchdog looks to counter new chemical weapons threats Updated: May-01-16 5:57 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - With about 92 percent of the world's declared chemical weapons stockpiles destroyed, the watchdog agency overseeing the elimination of poison gas and nerve agents is looking now to counter emerging threats from extremist groups while still dealing with unfinished business in Syria.
- Mallott calls new take on timber industry, environmentalism Updated: Apr-30-16 2:49 pm
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott is calling for less confrontation between environmentalists and Alaska's timber industry.
- Yahoo CEO could get $55M in severance pay in potential sale Updated: Apr-29-16 7:42 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will walk away with a $55 million severance package if the company's auction of its Internet operations culminates in a sale that ousts her from her job.
- Research supports blaming warmer waters for lobster decline Updated: Apr-29-16 5:45 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut researchers found no pesticides in lobsters collected in Long Island Sound in late 2014, a new study has found, boosting evidence that warming water temperatures are the main culprit in a huge crustacean decline that has decimated the local lobster industry.
- Purdue-based national steel consortium aims to help industry Updated: Apr-29-16 3:01 pm
HAMMOND, Indiana - A new national consortium has been established to come up with ideas that could help the domestic steel industry.
- Leaders mark groundbreaking of new micro mill in Durant Updated: Apr-29-16 2:02 pm
DURANT, Oklahoma - Officials are celebrating the groundbreaking for a new plant that's expected to create 300 jobs in the Durant area.
- Engineered timber could be boon to wood products industry Updated: Apr-29-16 1:38 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - Solid as steel. Sturdy as concrete.
- Exxon's 1Q profit plunges 63 percent on lower oil prices Updated: Apr-29-16 1:02 pm
DALLAS - Exxon Mobil produced its weakest quarter in more than 16 years as lower oil prices pushed its profit down by 63 percent.
- Are you ready to replace your moisturizer with a pill? Updated: Apr-29-16 12:22 pm
MIAMI - The makeup industry is trying to convince women that looking good on the outside starts from within - but it's unclear whether the products they're trying to hawk are safe and effective.
- Firefighters battle blaze at central Pennsylvania saw mill Updated: Apr-29-16 7:40 am
LEBANON, Pennsylvania - Firefighters have been battling a blaze at a central Pennsylvania saw mill.
- New York celebrates Arbor Day, encourages planting trees Updated: Apr-29-16 12:18 am
ALBANY, New York - Friday is Arbor Day in New York state, a day that state environmental officials say is a perfect excuse to plant a tree, clean a park or talk to children about the importance of trees.
- Caterpillar closing 5 more plants amid low demand Updated: Apr-28-16 6:49 pm
OXFORD, Mississippi - Caterpillar Inc. says it will close five more factories - including an Oxford, Mississippi, plant - as the Peoria, Illinois-based heavy equipment maker reacts to slowing demand for construction and mining equipment worldwide by cutting capacity.
- Egypt explorers hunt gold in the desert, following ancients Updated: Apr-28-16 3:32 pm
EASTERN DESERT, Egypt - Off the off-road tracks deep in Egypt's eastern desert, prospectors are ramping up the hunt for the treasure once revered by the Pharaohs as the "skin of the gods" - gold.
- More layoffs announced at Wyoming coal mines Updated: Apr-28-16 1:40 pm
GILLETTE, Wyoming - Alpha Natural Resources is laying off 37 workers at its Belle Ayr and Eagle Butte mines in northeast Wyoming.
- UPS 1st-quarter profit rises 10 percent, beating forecasts Updated: Apr-28-16 1:39 pm
DALLAS - United Parcel Service Inc. said Thursday that first-quarter profit rose 10 percent to $1.13 billion, helped by an increase in both ground shipments and next-day air deliveries in the United States.
- Praxair to add a new carbon monoxide purification unit Updated: Apr-28-16 7:55 am
GEISMAR, Louisiana - Industrial gas firm Praxair Inc. will spend more than $100 million to add a new carbon monoxide purification unit at its Geismar plant.
- EPA: Cleanup not required at uranium mines near Edgemont Updated: Apr-27-16 3:01 pm
EDGEMONT, South Dakota - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says no cleanup will be required at three abandoned uranium mines near Edgemont.
- Prosecutors: Ex-coal chief should be in prison during appeal Updated: Apr-27-16 1:45 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Prosecutors are urging a federal appeals court not to allow former coal company executive Don Blankenship to remain free next month while the court considers his appeal.
- Mobile app to give self-guided tours of scenic byway Updated: Apr-27-16 6:50 am
BECKLEY, West Virginia - An organization has created a mobile app that will give people self-guided tours of a 44-mile scenic byway near Beckley.
- McAuliffe visits Germany, announces new trade deal Updated: Apr-27-16 5:09 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a new forest products trade deal between companies in Virginia and Germany.
- Kemper project to cost Mississippi Power another $61 million Updated: Apr-26-16 8:04 pm
GULFPORT, Mississippi - Mississippi Power Co. will spend another $61 million on its overrun-plagued Kemper County power plant, pushing its total cost above $6.7 billion, the company said Tuesday.
- US Steel files trade complaint against big Chinese producers Updated: Apr-26-16 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON - United States Steel Corp. has filed a complaint with U.S. regulators against the biggest Chinese steel producers, accusing them of conspiring to fix prices, stealing trade secrets and skirting duties on imports in the U.S. with false labeling.
- In Germany, Snyder highlights Michigan's industrial research Updated: Apr-26-16 4:45 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder said his visit to a massive industrial trade show in Germany and his planned stops in other European countries are helping him highlight Michigan as a site of cutting-edge manufacturing research that can attract foreign business to the state.
- Murray Energy continues fight against EPA's emissions rules Updated: Apr-26-16 4:14 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Coal producer Murray Energy Corp. is challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's final rule that targets mercury pollution from power plants.
- Chinese company to build $1 billion mill in south Arkansas Updated: Apr-26-16 3:34 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Chinese company Sun Paper announced plans Tuesday for a $1 billion mill in southern Arkansas, the paper company's first facility in North America.