- Freeport-McMoRan considers exiting oil and gas business Updated: Oct-06-15 10:38 am
NEW YORK - Freeport-McMoRan said Tuesday that it is considering spinning off its oil and gas business and other strategic alternative to focus on its copper mining business.
- Lumber company donates $6 million to OSU forestry complex Updated: Oct-06-15 9:54 am
CORVALLIS, Oregon - A California lumber company has donated $6 million to Oregon State University to help fund the school's forest science complex.
- Marijuana pesticide flap brings consumer lawsuit in Colorado Updated: Oct-05-15 5:27 pm
DENVER - Two marijuana users in Colorado filed a lawsuit Monday against a pot business they said used an unhealthy pesticide to grow their weed - a case that lawyers say is the first product liability claim in the nation involving the legal marijuana industry.
- General Mills recalling 1.8M Cheerios boxes on allergy risk Updated: Oct-05-15 5:23 pm
NEW YORK - General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced at a plant in Lodi, California, saying the cereal is labeled gluten-free but actually contains wheat.
- 4 injured after helicopter crashes in SD fertilizer plant Updated: Oct-05-15 5:08 pm
PARKSTON, South Dakota - Four people have being hospitalized after the helicopter they were in crashed in the property of a South Dakota fertilizer plant.
- Judge allows lawsuit to continue against utility tax change Updated: Oct-05-15 3:56 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Baton Rouge judge refused Monday to throw out the Louisiana Chemical Association's lawsuit objecting to a legislative tax change that raised $103 million for this year's budget.
- Alcoa announces $1B fastener deal with Airbus Updated: Oct-05-15 3:27 pm
NEW YORK - Metals maker Alcoa, which said last week it will split itself into two companies, on Monday announced a $1 billion contract with aircraft maker Airbus.
- Polish government indicates commitment to coal over nuclear Updated: Oct-05-15 11:06 am
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's prime minister says she does not consider nuclear energy a priority and is instead focused on strengthening the coal mining industry.
- Beulah nearing decision on proposed 400-bed work camp Updated: Oct-03-15 1:48 pm
BEULAH, North Dakota - Beulah officials are nearing a decision on an application from an oil patch work camp operator who wants to move empty units from Tioga for hundreds of workers hired to build a massive urea fertilizer plant.
- Weakness and strength: 7 snapshots of the US job market Updated: Oct-03-15 10:06 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. job market no longer looks quite so robust.
- For giant pumpkin grower, reward is more than big pumpkin Updated: Oct-03-15 9:28 am
PROVO, Utah - Ed Dennis is not your typical gardener.
- Sheriff maintains support for gun rights after mass shooting Updated: Oct-02-15 10:21 pm
ROSEBURG, Oregon - This small town in southern Oregon's timber country strongly supports gun rights, and that hasn't changed for the county's top law enforcement officer since a gunman killed nine people at a local community college.
- Plastic bag manufacturers file second California measure Updated: Oct-02-15 9:34 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Plastic bag manufacturers filed a second ballot measure on Friday in California's fight over a statewide plastic bag ban.
- General Mills finds listeria in 2nd batch of green beans Updated: Oct-02-15 4:41 pm
NEW YORK - General Mills is recalling 60,000 bags of its Cascadian Farm frozen green beans after one package tested positive for listeria, the second time this year the company has found the bacteria in its green beans.
- Punitive damages possible in suit against DuPont over cancer Updated: Oct-02-15 4:01 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A federal judge on Thursday ruled against a motion by DuPont and said punitive damages were possible for an Ohio woman who says she got kidney cancer after drinking water contaminated by a chemical discharged from a company plant.
- 4 workers hurt in explosion at Houston-area chemical plant Updated: Oct-02-15 3:25 pm
PASADENA, Texas - Police say four workers have been treated for burns after an explosion and fire at a chemical plant along the Houston Ship Channel.
- 1 month in prison for companion of ex-treasure hunter Updated: Oct-02-15 1:33 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The longtime companion of an ex-fugitive deep sea treasure hunter was sentenced to a month behind bars Friday by a federal judge who rejected a recommendation for probation.
- Package raises brief alarm at Nebraska nuke plant Updated: Oct-02-15 12:03 pm
BLAIR, Nebraska - A bomb squad has determined that a package found in a vehicle at the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant poses no danger.
- Century Aluminum says about 250 workers will stay on job Updated: Oct-02-15 9:39 am
HAWESVILLE, Kentucky - Century Aluminum says about 250 employees will remain working at its Hawesville Smelter in western Kentucky.
- Hearings set on proposed rule on machine mine sensors Updated: Oct-02-15 6:14 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Public hearings are set this month on a proposed federal rule to require coal mine operators to equip coal hauling machines and scoops with sensors intended to curb fatalities and injuries in underground mines.
- Nearly 50 new North Carolina laws take effect Thursday Updated: Oct-01-15 7:24 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - All or portions of nearly 50 laws passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Pat McCrory during this year's legislative session took effect Thursday. Here's a look at some of the most significant or interesting changes:
- Wyoming Business Council defends economic aid practices Updated: Oct-01-15 3:34 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - The current downturn in the state's energy industry underscores the need for using taxpayer funds to recruit and grow businesses in Wyoming, an economic development official said.
- Feds reach nearly $2B legal settlement with fertilizer maker Updated: Oct-01-15 12:36 pm
GAINESVILLE, Florida - After decades of environmental damage caused by hill-sized piles of acidic hazardous waste in Florida and Louisiana, one of the world's largest fertilizer makers has settled a massive federal lawsuit that amounts to nearly $2 billion in fixes, improvements and cleanup.
- Joy Global cutting 85 workers in northwestern Pennsylvania Updated: Oct-01-15 10:43 am
FRANKLIN, Pennsylvania - A northwestern Pennsylvania company that manufactures mining machinery is laying off 85 workers beginning Nov. 20.
- Oregon regulators fine aerial pesticide spraying company Updated: Sep-30-15 10:08 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - State regulators have fined a company that conducts aerial pesticide spraying on private timberlands for worker protection violations.