the republic logo
rss feed
Stories with subject: Industries
  • June groundbreaking planned for Osceola steel mill 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:11 pm
  • OSCEOLA, Arkansas - Groundbreaking on a planned $1.1 billion steel mill in northeast Arkansas is expected to take place in late June.

  • US newspaper industry revenue fell 2.6 pct in 2013 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:02 pm
  • NEW YORK - U.S. newspaper industry revenue continued to fall last year, as increases in circulation revenue failed to offset shrinking demand for print advertising.

  • Colorado angles to expand hemp industry 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:58 pm
  • DENVER - Colorado is just starting its experiment with industrial hemp production, but interest in the new crop is so strong that the state is moving to expand the number and size of farms growing marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin.

  • Governor lets SE Kansas casino bill become law 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:58 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback is allowing a bill aimed at luring a state-owned casino to southeast Kansas to become law without his signature.

  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:52 pm
  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more.

  • Pistons using search firm to help find new GM 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:34 pm
  • AUBURN HILLS, Michigan - The Detroit Pistons will use the executive search firm Korn Ferry to help with their pursuit of a new general manager.

  • Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:34 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.

  • US senator: Metro-North fined $552,000 past decade 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:33 pm
  • NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Metro-North, the nation's second-largest commuter railroad, has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday.

  • NC State study: Dan River water safe for farm use 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:29 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Farmers along the Dan River can use surface water for crops and livestock because toxic sludge from a massive coal ash spill has settled to the bottom, a report by university researchers found.

  • Largest US solar farm on Superfund site now online 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:22 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - The nation's largest solar farm built atop a federal Superfund site is now generating power on a tract of land in Indianapolis tainted by a long-shuttered plant's wood-treating operations.

  • Ohio prison food vendor fined $142,000 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:13 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - The private food vendor that holds the contract for feeding Ohio's 50,000 prisoners has repeatedly failed to meet the staffing levels it promised, the state announced Friday as it hit the company with $142,100 in fines.

  • USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:10 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday.

  • In Egypt, a corruption watchdog hit by backlash 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:10 pm
  • CAIRO - Hesham Genena has created uproar by trying to actually do his job. The head of one of Egypt's foremost government oversight agencies, he says he has uncovered billions of dollars-worth of corruption, involving some of the country's most untouchable institutions, including the police, intelligence agencies, and the judiciary.

  • Miami hosts 'Caribbean: Crossroads of the World' 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:55 pm
  • MIAMI - One of the opening images in "Caribbean: Crossroads of the World" features a massive nuclear submarine breaking the surface off what appears to be a cold northern coastline, with evergreens that would never thrive in tropical weather.

  • Savannah students debut tiny housing units 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:47 pm
  • ATLANTA - A handful of students and faculty are about to take turns as lab rats, so to speak, living for a week at a time in an apartment small enough to fit into a parking space.

  • Lawmakers OK bill loosening rules for distilleries 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:44 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - The five craft distilleries in Alaska can start promoting themselves as tourism destinations after legislative action this week.

  • Ferry stops service on Mississippi River 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:40 pm
  • MEYER, Illinois - A farm cooperative has shut down a ferry service that shuttled agricultural products and other goods across the Mississippi River between western Illinois and eastern Missouri.

  • Tulsa businessman Kaiser joins Thunder ownership 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:29 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Tulsa businessman George B. Kaiser has joined the Oklahoma City Thunder's ownership team.

  • Ocean ships arrive at Indiana's Lake Michigan port 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:58 am
  • PORTAGE, Indiana - Oceangoing ships are once again cruising into Indiana's main Lake Michigan port after overcoming the worst Great Lakes ice conditions in decades to start the port's overseas shipping season.

  • Gun classes drawing more women 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:53 am
  • TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Bob White tells the women in his beginning firearms classes that choosing a gun is like choosing a good pair of shoes.

  • Chobani to expand offerings amid competition 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:25 am
  • NEW YORK - Chobani plans to expand beyond its Greek yogurt cups this summer as it faces intensifying competition in the fast growing category.

  • 'Miracle on Ice' gold medal to be auctioned 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:23 am
  • MINNEAPOLIS - One of the Olympic gold medals earned after the famed "Miracle on Ice" hockey game in 1980 will be auctioned beginning next week.

  • Report: Pennsylvania forests impacted by drilling 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:19 am
  • PITTSBURGH - A small portion of Pennsylvania state forest land has been impacted by shale gas drilling, but many questions remain about how to manage the politically sensitive issue that is opposed by many residents, according to a new report.

  • Victims of ammunition plant explosion improving 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:11 am
  • NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Another victim of the McEwen ammunition plant explosion has been released from the hospital and the final hospitalized victim is improving.

  • Some nurseries offer plants that are safe for bees 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:08 am
  • MOORHEAD, Minnesota - As gardeners begin shopping for plants this spring, they may see some marked as safe for bees.