- Iowa official says she'll aid communication in labor dispute Updated: May-04-15 8:20 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The head of Iowa's economic development agency says she will try to facilitate communication between labor leaders and officials overseeing construction of a $1.8 billion fertilizer plant that recently issued layoffs.
- Holcim and Lafarge will sell some assets to complete deal Updated: May-04-15 7:04 pm
NEW YORK - Holcim and Lafarge have agreed to sell cement plants, distribution terminals and other assets in order to complete their merger, which will make the world's largest cement company.
- General Motors will invest $174 million in Kansas plant Updated: May-04-15 2:46 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kansas - General Motors will invest $174 million in its Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kansas, to pay for new equipment and technology to produce the 2016 Malibu, company officials announced Monday.
- Study: Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 US lives a year Updated: May-04-15 1:29 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes.
- Questa fights to survive after mine's closure Updated: May-04-15 12:05 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - From a bird's-eye view, it's easy to trace how the barren terraces and hulking piles of rock from a century-old mine have marred the Red River valley where the village of Questa is nestled.
- $430 million Dakota Prairie Refinery launches operations Updated: May-04-15 11:25 am
DICKINSON, North Dakota - A new oil refinery has started operating in western North Dakota.
- Dean Foods combining brands under national label Updated: May-04-15 10:50 am
NEW YORK - Dean Foods will place all of its regional milk labels under one brand as part of a move to boost its business and tout the quality of its product.
- Delta-Energy to begin operations in 5 weeks Updated: May-04-15 9:49 am
NATCHEZ, Mississippi - Company officials say Delta-Energy should start operations in Natchez within a month to five weeks.
- Spaceport to explore new ideas to earn revenue Updated: May-03-15 4:29 pm
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, New Mexico - New Mexico Spaceport Authority executive director Christine Anderson will present new strategies next month for generating revenue for the multi-million dollar spaceport.
- Neighbors fight proposed ethanol plant near Caldwell Updated: May-03-15 1:31 pm
CALDWELL, Idaho - People who live near a proposed ethanol plan in the Caldwell area are fighting the plant they say will lower property values, spoil their views and bring unwanted traffic, noise and odor to the neighborhood.
- Port St. Lucie residents fight proposed fertilizer plant Updated: May-03-15 12:22 pm
PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida - Some Port St. Lucie residents are fighting a proposed fertilizer plant.
- Low milk prices, glutted market put strain on dairy farmers Updated: May-03-15 9:16 am
WEST CHARLTON, New York - In an online profile of "Our Farmers," New York City milk bottler Elmhurst Dairy tells the story of how David Wood bought his first two calves as a part-time hobby in 1970 and grew his Saratoga County farm to more than a thousand Holsteins, whose milk is trucked every day to its plant in Queens.
- Growers hoping to build robotic strawberry picker Updated: May-03-15 1:17 am
PLANT CITY, Florida - Automated harvesting is the Holy Grail for most agricultural commodities, so a group of knights errant from the Florida strawberry industry have begun a quest to build a robotic strawberry picker.
- Settlement reached in Mike Horse mine lawsuit Updated: May-02-15 6:46 pm
HELENA, Montana - The state of Montana has agreed to buy about 100 acres from a Lincoln couple who sued over the construction of a repository for mine waste in the upper Blackfoot River drainage, saying it would cost too much to continue the legal battle.
- Selma auto workers asks union to go away Updated: May-02-15 6:13 pm
SELMA, Alabama - Workers at a Selma auto supplier have signed a petition asking the United Auto Workers union to "leave this business and us, its employees, alone."
- Federal officials say leaking oil train had flawed valves Updated: May-02-15 4:22 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Federal investigators say a leaking oil train that hauled crude oil from North Dakota to Washington in January had tank cars with faulty valves, which also are installed on thousands of tank cars nationwide.
- Robots handle specific manufacturing tasks at Iowa facility Updated: May-02-15 11:05 am
FARLEY, Iowa - East Iowa Machine Co. employs about 150 people at its Farley facility, but these days, it is not just the people that keep the company running efficiently.
- Agreement addresses coal supply for New Mexico power plant Updated: May-01-15 10:37 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The owners of a power plant that supplies more than 2 million customers throughout the Southwest have reached an agreement that will ensure it has coal through 2022.
- New Mexico considers standby permit for uranium mine Updated: May-01-15 7:07 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Rio Grande Resources' underground mine in western New Mexico contains one of the largest stashes of uranium ore in the U.S., but it's idle and hasn't produced anything in years.
- Caterpillar to lay off 150 workers at its Decatur plant Updated: May-01-15 5:04 pm
DECATUR, Illinois - Caterpillar Inc. is laying off 150 full-time production workers at its Decatur plant in response to weak demand for mining equipment.
- Neighborhood calls for Pittsburgh steel foundry to make cuts Updated: May-01-15 2:38 pm
PITTSBURGH - A steel foundry that employs hundreds of people in a trendy Pittsburgh neighborhood has come under fire by residents and environmental activists concerned about air pollution and activities there that they say have become a nuisance.
- Columbia Falls Aluminum signs deal for facility demolition Updated: May-01-15 11:50 am
COLUMBIA FALLS, Montana - Work will soon be underway at the Columbia Falls Aluminum Company facility.
- US factory activity improves in April, but hiring declines Updated: May-01-15 11:19 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. factories expanded in April at the same pace as in March, but manufacturers are starting to curtail hiring in a possible sign of weakness.
- Empire Mine in Upper Peninsula to halt production until fall Updated: May-01-15 8:04 am
PALMER, Michigan - Cliffs Natural Resources says it will temporarily shut down the Empire Mine in the Upper Peninsula in June and resume production in the fall.
- Regulators approve DTE's plan for 3rd nuclear plant Updated: May-01-15 6:11 am
NEWPORT, Michigan - Federal regulators have approved DTE Energy's proposal for a new nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan.