- 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.
- Tiny Nebraska town says no to 1,100 jobs, citing way of life Updated: May-02-16 7:26 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.
- 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.
- Requests to revisit AEP, FirstEnergy deals in Ohio due Updated: May-02-16 12:35 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Opponents are facing a deadline to ask Ohio utility regulators to reconsider their approval of two closely-watched energy deals that allowed two utility companies to impose short-term rate increases to subsidize some older coal-fired and nuclear power plants.
- 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.
- 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.
- Champion Homes to bring up to 150 jobs to Marshall County Updated: Apr-29-16 10:20 am
BENTON, Kentucky - Champion Home Builders Inc. will bring up to 150 jobs to Marshall County after deciding to invest $6.3 million in a production facility in Benton.
- Russia's Mayak nuclear site has produced litany of disasters Updated: Apr-29-16 9:25 am
The remote Mayak nuclear facility is Russia's oldest and biggest center for manufacturing radioactive isotopes and reprocessing spent nuclear fuel from several nations. Here are some key moments in its history:
- Cruz continues Indiana push, as unions protest plant closing Updated: Apr-29-16 9:14 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Republican Ted Cruz continues his presidential campaign push across Indiana ahead of next week's primary while several top state Democrats are expected at a labor union protest.
- Cook nuclear plant online after routine refueling outage Updated: Apr-29-16 8:26 am
LAKE TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Operators of southwestern Michigan's Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant say one of its units is back online after being shut down for routine refueling and maintenance.
- Sinclair Refinery hires hundreds of workers during overhaul Updated: Apr-29-16 1:37 am
CASPER, Wyoming - The Sinclair Refinery in Casper has hired of hundreds of workers as it undergoes a major overhaul to help reduce its environmental impact and improve operations at the facility.
- 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.
- Permit for new New Jersey nuclear reactor gets approval Updated: Apr-28-16 6:16 pm
LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK, New Jersey - Federal regulators have approved a permit that would allow possible construction of a new reactor near New Jersey's Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants.
- Corporation Commission approves utility plant upgrade Updated: Apr-28-16 5:21 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved a plan by the state's largest electric utility to spend about $500 million to upgrade its coal-fired power plant in northern Oklahoma.
- Iowa lawmakers agree on oversight bill for boarding schools Updated: Apr-28-16 4:55 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa will have clear regulatory authority over private boarding schools in the state under a legislative deal reached Thursday that also protects religious curriculum at such institutions and other educational facilities.