- Credit rater to downgrade Mississippi Power on Kemper woes Updated: May-22-15 1:56 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The decision by a group of electrical cooperatives to pull out of planned purchase of 15 percent of a Kemper County power plant is likely to mean a credit downgrade for Mississippi Power Co.
- Alpha Natural Resources expects to idle W.Va. coal mine Updated: May-22-15 1:22 pm
BRISTOL, Virginia - Alpha Natural Resources expects to idle a West Virginia coal mine that employs more than 400 workers.
- DuPont Pioneer closes Kekaha site Updated: May-22-15 8:29 am
LIHUE, Hawaii - Global seed company, DuPont Pioneer, has shut down its Kekaha facility and will lay off 34 workers.
- Judge tosses Shell suit to stop environmental impact study Updated: May-22-15 6:17 am
MOUNT VERNON, Washington - A much contested environmental impact statement on a proposed oil unloading facility in Anacortes will go forward after a judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Shell to stop it.
- Coal, medicine, trains top Tokyo's Asia infrastructure plan Updated: May-22-15 4:15 am
TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's offer of $110 billion in fresh infrastructure financing for Asia is as much about Japan's agenda for selling its clean coal know-how and other technologies as it is about keeping up with China.
- Georgia-Pacific plant closing marks end of era in Parchment Updated: May-22-15 4:14 am
PARCHMENT, Michigan - Even though he retired 25 years ago, Murphy Darden still finds pride in taking visitors to the site of the former paper mill in Parchment where he made a living as a painter.
- Automotive supplier investing $13M to build Pulaski plant Updated: May-22-15 4:04 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - An automotive supplier is investing more than $13 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Giles County that is expected to create 147 jobs.
- Regulators deny request to idle California nuclear plant Updated: May-21-15 9:25 pm
LOS ANGELES - Federal regulators Thursday turned away a request from environmental activists to idle California's Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant to determine if its reactors can withstand strong shaking from nearby earthquake faults.
- Business leaders throw support behind coal plant proposal Updated: May-21-15 7:49 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Business leaders on Thursday outlined the economic devastation they say could come if New Mexico regulators fail to approve a plan to shut down part of a decades-old coal-fired power plant to meet a federal mandate.
- California backs gas plant to fill void from closed nuke Updated: May-21-15 7:04 pm
LOS ANGELES - Utility regulators Thursday opened the way for development of a natural gas-fired power plant on the coast near San Diego, perhaps one of the last of its kind in California as the state pushes toward a green energy future.
- Steel Dynamics to make $100 million Mississippi expansion Updated: May-21-15 6:09 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Steel Dynamics will invest $100 million to add more steel finishing capacity at its mill in Columbus.
- Iowa farm equipment company to close plants, eliminate jobs Updated: May-21-15 4:06 pm
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A farm equipment manufacturer in Sioux City is shutting down its two plants, eliminating more than 50 jobs in the area.
- Arkansas governor proposes $87M bond package for project Updated: May-21-15 4:02 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday said he's proposing that the state issue $87 million in bonds to help Lockheed Martin land a defense contract for its south Arkansas facility.
- SC Ports Authority to help with coal terminal cleanup Updated: May-21-15 1:57 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - The South Carolina Ports Authority plans to spend up to $400,000 on environmental cleanup costs at a former Charleston coal terminal it is selling to a company for a new manufacturing plant.
- Not just Denver: VA problems in Florida, Louisiana, Nevada Updated: May-21-15 1:16 pm
DENVER - The $1 billion cost overrun at the Denver veterans hospital is the VA's worst construction problem, but the department also had difficulties at health care facilities in New Orleans, Las Vegas and Orlando, Florida. A look at those projects:
- General Motors spending $439M for upgrades to Corvette plant Updated: May-21-15 12:14 pm
BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky - General Motors announced Thursday it will spend $439 million to upgrade the Kentucky plant that makes the Chevrolet Corvette sports car.
- ConAgra plans to expand eastern Iowa plant, add 55 jobs Updated: May-21-15 10:11 am
WATERLOO, Iowa - ConAgra Foods says it plans to expand its Waterloo plant and add 55 jobs to the local payroll.
- Survey shows China manufacturing down for 3rd month in a row Updated: May-21-15 5:31 am
HONG KONG - Manufacturing in China shrank for the third straight month in May as demand remained soft, raising the chances of more stimulus to prop up growth in the world's No. 2 economy.
- Arpaio: 500 pot plants seized in illegal growing operation Updated: May-20-15 1:39 pm
PHOENIX - Authorities say 500 marijuana plants were found in an illegal growing operation run out of a storage building in south Phoenix.
- Superintendent retires from Montana Developmental Center Updated: May-19-15 3:08 pm
HELENA, Montana - The superintendent of a Montana facility that treats potentially dangerous people with intellectual disabilities has retired as the facility prepares to close, state officials said.
- Duke plans to build natural gas-fired plant in Asheville Updated: May-19-15 12:51 pm
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - Duke Energy said Tuesday it will build a $750 million natural gas plant to replace its troubled coal-fired Asheville plant as the company turns to cleaner energy to generate electricity.
- Duke plans to build natural gas-fired plant in Asheville Updated: May-19-15 12:50 pm
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - Duke Energy says it will build a $750 million natural gas plant to replace its troubled coal-fired Asheville plant as the company turns to cleaner energy to generate electricity.
- Operations begin at power plant in northern Illinois Updated: May-19-15 10:23 am
NELSON, Illinois - A natural gas-fired power generation plant has started commercial operations in the northern Illinois community of Nelson.
- Colorado governor signs rules that limit medical pot growers Updated: May-18-15 7:17 pm
DENVER - Colorado's governor signed into law a crackdown on medical marijuana Monday, one of two measures designed to ferret out people improperly using and selling untaxed marijuana.
- Bird flu could cost nearly $1 billion in Minnesota and Iowa Updated: May-18-15 5:44 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Bird flu could cost nearly $1 billion in the economies of the two states hardest hit, Minnesota and Iowa, agricultural economists said Monday, and the virus is still spreading.