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Worker killed in industrial accident in southwest Wichita

Nov. 20, 2019 5:37 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a 35-year-old man died after an accident at a construction equipment plant in southwest Wichita. Police spokesman Keven Wheeler says the man was injured early Wednesday when he was working on machinery at Case New Holland Construction. KAKE-TV reports the man was...

Rockwell, Grocery Outlet rise; Advance Auto Parts, UGI fall

Nov. 12, 2019 4:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday: Walt Disney Co., up $1.84 to $138.58 The giant media company rolled out its new video streaming service, Disney Plus, to heavy demand amid technical difficulties. Advance Auto Parts Inc., down $12.68 to $156.14 The auto parts...

After boost from Perry, supporters got huge Ukraine gas deal

Nov. 12, 2019 7:43 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country's new president. Perry's efforts to influence Ukraine's energy...

After boost from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine

Nov. 11, 2019 3:26 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country's new president. Perry's efforts to influence Ukraine's energy...

Clarification: Medical Devices-Shortage story

Nov. 5, 2019 9:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an Oct. 25 story about medical devices, The Associated Press reported on the closure of several facilities that use a carcinogenic gas to sterilize medical equipment, including a Georgia facility. The story should have made clear that the plant's owner, Sterigenics, voluntarily closed...

Blast at Dow Chemical plant linked to power surge

Nov. 4, 2019 4:57 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A parish official says a power surge preceded an explosion at a Dow Chemical plant that shook the Baton Rouge area. The Advocate reports that a tank at a glycol processing unit ruptured on Sunday, creating a shock wave that could be heard miles away. Sheriff Brett Stassi says plant...

Slowing global growth hits Caterpillar in 3Q

Oct. 23, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A slowing global economy is taking a toll on Caterpillar, which cut its outlook for the year Wednesday after profits and revenue slid in the third quarter. Hinting at a pull-back in spending by builders, dealers slashed inventories by about $400 million. That's a $1.2 billion swing from...

Arts upstart Meow Wolf says jobs up after public investment

Oct. 22, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Offbeat arts adventure and entertainment company Meow Wolf says it has surpassed hiring goals outlined in a $1.1 million economic development grant from New Mexico and the city of Santa Fe, amid plans for an aggressive business expansion into Denver, Las Vegas and other major U.S....

Japan exports fall for 10th straight month in September

Oct. 21, 2019 5:56 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports fell for a 10th straight month in September as trade tensions between the U.S. and China hit demand for machinery and other manufacturing mainstays, the government said Monday. The Finance Ministry said the trade deficit in September totaled $1.1 billion, a third consecutive...

Contractor guilty in California wildfire death labor case

Oct. 16, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — The owner of a bulldozer that overturned and killed the operator while battling a huge California wildfire has been found guilty of violating labor laws. KQED-TV says a Monterey County judge ruled Wednesday that Ian Czirban failed to have workers' compensation insurance that's...