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Long-running coal plant on Navajo Nation stops production

Nov. 18, 2019 11:21 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A massive coal-fired power plant that served customers in the West for nearly 50 years shut down Monday, the latest closure in a shift away from coal and toward renewable energy and cheaper power. The Navajo Generating Station near the Arizona-Utah line was expected to shutter by...

Paper company indefinitely idles 160-employee Georgia mill

Nov. 16, 2019 12:52 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Canadian paper company says a Georgia newsprint mill will be indefinitely idled, meaning 160 employees won’t return to work. Resolute Forest Products said Thursday that it won’t restart operations in Augusta, where it temporarily closed its mill in October because of...

SC nuclear reactor shut down over small coolant system leak

Nov. 11, 2019 7:04 AM EST

JENKINSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina energy company has shut down one of its nuclear reactors after officials discovered a small leak in the coolant system. Dominion Energy spokeswoman Rhonda O'Banion told The State on Saturday that the V.C. Summer reactor in Fairfield County is temporarily out of...

GM selling shuttered Ohio factory to electric truck maker

Nov. 7, 2019 4:53 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — General Motors is selling a massive assembly plant it shut down earlier this year in Ohio, a closing that drew threats and scolding from President Donald Trump, to a newly formed company that said Thursday it intends to begin making electric trucks by late 2020. The company called...

Why Trump tariffs haven't revitalized American steelmakers

Nov. 4, 2019 12:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's move last year to tax imported steel triggered jeers but also cheers. Its goal — to raise steel prices — threatened to hurt the legions of U.S. manufacturers that depend on steel. But at least it would benefit U.S. steel companies and the Americans...

Why Trump tariffs haven't revitalized American steelmakers

Nov. 4, 2019 12:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's move last year to tax imported steel triggered jeers but also cheers. Its goal — to raise steel prices — threatened to hurt the legions of U.S. manufacturers that depend on steel. But at least it would benefit U.S. steel companies and the Americans...

Coal plant on tribal land to close after powering US West

Nov. 3, 2019 3:21 AM EST

ALONG THE BLACK MESA AND LAKE POWELL RAILROAD, Ariz. (AP) — Ron Little nestles into a familiar seat aboard a train locomotive and slides the window open, leaning out to get a better view of dozens of rail cars that stretch for a mile behind and the landscape he knows so well. The heavy steel wheels roll...

GM suppliers face lingering revenue fallout from strike

Oct. 24, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cars will soon start rolling off General Motors' factory floors after a monthlong shutdown, but the pain will linger for some of the carmaker's key suppliers. American Axle & Manufacturing, Lear and other car parts suppliers rely heavily on General Motors for revenue. The companies all...

Shutdown of nuke plant has a surprising stinging consequence

Oct. 23, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The shutdown of one of the nation's oldest nuclear power plants last year is having a surprising, stinging consequence for a New Jersey bay considered one of the nation's most fragile. The environmental group Save Barnegat Bay held a conference Wednesday where scientists...

Workers celebrate deal with GM, show union power in industry

Oct. 16, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — On the picket lines at a General Motors transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio, passing cars honked and striking workers celebrated a tentative contract deal by munching on 10 pizzas dropped off by a supporter. They had carried signs for 31 days and demonstrated the muscle the United Auto...