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Wyoming gold, copper mining could resume with Zinke's help

Apr. 22, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A former gold and copper mining area in Wyoming could get a new lease on life with help from former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who recently joined the board of a minerals exploration and development company. Wyoming is the top coal-mining state but has little conventional...

Detroit denies request to leave petroleum coke pit uncovered

Apr. 22, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Marathon Petroleum's request to avoid covering a petroleum coke storage pit in southwest Detroit has been denied. Detroit's Buildings department says the company failed to show that people living near the refinery would not be affected by emissions. Petroleum coke -- also called pet coke --...

Boeing prepares plant for likely Air Force F-15 orders

Apr. 22, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Boeing is preparing to build F-15 fighter planes for the U.S. Air Force at its St. Louis County plant even though the military branch hasn't bought the jet in over a decade. The Chicago-based company began ramping up its F-15 production line near St. Louis after the Air Force submitted a...

Semiconductor firm to buy, expand upstate NY chip plant

Apr. 22, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An Arizona-based semiconductor supplier will purchase GlobalFoundries' computer chip manufacturing plant in the Hudson Valley, adding 150 new jobs and preserving hundreds of others as part of a $720 million expansion plan, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. The Democrat said in a...

Nebraska energy plant suspending production to make repairs

Apr. 22, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) — A northeastern Nebraska renewable energy plant is suspending production so it can make repairs that its owner hopes will resolve ongoing discharge and odor issues, a company official said. Kevin Bradley, the director of business and economic development for Big Ox Energy, told...

Peoria firefighter hurt in explosion released from hospital

Apr. 21, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say one of four Peoria firefighters injured in an explosion at an Arizona Public Service Co. facility in Surprise has been discharged from a hospital. Three others now are in stable condition after Friday night's incident. Surprise police say authorities responded to a...

Furniture maker expanding production at 2 Vermont plants

Apr. 21, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

BEECHER FALLS, Vt. (AP) — A furniture manufacturer is planning to expand production at two plants in northeastern Vermont after laying-off almost 400 employees at facilities in North Carolina and New Jersey. The Caledonian Record reports it's unclear if the restructuring announced by the Connecticut-based...

NC sheriff's office could take control of police crime lab

Apr. 21, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — When the Wilmington Police Department founded a crime lab more than 10 years ago, it had hoped to use it to convince the state to build a satellite facility there. Instead, the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office could assume control of the lab with a troubled history. The StarNews...

South Dakota wants to buy part of abandoned Black Hills mine

Apr. 20, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota wants to purchase part of an abandoned mine site at the Black Hills National Forest where the Environmental Protection Agency has been conducting a cleanup for nearly two decades. Ryan Brunner, the state commissioner of school and public lands, recently met with the...

Ethan Allen announces layoffs in N Carolina, New Jersey

Apr. 20, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

OLD FORT, N.C. (AP) — A Connecticut-based furniture manufacturer plans to lay off almost 400 workers at plants in North Carolina and New Jersey. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports Ethan Allen Interiors said in a news release that it will lay off 325 workers from its manufacturing facility in Old Fort,...