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New Mexico utility seeks feedback on closure of coal plant

Jul. 20, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In what's expected to be a long, contentious process, a few dozen people gathered recently in Albuquerque for the first public meeting hosted by Public Service Co. of New Mexico on the planned shutdown of its coal-fired power plant. PNM, the state's largest electric utility, is...

Coal-fired plant in southwest Colorado will shut down early

Jul. 17, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

NUCLA, Colo. (AP) — The operators of a coal-fired power plant in southwestern Colorado say it will shut down early next year, nearly three years sooner than planned. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported Wednesday that Nucla Station in the town of Nucla was scheduled to close in 2022 under a legal...

Phony Ferraris, 'Shamborghinis' seized at Brazil factory

Jul. 16, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police say they've shut down a clandestine factory that was producing fake Ferraris and sham Lamborghinis. A father and son who owned the workshop in the southern state of Santa Catarina have been arrested on industrial property charges. Police said the cars were being...

Wolf says state doesn't plan to help fund refinery restart

Jul. 10, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor says his administration doesn't plan to spend any state money to help restart a massive Philadelphia refinery shut down since explosions and a blaze damaged it last month. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday that his administration is analyzing whether the...

From Nazis to hippies: End of the road for Volkswagen Beetle

Jul. 9, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen is halting production of the last version of its Beetle model this week at its plant in Puebla, Mexico. It's the end of the road for a vehicle that has symbolized many things over a history spanning eight decades since 1938. It has been: a part of Germany's darkest...

Owners idling biodiesel plant in southeast Nebraska

Jul. 2, 2019 6:44 AM EDT

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A biodiesel plant is ceasing production in the southeast Nebraska city of Beatrice. Flint Hills Resources announced Monday that the Duonix Beatrice plant is being idled indefinitely. The Beatrice Daily Sun reports that plant processes corn oil and greases into biodiesel. The prices of...

State moves to shut down coke plant, citing violations

Jul. 1, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — State environmental regulators are moving to shut down a coke plant in northwestern Pennsylvania, citing "years of numerous repetitive environmental violations." The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said Monday it has denied Erie Coke Corp.'s application to renew its...

The Latest: Coke plant: State shutdown move 'quite a shock'

Jul. 1, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on state environmental department moves to shut down coke plant (all times local): 4:15 p.m. An official with a northwestern Pennsylvania coke plant says the move by state environmental regulators to shut it down came as "quite a shock." The Pennsylvania Department of...

Oklahoma oil rig count down 27% from a year ago

Jun. 30, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of working oil rigs in Oklahoma is down more than a quarter from this time last year, amid a nationwide decrease. Oilfield services firm Baker Hughes reported 102 rigs operating in the state Friday. The Journal Record reports this is down 27% from a year ago following a...

Markets Right Now: Stocks drop on economic worries

Jun. 25, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street Tuesday with technology and communications stocks leading the declines. Reports showing a drop in consumer confidence and weakness in the housing market, plus some cautionary...