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Regulators allow increased capacity for Farley Nuclear Plant

Oct. 22, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Ala. (AP) — Federal regulators approved a request by Southern Nuclear Operating Co. Inc. to increase the capacity of the two reactors at Farley Nuclear Plant, located on the Chattahoochee River in southeast Alabama. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission allowed the increase after staff members...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo the logo for Union Pacific appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, Union Pacific’s third-quarter profit declined 12%, but the volume of shipments it handled surged as the economy rebounded from the worst of the virus-related shutdowns earlier this year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Profit, revenue slump at Union Pacific, but volume improves

Oct. 22, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific's profit and revenue slumped by double digits, though the volume of shipments it handled rebounded from the previous quarter as the economy emerged from the worst of the virus-related shutdowns earlier this year. The railroad earned $1.36 billion, or $2.01 per share in the...

Auto parts supplier Tenneco to cut 350 jobs at Indiana plant

Oct. 22, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Auto parts supplier Tenneco plans to cut about 350 jobs at a northern Indiana plant in a move the company attributes to the challenging global business for its piston product line. Tenneco officials told workers at its South Bend plant on Wednesday that about 350 employees involved...

NJ Transit backs off plan to build gas-fired power plant

Oct. 22, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit has backed off a plan to build a gas-fired power plant in northern New Jersey that drew opposition from environmental groups and surrounding towns. The agency announced at its board meeting Wednesday night that it will repurpose the project to focus on renewable...

Mill spills more than 30,000 gallons into Penobscot River

Oct. 22, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

OLD TOWN, Maine (AP) — The ND Paper mill in Old Town spilled more than 30,000 gallons of pulping chemicals into the Penobscot River earlier this month, officials said. The mill suspended production after discovering that chemicals were spilling into the river through a ruptured underground sewer line and a...

The coal-powered Hassyan power plant is under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. In the oil-rich UAE, an unusual sight is rising in Dubai -- a coal-fired power plant, a first for the region. The $3.4 billion Hassyan power plant in Dubai appears puzzling as the UAE hosts the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

In Dubai, oil-rich UAE sees a new wonder: A coal power plant

Oct. 22, 2020 2:08 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A new wonder is rising in the southern desert of Dubai against the backdrop of Persian Gulf beaches, but it's not another skyscraper to grace the futuristic sheikhdom. Instead, it's one of mankind's oldest power sources gaining its own space on the oil-rich Arabian...

Fiat Chrysler hires 4,100 Detroit residents for new plant

Oct. 21, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler has hired about 4,100 Detroit residents, and most if not all of them will be employed at a new auto plant on the city’s east side. The auto giant is obliged to employ at least 3,850 Detroiters at the Mack assembly plant under a development deal with the city for the land...

Boeing mulls relocating division headquarters to Everett

Oct. 21, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Boeing is considering relocating its commercial airplane division headquarters in Washington state in an effort to reduce costs during the coronavirus pandemic. Boeing Executive Bill McSherry confirmed earlier reports that the company was mulling whether to vacate the Boeing...

Company cites pandemic in delaying $9B Louisiana project

Oct. 21, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

CONVENT, La. (AP) — A company is citing the coronavirus pandemic for its decision to delay some work on a more than $9 billion construction project in Louisiana. Formosa Plastics affiliate FG LA LLC said it is deferring major construction on a petrochemical facility in St. James Parish, The Advocate...

FILE-In this Thursday, April 3, 1997 file photo, the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Ga., is is seen. A mining company said Tuesday it plans to dig for minerals without a federal permit at the edge of the vast wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp, a big step for a once-embattled project that's now benefitting from the Trump administration's rollback of environmental rules. (Stuart Tannehill/Florida Times-Union via AP, File)

Trump environmental rollback spurs mining near Okefenokee

Oct. 21, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A mining company said Tuesday that it plans to dig for minerals without a federal permit at the edge of the vast wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp, a big step for a once-embattled project that's now benefiting from the Trump administration's rollback of environmental rules. For...