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Domtar shuts down paper machine at Arkansas mill

Aug. 11, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

ASHDOWN, Ark. (AP) — Paper company Domtar will not restart operations on its paper machine in Arkansas, putting about 109 employees out of work, the company said. The paper machine at the Ashdown mill was put on idle in April. Now, the mill will only produce pulp, according to a press release. “The...

This undated photo shows a bed with endive and beets growing together for autumn harvest in New Paltz, N.Y. Close planting of vegetables, with sufficient watering and fertility, not only gives bigger harvests but also shades out weeds. (Lee Reich via AP)

Gardening: How to reach a truce in the war with weeds

Aug. 4, 2020 8:15 AM EDT

If you want to avoid chemical weedkillers but don't like the idea of hand hoeing or bouncing along behind a rototiller, you still have options to keep weeds from taking over your garden. MULCH For starters, there's mulches, which can smother weeds. Pile organic mulches such as leaves, grass clippings, or wood...

State: Tax credits help secure $50 million mill upgrade

Jul. 10, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's economic development office says $50 million in planned upgrades at a Hood Container paper mill in West Feliciana Parish will support an estimated 75 construction jobs and ensure continued employment for more than 300 people. A news release from Louisiana Economic...

Maine paper producer to layoff 75 employees before 2021

Jul. 9, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — A Maine paper producer announced Thursday it will shut down one of its paper machines and lay off 75 employees. Sappi North America CEO Mike Haws wrote a letter to employees that the decision was influenced by increased competition in the market and costly mill infrastructure, the...

Emiratis wearing face masks due to the coronavirus pandemic work on the floor of the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Dubai reopened its Dubai Financial Market stock exchange Tuesday after closing its floor due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Correction: Virus Outbreak-Business Fallout story

Jul. 8, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

In a story July 7, 2020, about business-related fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press erroneously reported Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is working on a COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The drug, REGN-COV2, is a double antibody combination being studied for potential treatment and prevention of the...

Closure of paper mill in Usk deals blow to rural county

Jun. 26, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

USK, Wash. (AP) — A paper mill in the small town of Usk has indefinitely shut down, dealing a major blow to the economy of rural Pend Oreille County. The Ponderay Newsprint Co. mill, which opened in late 1989, employed more than 130 people and supplied newsprint for publications in the Midwest, along the...

Everett port construction remodel project loses $15.5M grant

Jun. 26, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state port has lost a crucial chunk of funding over a technicality for a construction and remodeling project of a former paper and pulp mill shuttered in 2012. The U.S. Department of Transportation has rescinded a $15.5 million grant for the Port of Everett's plan to...