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LA, Long Beach ports delay fines for backlogged cargo

Nov. 15, 2021 20:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex will delay fining shipping companies that let cargo containers stack up at terminals. The reprieve comes because of early compliance by companies in clearing cargo since the penalties were approved last month,...

Port of Portland expects set record for shipping containers

Nov. 13, 2021 09:05 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s only container port is operating smoothly even as supply chain disruptions cause cargo ships to back up at other U.S. harbors. The Port of Portland is poised for a record-breaking year with at least 36,700 shipping containers expected...

Company plans $155M pulp factory in Savannah, hiring 117

Nov. 12, 2021 19:15 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A business that looks to turn used cardboard boxes and paper into pulp for export said Friday that it plans a $155 million complex near Savannah, hiring at least 117 people. Celadon Development Corp. said it has already opened a processing facility in...

Food banks embark on expansions with lessons from COVID

Nov. 04, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Food banks across the country are pursuing major expansion projects driven in part by their experiences during the pandemic, when they faced an explosion of need. “So many people who had never had to ask for help found themselves in a position of...

Hidden hunger: Program provides food to hard-to-serve elders

Nov. 01, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — As Marlon Skenandore looks at the hundreds of cars lined up outside the Oneida Food Pantry every other Friday, he sees the need and the appreciation that’s out there for a new Indigenous food program and hopes it can continue in the community. ...

Company moving ramen production to US, Black Hills

Oct. 27, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) — A California company plans to build one of the largest ramen producing facilities in the country in a small Black Hills community. Albany Farms CEO Bill Saller says the complex in Belle Fourche will include a flour mill, production factories...

Maine CDC investigating tainted crabmeat linked to illness

Oct. 25, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine health authorities are investigating several cases of food poisoning in connection with tainted crabmeat from a Deer Isle company. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said five cases of salmonellosis are associated with...

Mothers of 3 athletes who died of cardiac arrest fight back

Oct. 23, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) — Jake West sent a text to his mom. The D-line wanted to go to Buffalo Wild Wings after football practice and he didn’t have enough money. Of course, Julie West thought. He’d probably bought two lunches that day or maybe chipped in to buy a buddy...

Gov. Lee: $500 million incentive package for Ford factory

Sep. 28, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee offered $500 million in incentives for the creation of a $5.6 billion campus where Ford Motor Co. plans to build electric F-Series pickup trucks at the Memphis Regional Megasite industrial complex, Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday. The...

California recycling firm to pay $34M in bottle and can scam

Sep. 27, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California recycling company will pay $34 million for a long-running fraud scheme in which the firm illegally submitted bogus weight tickets and processed out-of-state bottles and cans to get inflated refunds for used beverage containers, authorities said Monday....