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As the need for copper rises, cable manufacturers recycle more

Jun. 09, 2024 08:52 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — In an industrial suburb of Montreal, sheets of copper move along a conveyor belt suspended four stories above the floor of a foundry — a metals plant — until they drop into a lava-hot furnace. Next come pieces of discarded copper wire. Out of the furnace comes...

Tech news site Gizmodo sold for third time in 8 years as European publisher Keleops looks to expand

Jun. 05, 2024 12:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime technology news and review site Gizmodo has been sold for the third time in the past eight years, this time to a European publisher looking to expand its coverage of the digital scene. Switzerland-based Keleops didn't disclose how much it paid for Gizmodo...

US Energy Secretary calls for more nuclear power while celebrating $35 billion Georgia reactors

Jun. 02, 2024 16:12 PM EDT

WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Friday called for more nuclear reactors to be built in the United States and worldwide. But the CEO of the Georgia utility that just finished the first two scratch-built American reactors in a generation at a cost of nearly $35...

FDA warns parents to avoid infant formula distributed by Texas company due to contamination

May. 31, 2024 18:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials warned parents to avoid powdered infant formula sold by a Texas dairy producer, because a dangerous bacteria was found in one of the company's products. The Food and Drug Administration issued the alert Friday on Crecelac Infant Powdered Goat...

Boeing tells federal regulators how it plans to fix aircraft safety and quality problems

May. 30, 2024 19:52 PM EDT

Boeing officials explained their plan to improve manufacturing quality and safety during a three-hour meeting Thursday with federal officials, who will continue restrictions they placed on the company after one of its jetliners suffered a blowout of a fuselage panel in January. ...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

May. 29, 2024 18:02 PM EDT

Wisconsin State Journal. May 26, 2024. Editorial: Celebrate, accelerate the death of coal in Wisconsin Wisconsin has a lot of reasons for hope in easing climate change. First on the list is the approaching death of coal. Burning coal...

Bike shops boomed early in the pandemic. It’s been a bumpy ride for most ever since

May. 29, 2024 15:48 PM EDT

For the nation’s bicycle shops, the past few years have probably felt like the business version of the Tour de France, with numerous twists and turns testing their endurance. Early in the pandemic, a surge of interest in cycling pushed sales up 64% to $5.4 billion in 2020,...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

May. 28, 2024 07:16 AM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. May 23, 2024. Editorial: Cameras will enable cost-effective enforcement of parking prohibition at O’Hare Kudos to the Illinois legislature, whose bi-partisan legislation will make it safer for drivers on westbound I-190 by lessening...

US government to give $75 million to South Korean company for Georgia computer chip part factory

May. 23, 2024 17:40 PM EDT

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — The federal government will spend $75 million to help build a factory making glass parts for computer chips in Covington, Georgia. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced the investment Thursday in Absolics, part of South Korea's SK Group. The...

EU Commission fines Oreo maker Mondelez 337.5 million euros for blocking cross-border sales

May. 23, 2024 07:25 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission has imposed a fine of 337.5 million euros ($366 million) on food company Mondelez, the owner of Oreo cookies and other snack brands, for obstructing sales of its products between EU member states, the bloc's executive arm said on Thursday. ...