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Recalls Issued Over Listeria Linked to Frozen Spinach

March 24, 2015 3:16 pm | by KRISTIN J. BENDER, Associated Press | Comments

Organic food company Amy's Kitchen has voluntarily recalled about 74,000 cases of frozen and prepackaged products containing spinach.

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Jordan, Russia Sign $10 Billion Deal on Nuclear Reactors

March 24, 2015 3:12 pm | by SAM McNEIL, Associated Press | Comments

The kingdom's state-run Petra news agency said Russia's state-owned firm "Rosatom will construct two 1,000 megawatt nuclear reactors" at the country's plant in Amra in northern Jordan.

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$50 Million Plastic Plant Headed to South-Central Idaho

March 23, 2015 5:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company is the latest plastics manufacture clustering in southern Idaho, including Solo Cup Co., Hilex Poly and Spears Manufacturing.

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GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate Plan

March 23, 2015 5:34 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | Comments

Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky unveiled a draft bill Monday that would allow governors to veto compliance with the federal rule if the governor determines it would cause significant hikes for electricity or harm reliability in the state.

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California First to Feel Hydro-Power Crunch of Drought

March 23, 2015 5:31 pm | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press | Comments

Despite the state's ambitious clean-air goals, officials are turning to dirtier, more costly fossil-fuel plants to fill some of the power gap.

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Utah Medical Waste Incinerator Proposes Doubling Production

March 23, 2015 5:24 pm | by BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press | Comments

A medical waste burning plant that is leaving North Salt Lake City after being cited for toxic emissions wants to more than double production at a new facility in a rural part of the state.

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State Wants More Info on Proposed Eastern Illinois Coal Mine

March 23, 2015 10:35 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company says the mine would generate 300 jobs paying an average of $76,000 annually.

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Fermi 2 Nuclear Plant Shuts Down After Water Leak Detected

March 23, 2015 10:32 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

DTE Energy Co. says it has shut down the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant after a water leak was detected within the dry well that encloses its reactor.

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Oil Markets, Strong Production Lead US Gas Prices Lower

March 23, 2015 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that falling oil prices and strong production at U.S. refineries led to lower numbers at the pump.

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Train Derailments in Texas, Colorado Cause Leaking Chemicals, Dumped Coal

March 23, 2015 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

In Texas, the cars derailed Saturday evening near Valley Mills, a town about 25 miles northwest of Waco. Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Trooper D.L. Wilson said that about four homes were evacuated.

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Obama Administration Proposes Fracking Rules

March 20, 2015 3:35 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Industry groups hammered the proposal; the Independent Petroleum Association of America and the Western Energy Alliance filed a federal lawsuit in Wyoming in hopes of blocking the rules.

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Regulators Seek Information From Company on Mine Proposal

March 20, 2015 3:19 pm | by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | Comments

Montana regulators won't move forward on a proposal for a major new coal mine until sponsor Arch Coal Inc. addresses hundreds of deficiencies in its application, the state Department of Environmental Quality.

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US Agency Approves Genetically Engineered Potatoes, Apples

March 20, 2015 3:14 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK and KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press | Comments

Potatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to U.S. grocery store aisles.

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Popular Weed Killer Deemed "Probable Carcinogen" by UN

March 20, 2015 3:10 pm | by MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer | Comments

The new classification is aimed mainly at industrial use of glyphosate. Its use by home gardeners is not considered a risk.

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US Stocks Rise on Rebound in Oil, Strong Company Results

March 20, 2015 12:08 pm | Comments

After dropping more than 3 percent Thursday, oil was up $1.39, or 3 percent, to $46.86 a barrel. Energy stocks rose far more than the rest of the market, with the S&P 500 Energy sector up 1.3 percent.

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