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U.S. Economy Grew At 3.5 Percent Rate In Third Quarter

October 30, 2014 | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years.       

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Columbia Coal Mine Collapses - Trapping Miners

October 31, 2014 12:55 pm | Comments

A specialized mine rescue team, as well as other searchers, are working at the scene. Antioquia Gov. Sergio Fajardo says it is likely to take three days to reach the men in a "very complicated" rescue operation.             

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Consumer Index Reaches 7-Year High

October 31, 2014 12:51 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | Comments

The solid increase suggests consumers largely dismissed concerns about slowing global growth and have ignored the sharp swings in financial markets earlier this month. Instead, greater hiring and lower gas prices are boosting their outlook.

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Gas Falls To Nationwide Average Of Under $3

October 31, 2014 12:44 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | Comments

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 33 cents in October, landing at $3.00, according to AAA. The average will fall under $3 by early Saturday morning for the first time in four years. When the national average crossed above $3 a gallon in December of 2010, drivers weren't sure they'd ever see $2.99 again.

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Exxon's Earnings Rise On Refining, Chemical Business

October 31, 2014 12:34 pm | by Jonathan Fahey,AP Energy Writer | Comments

Exxon's oil and gas production fell 4.7 percent compared with the same period a year ago, driven mostly by lower natural gas production and the expiration earlier this year of Exxon's rights to production at a field in Abu Dhabi.        

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Colder Weather Drives Forecast Of 2014 Energy-Related CO2 Emissions

October 30, 2014 11:07 am | by Today In Energy | Comments

In the long term, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are driven by economic and efficiency trends and changes in the fuel mix. But weather fluctuations are a very significant factor affecting year-to-year variation in fossil fuel consumption and their resulting emissions.

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Costs Rise Another $496M At Kemper Plant

October 29, 2014 11:05 am | by Jeff Amy, Associated Press | Comments

Southern Co. says it will cost at least another $496 million to finish the power plant it's building in eastern Mississippi's Kemper County, pushing the total cost above $6.1 billion.            

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NY Revises Liquefied Gas Facilities Proposal

October 29, 2014 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

New York regulators have revised their proposed liquefied natural gas storage rules to include size restrictions in response to public comments.                  

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Judge Hears NC Challenge To Alcoa's Rights To Dams

October 29, 2014 10:58 am | by Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press | Comments

A dispute between North Carolina officials and Alcoa Inc. over the right to control the water and electricity coming from the state's second-largest river system was set to go before a federal judge Wednesday.       

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Fireball Whisky Dispels Internet Rumors

October 29, 2014 10:45 am | by PRNewswire | Comments

Fireball Cinnamon Whisky assures its customers that the product is perfectly safe to drink. There is no recall in North America. Late last week Sazerac, the makers of Fireball, was contacted by its European bottler about an ingredient that was out of compliance with regulations.

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Williams Partners Plant To Start Production In November

October 29, 2014 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Williams Partners L.P. has announced it expects its expanded Geismar Olefins plant to begin manufacturing ethylene for sale in November.                   

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18 Miners Trapped As Coal Mine Collapses

October 28, 2014 11:08 am | by Suzan Fraser, Associated Press | Comments

A coal mine in southern Turkey collapsed Tuesday, trapping 18 workers underground as water surged near them, officials said — an event likely to raise even more concerns about the nation's poor workplace safety standards.     

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WVa Plans To Protect Water Supplies Face Fiscal Woes

October 28, 2014 11:05 am | by Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press | Comments

There's almost no money reserved to help utilities pay for plans to protect water supplies under a new law, a West Virginia panel said Monday.                  

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State Confirms Fertilizer Plant Chooses Illinois

October 28, 2014 11:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has confirmed that a chemical company has decided to build a $1.4 billion fertilizer plant in eastern Illinois.             

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Electric-Car Drivers Trading Gas For Solar Power

October 28, 2014 10:57 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number of drivers in the U.S. are powering their cars with sunlight.                   

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U.S. Durable Goods Fell In September

October 28, 2014 10:50 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Orders to U.S. companies for long-lasting manufactured goods fell for a second month in September, while a key category that signals business investment plans dropped by the biggest amount in eight months.        

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