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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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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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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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China ExIm May Back Mississippi Biofuel Plant

October 27, 2014 6:36 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A California-based biofuel company says the Export Import Bank of China may loan up to $270 million to build a plant in Fulton, Mississippi.                   

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130 Sickened By Toxic Gas Dump

October 27, 2014 11:18 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

At least 130 people, most of them students, were hospitalized after inhaling a toxic gas in the southeastern city of Zahedan, an Iranian newspaper reported Monday.               

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Oil Slips Below $80, Energy Stocks Fall

October 27, 2014 11:09 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The price of oil fell below $80 a barrel Monday morning and investors resumed their retreat from energy stocks.                        

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U.S. Zinc Completes Phase 2 Of Zinc Oxide Expansion

October 27, 2014 10:41 am | by U.S. Zinc | Comments

Officials with U.S. Zinc has announced the company has completed the planned expansion project of their domestic zinc oxide plant in Millington, Tenn., ahead of schedule.              

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Chomarat Opens New North American Facility

October 27, 2014 10:35 am | by Chomarat | Comments

Chomarat has just celebrated the opening of its new 58,500 sq.ft. factory in South Carolina that will specialize in developing the company's advanced composite business.              

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ACC Releases Weekly Chemistry And Economic Trends

October 27, 2014 10:21 am | by American Chemistry Council | Comments

The running tab of positive indicators from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) for the macroeconomic status was 17 out of 20 this week and chemical output grew in all regions.             

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New Poll Reveals Concern Over Proposed EPA Power Plant Regulations

October 24, 2014 10:20 am | by National Association of Manufacturers | Comments

Polling data released by the Partnership for a Better Energy Future (PBEF), a coalition of 175 members representing nearly every segment of the U.S. economy, finds that Americans have major concerns about the EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas regulations and are unwilling to pay even a dollar more for energy in exchange for these new rules.

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Spain Challenges Canary Island Poll On Oil Plans

October 24, 2014 10:15 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Spanish government says it will ask the Constitutional Court to block proposals by the Canary Islands regional government to stage a referendum on oil exploration in waters off the popular tourist archipelago.                                     

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