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Trading Wetlands For Mines

December 17, 2013 10:26 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The company hoping to build a copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota says it will add wetlands elsewhere to offset the loss of more than 900 acres the project would cause.                                   

Still No Fracking Decision In NY

December 17, 2013 10:22 am | by MICHAEL GORMLEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would decide whether New York should allow hydraulic fracturing for natural gas by Election Day next year — maybe.                                                        

FDA Questions Anti-Bacterial Soaps

December 17, 2013 10:09 am | by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

After more than 40 years of study, the U.S. government says it has found no evidence that common anti-bacterial soaps prevent the spread of germs, and regulators want the makers of Dawn, Dial and other household staples to prove that their products do not pose health risks to consumers.

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Look Inside A Candy-Cane Factory

December 16, 2013 4:47 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Check out how Hammond's Candies makes candy-canes, marshmallows and caramels all by hand.                                                                          

Energy Risk Management in Food Manufacturing

December 16, 2013 3:54 pm | by Michael Overturf, CEO of ZF Energy Development | Articles | Comments

Energy productivity, the ratio between value-added shipments and total energy cost, is an important indicator for managers of processing companies. Like all operating indices, managers expect this to be at standard, or even continuously improve. How can this be done without increasing risk?

Productivity And Cost Update For Q3

December 16, 2013 3:10 pm | by Bureau of Labor Statistics | News | Comments

Nonfarm business sector labor productivity increased at a 3.0 percent annual rate during the third quarter of 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

U.S. Factory Output Up In November

December 16, 2013 11:25 am | by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. factories increased output in November for the fourth straight month, led by a surge in auto production. The gains show manufacturing is strengthening and could help boost economic growth at the end of the year.                              

Harvest Natural Closes Venezuela Deal

December 16, 2013 11:22 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Harvest Natural Resources Inc. jumped Monday after the energy company said it closed the first of two transactions in a $400-million sale of its Venezuelan assets.                                      

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BP Trial Winding Down

December 16, 2013 11:19 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal trial is drawing to a close for a former BP drilling engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company's response to its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.                                                                          

Worker Killed In Steel Plant Blast

December 16, 2013 11:01 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An explosion Sunday at a steel plant near Detroit killed one worker and injured two others, United States Steel Corp. said. Operations were halted at the plant while an investigation began.                                

Flowrox Establishes Joint Venture With Rocsole

December 15, 2013 4:16 pm | by Flowrox | News | Comments

Flowrox and Rocsole established a joint venture to manufacture topographic imaging scaling sensors.                                           

Boston Company Building Hydroelectric Plant In IN

December 13, 2013 11:30 am | by RICK CALLAHAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Boston-based company announced plans Thursday to retrofit and reactivate a long-idle southern Indiana hydroelectric power plant in a $12 million project that's expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 2,000 homes.                              

Chinese CEO Caught Stealing Monsanto And Pioneer Seed

December 13, 2013 11:19 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Six men from China including the CEO of a seed corn subsidiary of a Chinese conglomerate have been charged with conspiring to steal patented seed corn from two of the nation's leading seed developers, prosecutors said Thursday.                  

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BP Engineer Won't Testify At His Own Trial

December 13, 2013 11:15 am | by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A former BP drilling engineer isn't expected to testify at his trial on charges he deleted text messages about the company's response to its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.                                             

Legal Battle Over Ash Ponds In IL

December 13, 2013 11:11 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An Illinois coal plant operator says it's eager to address an environmental group's claims that the company's ash ponds pollute groundwater.                                           

PA Plant Recycling Shale Water

December 13, 2013 11:08 am | by ANYA LIVTAK, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | News | Comments

Starting in January, Daniel Ertel's wastewater processing plant in Williamsport will start churning out commodities: Oil. Methanol. Sodium chloride.                                               

Mexico's Oil Opening Looms Closer

December 13, 2013 11:05 am | by E. EDUARDO CASTILLO, KATHERINE CORCORAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mexico's sweeping away of seven decades of nationalist protections and letting foreign companies back into its oil fields is crucial to bringing the expertise and money needed to rejuvenate its sclerotic energy industry, supporters say.

22 Workers Trapped In Coal Mine Blast

December 13, 2013 10:55 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A gas explosion on Friday trapped 22 workers underground in a coal mine in western China.                                                

Entergy Gulf States Louisiana Inks Deal With Sasol

December 10, 2013 9:34 am | News | Comments

Entergy Gulf States Louisiana has signed a six-year power supply deal with the South African energy company behind a planned $7 billion petrochemical project in Westlake. Entergy Gulf States Louisiana said Monday that it has agreed to supply up to 200 megawatts of electricity. 

American Bridge Begins W. PA Shutdown

December 9, 2013 10:26 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

American Bridge Co. has begun shutting down a western Pennsylvania fabricating plant, and will eventually lay off 77 workers in the process.                             

Chevron Continues Exploring Romania For Shale

December 9, 2013 10:24 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Chevron says it has resumed exploration for shale gas in northeastern Romania a day after suspending work when hundreds of anti-fracking protesters tore down fences.                             

Unions Demand A Fix For Gas Leaks

December 9, 2013 10:20 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Unions and environmentalists have found one point of agreement in the bitter debate over the natural gas drilling boom: fixing leaky old pipelines that threaten public health and the environment. It's a huge national effort that could cost $82 billion.

QEP Resources To Spend $950M On Oil Property Deal

December 9, 2013 10:18 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

QEP Resources plans to spend about $950 million acquiring oil and gas properties located mainly in the Midland sub-basin in two West Texas counties.                                          

Turning Wasted Activity Into Productivity

December 6, 2013 1:39 pm | by TedxTalks | Videos | Comments

Bill Peterson, who has more than 30 years of experience in the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) businesses, discusses his theories on turning wasted activity - time - into productive time. Are you making the most of your time?

Made In The USA

December 6, 2013 10:24 am | by Alliance for American Manufacturing | Videos | Comments

Josh Miller, of the film Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey, discusses what he learned making the film, how to be a better Made in the U.S.A. shopper and even gave a glimpse of his next big project.                                             

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