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  • Consumers Energy builds new 24-mile pipeline

    COLDWATER, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy has built a 24-mile natural gas pipeline in southwestern Michigan that's part of a $120 million project. The pipeline runs through St. Joseph and Branch counties and completes a 90-mile pipeline corridor, which the utility says will increase reliability...

  • Canfor to buy Miss. sawmill for $48.7 million

    HERMANVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Canadian company is buying a sawmill in southwest Mississippi for $48.7 million. Canfor Corp. of Vancouver, British Columbia, said Tuesday that it would buy Southern Lumber Co. of Hermanville from the Dearman and Sulser families. Southern Lumber makes pine boards,...

  • Global stocks mixed after Wall Street decline

    BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street slid and Hong Kong braced for bigger pro-democracy protests. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's Dax index gained 0.2 percent to 9,490.72 while Britain's FTSE fell 0.4 percent at 6,622.72 and the CAC-40 in Paris shed 0.1 percent to...

  • Taxis will charge flat rates from Gulfport airport

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Airport taxi and other ground-transportation companies will begin following new rules at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1vwj2xb ) the airport's board set flat rates the companies can charge to 24 specific destinations,...

  • Governor wins challenge over green building codes

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has won a legal challenge over her administration's repeal of "green" building standards implemented when Democrat Bill Richardson was governor. The state Court of Appeals last week upheld a decision by the state Construction Industries...

  • Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Mecca

    MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit at the cube-shaped Kaaba and look out at the serene...

  • Tesco says UK authorities to investigate accounts

    LONDON (AP) — Tesco, one of the world's largest food retailers, says U.K. authorities are conducting a full investigation after its half-year profit was overstated by 250 million pounds ($407 million). Tesco said Wednesday it will cooperate fully with the Financial Conduct Authority probe. The...

  • Renaissance RX to expand in New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A biomedical company is expanding and bringing at least 425 new jobs to New Orleans. Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret says Renaissance RX will make an $8 million capital investment in a new headquarters location in the city's central business district....

  • Myanmar awards first licenses to foreign banks

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar awarded licenses Wednesday to the first foreign banks allowed to operate in the country in a half-century. Lenders from Japan, China and Australia were among the nine banks to receive licenses in a reform implemented after Myanmar emerged from dictatorship. Those...

  • Putting liquor to a vote in Mississippi

    TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Pontotoc voters approved the sale and consumption of beer and liquor in the city, while alcohol remains illegal in the rest of Pontotoc County. As a result of the Sept. 16 referendum, Pontotoc became the ninth city in Mississippi to take advantage of a 2012 state law. Two...

  • How camouflaged activists want to de-industrialize the West 

    A federal judge recently rejected a lawsuit filed by environmental groups to prevent the U.S. Bureau of Land Management from issuing oil and gas leases for parts of central Nevada.

  • App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Researchers in Massachusetts have created an app that teaches basic computer programming to kindergartners. Children as young as 5 can use the app to craft their own interactive stories and games. They don't even have to know how to read. In the free app ScratchJr,...

  • Climate plan faces test in Montana coal country

    COLSTRIP, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock asserts Montana can meet the Obama administration's climate goals without losing jobs or shutting coal plants. But the view from the coal-centered town of Colstrip proved far more pessimistic Tuesday, as Bullock's claim underwent its first public test....

  • Revel auction still taking bids, did not adjourn

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The bankruptcy auction of Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel ground into its third day early Wednesday as lawyers for the bankrupt resort continued to weigh bids. Late Tuesday night, the attorney for Florida developer Glenn Straub said the auction was...

  • Kauai real estate agents oppose cesspool proposals

    LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Kauai real estate agents are opposing proposed new statewide rules regulating cesspools. The state Department of Health wants to prohibit the installation of new cesspools. It also wants to require property owners to either connect to a sewer system or install a septic...



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