08/10/14 09:00 AM
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Northeast berry growers are learning ways to combat an invasive fruit fly that wiped out 80 percent of some farms' late-season fruit two years ago, forcing some small growers out of business. The tiny spotted wing drosophila (droh-SAHF'-uh-luh) arrived in the U.S. from...
By Sean Higgins | 08/08/14 03:59 PM
As many as one million new manufacturing jobs could be created in the U.S. by 2025 thanks to the abundance of natural gas now available because of advances in fracking technology.
08/08/14 07:30 PM
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A trade group representing Kentucky's coal industry defended Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell on Friday after a published report said his wife is a board member of an organization that has spent $50 million to close coal-fired power plants. Yahoo News reported that Elaine...
08/08/14 05:45 PM
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The federal government has proposed logging on Southern Oregon forests swept by wildfire last year, and environmental groups have gone to court to block the plans, alleging 24 northern spotted owls are at risk. The timber would come from the area of one of the biggest...
08/08/14 05:00 PM
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California consumers rank among the nation's biggest spenders on housing and the lowest spenders on energy, according to new government data. Per-capita spending on housing and utilities totaled $8,650 in 2012, which is sixth-highest in the country and well above the national...
By Justin Green | 08/08/14 03:36 PM
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08/08/14 01:00 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A mild summer across much of the nation's heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation's corn and soybean crops. Pair that with high-yield seeds and other new farming technologies, and the U.S. is looking at busting records come harvest time. The U.S....
08/08/14 11:15 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is emphasizing the dangers of moving crude oil and other hazardous materials through Chicago's rail network, saying hundreds of schools, parks and playgrounds are within a half mile of the tracks. Emanuel spoke Friday at a panel discussion that included...
By Zack Colman | 08/08/14 11:14 AM
Mexico's Congress approved changes this week to open energy development to foreign firms, which could attract large companies like ExxonMobil to deepwater projects and smaller, independent ones that have led an oil and gas boom north of the border to Mexico's shale plays.
08/08/14 05:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Dakotans, enriched by an oil boom, stepped up their spending at triple the national pace in the three years that followed the Great Recession. In Nevada, smacked hard by the housing bust, consumers barely increased their spending. Americans spend the most, per person, on...
08/08/14 05:00 AM
HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — A $120,000 asbestos cleanup at the abandoned Tamarack City Stamp Mill in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is wrapping up. The Daily Mining Gazette of Houghton reports ( http://bit.ly/1lEpdbU ) that the two-week project will leave the Tamarack City neighborhood safer. It also...
08/07/14 07:15 PM
DENVER (AP) — Colorado cities trying to set local rules for oil and gas drilling got mixed legal messages Thursday. In Longmont, city officials learned that state regulators, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, would drop a lawsuit challenging the city's local drilling...
08/07/14 07:15 PM
ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) — A nearly $10 million project to dredge a South Texas bayou is ahead of schedule. The contractor said the work on Cedar Bayou near Rockport is about 75 percent finished, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported (http://bit.ly/X48Pfl ). The channel could be flowing by...
By Zack Colman | 08/07/14 05:31 PM
The Democrat will leave the five-member board Aug. 20 to take a job with the Agriculture Department in Rome.
By Zack Colman | 08/07/14 03:33 PM
They're dropping $2.1 million for a voter turnout operation aimed at lifting Democratic Rep. Gary Peters to the Senate.
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