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August 25, 2017 - 6:20 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The CEO of South Carolina's state-owned utility is retiring, making him the first executive to leave following last month's abandonment of a nuclear power project that customers have been funding since 2009. Lonnie Carter, Santee Cooper's CEO since 2004, announced his...
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An oil refinery flare, right, continues to burn through wind and rain as Hurricane Harvey moves into Corpus Christi, Texas, on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Hurricane Harvey is expected to make landfall on the Texas coast Friday night or early Saturday morning. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
August 25, 2017 - 5:27 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Refinery operators along the Texas Gulf Coast are hunkering down for Hurricane Harvey, while motorists far from the storm's path are also feeling the effects as gasoline prices rise. Nearly one-third of the nation's refining capacity sits in low-lying areas along the coast from Corpus...
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Chris Mathew fills his vehicle and five gas cans at Costco in preparation for tropical weather on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Pearland, Texas. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the tropical depression was expected to intensify over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico before reaching the Texas coast Friday. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 24, 2017 - 7:24 pm
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Harvey (all times local): 6:15 p.m. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are moving detained immigrants housed in the projected path of Hurricane Harvey. Daniel Bible, the field office director for the San Antonio Enforcement and...
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Aaron Berg fills up a gas can and his portable generator Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Houston as Hurricane Harvey intensifies in the Gulf of Mexico. Harvey is forecast to be a major hurricane when it makes landfall along the middle Texas coastline. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 24, 2017 - 7:21 pm
Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit a refinery-rich stretch of the Gulf Coast and U.S. drivers could soon see the impact at the gas pump. Some refineries are expected to shut down until the storm passes, possibly disrupting gasoline supplies. Wholesale gasoline futures rose Thursday 5 cents, or 3...
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August 24, 2017 - 2:50 pm
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. has broken ground in Tennessee at the site of the South Korean appliance manufacturer's first washing machine plant in the United States. Company and local officials were joined at the Thursday ceremony in Clarksville by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, file photo, a worker at the C.C. Filson Co. manufacturing facility stitches a belt at a sewing machine, in Seattle. On Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for July. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
August 17, 2017 - 9:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A slump in the auto industry drove U.S. factory output down in July and has kept it flat for months. The Fed said Thursday that factory production dropped 0.1 percent last month, pulled down by a 3.5 percent plunge in output of cars, trucks and auto parts. Auto production has...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2010 file photo, a worker looks out through the logo at the entrance of the Foxconn complex in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. The Wisconsin Assembly plans to approve a $3 billion tax break bill for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a new display panel factory in the state. The incentive package up for a vote Thursday, Aug. 16, 2017, would be the largest in state history and the biggest to a foreign company in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
August 17, 2017 - 6:59 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly planned to approve a $3 billion tax break Thursday for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a massive display panel factory in the state, a project President Donald Trump touted as a transformational win for the U.S. economy. Democratic critics...
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Mine workers sits on a hill during the commemoration ceremonies in Marikana, South Africa, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. On Aug. 16, 2012, police opened fire on workers demanding wage increases and better living conditions at a platinum mine operated by Lonmin Plc in Marikana. At least 70 were injured. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
August 16, 2017 - 8:55 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Five years after South African police shot dead 34 striking mine workers, recalling police brutality under apartheid, rights groups say no one has been prosecuted and miners' living conditions are as "squalid" as ever. On Aug. 16, 2012, police opened fire on workers demanding...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2009, file photo, coal miners receive a safety briefing at Signal Peak Energy's Bull Mountain coal mine near Roundup, Mont. A judge has blocked a proposed 176-million ton expansion of the mine because federal officials did not consider its climate change impacts. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
August 15, 2017 - 7:13 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked a proposed 176-million ton (159 million-metric ton) expansion of a central Montana coal mine in a ruling that criticized U.S. officials for downplaying the climate change impacts of the project and inflating its economic benefits. U.S. District...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, unit one of the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station near Jenkinsville, S.C., is viewed during a media tour of the facility. Proponents of nuclear power are pushing to revive a failed project to build two reactors in South Carolina, arguing that the demise of the $14 billion venture could signal doom for an industry that supplies one-fifth of the nation’s electricity. The July 31 suspension of the partly-completed V.C. Summer project near Columbia, S.C., leaves two nuclear reactors under construction in Georgia as the only ones being built in the U.S. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
August 14, 2017 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Proponents of nuclear power are pushing to revive a failed project to build two reactors in South Carolina, arguing that the demise of the $14 billion venture could signal doom for an industry that supplies one-fifth of the nation's electricity. Even though the nation's 99...
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