Materials industry

Nikki Haley, United States' Ambassador United Nations, shows pictures of Syrian victims of chemical attacks as she addresses a meeting of the Security Council on Syria at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 05, 2017 - 10:17 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local): 5:15 a.m. The United Nations humanitarian chief says that 41 donors have pledged $6 billion to help people in need in 2017 amid the Syrian crisis. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency...
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CORRECTS DATE - FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, visitors tour the exhibition booth of ChemChina, also known as China National Chemical Corp., during the China International Chemical Industry Fair in Shanghai, China. U.S. regulators have agreed to the Chinese conglomerate’s proposed $43 billion acquisition of Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta on condition it sells some businesses to satisfy anti-monopoly objections. The Federal Trade Commission’s announcement on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, follows approval last year by European regulators of the purchase by state-owned ChemChina. It would be China’s biggest foreign acquisition to date. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
April 05, 2017 - 6:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and European regulators have cleared a Chinese conglomerate's proposed $43 billion acquisition of Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta on condition it sells some businesses to satisfy anti-monopoly objections. The Federal Trade Commission's announcement comes alongside the approval...
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April 03, 2017 - 7:03 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation's largest coal producer, Peabody Energy Corp., said Monday that it has emerged from bankruptcy protection after a year. The St. Louis company said it reduced costs and slashed its debt load by more than $5 billion in the past year. CEO Glenn Kellow said that the company...
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This Monday, April 3, 2017 photo from video provided by KMOV shows damage to the roof of a box company in St. Louis after a boiler exploded and flew before crashing through the roof of a nearby laundry business. Authorities said several people were killed as a result of the explosion. (KMOV via AP)
April 03, 2017 - 2:05 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three people were killed and four others injured Monday when an explosion launched a boiler the size of a van through the roof a St. Louis box company and slammed much of it down hundreds of feet away in a neighboring laundry business, the fire chief said. One person died in...
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This Monday, April 3, 2017 photo from video provided by KMOV shows damage to the roof of a box company in St. Louis after a boiler exploded and flew before crashing through the roof of a nearby laundry business. Authorities said several people were killed as a result of the explosion. (KMOV via AP)
April 03, 2017 - 11:55 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three people were killed and four others injured Monday when an explosion launched a boiler the size of a van through the roof a St. Louis box company and slammed much of it down hundreds of feet (meters) away in a neighboring laundry business, the fire chief said. One person died...
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Oregon residents formed steady lines at a BottleDrop recycling redemption center in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, April 1, 2016, the first day the refund rate for empty water bottles, beer bottles and soda cans jumped to 10 cents. Oregon was the first state in the nation to give 5-cent refunds for recycling used water bottles and soda cans more than 45 years ago. Now, in an effort to boost recycling, this eco-trailblazing state is doubling that refund. (AP Photo/Kristena Hansen).”
April 01, 2017 - 6:31 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Some of the most thrifty, eco-conscious Oregon residents, each hauling hundreds of used water bottles and soda cans in trash bags and carts, flocked to bottle-recycling centers and grocery stores Saturday — the first day the per-bottle refund rate doubled to 10 cents. Oregon...
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April 01, 2017 - 4:30 pm
COLOMBIA-DEADLY RIVER OVERFLOW-THE LATEST President: Death toll climbs to 154 BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos says the death toll from an avalanche of water near Colombia's border with Ecuador has now reached 154 and is likely to rise further. But he cautioned against...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2013, file photo, smoke rises from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal burning power plant in Colstrip, Mont. President Trump's latest move to support coal mining is unlikely to turn around the industry's prospects immediately. Experts say the biggest problem faced by the mining industry today isn't a coal shortage of coal or even the prospect of climate change regulations, but an abundance of cheap natural gas. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
April 01, 2017 - 8:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took steps on coal regulation and broader energy policy during a week also marked by shadow-boxing over health care and Russian intrigue. False advertising and rhetorical feints went into the mix. Here are some statements by the president and his spokesman...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2015 file photo, Michael Swadberg turns in bottles at a Bottledrop Oregon Redemption Center in Gresham, Ore. Oregon was the first state in the nation to give 5-cent refunds for recycling used water bottles and soda cans more than 45 years ago. Now, in an effort to boost recycling, this eco-trailblazing state is doubling that refund. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
April 01, 2017 - 3:13 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's first-in-the-nation bottle recycling program will now double the payout for used soda cans and glass bottles, and frugal residents have been stockpiling for months in anticipation. With other recycling options now commonplace, this eco-trailblazing Pacific Northwest...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2015 file photo, Michael Swadberg turns in bottles at a Bottledrop Oregon Redemption Center in Gresham, Ore. Oregon was the first state in the nation to give 5-cent refunds for recycling used water bottles and soda cans more than 45 years ago. Now, in an effort to boost recycling, this eco-trailblazing state is doubling that refund. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
March 31, 2017 - 4:12 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon was the first state in the nation to give 5-cent refunds for recycling used soda cans and glass bottles more than 45 years ago. Today, with other recycling options now commonplace, this eco-trailblazing Pacific Northwest state is hoping to revamp the program by doubling...
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