Metals and minerals industry

May 16, 2018 - 9:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories cranked out more appliances, computers and aircraft last month, lifting manufacturing production for only the second time in five months. The Federal Reserve says that factory output rose 0.5 percent in April after a flat reading in March. In the past year,...
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May 14, 2018 - 1:41 pm
HICKMAN, Ark. (AP) — A North Carolina-based steel company is furthering its expansion in northeast Arkansas with a planned $240 million sheet metal production line. Arkansas Business reports that Nucor Corp. recently announced the galvanizing line for the company's plant in Hickman. The line is...
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Rick Colyer holds a sticker after placing his vote at the Durham County Library North Regional in Durham, N.C., Tuesday, May 8, 2018. North Carolina voters are choosing their parties' nominees Tuesday in dozens of legislative and congressional primary races congested with contestants who were spurred by strong feelings about President Donald Trump or their state's redistricting struggles. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 09, 2018 - 1:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primaries in four states (all times local): 1:20 a.m. Republican voters have rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as "Trumpier than Trump" but was vigorously opposed by the president. West Virginia...
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A woman crying in front of the Zofiowka coal mine in Jastrzebie-Zdroj in southern Poland, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, after miners were reported missing following a powerful tremor at the mine. Two miners have been found hurt but conscious and rescuers continue to search for five missing miners.(AP Photo/Rafal Klimkiewicz)
May 06, 2018 - 3:46 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish rescue workers on Sunday found the bodies of two miners after an earthquake hit a coal mine in southern Poland. Three other miners remain missing some 900 meters (2,950 feet) below ground since the quake hit Saturday morning in the mine, located in the town of...
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Families waiting for a word about miners who have gone missing after a tremor at the Zofiowka coal mine in Jastrzebie-Zdroj in southern Poland, on Saturday, May 5 , 2018. Seven miners went missing after the strongest ever tremor at the mine. Two of them were found hours later conscious but hurt, while rescuers continued their search for the other five missing miners. (AP Photo/Rafal Klimkiewicz) Poland Out
May 06, 2018 - 10:53 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the missing miners in Poland (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Polish rescue workers say they have found a second body after an earthquake hit a coal mine in southern Poland. Two miners were found dead Sunday and three others remain missing some 900 meters (2,950 feet...
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In this Nov. 24, 1968, file photo, one of two seven-man rescue teams enters the Consolidation Coal mines in Farmington, W.Va., where 78 miners have been trapped. It's been nearly half a century since 78 men perished in the Farmington No. 9 mine disaster in West Virginia, but to those who lost loved ones, the questions have never been answered. This week, families of the lost miners will ask a federal appeals court to reinstate a lawsuit they filed in 2014. (AP Photo/File)
May 06, 2018 - 10:08 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nearly half a century after an explosion tore through the Farmington No. 9 mine in West Virginia, the families of the 78 men who died there are still looking for justice. Many of the children of the lost miners are now grandparents and older than their fathers ever were. Some...
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A woman crying in front of the Zofiowka coal mine in Jastrzebie-Zdroj in southern Poland, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, after miners were reported missing following a powerful tremor at the mine. Two miners have been found hurt but conscious and rescuers continue to search for five missing miners.(AP Photo/Rafal Klimkiewicz)
May 05, 2018 - 5:04 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Rescuers have located a third miner out of seven who went missing after an earthquake struck a coal mine Saturday in southern Poland, a mining official said. Two were rescued earlier with non-life threatening injuries. Daniel Ozon, head of the Jastrzebie Coal Company, said...
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May 05, 2018 - 12:50 pm
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A government official says a methane gas explosion in a coal mine has killed at least six miners in southwest Pakistan. Senior government official Javed Anwar said eleven coal miners were also missing after Saturday's incident in Marghat village in the Baluchistan province...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2014 file photo giant machines dig for brown coal at the open-cast mining Garzweiler in front of a power plant near the city of Grevenbroich in western Germany. Allianz says it will stop insuring coal-fired power plants and coal mines as part of its contribution to combating climate change. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
May 04, 2018 - 9:45 am
BERLIN (AP) — Allianz says it will stop insuring coal-fired power plants and coal mines as part of its contribution to combating climate change. Europe's biggest insurer says it's also set itself a goal of phasing out investments in coal companies and increasing its use of renewable energy by 2040...
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The bodies of jade scavengers who were killed in a landslide are covered in plastic and lined up at a hospital morgue Friday, May 4, 2018, in Hpakant, Kachine state in northern Myanmar. Hpakant is the epicenter of the world's best and lucrative jade mining industry that generated about $31 billion in 2015. (AP Photo)
May 04, 2018 - 6:24 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A landslide of a mound of mining waste killed at least 14 people Friday morning in northern Myanmar's jade mining region, a local official said. The accident near the Waikha mine also left six people injured and an unknown number believed missing, based on what local villagers...
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