Metals and minerals industry

October 20, 2017 - 11:10 am
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The retired coal company executive from West Virginia chosen by President Trump to oversee U.S. mining safety says his first priority is preventing people from getting hurt and that he replaced the managers of a mine plagued by safety violations in 2010 and 2011 where a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017 file photo, Kobe Steel President and CEO Hiroya Kawasaki reacts as he listens a questions during a press conference in Tokyo. Japanese automakers have confirmed use of Kobe Steel products affected by fake inspection data, but say they have found no safety concerns so far.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
October 20, 2017 - 1:47 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's industrial standards inspection agency has searched offices of metals maker Kobe Steel as investigations into falsified data on its products widen. Japan's national broadcaster NHK and other media said Friday that the Japanese Industrial Standards Committee was conducting...
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October 18, 2017 - 5:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — The European Aviation Safety Agency has recommended that companies suspend use of Kobe Steel products when possible. The recommendation on the agency's website follows the company's admission that it has faked inspections data on products sold to hundreds of companies. The agency said...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 25, 2017, file photo, an assembly line laborer works alongside a collaborative robot, left, on a chainsaw production line at the Stihl Inc. production plant in Virginia Beach, Va. On Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for September. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
October 17, 2017 - 10:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production rose a solid 0.3 percent in September, but the increase was limited due to the lingering damage from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that the storms, which struck the Gulf Coast and Florida, held down industrial output by 0...
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October 17, 2017 - 9:28 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media reports say a coal mine has collapsed in southeast Turkey, killing at least four miners. Rescuers were trying to reach one other mine worker who is still trapped inside. The private Dogan news agency said the mine located in the province of Sirnak — bordering...
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FILE - This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, as a New Year's rally runs out of gas. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 13, 2017 - 4:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Friday to wrap up a subdued week, and technology companies did most of the heavy lifting. Investors were also pleased to see that shoppers spent more money in September. Printer and PC maker HP sent technology companies higher after releasing a...
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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, talks to a reporter after speaking at Whayne Supply in Hazard, Ky, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. Pruitt says the Trump administration will abandon the Obama-era clean power plan aimed at reducing global warming. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
October 09, 2017 - 3:36 pm
HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that he will sign a new rule overriding the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. "The war on coal is over," EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt declared in the coal...
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October 06, 2017 - 6:44 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A company behind a stalled attempt to develop a copper and gold mine near a major salmon fishery in Alaska has unveiled plans for what it says will be a smaller, safer project. Pebble Limited Partnership announced Thursday that it wants to reintroduce a project that for years...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2017 file photo, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks during a news conference near Gold Butte National Monument in Bunkerville, Nev. Zinke appears to be carving out an exception for his home state from the Trump administration’s agenda to open more public lands to natural resources development. Zinke wants to curb mining in Montana outside Yellowstone National Park. He’s also recommending Trump create a new national monument on 130,000-acres of forest land in northwest Montana while shrinking monuments in several other states. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File) /Las Vegas Sun via AP)
September 27, 2017 - 1:41 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has closely followed his boss' playbook, encouraging mining and drilling on public lands and reducing the size of national monuments that President Donald Trump called a "massive land grab" by his Democratic predecessors. Except, that is, in...
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September 27, 2017 - 11:23 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An advisory board does not like plans to ship uranium from Germany into South Carolina. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported the Savannah River Site Citizen Advisory Board voted 10-9 against a plan to take the uranium into Joint Base Charleston and then ship it by...
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