Metals and minerals industry

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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FILE - In this June 7, 2017 file photo, a coal barge is positioned as a backdrop behind President Donald Trump as he speaks during a rally at the Rivertowne Marina in Cincinnati. President Donald Trump personally promised to activate emergency legal authorities to keep dirty or economically uncompetitive coal plants from shutting down, a top American coal company said. The Trump administration now says it has no plans to do so. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
August 22, 2017 - 8:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision contrary to what one coal executive said the president personally promised him. The Energy Department says it considered issuing the order...
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August 22, 2017 - 6:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision one executive said breaks a personal promise from President Donald Trump to take the extraordinary step to benefit the industry. The...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017, file photo, Rihanna arrives at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Calvin Harris, who wrote and produced Rihanna’s hit “We Found Love,” is set to perform at the singer’s charity event on Sept. 14, 2017. Rihanna said Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, that the Scottish DJ-producer will join fellow performer Kendrick Lamar and host Dave Chappelle for her third Diamond Ball. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
August 16, 2017 - 10:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Calvin Harris, the writer and producer of Rihanna's hit "We Found Love," is set to perform at her charity event in New York next month. Rihanna said Wednesday that the Scottish DJ-producer will join fellow performer Kendrick Lamar and host Dave Chappelle on Sept. 14 for her third...
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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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