| Jul 10, 2013
| 8:59 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A company that manufactures small motors and related products said Tuesday that it will close its plant here by the end of 2014, laying off about 330 employees. Regal Beloit said in a news release that it will transfer the work of the...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:02 PM
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Hollidaysburg, said the impact of two Pennsylvania coal-fired power plant closures reaches beyond the coal industry — it impacts anyone who pays electric bills.
FirstEnergy, the Akron, Ohio-based parent company of...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:41 AM
BOW, N.H. (AP) — President Barack Obama's push to fight global warming has triggered condemnation from the coal industry across the industrial Midwest, where state and local economies depend on the health of an energy sector facing strict new...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 8:23 AM
From a sprawling United Auto Workers hall outside Detroit, John Zimmick has seen factories close and grown men cry when their jobs disappear. Through all the economic uncertainties of life in auto country, there has been one constant: the union.
| Mar 1, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Years of drought are reshaping the U.S. beef industry with feedlots and a major meatpacking plant closing because there are too few cattle left in the United States to support them.
Some feedlots in the nation's major cattle-...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 11:28 AM
There is some temporary flooding relief this morning for people who live near the former New Energy Ethanol Plant.
The city of South Bend has turned on one of the pumps at the plant after reaching a deal with the previous owners.
Since the plant...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 10:47 PM
Money and power were on the agenda Thursday afternoon, as dozens of area residents weighed in at a California Public Utilities Commission hearing in Costa Mesa on whether to reopen two troubled units at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, and to...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 6:32 AM
GOSHEN -- It's hard to vote against a sure thing.
United Steelworkers Local 9550, which represents about 350 members at Cequent Performance Products, voted Friday evening to accept the closure agreement offered by the company.
The vote was held at...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WATERTOWN -- Economist Jim Robb says there are a "lot of moving parts" in the current beef market, and that a good corn crop and some drought relief could change things drastically.
Robb is director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center in...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 4:22 AM
SOUTH BEND – Monday night, South Bend homeowners dealing with flooding issues because of a plant closing will take a new approach to try and get help from the city.
They plan on attending the Common Council meeting to ask Mayor Pete Buttigieg to...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 4:56 PM
The closing of a Cargill beef processing plant in Texas could provide Northern Beef Packers with a competitive edge, as well as access to more workers.
Northern Beef has sent recruiters to Plainview, Texas, to interview laid-off workers for possible...