By The Associated Press
FEELING THE CRUNCH: The country's largest organic peanut processing plant is scrubbing its facilities top to bottom and hopes to get back in production soon after a massive recall of scores of products linked to a salmonella outbreak.
SWEET AND NUTTY: The plant is in
By The Associated Press
Unemployment rates fell or held steady last month in nine key swing states at the center of this year's presidential election.
Rates dropped in Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, Colorado, Iowa, Nevada and North Carolina. They were unchanged in New Hampshire and Virginia.
By JERI CLAUSINGAssociated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The country's largest organic peanut processing plant is scrubbing its facilities top to bottom and hopes to get back in production soon after a massive recall of scores of products linked to a salmonella outbreak.
The recall has
By MANUEL VALDESAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - First, warm spring weather in the Northeast and Midwest tricked apple trees into budding earlier. Then an untimely frost damaged the delicate blossoms.
For apple farmers in producing states like New York and Michigan, this has been a forgettable
By STEVE KARNOWSKIAssociated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Officials have told school lunch programs across the country to check to see whether they have any Smucker's Uncrustables sandwiches that might contain peanut butter made by a New Mexico company that is being recalled because of
By BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - Government investigators are reviewing U.S. Border Patrol policies on use of lethal force amid a spate of deadly shootings along the border in recent years, including the killing last week of a teenager who agents said was throwing rocks at them
By NICHOLAS RICCARDIAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - This city's skyline is dominated by an imposing row of high-rises, much like in any American metropolis. What makes politics here different is who works in those skyscrapers - not lawyers or accountants, but heavily unionized
By ROXANA HEGEMANAssociated Press
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Talks to sell Hawker Beechcraft's operations to China's Superior Aviation Beijing Co. have collapsed and the Wichita plane maker said Thursday that it now plans to emerge from bankruptcy protection as a slimmed down company in the
By MARCIA DUNNAP Aerospace Writer
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Now that the dust has settled in the New Mexico desert where supersonic skydiver "Fearless Felix" Baumgartner landed safely on his feet, researchers are exhilarated over the possibility his exploit could someday help save the lives
By JOSHUA FREEDAP Airlines Writer
Southwest Airlines eked out a small third-quarter profit in spite of a September slowdown, the company said on Thursday.
Traffic at all the big airlines fell last month. September is traditionally when vacationers wrap up summer travel by Labor Day, and