By By ELLIOT SPAGATAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A regional water agency approved a contract Thursday to buy the entire output of what would be the Western Hemisphere's largest seawater desalination plant, clearing the way for construction to begin early next year.
The San Diego County
By By JERI CLAUSINGAssociated Press
PORTALES, N.M. (AP) - Farmers in a revered peanut-growing region along the New Mexico-Texas border should be celebrating one of the best harvests in recent memory.
Instead, millions of pounds of their prized sweet Valencia peanuts sit in barns at a peanut butter
By MICHAEL GORMLEYAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants huge electrical transformers in commercial buildings hauled to upper floors and wants the ability to shutter key tunnels, airports and subways from floodwaters as part of a $9 billion plan to safeguard New York City
By The Associated Press
CHANGE IN THE AIR: Thawing permafrost covering almost a quarter of the northern hemisphere could "significantly amplify global warming" at a time when the world is already struggling to reign in rising greenhouse gases, a U.N. report said.
FOOD FOR THAWED: Permafrost
By MICHAEL CASEYAssociated Press
DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Anticipating an onslaught of criticism from poor nations, the United States claimed "enormous" strides in reducing greenhouse emissions at the opening of U.N. climate talks Monday, despite failing to join other industrialized nations in
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Manufacturer TriMas Corp. plans to shut its Goshen, Ind., plant and lay off all 450 workers there.
The company said production at the Cequent Performance Product plant, which makes hitches, weight-distribution systems, fifth wheels and other items, will shift to its
By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - Twinkies, Ho Hos and Wonder Bread are up for sale now that a bankruptcy judge cleared the way for Hostess Brands Inc. to fire its 18,500 workers and wind down its operations.
A last-ditch effort to end a strike with Hostess'
By ANN M. JOBFor The Associated Press
The family-size, 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco hybrid sedan is the most fuel efficient Malibu ever, with a combined city/highway federal government mileage rating of 29 miles per gallon.
This is 11.5 percent higher than the combined mileage of any non-hybrid
By MARTHA WAGGONERAssociated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - To the government, it was a defunct offshore light tower that hadn't helped ships navigate the waters off North Carolina in more than a decade. To a Minnesota entrepreneur, the platform out in the Atlantic is a launching pad for
By MALCOLM FOSTERAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - Japan logged its fourth straight monthly trade deficit in October as the European debt crisis and strained business ties with China over a territorial dispute reduced exports.
The Ministry of Finance said Wednesday that imports exceeded exports by