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House Panel Targets ''Glaring Management Failures'' At EPA
The chairman of the House Oversight Committee blasted the Environmental Protection Agency Thursday for what he called "glaring management failures" that included promoting a senior employee even though he had been accused of sexual harassment and allowing three other employees to continue working at...
Fee Proposed On Rail Cars That Haul Oil, Other Flammables
U.S. senators from six states on Thursday proposed that the government charge companies a special fee to ship oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids in older railroad tank cars that have been involved in fiery explosions. The fee would start at $175 and increase to $1,400 per car by 2018. It would...
Tesla Unveils Home, Business Battery Systems
The company on the leading edge of electric car manufacturing this week officially entered the world of large-scale batteries for homes and businesses.
Apple Watch Confused By Tattoos
Apple Watch users with tattooed wrists have been experiencing some connectivity problems, due to the ink obstructing the watch's view of their veins.
U.S. Factory Activity Improves In April, But Hiring Declines
U.S. factories expanded in April at the same pace as in March, but manufacturers are starting to curtail hiring in a possible sign of weakness. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Friday that its manufacturing index was unchanged at 51.5. The index had dro...
U.S., Canada Unveil Rules To Boost Oil Train Safety
Rail tank cars used to transport crude oil and many other flammable liquids will have to be built to stronger standards to reduce the risk of a catastrophic train crash and fire, under sweeping new safety rules unveiled Friday by U.S.
Small, Midsize SUVs Drive April U.S. Auto Sales Gains
Hot sales of small and midsize SUVs drove auto sales higher last month as General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and Nissan all reported U.S. sales gains. Several of the companies reported their best April totals in years. Overall, sales were mostly in line with analysts'' predictions of a 6 pe...
House Passes $35B Bill For Energy Department, Water Projects
House Republicans Friday passed the second of 12 spending bills for the upcoming budget year, a $35 billion measure funding the Energy Department and popular water projects constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers.
Agreement Addresses Coal Supply For New Mexico Power Plant
The owners of a power plant that supplies more than 2 million customers throughout the Southwest have reached an agreement that will ensure it has coal through 2022. Public Service Co. of New Mexico and mining company BHP Billiton made the announcement Friday, saying documents outlining the agreemen...
Democrats Call For $12 Minimum WageStories 1 - 10 of 2419
Democratic lawmakers will again seek an increase in the nation''s minimum wage for the first time since 2009. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington and Rep. Bobby Scott of Virginia on Thursday introduced the Raise the Wage Act, which would bump the wage from the current $7.25 per hour to $12 per hour by 2...