Scott Sonner, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 4:54pm
Not since the Southern Pacific railroad rolled into this sleepy high desert town in Nevada more than a century ago has there been such excitement — Tesla Motors and other technology companies are coming, and along with them thousands of jobs.
John Flesher, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 3:21pm
An environmental group sued the federal government Thursday, contending it gives pipeline owners and operators a free pass on developing legally required plans for dealing with oil spills into lakes, rivers and other inland waterways.
Ken Sweet and Marley Jay, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 2:33pm
Signs that the Federal Reserve would keep interest rates low for several more months pushed stocks broadly higher on Thursday, adding to what has been a near eight-day rally. Energy stocks advanced with the price of oil.
Michael Liedtke, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 2:32pm
Netflix is raising the price of its Internet video service by $1 for new customers in the U.S., Canada and some Latin America countries to help cover its escalating costs for shows such as "House of Cards" and other original programming.
Bob Moen, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 4:51pm
One of the two companies offering health insurance coverage in Wyoming under the federal health care law has decided to drop out of the program after receiving word that the federal government would be providing drastically less financial help than it expected.
Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 4:41pm
Massey Energy management required alerting underground miners when federal inspectors arrived at Upper Big Branch Mine — the site of a deadly explosion in 2010 — so workers could stop mining and quickly attend to neglected safety problems, a former Massey miner testified in former company CEO Don Blankenship's criminal trial Thursday.
Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 4:31pm
A demolition subcontractor told jurors Thursday that he warned the contractor on trial for the 2013 building collapse that killed six people that his plan to take down a towering brick wall was dangerous.
David Klepper, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 4:01pm
New York's plan to give fast-food workers a $15 minimum wage is spurring similar efforts in states around the country — even as Gov. Andrew Cuomo's push to enact an across-the-board $15 wage faces vocal opposition at home.
The new director of Idaho's federal nuclear facility says he sees plenty of opportunity to make it the nation's premier energy security lab while also bolstering the region's economy. Mark Peters says the nation's energy security involves the U.S. being able to produce its own energy in a system protected from attacks, including cyber threats.