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Peabody Energy warns it may file for bankruptcy protection

Peabody Energy warns it may file for bankruptcy protection

NEW YORK (AP) — The largest American coal miner, Peabody Energy, is delaying an interest payment due this week and warned that it may have to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Shares of Peabody Energy Corp. plummeted more than 40 percent Wednesday morning. Its shares have already lost half their value in the last three months and 97 percent ...

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Stocks mostly higher on economic data before Fed statement

Stocks mostly higher on economic data before Fed statement

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. market is quiet for a third day in a row but mostly higher Wednesday following a raft of generally positive economic reports. Investors are looking forward to the Federal Reserve’s comments on the state of the economy later in the day. Oil prices are rising on reports that major energy-producing nations will hold a ...

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Toyota partners in making wind-power hydrogen for fuel cells

Toyota partners in making wind-power hydrogen for fuel cells

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is responding to the main criticism of fuel cell cars, that making the hydrogen for the fuel is not clean, with plans to help make the hydrogen using wind power. Fuel cells are zero-emission, running on the power created when hydrogen combines with oxygen in the air to make water. But to have ...

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US stocks fall early as energy, materials companies slide

US stocks fall early as energy, materials companies slide

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks skidded Tuesday morning as beleaguered energy and materials companies fell along with the price of oil and precious metals. The Bank of Japan cut its economic forecasts, which hurt stocks overseas, and the U.S. Commerce Department reported surprisingly weak retail sales. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average declined 80 points, or 0.5 percent, ...

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UMH Properties Inc. Announces Opening of Memphis Blues Manufactured Home Community

Memphis Blues Manufactured Home Community.

UMH Properties Inc. (NYSE:UMH) announces the opening of Memphis Blues, a new manufactured home community located at the site of its former Memphis Mobile City community. Memphis Blues is a gated community that features amenities including a playground, 24-hour maintenance and on-site management. Its central location is near some of Tennessee’s most famous attractions, such as Elvis Presley’s Graceland. The ...

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Employers add jobs in 30 US states in January, cut in 20

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers stepped up hiring in 30 states in January, led by big gains in Florida, Texas and North Carolina, while 20 states shed jobs. THE NUMBERS: The unemployment rate fell in 28 states, rose in 8 and was unchanged in 14. The unemployment rate doesn’t always decline even when more hiring occurs, because more Americans may start ...

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US stocks lower despite global gains on weak oil, gas prices

US stocks lower despite global gains on weak oil, gas prices

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. markets fell slightly despite gains in markets around the world as falling oil and gas prices dragged energy companies lower. The twelve biggest decliners in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index Monday were energy companies, led by an 8 percent drop for Southwestern Energy and a 7 percent decline for Chesapeake Energy. Starwood Hotels soared ...

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Judge: BP not to pay oil industry losses from moratorium

Judge: BP not to pay oil industry losses from moratorium

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge ruled that BP does not have to pay for economic losses other businesses suffered when the federal government shut down deep-water drilling in the wake of BP’s catastrophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans issued his ruling late Thursday. The Obama administration imposed ...

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Feds invest nearly $7M in small business to boost clean tech

A team of SFU student researchers is at work at Ballard Power Systems in Burnaby carrying out tests to improve fuel cell durability. The study aims to make fuel-cell buses competitive with diesel hybrids. (Image: Simon Fraser University via Flickr)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal government is investing nearly $7 million in 33 small businesses across the country to build partnerships with national laboratories in hopes of speeding up development of clean energy technology, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday. The selected businesses represent only a fraction of the hundreds that applied to participate in the first round ...

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Honda rolls out fuel cell in Japan, to lease 200 first year

Honda Motor Co. President and Chief Executive Takahiro Hachigo speaks during a press conference in the media preview of the Clarity Fuel Cell at the automaker's headquarters in Tokyo, Thursday, March 10, 2016. Honda has rolled out a new fuel cell vehicle, the first of its kind to be a five-seater. The zero-emissions Clarity may not sell in big numbers, however, given its price tag of 7.66 million yen ($67,000). (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

TOKYO (AP) — Honda has rolled out a new fuel cell vehicle, the first of its kind to be a five-seater. The zero-emissions Clarity may not sell in big numbers, however, given its price tag of 7.66 million yen ($67,000). Honda Motor Co. said Thursday that its Japan sales target for the first year is just 200 vehicles, all through ...

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