Materials industry

In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, photo, Houston resident Guadalupe Ortiz takes her daily walk at a city park located across the street from her home and a Valero oil refinery. Houston's lack of zoning has resulted in residents like Ortiz living next to petrochemical facilities and businesses that handle hazardous substances. (AP Photo/ Juan Lozano)
February 15, 2020 - 9:22 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s lack of zoning restrictions has left many residents with neighbors they don't want: petrochemical facilities and businesses that handle hazardous materials. That unease was laid bare again last month when a massive explosion leveled a metal fabricating and manufacturing...
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This photo taken on Monday Jan. 22, 2020 shows a gold miner holding gold in Kidal, Mali. A gold rush is underway in northern Mali in an area where al-Qaida-linked militants operate, raising concerns that new profits from the artisanal mining could benefit not only the local economy but also the Islamic extremists. A coalition of armed Tuareg rebels known as the CMA controls the Kidal region and its leaders are the ones overseeing the gold panning activities. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)
February 14, 2020 - 3:45 am
KIDAL, Mali (AP) — A gold rush is underway in an area of northern Mali where al-Qaida-linked fighters are active, raising concerns that profits from artisanal mining could benefit not only the local economy but also Islamic extremists. A coalition of armed Tuareg rebels known as the CMA controls...
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In this photo taken Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, residents stand by the side of the road after fetching water, between Melut and Paloch town, in South Sudan. The oil industry in South Sudan has left a landscape pocked with hundreds of open waste pits with the water and soil contaminated with toxic chemicals and heavy metals, and accounts of "alarming" birth defects, miscarriages and other health problems, according to four environmental reports obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
February 14, 2020 - 2:09 am
PALOCH, South Sudan (AP) — The oil industry in South Sudan has left a landscape pocked with hundreds of open waste pits, the water and soil contaminated with toxic chemicals and heavy metals including mercury, manganese, and arsenic, according to four environmental reports obtained by The...
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February 13, 2020 - 9:03 am
NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) — Several explosions rocked a plant in Massachusetts that manufactures chemicals used in medicines on Thursday morning, blowing a hole in the roof and leading to an evacuation but no injuries, authorities said. Firefighters responding to a fire alarm went to the PCI...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2015 file photo, Emilio Lozoya, CEO of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), attends a meeting in Paris, France. The former head of Mexico's state oil company was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 in Spain on a international warrant issued by Mexico, authorities in both countries said. Mexico issued international arrest warrants against Lozoya in 2019 as a result of corruption investigations, including into his alleged ties to Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction company that secured contracts across Latin America through a network of bribes. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
February 12, 2020 - 6:47 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The former head of Mexico's state oil company was arrested Wednesday in Spain on a international warrant issued by Mexico, authorities said, marking one of the most high-profile detentions for alleged corruption under a president who made fighting graft a core promise to Mexicans...
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People wearing masks buy foods at a supermarket in Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang province, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. China's communist leaders are striving to keep food flowing to crowded cities despite anti-disease controls, to quell fears of possible shortages and stave off price spikes from panic buying after most access to Wuhan was cut off Jan. 23. Food stocks in supermarkets ran low shortly after Beijing imposed travel curbs and extended the Lunar New Year holiday to keep factories, offices and other businesses closed and the public at home, attempting to prevent the virus from spreading. (Chinatopix via AP)
February 08, 2020 - 1:40 am
BEIJING (AP) — The manager of the Wushang Mart in Wuhan, the locked-down city at the heart of China’s virus outbreak, says its shelves are loaded with 50% more vegetables and other food than usual to reassure jittery customers. Communist leaders are trying to keep food flowing to crowded Chinese...
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FILE - This May 8, 2017, file photo, shows Arch Canyon within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. The U.S. government implemented final management plans Thursday for two national monuments in Utah that President Donald Trump downsized. The plans ensure lands previously off-limits to energy development will be open to mining and drilling despite pending lawsuits by conservation, tribal and paleontology groups challenging the constitutionality of the president's action. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
February 06, 2020 - 7:51 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. government implemented final management plans Thursday for two national monuments in Utah that President Donald Trump downsized more than two years ago that ensure lands previously off-limits to energy development will be open to mining and drilling despite pending...
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February 06, 2020 - 9:11 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Some 20 miners are trapped underground after a mine shaft collapsed in Zimbabwe, state media reported Thursday, and a police spokesman said at least two bodies had been recovered. Spokesman Paul Nyathi said the miners have been trapped since Wednesday when they entered for...
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Joe Kaeser, CEO of Siemens, speaks during the Siemens Annual Shareholder's meeting in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Orders and earnings at industrial conglomerate Siemens were lower than a year earlier in the October-December period, the company said Wednesday, weighed down by weaker performances in the auto and energy sectors. (Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP)
February 05, 2020 - 4:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — Orders and earnings at industrial conglomerate Siemens were lower than a year earlier in the October-December period, the company said Wednesday, weighed down by weaker performances in the auto and energy sectors. Siemens said orders for the period, its fiscal first quarter, were down...
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In this Jan. 28, 2020, photo a Mobil sign is affixed to an Exxon Mobil fuel pump in Marlborough, Mass. Exxon Mobil Corp. reports financial results Friday, Jan. 31. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
January 31, 2020 - 8:35 am
Exxon Mobil's profit slid more than 5% in the fourth quarter of 2019, as the oil giant dealt with weak margins in its chemical and retail fuel operations. The country's largest oil producer posted $5.69 billion in profits, or $1.33 per share, for the quarter. But those profits were boosted by a one...
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