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Enbridge Getting Cleanup Equipment Just in Case of Oil Spill

By John Flesher TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian company that owns twin oil pipelines in the area where Lakes Huron and Michigan converge said Monday it will spend $7 million over the next two years on additional equipment that could be deployed quickly in the event of a spill, while insisting prospects are […]

Mortenson to Lead $485 Million Rockford Healthcare Project

CHICAGO — Mortenson Construction has been chosen as the builder for Mercyhealth’s new specialty women’s and children’s hospital and multispecialty clinic building. The $485 million project broke ground on June 6, with both facilities scheduled for substantial completion in January 2019. Mortenson’s Chicago office, which recently built the new 296-bed Silver Cross Hospital in New […]

Failing Section of Seawall Along Black River Being Repaired

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A failing section of seawall along the Black River in Port Huron is being repaired. The Times Herald of Port Huron reports crews started working on the seawall in early June after noticing it shifting into the Black River east of the Seventh Street Bridge. Lennie Naeyaert, city engineer and […]

End of California Nuclear Era: Last Plant to Close by 2025

By Ellen Knickmeyer Associated Press California’s last nuclear power plant will close by 2025 under an accord announced Tuesday, ending three decades of safety debates that helped fuel the national anti-nuclear power movement. The state’s largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., and environmental groups reached an agreement to replace production at Diablo Canyon nuclear […]

Smartwatches Are Getting Smarter, Though Not Quickly Enough

By Anick Jesdanun NEW YORK (AP) — Apple and Android smartwatches are getting better as their makers sand off the rough edges that have frustrated many early adopters. But the improvements are just small steps in a long journey to convince people they need a computer on their wrist. The Apple Watch, for instance, promises […]