New Breakers Tour Plumbs the Depth Below Famous Mansion

By Michelle R. Smith NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) _ Visitors to the spectacular Gilded Age mansion The Breakers now have the chance to explore its depths with a new tour that shows off the domestic technology that helped make the 70-room building state of the art when it was completed in 1895. The hour long “Beneath […]

Company Finds Gaps in Underwater Oil Pipeline’s Coating

By John Flesher TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The company that operates twin oil pipelines in the waterway linking Lake Huron and Lake Michigan said Aug. 30 that it had found a number of gaps in a protective layer of enamel coating on the pipes. Enbridge Inc.’s disclosure prompted criticism from Michigan’s governor and other […]

Kimberly-Clarke to Power North American Mills With Renewable Wind Energy

Agreements enable Kimberly-Clark to surpass greenhouse gas reduction goal four years ahead of schedule DALLAS /PRNewswire/ — Kimberly-Clark Corporation last month announced its first major commitment to renewable energy with agreements to annually purchase approximately 1,000,000 megawatt hours (245 megawatts – MW) of electricity from two new wind power projects in Texas and Oklahoma. The […]

Iowa Officials Hope to Increase Training in Skilled Trades

By Mackenzie Ryan | The Des Moines Register DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Zachary Hageman moves through the almost-done luxury apartments near downtown Des Moines and points to the studs and wiring, the drywall and cabinets. The 18-year-old is part of the cleanup crew, an entry-level position that’s part of a new school program designed […]

Key US Gasoline Pipeline Aims to Carry More Fuel by Sunday

By Claudia Lauer and Jeff Martin DALLAS (AP) _ A major gasoline pipeline may be able to resume shipping fuel from the Houston area by Sunday, its operator said, potentially mitigating gasoline shortages across the southern United States since Hurricane Harvey forced Gulf Coast refineries to close. But filling tanks was already becoming difficult Thursday […]