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Federal environmental officials spurred North Carolina regulators to reverse a policy allowing Duke Energy to drain massive amounts of polluted wastewater from its coal ash dumps directly into the state's rivers and lakes, according to documents.
State and federal wildlife officials are resorting to installing giant water chillers in some of California's fish hatcheries, as drought, over-allocation of water and climate change all combine this year to make temperatures too warm for some baby salmon and other fish to survive.
Another Utah ski resort has been sold.
Separate brands of children's hooded sweatshirts that pose a strangulation hazard and children's sneakers with a piece that poses a choking hazard are among this week's recalled consumer products.
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Shares of some top telecom companies were up at the close of trading: AT&T Inc. rose $.39 or 1.1 percent, to $35.36.
Shares of some top supermarkets companies were up at the close of trading: Kroger rose $1.38 or 2.7 percent, to $52.88.
Shares of some top restaurant companies were up at the close of trading: Brinker International Inc. rose $1.65 or 3.2 percent, to $53.00.
Shares of some top silver companies were down at the close of trading: Hecla Mining Co. fell $.14 or 5.4 percent, to $2.45.
Shares of some top specialty retail companies were up at the close of trading: Autozone Inc. rose $4.81 or .9 percent, to $518.11.
Shares of some top staffing companies were up at the close of trading: Kelly Services Inc. class A rose $.30 or 1.9 percent, to $15.85.
Shares of some top department store retail companies were up at the close of trading: Kohl's Corp. rose $.64 or 1.1 percent, to $61.47.
RadioShack says it has inked deals with a group of investors to restructure part of its debt and access funds, moves aimed at giving the struggling consumer electronics retailer more financial breathing room.
J.P. Morgan Chase won't notify those customers who have been affected by its summer security breach -- estimated to be two-thirds of U.S. households -- that their personal information was exposed, a spokesperson for the bank told MarketWatch.
The attorneys general of Illinois and Connecticut will look into a breach of JPMorgan Chase's computer servers.
President Barack Obama, who used northern Indiana RV manufacturers as a rallying point during the Great Recession, returned to the state Friday for the first time in three years to tout the role of manufacturing in the nation's economic recovery.
Here's a look at the names and estimated cost of 44 projects approved for funding from BP PLC's $1 billion set-aside dedicated to recovery from its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico: ALABAMA $85.5 million Gulf State Park Enhancement Project $5 million Swift Tract Living Shoreline $3.2 million Oyster Cultch Restoration ALABAMA TOTAL: $93.7 MILLION FLORIDA $10.8 million Beach Enhancement Project at Gulf Island National Seashore $4 million Gulf Islands National Seashore Ferry Project $775,605 Cat Point Living Shoreline Project $10.8 million Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline Project $2.7 million Seagrass Recovery Project $588,500 Perdido Key State Park Beach Boardwalk Improvements $1.5 million Big Lagoon State Park Boat Ramp Improvement $1 million Bob Sikes Pier Parking and Trail Restoration $11.5 million Artificial Reefs $18.8 million Fish Hatchery $2.9 million Scallop Enhancement for Increased Recreational Fishing Opportunity in the Florida Panhandle $882,750 Shell Point Beach Nourishment $611,234 Perdido Key Dune Restoration Project $5.4 million Florida Oyster Cultch Placement Project $3.2 million Strategically Provided Boat Access Along Florida's Gulf Coast $386,291 Walton County Boardwalks and Dune Crossovers $2.1 million Gulf County Recreation Projects $470,800 Bald Point State Park Recreation Areas $1.8 million Enhancements of Franklin County Parks and Boat Ramps $262,989 Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area Fishing and Wildlife Viewing Access Improvements $1.2 million Navarre Beach Park Gulfside Walkover Complex $614,630 Navarre Beach Park Coastal Access $309,669 Gulf Breeze Wayside Park Boat Ramp $2.6 million Developing Enhanced Recreational Opportunities at the Escribano Point Portion of the Yellow River WMA $10.2 million Norriego Point Restoration and Recreation Project $588,500 Deer Lake State Park Development $993,649 City of Parker Oak Shore Drive Pier $2 million Panama City Marina Fishing Pier, Boat Ramp and Staging Docks $1.5 million Wakulla Marshes Sands Park Improvements $4.6 million Northwest Florida Estuarine Habitat Restoration, Protection and Education, Fort Walton Beach FLORIDA TOTAL: $105.2 million LOUISIANA: $318.4 million Louisiana Outer Coast Restoration $22 million Louisiana Marine Fisheries Enhancement, Research, and Science Center LOUISIANA TOTAL: $340.4 million MISSISSIPPI $50 million Hancock County Marsh Living Shoreline Project $10.4 million Restoration Initiatives at the Infinity Science Center $4.8 million Popp's Ferry Causeway Park $3.8 million Pascagoula Beachfront Promenade MISSISSIPPI TOTAL: $69 million TEXAS $10.7 million Galveston Island State Park Beach Development $3.6 million Matagorda Artificial Reef Project $2.2 million Freeport Artificial Reef Project $1.9 million Mid/Upper Texas Coast Artificial Reef Ship Reef Project $210,100 Sea Rim State Park Improvements TEXAS TOTAL: $18.6 million GRAND TOTAL: $626.8 million Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Thirty years ago, industrialist and philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. hired an author to begin chronicling his life's stories in hopes of one day writing a book.
Officials have approved plans to spend $627 million on 44 projects meant to aid recovery from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but environmentalists are fuming that $85.5 million will go to an Alabama beachfront hotel they say will hurt rather than help the Gulf.
A judge has ruled that state water managers in drought-stricken California must consider the environmental impacts of running one of the nation's largest water banks.