• 10 things to know about Florida citrus, greening Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    LAKE WALES, Fla.— A disease called greening is threatening to wipe out a vital part of Florida's economy and identity: the state's $9 billion citrus industry. Here are 10 things to know about Florida citrus, its history and the disease now imperiling the industry:.

  • Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 10:55 AM ET

    LAKE WALES, Fla.— The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Welcome to Florida, "she says with a big smile. Oranges, especially, have long been synonymous with the magic of Florida.

  • Indonesia's chief economics minister, Chairul Tanjung, said he had got to a point where he felt only talking directly to the 76- year-old U.S. mining legend might break a deadlock in the six-month row, which had already cost Southeast Asia's top economy more than $1 billion and put thousands of jobs at risk.

  • Report: Tesla building I-80 supercharger station Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 2:37 PM ET

    TRUCKEE, Calif.— Tesla Motors Inc. is building a supercharger station in the Sierra Nevada north of Lake Tahoe where drivers of the company's electric cars can recharge for free along Interstate 80, a newspaper says.

  • GM opens IT center in Phoenix, Arizona Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Aug 22- General Motors Co said it opened a fourth IT center in the United States in Phoenix, Arizona as it aims to improve performance and cut operational costs. The automaker said it expects to hire 1,000 employees at the center over the next five years. GM's three other IT centers are in Warren, Michigan, in Austin, Texas and in Roswell, Georgia.

  • Glitch voids 17,000 New Jersey red-light tickets Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 3:21 PM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.— A computer glitch at the company that operates most of the state's red-light cameras has led to about 17,000 tickets being voided, the judiciary office said Thursday. ATS, based in Tempe, Arizona, had notified the state about the glitch on Aug. 10, state judiciary spokeswoman Winnie Comfort said.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 20- As the first U.S. oil condensate exports head to Asia from the Gulf Coast, crude producers and refiners are exploring ways to get around a century-old law that makes it three times more expensive to ship by water between U.S. ports than to sail to a foreign port.

  • PetSmart to consider selling itself Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:39 PM ET

    Bowing to pressure from investors, PetSmart Inc. said Tuesday that it is considering putting itself up for sale. Investment firm Longview Asset Management and hedge fund Jana Partners have both called on PetSmart to sell itself, a move they say would benefit shareholders.

  • Lucrative Grand Canyon contract up for bid again Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— A lucrative contract to operate some of the most iconic lodging and food locations at the Grand Canyon has been reopened for bidding in a process that will bring changes affecting the millions of people who visit the landmark each year.

  • Arches, Canyonlands national parks ban drones Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 3:55 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Drones are now officially banned in Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah. The agency's office in Moab, Utah, announced the rule in the two Utah parks Monday. Two large national parks, Grand Canyon in Arizona and Zion in Utah, have already changed their rules to ban drones.

  • Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an average of one "streamer" every two minutes, are urging California officials to halt the operator's application to build a still-bigger version.

  • Vermont grapples with aging prison facilities Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 8:38 AM ET

    The state Department of Buildings and General Services shared data with a legislative committee this past week on the maintenance costs of all eight Vermont correctional facilities and the estimated cost of replacing them.

  • LONDON, Aug 13- Gas-fuelled locomotives are not a new idea. Plymouth Locomotive Company built the first propane-fuelled rail engine as early as 1936..

  • *Shares cut losses, Bunds pare gains as Iraq concerns settle. President Barack Obama' s decision to authorize air strikes in Iraq, but most equity markets rebounded from overnight lows.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 7- Freeport-McMoRan Inc has contacted potential buyers about selling its onshore oil wells in California, which could fetch as much as $5 billion, people familiar with the matter said.

  • JAKARTA, Aug 7- Freeport-McMoRan Inc's Indonesia unit will complete on Thursday loading for its first copper concentrate export shipment since new mining rules were introduced in the Southeast Asian nation, the unit's CEO said.

  • Shares of the oil sands producer surged as much as 4.8 percent after Athabasca Chief Executive and President Sveinung Svarte said Wednesday a C $1.23 billion deal with PetroChina Co Ltd to complete its takeover of the Dover project would close within a "reasonable time frame."

  • Aug 6- Canadian oil sands producer Athabasca Oil Corp reported a bigger quarterly loss as it set aside C $49 million to settle some claims by PetroChina Co Ltd's Phoenix Energy Holdings Ltd..

  • Aug 5- First Solar Inc, the biggest solar panel maker in the United States, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, sending its shares down 5 percent in extended trade.

  • First Solar profit falls on project delays Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    Aug 5- First Solar Inc, the biggest solar panel maker in the United States, reported an 86 percent fall in quarterly profit, largely due to project delays. Net income fell to $4.5 million, or 4 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $33.6 million, or 37 cents per share, a year earlier.