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  • Man sentenced over lead poisoning of 5 workers Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho— A South Dakota man has been fined $3,000 and ordered to attend a class on worker-safety standards after five employees he was supervising inhaled lead while working in Idaho, the U.S. attorney's office said.

  • Energy secretary pushes for nuclear power Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz championed the use of nuclear power and urged politicians and leaders in the energy industry to adapt and modernize energy production to help minimize the fallout from global warming.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 20- Mike Yack has left the workforce twice in the last eight years and calls himself retired, yet at age 62 the former General Motors employee does not consider his working life over. Yack, who says he can get by on Social Security and his GM pension, is among millions of Americans who could re-enter the U.S. labor force if the economy improves.

  • Prison company pays $8 million in back wages Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:13 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday.

  • Prison company pays $8 million in back wages Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday.

  • Defense grills plant manager in salmonella trial Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    He was indicted along with his former boss, Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell, and two others. It also charges Stewart Parnell and the plant's quality assurance manager, Mary Wilkerson, with obstructing justice.

  • New Mexico chile gets certified-product safeguards Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 5:16 AM ET

    Now New Mexico has its own trademark and certification program to protect the reputation and integrity of its signature crop: chile. Martinez described chile as a way of life in New Mexico. The governor said consumers— whether in New Mexico or New York City— shouldn't have to wonder whether they're getting real New Mexico- grown chile.

  • Ex-peanut plant head says he lied about salmonella Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 1:07 PM ET

    ALBANY, Ga.— A former manager of a south Georgia peanut processing plant blamed for a deadly salmonella outbreak lied to federal investigators to protect the company he worked for but decided to come clean after realizing how many people had been sickened, he testified Thursday.

  • No mechanical issues found before CEO's crash Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 12:36 PM ET

    The National Transportation Safety Board also reported Tuesday that Appleton didn't take specialized training before crashing while taking off from the airport in Boise, where Micron is based.

  • Washington gets dust storm in Western weather swap Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    PHOENIX— Storms in the Western U.S. have created an odd coincidence and something of a weather swap in Arizona and Washington. Weather experts say the dust storms, called haboobs, typically occur in Arizona, Africa's Sahara desert and parts of the Middle East because of dry conditions and large amounts of sand, but they can occasionally show up elsewhere.

  • Ga. plant manager 'scared' by salmonella test Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    Samuel Lightsey continued testifying as a prosecution witness against his former boss at Peanut Corp. of America, Stewart Parnell, and two others. The first time he ever saw a positive test for salmonella was in August 2008, not long after he joined Peanut Corporation, he said.

  • Ga. plant manager says mold, mildew at processor Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    Samuel Lightsey is a key government witness against his former boss, Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell, and two others.

  • SEOUL/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 6- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc said they had agreed to drop all patent litigation outside the United States, scaling down a protracted legal battle between the smartphone rivals.

  • Republican lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday that would force President Barack Obama to submit quickly to Congress any comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran and give lawmakers the chance to reject the deal and reimpose sanctions.

  • The California cities of San Jose, Vallejo and San Diego all saw a heightened threat, as new fault lines have been recently discovered, the report said. It also upgraded the risks facing parts of the central and eastern United States, singling out areas near New Madrid, Missouri, and Charleston, South Carolina.

  • U.S. senators urge Treasury to fix money fund tax concerns Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    In a series of three letters dated July 15 and seen by Reuters, Democratic Senators Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Mark Warner of Virginia and Republicans Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Mike Crapo of Idaho said the Treasury needs to issue quickly guidance because it will help inform both the public and the SEC.

  • Sun Valley talks national service, education Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:37 PM ET

    SUN VALLEY, Idaho, July 10- Media and technology CEOs and investors get together every year at the Allen& Co conference in Sun Valley for a week of mingling and deal-making at the upscale Idaho mountain resort.

  • CHICAGO, July 8- Federal regulators widened the recall of salmonella-tainted chicken produced by Foster Farms to include products believed to have been sent to military bases in five states to feed personnel and their families, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, July 6- Boeing Co will easily recover financially from a 19- car train derailment in Montana last week that sent three fuselages for its popular 737 jetliner tumbling down a steep embankment toward a river and damaged other plane parts, analysts said on Sunday.

  • LOS ANGELES, July 1- Rupert Murdoch jets into Idaho's Sun Valley next week for the year's most exclusive tech and media industry gathering, armed with both the money and the appetite for a major deal.