Industrial machinery and equipment

January 04, 2019 - 7:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parent company of California's largest utility said Friday it is assessing its finances and structure in its effort to confront a growing liability threat from wildfires blamed on the company. Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. could face billions of dollars in potential...
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December 30, 2018 - 4:21 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general has told a federal judge it's possible the giant utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. could face charges up to murder if investigators find reckless operation of power equipment caused any deadly wildfires in the past two years. The brief...
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A man walks as a car drives by past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. Most Asian stock markets gained while Japan edged down following Wall Street's rally at the end of a turbulent week. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 28, 2018 - 4:12 am
BEIJING (AP) — Most global stock markets advanced Friday while Japan edged down following Wall Street's rally after a turbulent week. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany's DAX rose 0.7 percent to 10,454.51 points and France's CAC 40 advanced 0.7 percent to 4,627.44. London's FTSE 100 added 0.1...
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Demonstrators wearing yellow vests protest at the toll gates of a motorway, in Biarritz, southwestern France, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. French President Emmanuel Macron will be speaking to his nation at last Monday, after increasingly violent, radicalized protests against his leadership have shaken the country and scarred its beloved capital. His long silence has aggravated that anger and many protesters are hoping only to hear one thing from Macron: “I quit.” (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
December 10, 2018 - 12:59 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have quietly introduced restrictions on the sale of yellow reflective vests, fearing opponents might attempt to copy French protesters during next month's anniversary of the 2011 popular uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, security officials and retailers...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 10, 2015 file photo, electricity pylons cross the skyline of Johannesburg city, background. South Africa's troubled power utility has been implementing a series of power cuts nationwide, intensifying concern about attempts to spur growth in one of Africa's biggest economies. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
December 04, 2018 - 6:25 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's troubled power utility on Tuesday implemented power cuts nationwide, intensifying concern about growth in one of Africa's biggest economies. State-owned Eskom said it took the measure, which followed similar cuts in recent days that disrupted businesses, as a "...
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FILE- In this Nov. 20, 2018, file photo, a trader works at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov. 27. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
November 27, 2018 - 4:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks wobbled Tuesday as large high-dividend stocks rose and smaller companies sank. Major indexes were coming off big gains the day before. Big health care companies including Johnson & Johnson rallied, as did telecommunications and household goods makers. Steel and other...
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FILE - This July 19, 2002, file photo, shows the Mackinac Bridge that spans the Straits of Mackinac from Mackinaw City, Mich. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hopes to use the final weeks of his tenure to lock in a deal allowing construction of a hotly debated oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes - a plan his successor opposes but may be powerless to stop. The Republican and his team are working on several fronts to seal an agreement with Canadian oil transport giant Enbridge for replacing the underwater segment of its Line 5, which carries oil and natural gas liquids between Wisconsin and Ontario and traverses northern Michigan. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 24, 2018 - 10:11 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hopes to use the final weeks of his tenure to lock in a deal allowing construction of a hotly debated oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes — a plan his successor opposes but may be powerless to stop. The two-term...
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Power transmission lines crest a hilltop above Camp Creek Road, the point of origin of the Camp Fire, in Pulga, Calif., on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 12, 2018 - 8:33 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California utilities again are facing severe financial pressures from the possibility that their equipment sparked catastrophic wildfires, including two that are now burning at either end of the state. The pressure comes even though Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a press conference after talks between the governments of Poland and Germany in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
November 02, 2018 - 3:54 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Conservatives allied with German Chancellor Angela Merkel say they have reached a deal to form a coalition government in the state of Bavaria after losing their majority there in an election last month. The dpa news agency reported Friday that the Christian Social Union,...
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In this undated photo released by Fred Leuchter, center, he stands near the control panel for the electric chair he built. Leuchter says he is afraid the chair will malfunction at an execution scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, because of later modifications. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he is confident it will work. (Courtesy of Fred Leuchter via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 9:39 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If Tennessee electrocutes Edmund Zagorski on Thursday, it will be in an electric chair built by a self-taught execution expert who is no longer welcome in the prison system and who worries that his device will malfunction. Fred Leuchter (LOOT'-cher) had a successful career...
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