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Seattle explosion levels buildings, injures firefighters

Seattle explosion levels buildings, injures firefighters

SEATTLE (AP) — A natural gas explosion rocked a Seattle neighborhood early Wednesday, sending nine firefighters to the hospital and reducing businesses to rubble. Crews were responding to reports of a natural gas leak when the explosion happened along the main thoroughfare of the city’s Greenwood neighborhood, just north of downtown, Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman Corey Orvold said. As the ...

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Economist: U.S. recession unlikely until early 2019

Consumers and businesses won’t have to grapple with another recession until 2019 and a major downturn is unlikely for at least another 15 years, a Manchester, N.H.-based economist said Friday in Colorado Springs. A weakening dollar, an economic recovery in Europe and stronger growth late next year in China will trigger better economic conditions nationwide in 2016, particularly for businesses ...

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Mom and pop businesses feel ripple effect of downturn

Cat Well Service’s workover rigs drilled through a freshly cemented well north of Midland in September, the sort of well maintenance work that many of private oilfield businesses in Odessa and Midland rely on. This work grows increasingly scarce and competitive in the ongoing downturn. As oil companies began idling drilling rigs this year, the amount of workover rigs plummeted, ...

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China finds nearly 2,000 firms in breach of anti-pollution rules

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BEIJING, April 10 (Reuters) – Nearly 2,000 Chinese enterprises were found to be in violation of state pollution guidelines following a nationwide inspection campaign covering 25,000 industrial firms, the environment ministry said on Thursday. With the environment identified as one of the government’s top priorities after years of unfettered economic growth, Beijing has promised to enhance its powers to monitor and ...

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