Dec 26, 2013 Southwest is hiring hundreds of flight attendants and thousands have applied for the jobs.
Dec 19, 2013 U.S. coal producers hope to export coal from the Pacific Northwest to China. The world’s second biggest economy burns more coal than the rest of the world combined. That’s generated record levels of air pollution in China, and polluted waterways, too.
Dec 18, 2013 U.S. coal companies have hit hard times. Domestic demand is drying up, and global prices for coal are hitting record lows. What to do? The industry is looking across the Pacific to China for help, and is planning to build coal terminals in Washington to export coal from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the world’s second-biggest economy. But is China interested in American coal?
Dec 17, 2013 The Crow tribe in the Powder River Basin has one coal mine on its reservation, but poverty among tribal members remains high. The tribe would like more mining.
Dec 17, 2013 Strip mines in the Powder Ridge Basin of Wyoming and Montana are isolated and out of sight. Their efforts to expand exports of coal to Asia are making them more visible.
Dec 31, 2013 Dayton, Ohio competed with two dozen areas around the country to become a federal testing range for commercial drones.
Dec 12, 2013 This month federal regulators are expected to come out with new rules around Black Lung. Mine owners have argued against stricter regulations. It's been decades since major changes were made in standards for coal dust exposure.
Nov 29, 2013 Cardiff Garcia from FT Alphaville and Bloomberg's Nela Richardson join Lizzie O'Leary to look back at the week's business news and forward at where the economy is going.
Dec 18, 2013 Fifty-seven Native American tribes in the Pacific Northwest have come together to oppose plans to build coal export terminals in Oregon and Washington State.
Nov 21, 2013 Marketplace's Chris Farrell is worried that the skilled workers employers say they can't find are there, but algorithms are screening them out.