December 28, 2012 A federal mediator says the International Longshoremen's Association and port operators have agreed in principle on key issues and will extend their negotiations by 30 days.
December 28, 2012 The drought gripping the nation's midsection has made the river very hard to navigate from St. Louis to Cairo, Ill., where it meets the Ohio River. By next week, barge traffic may have to halt altogether in that section, trade groups warn.
December 28, 2012 President Obama and congressional leaders will meet this afternoon. There's not much talk about a deal being reached that bridges their differences over taxes and spending. But at least a few lawmakers are still optimistic.
December 27, 2012 An Arizona ski resort is making snow for the first time this year, ending more than seven years' worth of legal battles over its snowmaking system, which relies entirely upon treated wastewater to coat its slopes when the snowfall has been uneven.