Things are looking up for steelmakers after a rough patch during the economic downturn and a winter weather-chilled first quarter.
Demand for steel was relatively flat in the United States in 2013, but AcrelorMittal is expecting a 4 percent increase in demand and shipments this year.
The steel industry got a boost from strong car sales in 2013, which hopefully should continue into this year, said Susan Zlajic, manager of government affairs at ArcelorMittal USA Inc.
Steelmakers continue to struggle with weak demand, low prices and overcapacity.
The Food and Drug Administration may consider new standards for the levels of arsenic in rice as consumer groups are calling for federal guidance on how much of the carcinogen can be present in food.
NEW YORK | Laser technology to help officials. Computer chips in the football.
The first-down line that has become a staple of all NFL broadcasts should become a fixture for fans at the stadium. Chain gangs might disappear, as well, if measurements can accurately be determined through high-tech gadgets. Lasers or computer chips could "extend 100 feet up" NFL senior exe…
NEW YORK | Job growth in the United States is slowing. Sales at stores have stopped growing. The economies of India, Brazil and China are cooling. Europe is crippled by government debt and bad bank loans.
WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama is casting Mitt Romney as a greedy, job-killing corporate titan with little concern for the working class in a new, multi-pronged effort that seeks to undermine the central rationale for his Republican rival's candidacy: his business credentials.
Steel mill service firm Phoenix Services will open a slag processing and distribution facility in Portage after signing a multi-year contract with ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but maybe less so if you use chemical pesticides, fungicides or fertilizer.
Do you like eggs with wine? How about wine IN eggs?
Winemakers are embracing concrete egg-shaped fermenters as a way to add unique flavors to their wines.
WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama warned China Tuesday that it would not be allowed to gain a competitive advantage in world trade by "skirting the rules."
Anyone waiting for a full recovery of the domestic steel industry in 2012 may have to wait one more year.
Anyone waiting for a full recovery of the domestic steel industry in 2012 may have to wait one more year. "This recession, (the steel industry) just recovered so slowly, and steel production is still not where it was before the boom years in 2007 and early 2008," said Monica Bonar, North Ame…
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — If the holidays are truly a time for peace on earth and goodwill toward all, someone forgot to tell the Christmas tree people.
Gold and silver pieces are bringing nearly twice as much as they did in 2008, but diamonds are finally living up to their rep for being a girl's best friend.
TACOMA, Wash. — Stare out of Ingrid Walker's back windows in the rain and you won't see a dull, dripping yard with leafless trees. What you will see is pattern and color — royal blue granite shapes, yellow tin mushrooms, warm red brick paths and shiny glass stepping stones in a modernist mos…
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