Labor Day is a holiday to honor the American worker, but it also has a political bent too."Politics dominate summer’s last hurrah on Labor Day"
Explosions that rocked a Texas chemical plant after it was inundated by Harvey’s floodwaters are raising questions about the adequacy of industry preparations for the monster storm and stoking fears of more accidents in the days ahead."Plant explosions, spills test industry’s response to Harvey"
Arkema SA is not exactly a household name, but its products are found in everything from plastics in automotive parts to adhesives for baby diapers. The company also claims to be the third-largest producer of hydrogen peroxide in the world."Chemical plant explosion thrusts Arkema into spotlight"
Gains among technology companies helped snap a three-day losing streak for U.S. stocks Friday, though the market ended with its worst weekly loss since March."US stocks snap 3-day losing streak in roller coaster week"
The health care law of the land has survived for now, but it needs help — and it needs it soon."Higher prices, fewer options lurk after health bill collapse"
A preliminary report by Canadian air safety regulators says an Air Canada jet with 140 people on board came within 100 feet of crashing onto two planes that were awaiting takeoff from San Francisco’s airport last week in what could have been among the worst disasters in aviation history."Jet was within 100 feet of hitting 2 planes in San Francisco"
Banks and technology companies led U.S. stocks to modest gains Thursday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to its second record close in two days."Banks, tech lead US stocks to modest gains, new Dow record"
Microsoft wants to extend broadband services to rural America by turning to a wireless technology that uses the buffer zones separating individual television channels in the airwaves."Microsoft eyes buffer zone in TV airwaves for rural internet"
Another day of listless trading on Wall Street ended Tuesday with the major stock indexes closing out having shifted marginally from the day before."Energy companies lead US stock indexes mostly higher"