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Cattle Producers Concerned About Effects From Tyson Fire

HOLCOMB, Kan. — A fire which indefinitely closed a Tyson meat processing plant in Holcomb could disrupt already strained processing operations, sparking fears from cattle producers who braced for tumbling market prices. Tyson has said it will reopen the plant …

Tyson to Rebuild Plant After Fire, Assures Weekly Pay for Full-Time Workers

U.S. meat processor Tyson Foods Inc said on Monday it will rebuild a Kansas beef plant after a fire heavily damaged the facility last week and that full-time, active employees would be paid weekly until production resumes. The company said …

Zurich Insurance Chief Set to End Revamp Ahead of All Goals

Zurich Insurance Group AG said it will exceed all of its financial targets as the global insurer benefits from a three-year turnaround plan that slashed costs. The combined ratio, a key measure of underwriting performance, declined to 95.1%, the company …

Jim Beam’s Kentucky Fire Ruins 45,000 Barrels of ‘Young Whiskey’

A fire at a Jim Beam bourbon facility in Kentucky destroyed about 45,000 barrels, potentially causing hundreds of millions of dollars of lost spirits. The spirits that went up in flames were “relatively young whiskey,” a spokesman for parent company …

Here’s How a Bird Started a Fire at a California Solar Farm

It may be safe for a bird to land on a wire, but not on two of them at once. The June 5 blaze at a California solar farm that scorched 1,127 acres started when a bird flew into a …

Unit at Philadelphia Refinery Completely Destroyed in Fire

The alkylation unit involved in a massive fire on Friday at Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc’s oil refinery has been completely destroyed, which will hamper the supply of gasoline from the U.S. East Coast’s largest refinery, sources familiar with the matter …

Gasoline Surges as Fire Rips Through Philadelphia Refinery

Gasoline futures jumped the most in three months after an explosion and fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery, the largest on the U.S. East Coast and a key supplier to the New York gasoline market. The fire threatens …

Musicians Lament Reported Loss of Records in Universal Fire

LOS ANGELES — Several big-name musicians voiced dismay on Wednesday that some of their recordings may have been among thousands of original masters that The New York Times Magazine reported were lost in the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot fire of …

West Virginia Woman Assembles Supply Kits for Fire Victims

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — For Joy Buskirk, the memories of a fire her family experienced years ago prompted her to do something for families who are impacted by the devastation of a fire now. The Parkersburg resident is putting together After …

Ohio Homeowner Charged With Murder, Arson Declined EUO

Court records filed in June show a property owner, recently charged with murder and aggravated arson, declined to cooperate with an insurance company investigation of his claim for a house fire that resulted in an Ohio firefighter’s death nearly a …