After an election campaign that featured jobs as a central issue, some of the nation's businesses have responded to President Obama's victory with a series of layoff announcements related to a variety of factors including the New Year's "fiscal cliff."
HUNTINGTON, Utah (AP) - Six coal miners caught in a cave-in are probably dead and may forever be entombed in the mountain, officials conceded yesterday, all but abandoning the unflinching optimism they have maintained publicly for nearly two weeks.
HUNTINGTON, Utah (AP) A tiny microphone lowered deep into the earth early today picked up no evidence that six coal miners are alive four days after they were caught in a cave-in. But an air sample indicated enough oxygen to breathe was present in the chamber where the miners are believed to be trapped, and rescuers promised to keep digging toward them.
HUNTINGTON, Utah (AP) — Rescue crews clinging to a mountainside struggled yesterday to drill two narrow holes — one just 2½ inches across, the other less than 9 inches — in a painfully slow effort to get air and food to six miners trapped in a cave-in.
HUNTINGTON, Utah (AP) — Crews trying to get food and air to six coal miners drilled to within about 1,000 feet of the trapped men today and hoped to reach them in about two days, one of the mine's owners said.
HUNTINGTON, Utah (AP) — Seismic activity has "totally shut down" efforts to reach six miners trapped below ground and has wiped out all the work achieved in the past day, a mine executive said yesterday.
HUNTINGTON, Utah (AP) — Hundreds of rescuers broke through walls of rock in a desperate race to reach six coal miners trapped 1,500 feet below ground by a cave-in so powerful that authorities initially thought it was an earthquake.
HUNTINGTON, Utah (AP) — Efforts to reach six coal miners trapped more than 1,500 feet underground will take at least three days, and rescuers weren't even sure the men had survived the cave-in, one of the mine's owners said today.