Dinner on the patio? First, hold the stench

Parts of downtown Des Moines have been so transformed in the past decade by new apartments, trendy shops and microbreweries, it’s sometimes hard to reconcile the present with the not-so-distant past. But one strong reminder of the city's heritage remains: the stench.

Freight trains could help decongest the Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach, the Utah Inland Port Authority, and Union Pacific Railroad announced a new partnership aimed at rapidly evacuating cargo from terminals in Long Beach to Salt Lake City for further distribution throughout western states.

Kellogg's US cereal plant workers go on strike

About 1,400 Kellogg Co cereal plant employees went on a strike on Tuesday, hoping to get the packaged foods maker to negotiate what a labor union called a "fair contract" for the workers.