Stocks of local interest

Boeing is bringing another plant to South Carolina.

The aircraft maker announced Monday it will create about 150 jobs by building a plant to assemble the interiors for its new 787 jetliner.

The company says it hasn't decided an exact location for the new plant, but it wants the inside of the planes made within 20 minutes' distance of the jetliner assembly line being built in North Charleston and scheduled to open in July 2011.

Boeing officials wouldn't say how much the company is investing in the new plant.

The company picked South Carolina for a second site to build its latest jetliner, expanding from its longtime Washington manufacturing base to take advantage of incentives and a nonunion work force.


Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to pay $27.6 million to settle allegations that it improperly handled and dumped hazardous waste at stores across California in a case that led to changes in the retailer's practices nationwide, prosecutors said Monday.

The settlement ends a five-year investigation involving more than 20 prosecutors and 32 environmental agencies that found violations at 236 of Wal-Mart's stores and distribution centers across California, including Sam's Club warehouse stores, said San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.

Wal-Mart was accused of improperly disposing of pesticide, fertilizer, paint, aerosols and other chemicals.