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July 13, 2018 - 2:00 pm
BEIJING (AP) — In a story July 12 about the U.S.-China trade war, The Associated Press erroneously reported that 20,000 jobs at an Alabama Hyundai plant could be at risk if the U.S. imposes higher auto tariffs. The plant employs 3,500 people. A corrected version of the story is below: China says US...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2018, file photo, the sun shines off the rear deck of a roadster on a Tesla dealer's lot in the south Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo. Electric car producer Tesla says it will build its first factory outside the United States in Shanghai. Tesla says an agreement signed Tuesday, July 10, with a Shanghai city government agency calls for construction to start in the near future. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
July 10, 2018 - 9:07 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Electric car producer Tesla will build its first factory outside the United States in Shanghai, becoming the first wholly foreign-owned automaker in China. Tesla Inc.'s announcement comes amid mounting U.S.-Chinese tension over technology and follows Beijing's April promise to end...
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In this March 15, 2018 photo, Moundsville, W. Va., mayor Allen Hendershott talks during an interview at the Moundsville City Building in Moundsville. The city is closely following a proposed Ohio project by Thailand's PTT Global Chemical to turn a byproduct of natural gas drilling into the raw material used to produce plastic products. Hendershott said his city has taken some preliminary steps to prepare for construction, such as revising zoning laws to help construction of businesses like restaurants, hotels and retail stores. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
July 08, 2018 - 1:19 pm
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A slice of Appalachia along the Ohio River still struggling decades after losing manufacturing jobs in the steel, aluminum and glass industries to overseas competition is looking to Asia to revive the region's fortunes with a more pliable product — plastic. A Thai...
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July 02, 2018 - 9:49 pm
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, US Virgin Islands (AP) — The U.S. Virgin Islands announced Monday that it reached a $1.4 billion deal to reopen one of the world's largest oil refineries in a move expected to boost the U.S. territory's economy. Gov. Kenneth Mapp said private equity firm ArcLight Capital Partners...
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June 26, 2018 - 11:18 am
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Electric Boat has broken ground on a new $800 million submarine manufacturing facility in Rhode Island. The project site in North Kingstown will house 14 acres of manufacturing space for submarine construction. The company anticipates adding at least 1,300 new jobs over...
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June 26, 2018 - 9:39 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — China Labor Watch says three activists who were arrested while investigating abuses at Ivanka Trump's Chinese suppliers last year were released from bail on Tuesday, but questions remain about their ability to live and work freely. The men were detained for a month last year as they...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2017, file photo, rows of motorcycles are behind a bronze plate with corporate information on the showroom floor at a Harley-Davidson dealership in Glenshaw, Pa. Harley-Davidson, facing rising costs from new tariffs, will begin shifting the production of motorcycles heading for Europe from the U.S. to factories overseas. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
June 26, 2018 - 5:28 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Production of Harley-Davidson motorcycles sold in Europe will move from U.S. factories to facilities overseas, the Milwaukee-based company announced Monday, a consequence of the retaliatory tariffs the EU is imposing on American exports in an escalating trade war with the Trump...
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Tenaris U.S. president Luca Zanotti, right, talks with workers on the floor of the Tenaris seamless pipe mill Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Bay City, Texas. Tenaris, which imports steel from it's facilities around the world, is seeking an exemption from the steel tariff. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 25, 2018 - 11:32 am
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Joel Johnson examines the shipping labels on 35-ton coils of American-made steel that will be unspooled, bent and welded into rounded sections of pipe. One's from Nucor, a mill in Arkansas. Another's from Steel Dynamics in Mississippi. But much harder to spot in the sprawling...
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June 20, 2018 - 12:37 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Sweden has started construction on a factory that will test whether it's feasible to make steel without burning fossil fuels. Utility firm Vattenfall said Tuesday it has teamed up with steel company SSAB and mining firm LKAB to build the 1.4-billion Swedish krona ($158 million) pilot...
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June 20, 2018 - 7:39 am
RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Volvo Cars, the first major automaker to abandon cars powered solely by internal combustion engines, is officially opening its first plant in the United States. The Swedish carmaker aims to make 130,000 hybrid or all-electric vehicles a year at the South Carolina factory,...
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