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Clinton Releases Plan To Help Coal Country Adapt To Climate

November 12, 2015 2:39 pm | by Lisa Lerer, Associated Press

Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign announced a $30 billion plan to help coal country adapt to new climate change policies that could have a striking economic impact on their communities.


Ford Plans $900M Investment, 200 More Jobs At Chicago Plant

November 12, 2015 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press

Ford Motor Co. would invest $900 million in its assembly plant on Chicago's South Side and create about 200 new jobs under a tentative labor agreement between the automaker and United Auto Workers.


Teenager Accused Of Setting Manufacturing Plant Alight

November 12, 2015 2:25 pm | by The Associated Press

It took firefighters nearly seven hours to put out the flames.


Big Beer Merger Leaves Future Uncertain For Competitors

November 12, 2015 2:04 pm | by Danica Kirka, Associated Press

Heineken, Molson Coors and Carlsberg are storied brewers that trace their roots back hundreds of years and have loyal drinkers around the world. But the merger of their two biggest competitors leaves such mid-size competitors without a clear way forward.


Fear Not: You'll Get Your Thanksgiving Turkey, Pumpkin Pie

November 12, 2015 10:44 am | by Steve Karnowski, Associated Press

The holiday season perennially generates stories about some items being in short supply or dramatically pricier, but markets have a way of balancing themselves out, particularly around this meal.


VW Offers Some Employees Amnesty For Information On Cheating

November 12, 2015 10:39 am | by The Associated Press

Volkswagen is telling employees that they can come forward with information about how the company cheated on emissions tests — and won't be fired.


Honda To Recall 5 Models Again Over Transmission Flaw

November 12, 2015 10:08 am | by The Associated Press

Honda recalled a total of 384,000 vehicles in the same five models in June 2013 and fixed their hydraulic control computer program. However, the fix is believed to be insufficient as nine cases of the problem have been reported since December 2013.


Applications For U.S. Jobless Aid Stay Near Historic Lows

November 12, 2015 9:56 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer

Applications are a proxy for layoffs. Just three weeks ago, the average dropped to its lowest level since December 1973. That suggests employers are confident the economy will continue to expand and see little reason to let go of their staffs.


Mayor Raises Pittsburgh Workers' Minimum Wage To $15 By 2021

November 11, 2015 3:13 pm | by Joe Mandak, The Associated Press

Pittsburgh is one on a growing list of cities working toward a $15 minimum wage for city employees. Whether or not these actions in the public sector will ripple out to the private sector is to be determined. 


Report Questions Railroad Bridge Safety, Inspection System

November 11, 2015 2:56 pm | by Josh Funk, The Associated Press

The crude oil often travels in trains with more than 100 tank cars, and there have been several fiery derailments involving crude oil in recent years.


GM, Government Actions Questioned In Car Fire Recalls

November 11, 2015 2:39 pm | by Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers

The post-recall fires raise questions about whether GM should have acted sooner, whether the government should have taken notice and stepped in, and whether the ineffective fix should have been approved in the first place.


Small Southern Illinois Village Braces For Coal Mine Closure

November 11, 2015 2:29 pm | by The Associated Press

Murray Energy Corp. announced last week that it expects to close American Coal Company's New Era mine in mid-2016. Its sister mine in Galatia, New Future, is expected to keep operating. The two mines employed about 700 people before layoffs earlier this year.


German Transport Agency Is Testing Emissions On 23 Brands

November 11, 2015 10:36 am | by The Associated Press

The agency said Wednesday since late September it's been examining about 50 diesel-powered vehicles, based on German test statistics and tips about heightened emissions.


BASF Revamp Creates Two New Units: Paper And Oilfield Chemicals

November 11, 2015 10:31 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor

The German mega-chemicals company said that the changes would result in approximately 120 jobs being cut globally after they take effect Jan. 1.


China Auto Sales Grow At Year's Strongest Rate After Tax Cut

November 11, 2015 10:16 am | by The Associated Press

Purchases of sedans, SUVs and minivans in the biggest market by number of vehicles sold rose 13.3 percent to 1.9 million, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.


Beer Merger Will Not Bring Budweiser, Miller Under Same Roof

November 11, 2015 10:05 am | by Danica Kirka, Associated Press

The world's two biggest beer makers will join forces to create a company that produces almost a third of the world's beer. But in the U.S., the deal will not bring arch rivals Budweiser and Miller under the same roof.


Small U.S. Businesses Wooing Big Players At Mideast Airshow

November 10, 2015 3:15 pm | by Aya Batrawy, Associated Press

U.S. aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney doesn't just have a booth at this year's Dubai Airshow. The company takes up two chalets outside the main exhibition hall alongside other aviation and defense giants like Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.


Justices Skeptical Of Tyson Foods In Class-Action Case

November 10, 2015 2:49 pm | by Mark Sherman, Associated Press

The justices indicated during arguments that they would not embrace Tyson's invitation to use the case to impose new limits on the ability of workers to band together to dispute pay and workplace issues.


Study: Dispersants Did Not Help Oil Degrade In BP Spill

November 10, 2015 10:49 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer

If the new results are true, up to half the oil can't be accounted for, said the author of a new study on the spill in the Gulf of Mexico.


GE Transportation Signs $2.6B Deal With India Railways

November 10, 2015 10:39 am | by The Associated Press

GE Transportation has announced a $2.6 billion deal to manufacture 1,000 locomotives for India Railways, just days after announcing it will lay off 1,500 union workers at its northwestern Pennsylvania operations.



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