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Electric vehicle battery-related plant announced in Kentucky

Aug. 08, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Lotte Aluminium Materials USA plans an aluminum foil manufacturing operation to serve the electric vehicle battery industry in Kentucky and is expected to create 122 full-time jobs. The company is investing $238.7 million in the plant in Hardin County, Gov....

Machinists at 3 Boeing defense plants ratify new contract

Aug. 03, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nearly 2,500 workers at three Boeing defense plants in the Midwest voted Wednesday to ratify a contract that their union said will raise pay by an average of 14% over three years and add inflation adjustments. The vote by members of the International Association of...

Maryland gets $22.9 million grant for offshore wind training

Aug. 03, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland is getting nearly $23 million in federal money for a new training program for the offshore wind industry, the U.S. Commerce Department announced Wednesday. The Maryland Works for Wind project will partner leading employers and seven local unions to build a...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Aug. 03, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 30 The Washington Post on U.S. accepting Ukrainian immigrants The United States has now met President Biden’s goal, announced in March, to legally admit “up to” 100,000...

JetBlue posts Q2 loss as fuel costs offset rising revenue

Aug. 02, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — JetBlue Airways lost $188 million in the second quarter, as fuel costs nearly tripled and wiped out a large increase in revenue during the early part of the peak vacation-travel season. The loss reported Tuesday was wider than Wall Street expected. JetBlue was...

New Kentucky plant to create 250 jobs in Hopkinsville

Aug. 02, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Ascend Elements Inc. will invest $310 million in a new Kentucky plant, creating 250 full-time jobs in Christian County. Ascend produces advanced, sustainable battery materials from recycled lithium-ion batteries. The plant will produce enough recycled battery...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 01, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. July 29, 2022. Editorial: Gerrymandered board of education districts do not accord with Ohio law and should be revised: editorial Ohio voters created the State Board of Education in 1953. As the law is currently constituted, 11 of the board’s...

Kentucky bourbon distillery expanding, adding 50 jobs

Jul. 29, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Spirits maker Beam Suntory is investing $400 million to expand a bourbon distillery in central Kentucky and will create 50 full-time jobs, Gov. Andy Beshear announced. The expansion is at James B. Beam Distilling Co.'s Booker Noe Distillery in Boston in Nelson...

Congress OKs bill to aid computer chip firms, counter China

Jul. 29, 2022 02:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday passed a $280 billion package to boost the semiconductor industry and scientific research in a bid to create more high-tech jobs in the United States and help it better compete with international rivals, namely China. The House approved the...

Unexpected deal would boost Biden pledge on climate change

Jul. 28, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unexpected deal reached by Senate Democrats would be the most ambitious action ever taken by the United States to address global warming and could help President Joe Biden come close to meeting his pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, experts said Thursday,...