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FILE - In this May 6, 2020, file photo, a sign stands outside the Department of Labor's headquarters in Washington. A government watchdog has found that the Labor Department’s widely watched weekly unemployment benefits data are providing an inaccurate reading on the number of newly laid off workers because of flaws in the government’s data collection. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

GAO says weekly unemployment benefits report flawed

Nov. 30, 2020 6:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog has found that the Labor Department’s widely watched weekly unemployment benefits data are providing an inaccurate reading on the number of newly laid off workers because of flaws in the government’s data collection. The Government Accountability Office...

Auto parts maker plans expansion in Tennessee with 260 jobs

Nov. 30, 2020 5:01 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Spanish auto parts manufacturer is investing $94.7 million in an expansion of its Tennessee operations that is expected to create 260 new jobs over five years. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development says the project that will expand two plants marks...

Rancher Mike Wilcox surveys the debris left at the site of the Keystone-Wallace Copper Mill, where he worked briefly in the 1970s on Nov. 12, 2020. Wilcox fears a copper mine's plans to pump diluted sulfuric acid into the shallow aquifer that supplies his well will drive him out of business.  (Zak Podmore/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Ranchers, landowners worry about copper mine's plan

Nov. 29, 2020 11:43 AM EST

LISBON VALLEY, Utah (AP) — When Mike Wilcox was a young man in the mid-1970s, he took a job at the Keystone-Wallace copper mine and mill near his home in Lisbon Valley, Utah. Some days, Wilcox went down in the open pit and dug a series of deep holes that were each loaded with 100 pounds of explosives....

Michigan leaders encourage residents to support local shops

Nov. 26, 2020 9:39 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State leaders are asking Michigan residents to beat lines and avoid crowds by shopping at local small businesses on Black Friday. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. is encouraging shopping, eating and traveling locally through a new “Support Local” campaign in order...

Clorox bringing 158 new jobs to North Carolina

Nov. 25, 2020 6:04 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The Clorox Company is going to create 158 new jobs in Durham, North Carolina, in its vitamins and supplements division, according to the governor's office. Gov. Roy Cooper's office announced Tuesday that the company will invest $7.5 million to bring the division's headquarters to Durham...

With wipe and mask demand high, fiber maker sets $48M growth

Nov. 24, 2020 12:30 PM EST

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — A unit of a Thai chemical company will spend $48 million to expand production in Georgia, citing strong demand because of the coronavirus pandemic for synthetic fibers used in face masks and wipes. FiberVisions, a unit of Indorama Ventures, will expand its factory east of Atlanta in...

UK-based company plans to bring 1,000 jobs to West Virginia

Nov. 24, 2020 10:30 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A UK technology company plans to build a new facility in West Virginia that officials said Monday is expected to create 1,000 new manufacturing and technology jobs. DST Innovations, a company based in Wales, is partnering with Blue Rock Manufacturing for the new facility to develop...

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Atlanta.  Georgia’s top elections official said he will certify that Joe Biden won the state's presidential election after a hand tally stemming from a mandatory audit affirmed the Democrat's lead over Republican President Donald Trump.  Raffensperger said during a news conference Friday that he believes the numbers his office has presented are correct.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Georgia counties set to start recount requested by Trump

Nov. 23, 2020 4:42 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After the Trump campaign requested a recount of the presidential ballots in Georgia, county election workers have just over a week to complete the new tally, a top elections official said Monday. The election results certified last week by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger showed...

Red Lake Nation uses crowdfunding to bet big on solar energy

Nov. 21, 2020 1:02 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Red Lake Nation is betting big on solar energy. The Chippewa Indian reservation in northern Minnesota will soon be home to one of the region’s largest solar arrays, a 240-kilowatt installation atop a workforce training center that will generate about half the...

Wisconsin state Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, co-chair of the Joint Committee on Finance, has faulted Gov. Tony Evers' administration for the slow pace at which it has processed a surge of unemployment insurance claims during the pandemic. He is seen here during a public hearing at the State Capitol on Dec. 3, 2018 in Madison, Wis. (Coburn Dukehart/Wisconsin Watch via AP)

Wisconsin jobless claims rise as state's system woes persist

Nov. 21, 2020 1:01 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As Wisconsin businesses shuttered this spring to slow the spread of COVID-19, jobless filings and phone calls flooded the Department of Workforce Development — too quickly for staffers to keep up. But DWD Secretary Caleb Frostman remained optimistic. In a May 4 email, Frostman...