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Hong Kong watching Chinese nuclear plant after leak reported

Jun. 15, 2021 05:12 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China's government said Tuesday no abnormal radiation was detected outside a nuclear power plant near Hong Kong following a news report of a leak, while Hong Kong's leader said her administration was closely watching the facility. The operators released...

Pioneering investor dubbed 'China's First Shareholder' dies

Jun. 15, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A former factory worker known as “China’s First Shareholder” after he amassed a fortune trading in the country’s infant financial markets starting in the 1980s has died, news reports said Tuesday. Yang Huaiding died Sunday at 71, the state-owned...

Operator says China nuclear plant facing 'performance issue'

Jun. 14, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The French joint operator of a Chinese nuclear plant near Hong Kong said Monday that the plant is dealing with a “performance issue” but is currently operating within safety limits, following a report of a potential radioactive leak. The Taishan...

Order: Union can't limit vote to 87 Tennessee Nissan workers

Jun. 14, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal regulators have denied a union's push to try to organize fewer than 100 employees at the Nissan assembly plant in Tennessee, ruling instead to set a union election of 4,300 plantwide production and maintenance workers that the union says...

Illinois chemical plant explosion, fires prompt evacuations

Jun. 14, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An explosion at a northern Illinois chemical plant Monday morning sparked massive fires that sent flames and huge plumes of thick black smoke high into the air and debris raining onto the ground, prompting evacuations. After 7 a.m., emergency crews rushed...

Republicans aim again to block governor's climate strategy

Jun. 14, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans who control Pennsylvania's Legislature are reprising a fight from last year, passing legislation Monday to require Gov. Tom Wolf to go through them if he wants to impose a price on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The bill...

IBM sues company for $1.5B over alleged breach of contract

Jun. 14, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — IBM has filed a civil lawsuit against the company it sold a manufacturing plant to for $1.5 billion over an alleged breach of contract because the company never produced the microchips it promised in the sale. The lawsuit filed in New York...

GM exec: Company to announce more battery plants this week

Jun. 14, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The president of General Motors says his company plans to announce more U.S. battery factories later this week. Mark Reuss gave no details of where the factories would be located or exactly what they would manufacture. He spoke in a weekend interview with...

Novavax: Large study finds COVID-19 shot about 90% effective

Jun. 14, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its COVID-19 shot was highly effective against the disease and also protected against variants in a large study in the U.S. and Mexico, potentially offering the world yet another weapon against the virus at a time when developing countries are desperate for...

South Africa rejects 2m J&J vaccines due to FDA decision

Jun. 14, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been hit by further delays as it will have to discard at least 2 million Johnson & Johnson vaccines produced in the country. The vaccines were found by the U.S Food and Drug Administration to be...