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Ford adding 450 jobs in Chicago to meet rising SUV demand

Jul. 22, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Ford is spending $50 million and creating 450 full-time jobs in Chicago to handle increased demand for new versions of the Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator. The auto maker says it will upgrade a 200,000-square-foot (18,580-square-meter) building near its Chicago Assembly Plant where it now...

New Greek PM emphasizes tax cuts, jobs, security

Jul. 20, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — New Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Saturday that cutting taxes, attracting jobs and tackling rising crime will be his top priorities. Mitsotakis announced he would immediately implement a reduction in property taxes while opening a three-day parliamentary debate on his...

Mexico tree plan in El Salvador aims to stem migration

Jul. 19, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Mexico is bringing to El Salvador a tree-planting program that aims to support rural residents and ease economic pressures driving thousands of people to leave for the United States. The program known as "Sowing Life" offers farmers $250 a month to plant fruit or timber...

Lebanese losing faith as politicians fumble over economy

Jul. 19, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — For days, Lebanese TV stations have been blanketed with live coverage as lawmakers held heated debate over a controversial austerity budget meant to salvage the flailing economy, with protests outside parliament and critics denouncing its focus on tax hikes and wage cuts. Mohammed Badran,...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Harris both wrong about auto sector

Jul. 19, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Renaissance or ruin? Americans are being presented with two starkly different accounts of the state of the auto industry, one from President Donald Trump and the other from California Sen. Kamala Harris, a Democratic presidential candidate. Neither is accurate. Trump claims to be a one-man...

Underwater forest hampers search for missing Alabama woman

Jul. 16, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — An underwater forest with trees as tall as 60 feet (18 meters) is hampering the nearly 2-week-old search for the body of a woman who was thrown off a boat in Alabama. Many trees weren't cut down when workers created Smith Lake more than 50 years ago, The Cullman Times reported Tuesday....

Teachers union sues DeVos over embattled loan relief program

Jul. 11, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

One of the nation's largest teachers' unions sued the U.S. Education Department on Thursday over a federal program that promises to forgive student loans for public workers but has been beset by problems. The American Federation of Teachers filed a federal lawsuit in Washington alleging that the department has...

Amazon, seeking more skilled workers, will do the training

Jul. 11, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, needing a more tech-savvy workforce, is offering to pay to retrain its employees and help them switch to more technical jobs at Amazon or elsewhere. The online shopping giant said Thursday that it plans to spend $700 million by 2025 to retrain 100,000 workers, or a third of its U.S....

Board approves air pollution permit for wood pellet plant

Jul. 9, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi environmental regulators have approved an air pollution permit for what could be the largest wood pellet plant in the world, despite objections from environmental groups that the plant would emit too much pollution and have other harmful effects. The state Environmental...

Mexico extends $100 million reforesting program to Honduras

Jul. 8, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said Monday it will extend a reforestation program to Honduras, and increase funding to $100 million to create jobs in Central America and stem migration from the region. Mexico had already announced a $30 million tree-planting program for El Salvador and that money is presumably...