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Fashion firms upend design routine to focus on speed, trends

Jul. 17, 2018 3:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prototypes? Passe. Fashion company Betabrand saw that knitwear was a hot style in sneakers and wanted to quickly jump on the trend for dressier shoes. It put a poll up on its website asking shoppers what style they liked, and based on that had a shoe for sale online in just one week. What...

Site work begins for opposed oil refinery near national park

Jul. 17, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Meridian Energy Group said Tuesday that it has begun site work for an oil refinery about 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota, though the project still faces hurdles, including a lawsuit by environmental groups. Meridian said it hired...

US industrial production rebounds 0.6 percent in June

Jul. 17, 2018 9:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production rebounded last month after being dragged down in May by a fire at an auto parts plant. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that industrial production — which includes output at factories, mines and utilities — climbed 0.6 percent in June, recovering...

US industrial production rebounds in June, climbs 0.6 percent on faster factory output

Jul. 17, 2018 9:16 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US industrial production rebounds in June, climbs 0.6 percent on faster factory output.

Kim slams local North Koreans for unfinished power plant

Jul. 17, 2018 4:40 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has blasted local officials over a delayed construction project, state media reported Tuesday, his second such rebuke over the economy in recent weeks. It's unusual for state media to carry dispatches showing Kim's criticism of officials. Some...

Assailants abduct workers at oil facility in Libya

Jul. 14, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Unidentified assailants abducted workers at a facility belonging to Libya's largest oil field, hampering daily production there, Libya's national oil company said Saturday. The assailants kidnapped four staff members working at Station 186 of the Sharara field, the National Oil...

Oldest surviving state prison in US reopens after 9 years

Jul. 14, 2018 10:46 AM EDT

EAST GRANBY, Conn. (AP) — The oldest surviving state prison in the nation is reopening for tourists and other visitors. The public can begin visiting the Old New-Gate Prison and Copper Mine in Connecticut on Saturday. The archaeological site and national landmark was closed for nine years because of...

Correction: US-China Tariffs story

Jul. 13, 2018 2:01 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — In a story July 12 about the U.S.-China trade war, The Associated Press erroneously reported that 20,000 jobs at an Alabama Hyundai plant could be at risk if the U.S. imposes higher auto tariffs. The plant employs 3,500 people. A corrected version of the story is below: China says US...

Groups sue North Dakota over oil refinery near national park

Jul. 13, 2018 11:15 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Three environmental groups are suing North Dakota over an air quality permit that allows construction of an $800 million oil refinery about 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Theodore Roosevelt National Park. National Parks Conservation Association, the Environmental Law and Policy Center...

Firetruck maker Oshkosh plans East Tennessee expansion

Jul. 13, 2018 1:58 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State officials and Oshkosh Corp. say the manufacturer of firetrucks, defense vehicles and concrete mixers plans to create a new facility in East Tennessee. A news release says Wisconsin-based Oshkosh plans to renovate the former John Deere building in Jefferson City and establish a...