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Luxury hotel built in former pit mine to open in China

Nov. 16, 2018 2:08 PM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — A luxury hotel opening outside Shanghai is offering guests with deep pockets the chance of a very deep sleep. The 18-story Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel has been built into the side of a huge hole in the ground left by a former pit mine. Sixteen of its floors are below ground...

Bridgestone to expand tire manufacturing plant

Nov. 16, 2018 1:22 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bridgestone Americas has announced that it is expanding a tire manufacturing plant in Tennessee. The Nashville-based company said in a statement on Friday that it will spend $40 million to add 32,000 square feet to its Warren County plant, where it produces commercial truck and bus...

New $1.7M Tennessee pet food facility to create 181 jobs

Nov. 15, 2018 4:34 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State officials say a fresh pet food company will invest $1.7 million in a new Tennessee production facility that's expected to create 181 new jobs. A Department of Economic and Community Development news release says NomNomNow, inc. will build the facility in Nashville. The company...

Next generation of biotech food heading for grocery stores

Nov. 14, 2018 4:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart. By early next year, the first foods from plants or animals that had their DNA "edited" are...

Sides spar over water permit for refinery near national park

Nov. 14, 2018 4:10 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A company developing an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota has supplied adequate information to justify drawing water from an underwater aquifer, State Water Commission officials testified Wednesday. An attorney for area landowners challenging the...

Volkswagen to devote 3 German plants to electric car push

Nov. 14, 2018 3:05 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen will convert three factories in Germany to manufacture electric cars, ramping up production of zero-local emission cars ahead of tougher European emissions standards, the company said Wednesday. Wolfsburg-based Volkswagen said Wednesday that it would...

DraftKings, Resorts fire latest shot in sport book arms race

Nov. 14, 2018 8:04 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — DraftKings and Resorts Casino are firing the latest shot in New Jersey's sports book arms race, with a full-fledged sports betting facility due to open in a week. The two companies told The Associated Press their 5,000-square-foot sports book will open on Nov. 20 in a space off...

In factory after factory, Kim tries to grow N. Korea economy

Nov. 14, 2018 12:39 AM EST

WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — For North Korean factory managers, a visit by leader Kim Jong Un is the highest of honors and quite possibly the most stressful event imaginable. The chief engineer at the Songdowon General Foodstuffs Factory had looked forward to the visit for nearly a decade. His factory churns...

State says permit for refinery near national park justified

Nov. 13, 2018 2:23 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department did not improperly discount its own concerns about pollution from a proposed oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park when it permitted the project earlier this year, attorneys for the agency and for the developer argue. The department and...

Sheriff's office: 2 electrocuted, 1 injured at potash mine

Nov. 10, 2018 9:23 PM EST

MOAB, Utah (AP) — Authorities say two workers were electrocuted and a third injured Saturday when industrial equipment at a potash mine in eastern Utah touched a power line. The San Juan County Sheriff's Office says Russell Helquist and Matthew Johnston died at the Intrepid Potash facility near Moab and a...