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Tesla sues ex-employee alleging data theft, leaks to media

Jun. 20, 2018 2:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former employee hacked into computers at Tesla's Nevada battery factory, stole confidential information and combined it with falsehoods in leaks to the media, the electric car maker alleged in a federal lawsuit. The suit was filed Wednesday, three days after CEO Elon Musk warned employees...

Tariff troubles: Volvo opens 1st US plant in changed economy

Jun. 20, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Volvo Cars opened its first plant in the U.S. on Wednesday in a much different trade environment than when it announced its expansion across the Atlantic three years ago. The Swedish automaker threw a glitzy party for the reveal of its redesigned S60 sedan, which will roll off a South...

Sweden starts construction on fossil fuel-free steel plant

Jun. 20, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Sweden has started construction on a factory that will test whether it's feasible to make steel without burning fossil fuels. Utility firm Vattenfall said Tuesday it has teamed up with steel company SSAB and mining firm LKAB to build the 1.4-billion Swedish krona ($158 million) pilot plant....

The Latest: Volvo watches tariffs as 1st US plant opens

Jun. 20, 2018 11:56 AM EDT

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Volvo Cars opening its first U.S. plant (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Volvo is showing off its first car to be made-in-America, even as the economic climate changes radically under President Donald Trump. Volvo Cars officially opened its South Carolina plant Wednesday...

Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

Jun. 19, 2018 10:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday told House Republicans he is "1,000 percent" behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to defuse the escalating controversy over family separations at the southern border. And it's...

Markets Right Now: Stocks look to recover from early skid

Jun. 18, 2018 4:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are closing mixed Monday after recovering from early losses. Energy stocks helped the comeback. Chevron gained 1.5 percent, getting a boost from a 1.2 percent rise in the price of U.S. crude oil. Some big...

Hospitals built to withstand tornados after Missouri storm

Jun. 18, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri health care company says it has toughened safety requirements for construction at its hospitals since six people died at its facility in Joplin when a massive tornado ripped through the city. Mercyhealth has prioritized securing its new hospitals with storm-resistant materials...

New Mexico national forest says no to geothermal drilling

Jun. 15, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Underground pockets of boiling water and steam that could have been tapped to produce electricity are now off limits as one national forest in northern New Mexico has said no to the prospect of geothermal development. The decision by the Santa Fe National Forest follows years of...

US industrial production fell 0.1 percent in May

Jun. 15, 2018 10:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production slipped 0.1 percent in May, primarily dragged by a drop in manufacturing caused by a major fire at a parts supplier for trucks. The Federal Reserve said Friday that the manufacturing component of industrial production fell 0.7 percent in May largely because of...

In World Cup's shadow, layoffs and anger at Russian factory

Jun. 15, 2018 7:45 AM EDT

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Beneath Volgograd's baking early morning sun, clouds of midges pester factory workers at the Red October steelworks as they clock in. These workers are the lucky ones — they're still employed, while many of their colleagues were temporarily laid off because of the World Cup....