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Phony Ferraris, 'Shamborghinis' seized at Brazil factory

Jul. 16, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police say they've shut down a clandestine factory that was producing fake Ferraris and sham Lamborghinis. A father and son who owned the workshop in the southern state of Santa Catarina have been arrested on industrial property charges. Police said the cars were being...

From Nazis to hippies: End of the road for Volkswagen Beetle

Jul. 9, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen is halting production of the last version of its Beetle model this week at its plant in Puebla, Mexico. It's the end of the road for a vehicle that has symbolized many things over a history spanning eight decades since 1938. It has been: a part of Germany's darkest...

Markets Right Now: Stocks drop on economic worries

Jun. 25, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street Tuesday with technology and communications stocks leading the declines. Reports showing a drop in consumer confidence and weakness in the housing market, plus some cautionary...

Correction: Steel Plant-Pollution story

Jun. 18, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

In a story June 17 about a fire at U.S. Steel's Pennsylvania coke plant, The Associated Press reported erroneously the impact of the mishap on the neighborhood's air quality. The company said air monitoring equipment indicated that sulfur dioxide levels did not exceed emissions limits around the plant through...

The Latest: US Steel restores pollution controls at plant

Jun. 17, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a fire at U.S. Steel coke plant (all times local): 10:30 p.m. U.S. Steel says it has resumed normal operations at its coke plant outside Pittsburgh after fire knocked out an air pollution control system. The company said in a statement late Monday that it has completed...

Pilgrim shutdown ends nuclear power era in Massachusetts

May. 31, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth has permanently shut down after 47 years of generating electricity, bring to a close the era of nuclear power in Massachusetts. The final shutdown occurred at 5:28 p.m. Friday. Entergy announced in 2015 it would retire Massachusetts' only...

The Latest: Nuclear power era comes to end in Massachusetts

May. 31, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the shutdown of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant (all times local): ___ 6:25 p.m. The Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth has permanently shut down after 47 years of generating electricity. The final shutdown occurred at 5:28 p.m. Friday. Entergy, which owns the...

Colorado utility gets $500M offer to shut coal plants

May. 29, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A wholesale power provider has proposed a $500 million deal for a Colorado electric utility to retire some coal assets and shift toward more renewable energy. The Daily Sentinel reported Wednesday that the proposal from Denver-based Guzman Energy calls for Tri-State Generation...

Nuclear power plant workers prep for shutdown after 47 years

May. 28, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Workers simulated the shutdown on Tuesday of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, just days before the plant will stop producing energy after 47 years of operation. On Friday, a team of workers will begin the process of reducing the plant's power output from the current 40% of its...

Asia shares retreat on fears China-US trade row might spread

May. 24, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower on Friday as worries that the standoff between the U.S. and China over trade might expand put investors in a selling mood. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.5% to 21,053.95. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.7% at 6,445.40. South Korea's Kospi dropped 0.9% to...