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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...

Speedy reactor cleanups may carry both risks and rewards

May. 21, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Companies specializing in the handling of radioactive material are buying retired U.S. nuclear reactors from utilities and promising to clean them up and demolish them in dramatically less time than usual — eight years instead of 60, in some cases. Turning nuclear plants over...

S. Korea allows businesspeople to visit North factory park

May. 17, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has decided to allow its businesspeople to visit their factories at an industrial park in North Korea that was shut down by Seoul's previous conservative government in 2016 following a North Korean nuclear test. The announcement on Friday came as South Korea...

GM in talks to sell shuttered factory in Lordstown, Ohio

May. 8, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is negotiating the sale of its shuttered factory in Lordstown, Ohio, to a company that builds electric trucks. The company confirmed Wednesday that it's in talks with Cincinnati-based Workhorse Group to sell the huge facility, and also announced plans to invest $700 million in...

Honda slows Accord, Civic production as buyers shift to SUVs

Apr. 19, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Honda is slowing production of Accord and Civic cars as U.S. buyers continue to favor SUVs and trucks. The Japanese automaker said Thursday that it will temporarily idle a second-shift production line in August at its Marysville, Ohio, assembly plant, in part to prepare the factory...

Workers finish making replacement parts at idled GM plant

Apr. 16, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A union official says a small contingent of workers has finished making replacement parts for the Chevy Cruze at a General Motors plant in Ohio where production of the compact sedan ended in March. The Warren Tribune Chronicle reports UAW Local 1112 President Dave Green says GM...

New TVA head says board right on coal plant closures

Apr. 12, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shutting down a Kentucky coal-fired power plant is the right decision, the new head of the Tennessee Valley Authority said Friday. President Donald Trump and the U.S. Senate majority leader who hails from Kentucky had previously criticized the move. Jeff Lyash took over as president...

Chinese authorities shut down site of deadly chemical blast

Apr. 5, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities are shutting down an eastern China industrial park after 78 people were killed last month by a chemical explosion, the city government said Friday. Local departments have met to discuss how to eliminate chemical plants with low safety standards and severe pollution issues,...

Venezuelans search for water as new blackouts hit nationwide

Mar. 27, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — More power outages hit Venezuela on Wednesday after the nation's worst blackouts earlier this month, knocking out water pumps and forcing some Caracas residents to spend hours searching for bottled water in the few shops that were open or to fill up containers at springs in the...