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New Mexico court asked to reconsider electricity rate case

Nov. 25, 2022 14:32 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court is being asked to reconsider its decision allowing the state’s largest electric utility to delay issuing rate credits to customers that were prompted by the recent closure of one of the Southwest's largest coal-fired power plants. ...

Hyundai announces new Georgia plant's $1B parts supplier

Nov. 24, 2022 10:59 AM EST

RICHMOND HILL, Ga. (AP) — South Korean automaker Hyundai has announced a second large supplier for its new electric car plant on the Georgia coast. Hyundai Mobis plans to invest nearly $1 billion in a new facility in Bryan County that could employ around 1,500 workers, Georgia Gov....

Foxconn apologizes for pay dispute at China factory

Nov. 24, 2022 10:38 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The company that assembles Apple Inc.’s iPhones apologized Thursday for a pay dispute that triggered employee protests at a factory where anti-virus controls have slowed production. Employees complained Foxconn Technology Group changed the terms of wages offered to...

China expands lockdowns as COVID-19 cases hit daily record

Nov. 24, 2022 03:54 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Pandemic lockdowns are expanding across China, including in a city where factory workers clashed this week with police, as the number of COVID-19 cases hits a daily record. Residents of eight districts of Zhengzhou, home to 6.6 million people, were told to stay home...

Protesting workers beaten at Chinese iPhone factory

Nov. 23, 2022 21:36 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Police beat workers protesting over a pay dispute at the biggest factory for Apple's iPhone, whose new model is delayed by controls imposed as China tries to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases. Foxconn, the biggest contract assembler of smartphones and other...

NY gov signs novel law that limits cryptomining, for now

Nov. 22, 2022 21:54 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is taking a first-in-the-nation step to tap the brakes on the spread of cryptocurrency mining, under legislation that Gov. Kathy Hochul signed Tuesday. The measure comes amid growing scrutiny of the cryptocurrency industry following this month's...

Investigators: Firm that cleans meat plants employed minors

Nov. 22, 2022 15:38 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Wisconsin company that cleans hundreds of meatpacking plants nationwide is defending itself against allegations that it employed more than two dozen minors working overnight shifts cleaning massive saws, grinding machines and other dangerous processing equipment at three...

Slavery's ghost haunts cotton gin factory's transformation

Nov. 22, 2022 10:21 AM EST

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — There’s no painless way to explain the history of a massive brick structure being renovated into apartments in this central Alabama city — a factory that played a key role in the expansion of slavery before the Civil War. Dating back to the 1830s, the...

China anti-virus curbs spur fears of global economic impact

Nov. 22, 2022 09:26 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — More than 253,000 coronavirus cases have been found in China in the past three weeks and the daily average is rising, the government said Tuesday, adding to pressure on officials who are trying to reduce economic damage by easing controls that confine millions of people to their...

Bulgaria to let Russian oil refinery export despite EU ban

Nov. 22, 2022 08:06 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria will allow a Black Sea refinery owned by a Russian oil company to keep operating and exporting oil products to the European Union until the end of 2024 despite warnings by Brussels that it is against the bloc’s sanctions. The deal between Bulgaria...