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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...

Plan to rescue Ohio's nuclear plants won't aid wind, solar

May. 23, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Adding a new charge on every electricity bill in Ohio would provide a financial rescue to the state's two struggling nuclear plants, but would come at the expense of wind and solar energy projects. Republican members of an Ohio House committee on Thursday approved the proposal that...

Medline: New pollution control equipment to reduce emissions

May. 23, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A medical equipment manufacturer is proposing the installation of pollution control equipment to reduce toxic air pollution from its plant in suburban Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reports Thursday that Medline Industries has told the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency the...

Plastics maker investing $9.5M in Mississippi, hiring 50

May. 23, 2019 5:28 AM EDT

SARDIS, Miss. (AP) — A plastics maker is expanding in north Mississippi, investing $9.5 million and hiring 50 workers over four years. United Solutions of Leominster, Massachusetts, announced Tuesday that it will increase production at its Sardis plant, where it makes buckets and other items. The company...

Ski resort leaders, businessman indicted on fraud charges

May. 22, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The former owner and former president of a Vermont ski resort accused in a multimillion-dollar fraud case were indicted on federal charges unsealed Wednesday over a failed plan to build a biotechnology plant using foreign investors' money. The charges are against Jay Peak's former...

Proposed Idaho powerline could help US cybersecurity efforts

May. 22, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials are taking public comments on a plan to build a 16.5-mile (27-kilometer) powerline at an eastern Idaho nuclear site as part of a cybersecurity effort to bolster protections for the nation's electric grid. The U.S. Department of Energy announced Tuesday it's taking...

The Latest: Prosecutor says ski resort execs, others lied

May. 22, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on the indictment of officials in what prosecutors say was a fraudulent Vermont investment plan (all times local): ____ 4:05 p.m. Vermont's top federal prosecutor says four men indicted on federal criminal charges lied about their plan to build a biotech facility using...

Huntsville auto plant announced; will create 650 jobs

May. 22, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A group of automobile suppliers announced plans to invest $220 million in a manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Alabama. The venture by Y-tec Keylex Toyotetsu Alabama is expected to create 650 jobs. The facility will produce structural body stampings and assemblies, as well as...

Seeking energy independence, Palestinians open solar plant

May. 22, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian officials say they have inaugurated their first solar panel plant as part of a plan to reduce their dependence on Israeli power sources. Mohammed Mustafa, head of the government's investment fund, says that Wednesday's plant opening in the ancient West Bank city of...

Australian state leader intervenes to approve coal mine

May. 22, 2019 4:16 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state government leader intervened on Wednesday to fast-track a proposed coal mine days after voters rejected tougher action to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the country's general election. The Carmichael mine proposed by India's Adani Mining in Queensland state...