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GM, Korea's LG Chem in venture to build factory in Ohio

Dec. 5, 2019 7:25 PM EST

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — General Motors and Korea's LG Chem have formed a joint venture to build an electric vehicle battery cell factory near Lordstown, Ohio, east of Cleveland. The companies also will work together on battery technology to bring down the cost for future GM electric vehicles. The new plant...

Mexico prison raid leads to chaos in border city

Nov. 7, 2019 6:27 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As 850 Mexican local, state and federal security personnel prepared to raid a big state prison near the U.S. border, criminals inside orchestrated a wave of chaos outside the walls in Ciudad Juarez. Ten people were killed in various incidents around the city Tuesday night and early...

Nigerian firefighters battle huge blazes at market in Lagos

Nov. 5, 2019 9:34 AM EST

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian firefighters were battling two fires that broke out almost simultaneously Tuesday at a busy market in central Lagos, the country's largest city and commercial center. Balogun Market, where the fires erupted, is one of Nigeria's largest textile markets. "We have split our team...

Fiat Chrysler merger with PSA appears headed for approval

Oct. 30, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — In a merger deal that appears to be heading for approval, Fiat Chrysler stands to gain electric vehicle technology while PSA Peugeot Citroen could benefit from a badly needed dealership network to reach its goal of selling vehicles in the U.S. The Wall Street Journal, citing sources it did...

The Latest: Fiat Chrysler-PSA merger closes in on approval

Oct. 30, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the possible merger of Fiat Chrysler and France's PSA Peugeot (all times local): 7 p.m. In a merger deal that appears to be heading for approval, Fiat Chrysler stands to gain electric vehicle technology while PSA Peugeot Citroen could benefit from a badly needed dealership...

Fiat Chrysler merger with PSA appears headed for approval

Oct. 30, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — In a merger deal that appears to be heading for approval, Fiat Chrysler stands to gain electric vehicle technology while PSA Peugeot Citroen could benefit from a badly needed dealership network to reach its goal of selling vehicles in the U.S. The Wall Street Journal, citing sources it did...

400 WV school buses among those affected by upcoming recall

Oct. 28, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials say 400 school buses will soon be recalled over concerns their seat backs may lack sufficient cushioning to prevent injuries. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports a nationwide recall is set to begin in December. Education Department spokeswoman Kristin...

GM workers to stay on picket line until vote on new contract

Oct. 17, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Striking General Motors workers will stay on the picket lines for at least another week until they vote on a tentative contract with the company. Factory-level officials from the United Auto Workers union voted to recommend the agreement to members at a daylong meeting in Detroit Thursday....

China tempers hopes about US tariff truce

Oct. 15, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A truce in a U.S.-Chinese tariff war and Beijing's promises to open more of its state-dominated economy are raising investor hopes. But Beijing is trying to temper expectations, while companies express frustration over the halting pace of market-opening. The China Daily, an English-language...