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Maine's Tradewinds convenience stores getting new ownership

Sep. 13, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Massachusetts company has purchased Tradewinds conveniece store locations in eight communities in Maine. Energy North is purchasing the stores in Ellsworth, Orland, Veazie, Hampden, Brewer, Old Town, Eddington, and Bangor. Former Tradewinds owners Chuck and Belinda Lawrence are...

Pawn shop owner Josh Davis works in his GCPawn shop in Pompano Beach, Fla., on Sept. 3, 2020. Pawn shops in Broward and Miami-Dade were among only a few types of businesses with increased sales during coronavirus pandemic. (Carline Jean/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

How the pandemic changed the way South Florida does business

Sep. 13, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — It has been months since we all locked ourselves in our homes to escape the coronavirus, but it has become clear that we’ve learned a new way to live and work. Recently released sales tax data reveals the extent to which we were forced to change — as consumers and...

Mexico VW dealership apologizes over Nazi photos

Sep. 8, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A VW dealership in Mexico City apologized Tuesday for a photo hanging in its offices that showed a VW bug at a Nazi rally and the automaker pledged to take unspecified “actions” in the case. The VW Type 1 sedan, known as the original beetle, bug or in Mexico’s case...

FILE -In this Jan. 30, 2020 file photo, a photographer captures images of the General Motors-Honda Next Generation Fuel Cell after a news conference in Detroit. On Thursday, Sept. 3, General Motors and Honda say they have signed a deal to explore sharing vehicle underpinnings and propulsion systems in North America. The companies say planning discussions on jointly designed vehicles will start immediately and include vehicles powered by both electricity and internal combustion engines. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Honda, General Motors sign deal to work on vehicles together

Sep. 3, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors and Honda are moving toward an alliance in North America to share vehicle development and technology costs as the industry moves toward electric and autonomous vehicles. The nonbinding memorandum of understanding was announced Thursday, and the companies say they plan to share...

Wheel Base: COVID-19 driving more business to Owensboro RV

Aug. 29, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — In less than 10 years, Owensboro RV has grown from selling pre-owned campers out of a small cubicle to a sprawling complex, at 3810 W. Parrish Ave. The business was established in 2011 by Rick and Lisa Nehls, who reside in Evansville. Running the day-to-day operations is Adam Overall,...

Owner of auto auction firm charged with stealing over $1M

Aug. 20, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The owner of the defunct Nebraska Auto Auction business has been charged with fraudulently financing more than $1 million worth of vehicles. Prosecutors charged 63-year-old Mark Cooley with theft by deception and he made his initial appearance in court on Wednesday. Lincoln Police said...

Amazon, Meritage Homes rise; Kohl's, Big Lots fall

Aug. 18, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Tuesday: Advance Auto Parts Inc., up $1.85 to $162.85. The auto parts retailer handily beat analysts' second-quarter profit forecasts thanks to surging sales. Kohl's Corp., down $3.44 to $20.01. The department store operator expects the...

Body ID'd after being found in car at Cahokia car dealership

Aug. 13, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

CAHOKIA, Ill. (AP) — A coroner has identified the decomposed remains of a woman whose body was found inside a car parked at an automotive repair shop and car dealership in Illinois’ Metro East region. The woman was identified as Michelle R. Johnson, 38, by St. Clair County coroner Calvin Dye Sr....

Governor threatens to limit party sizes as virus cases rise

Jul. 31, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is warning Massachusetts residents that he’ll slash the number of people allowed to gather in house parties, backyard barbecues and other private social gatherings if virus cases continue to trend upward. The state is investigating at least eight new clusters of the...

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, April 23, 2020, flags wave in front of a factory building during the production restart of the plant of the German manufacturer Volkswagen AG (VW) in Zwickau, Germany. 
Carmaker Volkswagen reports Thursday July 30, 2020, an after-tax loss of 1.54 billion euros (dollars 1.81 billion) in the second quarter as the pandemic shut down auto plants and closed dealerships. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, FILE)

Volkswagen lost $1.8 billion in Q2 but sees profit for year

Jul. 30, 2020 5:27 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Carmaker Volkswagen recorded an after-tax loss of 1.54 billion euros ($1.81 billion) in the second quarter as the pandemic shut down auto plants and closed dealerships. The company sold 35% fewer cars and cut back its proposed dividend but said it had been able to safeguard its...