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Prospero Health establishing operational HQ in Memphis

Sep. 18, 2019 4:51 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say health care startup Prospero Health plans to invest $1.5 million to establish its operational headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee Memphis and Shelby County officials said Tuesday that the Boston-based company is expected to create more than 240 jobs over the next five...

Mid South Extrusion to expand in north Louisiana

Sep. 18, 2019 4:40 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A company is investing $4.5 million to add a 10th production line at its facility in north Louisiana. Gov. John Bel Edwards and Mid South Extrusion President Ron Mason announced the expansion Tuesday. In a news release, the family-owned company said the upgrade at its Monroe,...

Welcome to Orcland: Lord of the Rings to film in New Zealand

Sep. 18, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Amazon announced Wednesday it will film its upcoming television series "The Lord of the Rings" in New Zealand, marking a return of the orcs, elves and hobbits to the country they became synonymous with over the course of six movies directed by Peter Jackson. Amazon Studios...

US factory production rose at healthy pace in August

Sep. 17, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory output increased in August at a solid clip, reversing a sharp drop in July, as production of metals, machinery and chemicals all rose. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that manufacturing production climbed 0.5% last month, after a 0.4% drop in July. Despite the improvement,...

GM walkout brings factories and warehouses to a standstill

Sep. 16, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike Monday against General Motors, bringing more than 50 factories and parts warehouses to a standstill in the union's first walkout against the No. 1 U.S. automaker in over a decade. Workers left factories and formed picket...

AP Explains: Why auto workers went on strike against GM

Sep. 16, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — More than 49,000 union auto workers at General Motors are walking picket lines, silencing more than 50 company factories and parts depots in a strike over contract negotiations. The strike that began early Monday crippled production of Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick vehicles made by the...

Energy company agrees to close Illinois coal plant in 2022

Sep. 16, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Texas-based Vistra Energy has agreed to shutter a coal power facility in central Illinois by the end of 2022 under a preliminary settlement with environmental groups that sued the plant in 2013. The Sierra Club announced Monday that the agreement with Vistra Energy affiliate Illinois...

Lockheed Martin to base hypersonics program in Alabama

Sep. 16, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

COURTLAND, Ala. (AP) — Lockheed Martin says it will base its hypersonics weapons program in north Alabama, where about 275 new jobs will be added over the next three years. The company held a ceremony Monday in Courtland, where two new buildings will be constructed to serve as a manufacturing and...

Amazon to add workers, office space to Chicago Loop office

Sep. 16, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Amazon is doubling the number of workers at his operations in Chicago's Loop. The online retailer also is adding 70,000 square feet (6,503 square meters) of new office space. Seattle-based Amazon says the jobs will be in cloud computing, advertising and business development. The jobs are...

Manufacturers, retailers less optimistic, survey says

Sep. 16, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Small manufacturers and retailers are losing confidence in the national economy yet remain upbeat about their own prospects. That's the finding of a third quarter survey of 1,000 companies released last week by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife. Sixty-three percent of manufacturing...