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167-year-old historic former textile mill to go on sale

Jul. 11, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — A 167-year-old mill building in New Hampshire that's on the National Register of Historic Places is going to be put up for sale. The four-story, 13,000-square-foot (1,208 square meters) Busiel Mill, former home to textile manufacturing and later electronic organs and clocks, will be...

Frito-Lay to add 120 jobs with $200M Georgia plant expansion

Jul. 10, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — A major snack manufacturer has announced a $200 million plant expansion project that is expected to bring about 120 new jobs to Georgia, according to a statement from the governor's office. Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo which produces chips and other snacks, was set to add multiple...

FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, a patient receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, the ability to jab the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will require hundreds of millions of injections. 
 (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

US bets on untested company to deliver COVID-19 vaccine

Jul. 10, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, jabbing the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will require hundreds of millions of injections. As part of its strategy to administer the vaccine as quickly as possible, the Trump administration has agreed to invest more than half a billion in...

State: Tax credits help secure $50 million mill upgrade

Jul. 10, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's economic development office says $50 million in planned upgrades at a Hood Container paper mill in West Feliciana Parish will support an estimated 75 construction jobs and ensure continued employment for more than 300 people. A news release from Louisiana Economic...

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2019, file photo, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, left, talks with RJ Scaringe, CEO of Rivian Automotive, about the company's innovative electric vehicle chassis called a

Electric vehicle startup Rivian gets $2.5B in added funding

Jul. 10, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Electric vehicle startup Rivian says it has raised another $2.5 billion in funding from accounts advised by investment firm T. Rowe Price. The company has a contract with Amazon to build 100,000 electric delivery vans starting next year at its factory, a former Mitsubishi plant in Normal,...

In this May 1, 2020, file photo, a sign sits in front of the Tyson Foods plant in Waterloo, Iowa. A group of worker advocacy organizations has filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture alleging that meat processing companies Tyson and JBS have engaged in workplace racial discrimination during the coronavirus pandemic. The complaint alleges the companies adopted polices that reject U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on distancing and protective gear on meat processing lines. The complaint says the operating procedures have a discriminatory impact on mostly Black, Latino, and Asian workers. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, file)

Worker advocates file meat plants discrimination complaint

Jul. 9, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

Several worker advocacy organizations have filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture alleging that meat processing companies Tyson and JBS have engaged in racial discrimination during the coronavirus pandemic. The complaint filed Wednesday alleges the companies adopted polices that...

Colorado power plant owners announce generating unit closure

Jul. 9, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Owners of a coal-fired power plant in Colorado have announced one of three generating units scheduled to close will stop operations in September 2028. PacifiCorp, Platte River Power Authority, Salt River Project, Tri-State and Xcel Energy-Colorado own two of the three...

Maine paper producer to layoff 75 employees before 2021

Jul. 9, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — A Maine paper producer announced Thursday it will shut down one of its paper machines and lay off 75 employees. Sappi North America CEO Mike Haws wrote a letter to employees that the decision was influenced by increased competition in the market and costly mill infrastructure, the...

Libbey wants to shut down Shreveport glass tableware plant

Jul. 9, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — An Ohio company that bills itself as one of the world’s largest glass tableware manufacturers says it wants to shut down its Louisiana plant by the end of the year. Libbey Inc. of Toledo, Ohio, will negotiate with unions representing the 450 workers at the plant in...

Lawmakers take up fight against governor's climate strategy

Jul. 8, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled House of Representatives moved Wednesday to ensure that it can block Gov. Tom Wolf from imposing a price on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants as part of a multi-state effort, although the bill is destined for a veto. Wolf, a Democrat, has...