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2 South Dakota nursing homes may close

Nov. 15, 2018 4:15 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Two South Dakota nursing homes may be closing soon. The company that took over management of nursing homes in Mobridge and Madison is taking steps to close them. A representative for Black Hills Receiver LLC told Dakota Radio Group that Mobridge Care and Rehabilitation Center and...

New $1.7M Tennessee pet food facility to create 181 jobs

Nov. 15, 2018 4:34 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State officials say a fresh pet food company will invest $1.7 million in a new Tennessee production facility that's expected to create 181 new jobs. A Department of Economic and Community Development news release says NomNomNow, inc. will build the facility in Nashville. The company...

Next generation of biotech food heading for grocery stores

Nov. 14, 2018 4:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart. By early next year, the first foods from plants or animals that had their DNA "edited" are...

Sides spar over water permit for refinery near national park

Nov. 14, 2018 4:10 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A company developing an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota has supplied adequate information to justify drawing water from an underwater aquifer, State Water Commission officials testified Wednesday. An attorney for area landowners challenging the...

Volkswagen to devote 3 German plants to electric car push

Nov. 14, 2018 3:05 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen will convert three factories in Germany to manufacture electric cars, ramping up production of zero-local emission cars ahead of tougher European emissions standards, the company said Wednesday. Wolfsburg-based Volkswagen said Wednesday that it would...

Still not enough votes for Kimberly-Clark tax break bill

Nov. 14, 2018 3:02 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Supporters of a $100 million incentive bill designed to keep open a Kimberly-Clark Corp. plant in northeastern Wisconsin argued Wednesday that taking no action would be devastating for the Appleton area and the entire state, though they remain short of the votes they need. The paper...

Space company plans first Kodiak launch

Nov. 14, 2018 1:40 PM EST

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Vector Launch Inc. is planning a commercial rocket launch at the Pacific Spaceport Complex, its first launch at the Alaska facility. The company based in Tucson, Arizona, informed the Federal Communications Commission of its plans, which aims to test its Vector-R rocket by April 2019,...

The Latest: GOP senator raises Kimberly-Clark concerns

Nov. 14, 2018 1:03 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Kimberly-Clark incentive bill (all times local): 12:01 p.m. Another Republican state senator is raising concerns with a $100 million tax break bill for paper products giant Kimberly-Clark Corp. State Sen. Luther Olsen said Wednesday during a public hearing on the measure...

Louisiana crawfish company to spend $3M on facility, jobs

Nov. 14, 2018 1:00 PM EST

EUNICE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana-based crawfish company says it has plans for a $3 million expansion in the state that will create 10 jobs and at least 30 seasonal positions. Riceland Crawfish and state officials said at a news conference Tuesday the company is spending $2 million for a new facility in...

Domino's to hire 75 people to make dough in South Carolina

Nov. 14, 2018 12:43 PM EST

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Domino's pizza is building a new plant in Lexington County that will provide dough to franchises across South Carolina and the Southeast. Gov. Henry McMaster says the new facility in West Columbia should open by the summer of 2020 and employ 75 people. Officials say along with...