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Daimler to convert Oregon factory to build electric trucks

Apr. 25, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A major auto manufacturer says it will build electric trucks at an Oregon factory. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that Daimler Trucks North America announced Wednesday it will make electric Freightliner trucks in Portland with local production scheduled to begin in 2021. The company...

Tesla posts surprisingly large 1Q loss as sales slump 31%

Apr. 24, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk had prepped Wall Street for a first quarter loss but analysts were still stunned by its size: $702.1 million, among the company's worst quarters in the past two years. The net loss was more than double what analysts had predicted as Tesla's sales slumped 31% for the...

Murkowski seeks comment extension on mine draft analysis

Apr. 24, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's senior U.S. senator has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to extend from 90 to 120 days the comment period on a draft environmental review of a proposed copper and gold mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay region. In a letter to the corps' Alaska commander, U.S. Sen. Lisa...

Kemp: Plastics company bringing big business to Georgia port

Apr. 24, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A California-based plastics company has chosen the Georgia coast to open a packaging and shipping facility that will be one of the largest exporters using the Port of Savannah, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Wednesday. Plastic Express plans to export about 25,000 cargo containers through...

County to submit application for $6M for warehouse facility

Apr. 24, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming county plans to submit an application to state officials for $6 million for the construction of a manufacturing facility that officials say could bring more than 80 new jobs to the area. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports Laramie County commissioners on Tuesday approved...

Indiana regulators reject Vectren plan for gas power plant

Apr. 24, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana regulators have rejected a proposal by one of the state's largest electric utilities to build a natural gas-fueled power plant to replace aging coal-fired power units. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission denied Vectren's proposal Wednesday for an 850-megawatt...

Drug maker to spend $100M expanding Montana facility

Apr. 24, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has announced $100 million of new investment in its manufacturing site in Montana. British-based GSK said in a statement released Wednesday that it will expand the production capacity at its Hamilton facility, where it produces components used in several of...

Rehab patients' unpaid work for big companies likely illegal

Apr. 24, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

A nationally renowned drug rehab program in Texas and Louisiana has sent patients struggling with addiction to work for free for some of the biggest companies in America, likely in violation of federal labor law. The Cenikor Foundation has dispatched tens of thousands of patients to work without pay at more than...

Czech gun company to open manufacturing plant in Little Rock

Apr. 23, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Czech gun manufacturer will open its North American headquarters in Little Rock at a production plant that the company said will ultimately hire 565 employees, Arkansas officials announced Tuesday. Gov. Asa Hutchinson said CZ-USA will invest up to $90 million over a six-year...

Drugmaker to close Mississippi plant, laying off 140 workers

Apr. 23, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) — A drugmaker is closing a Mississippi Delta plant, laying off 140 people. Drug distributor AmerisourceBergen said it is consolidating production from its Cleveland PharMEDium plant to other locations to improve efficiency. It filed notice with the state last week, saying employees...