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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, April 6, 2017, a sticker is photographed on a helmet of an employee of Fessenheim's nuclear power plant opposing the closure, during a protest outside the EDF headquarters in Paris, France. A statement released Wednesday Feb. 19, 2020, that Fessenehim will close one of its reactors on upcoming Saturday, as the first phase of a shut-down at the plant.  Sticker on helmet reads,

France to shut down oldest nuclear complex by end of June

Feb. 19, 2020 7:27 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Wednesday that the Fessenheim nuclear reactor, on the border with Germany, will be shut down at the end of June, with one of its reactors to be closed this weekend. A statement on Wednesday called the decision “the first phase” of...

In this Feb. 12, 2020, photo, a worker disinfects a mall near an advertisement for a car in Beijing, China. Automakers are gradually reopening factories in China that were idled by anti-virus control. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Automakers in China gradually reopen after virus shutdown

Feb. 17, 2020 5:49 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Automakers are reopening factories in China that were idled by anti-virus controls as they try to reverse a sales slump in their biggest market. Local officials have orders from the ruling Communist Party to get businesses functioning again while still enforcing anti-disease curbs that shut...

Michigan facility to close after promised $22M in investment

Feb. 14, 2020 1:00 PM EST

CAPAC, Mich. (AP) — A company that makes automobile parts plans to shut down a plant in Michigan next year, after promising to invest $22 million into a new facility that would have provided 260 jobs. Keihin North America announced the decision in a news release. The company said it has not been able to...

US factory production slowed by Boeing shutdown, slips 0.1% in January

Feb. 14, 2020 9:18 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — US factory production slowed by Boeing shutdown, slips 0.1% in January.

Michigan Capitol, state buildings closed due to lack of heat

Feb. 12, 2020 3:49 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Many government buildings in downtown Lansing have been closed due to a lack of heat following an issue at a power plant. The Capitol building closed Tuesday, after the Senate and House canceled voting sessions over the heating problems. Many legislative hearings also were canceled. ...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2017 file photo, people crowd at the LG stand during the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain. Sony and Amazon are the latest companies to pull out of a major European technology show over virus fears.Sony said Monday it’s scrapping its appearance at Mobile World Congress, the world’s biggest mobile industry trade fair, in Barcelona, Spain later this month. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)

Sony, Amazon, others drop out of big tech show over virus

Feb. 10, 2020 12:15 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Two big Japanese companies are the latest to pull out of a major European technology show due to fears over the outbreak of the new coronavirus. Electronics manufacturer Sony and mobile phone carrier NTT DoCoMo said Monday they're scrapping their appearances at Mobile World Congress, the...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019, file photo, Gory Rodriguez, of Starbucks, right, interviews a job applicant during a job fair at Dolphin Mall in Miami. The January U.S. jobs report on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, may provide timely evidence of the U.S. economy's enduring health. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Healthy US job market: How big a political edge for Trump?

Feb. 7, 2020 5:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hiring jumped last month, and many more people were encouraged to look for work, showing that the economy remains robust despite threats from China’s viral outbreak, an ongoing trade war and struggles at Boeing. The strong job growth gives President Donald Trump more evidence...

FILE - This  Jan. 31, 2020 file photo shows a sign for Wall Street in New York.  Stocks are getting off to a weak start, Friday, Feb. 7, despite a strong jobs report. Thanks to rallies over the past few days, the market is still on pace for its best weekly gain since last June.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

S&P 500 slips for first time this week as momentum stalls

Feb. 7, 2020 4:58 PM EST

Wall Street closed out the market’s best week in eight months Friday with a broad slide as technology and health care stocks gave back some of their recent gains. The pullback, which followed a sell-off in markets around the world, snapped a four-day winning streak for the major U.S. stock indexes. Even...

TVA plant in Kentucky halts last coal-burning unit

Feb. 4, 2020 3:50 PM EST

DRAKESBORO, Ky. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority has shut down its last coal-fired unit at a western Kentucky power plant. Paradise Fossil Plant's Unit 3 began operating in 1970 with a generating capacity of 1,080 megawatts. On Monday, the unit was separated from the power grid after 50 years of...

Coal production in North Dakota dropped 8% in 2019

Feb. 4, 2020 7:53 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Coal production in North Dakota dropped 8% in 2019, compared to the prior year. The state's five coal mines produced 27.2 million tons of lignite, according to a trade group. The Lignite Energy Council says the reduction was mainly due to major outages at various power plants and...