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Ford repackages investment, boosts new jobs from 850 to 900

Mar. 20, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is repackaging a previously announced $900 million manufacturing investment in the Detroit area, boosting the number of jobs added from 850 to 900. Most of the new workers will build a new generation of electric vehicle at Ford's existing factory in Flat Rock, Michigan, south...

Cyclone's huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa

Mar. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) — Aid workers rushed to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops Tuesday after a cyclone unleashed devastating floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. More than 350 people were confirmed dead, hundreds were missing and thousands more were at risk. In...

Poll: Losing Amazon second HQ deal was bad for New York

Mar. 18, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Most voters in New York think it was bad for the state when Amazon dropped plans to put a second headquarters in Queens and many think U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bears blame for the deal falling through, according to a new poll released Monday. The Siena College poll of...

Expectations of weaker economy unites small business owners

Mar. 18, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Although small businesses vary widely in terms of size, industry and issues, they do appear to be generally united by a growing uneasiness about the economy. Several surveys and economic reports released in recent weeks show that company owners have more trust in their businesses than the...

Germany's Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank to hold talks on merger

Mar. 17, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest bank, and domestic rival Commerzbank have decided to open talks on a possible merger, the lenders said Sunday in an announcement that followed months of speculation about such a combination. Commerzbank said in a one-sentence statement that the banks "have...

Virginia county approves Amazon incentives despite protests

Mar. 16, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Protesters repeatedly shouted "shame" as a northern Virginia county board Saturday unanimously approved a $23 million incentives package for Amazon to build a new headquarters there. The Arlington County Board's 5-0 vote came after hours of heated public testimony, news outlets...

Eastman Chemical, Conduit Global cutting jobs in Tennessee

Mar. 14, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Eastman Chemical Co. said Thursday that it is cutting an undisclosed number of jobs globally, citing "the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute" and an economic slowdown in Europe. In a statement from company spokeswoman Betty Payne, the chemical and plastics manufacturer said it has seen...

Toyota investing $750M at 5 US plants, creating 600 jobs

Mar. 14, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

BUFFALO, W.Va. (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. on Thursday announced it is investing an additional $750 million at five U.S. plants that will bring nearly 600 new jobs, including the production of two hybrid vehicles for the first time at its Kentucky facility. It marks yet another expansion of the Japanese...

Trump to tour tank plant, hold fundraiser in Ohio

Mar. 14, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to travel to Ohio next week to highlight his investments in defense spending and to raise money for his re-election bid. The White House says Trump will tour and deliver remarks at the Lima Army Tank Plant, the nation's last remaining tank manufacturing...

Volkswagen to shed up to 7,000 jobs through automation

Mar. 13, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German carmaker Volkswagen AG says it expects to shed between 5,000 and 7,000 jobs at its core brand by 2023 as a result of increasing automation of "routine tasks." The Wolfsburg-based company said Wednesday that the Volkswagen brand can cut the posts by not recruiting replacements for...