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Germany's Mercedes-Benz plans assembly plant in Egypt

Jan. 18, 2019 12:38 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars unit says it is developing plans to open an assembly plant in Egypt. Mercedes-Benz said in a statement Friday that the passenger car plant would be built by a local business partner and the project is being developed "in close collaboration" with...

Manufacturing surge pushes industrial production up 0.3 pct

Jan. 18, 2019 10:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production increased 0.3 percent in December, led by the biggest surge in manufacturing in ten months. The Federal Reserve said Friday that that manufacturing output jumped 1.1 percent last month, the largest gain since February 2018. Automakers drove much of the growth...

Union holds two-hour warning strike at Audi plant in Hungary

Jan. 18, 2019 8:59 AM EST

GYOR, Hungary (AP) — Some 4,000 workers held a warning strike at Audi's manufacturing plant in Hungary, demanding higher wages and other benefits from the German carmaker. Union leader Sandor Nemeth said that Friday's two-hour work stoppage was "exceptionally successful," proof that the workers support the...

Appeals court denies rehearing in Tennessee coal ash case

Jan. 17, 2019 7:02 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appeals court won't rehear a case after a panel of its judges overturned an order that would've forced the nation's largest public utility to remove a Tennessee power plant's coal ash. The full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected environmental groups'...

Enerblu delays eastern Kentucky project at least 1 year

Jan. 17, 2019 5:47 PM EST

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A proposed battery manufacturing plant on a reclaimed coal mine in eastern Kentucky has been delayed at least one year after the company discovered problems at the construction site. EnerBlu President and CEO Daniel Elliott said the company has not found a way to build its facility at...

Nissan to cut up to 700 contract workers in Mississippi

Jan. 17, 2019 1:40 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. announced Thursday that it's cutting up to 700 contract workers at its Mississippi assembly plant, citing slowing sales for vans and Titan pickup trucks that it makes there. The move follows Nissan's December announcement that it's cutting 1,000 jobs at two Mexican...

SpaceX to build Mars ships in Texas, not Los Angeles

Jan. 16, 2019 9:20 PM EST

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — SpaceX said Wednesday that it will build test versions of its Mars spaceship in south Texas instead of the Port of Los Angeles in another blow to the local economy that comes days after the company announced massive layoffs. The decision was made to streamline operations, the...

Democrats hit Trump EPA nominee on coal lobbying, rollbacks

Jan. 16, 2019 5:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday called climate change "a huge issue" but not the "greatest crisis" and drew fire from Democrats at his confirmation hearing over the regulatory rollbacks he's made in six months as the agency's...

APNewsBreak: New pen may allow sale of horses for slaughter

Jan. 15, 2019 6:00 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has built a new corral for wild horses in Northern California, which could allow it to bypass federal restrictions and sell the animals for slaughter. The agency acknowledged in court filings in a potentially precedent-setting legal battle that it built the pen for...

Businessman and philanthropist Raymond Perelman dies at 101

Jan. 15, 2019 5:25 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Raymond Perelman, a businessman who built a fortune buying and selling factories and became one of the Philadelphia region's greatest philanthropists, has died. He was 101. He died Monday night, his son Ronald Perelman said in a statement. In 2011, Perelman donated $225 million to the...