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Ford to invest in Romanian plant to ramp up production

May. 22, 2018 9:34 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Ford says it plans to invest some 200 million euros ($236 million) and create 1,500 new jobs to build a second vehicle at its plant in Romania. The automaker did not unveil the model when it made the announcement Tuesday about the new model, which will be manufactured at the...

In North Korea nuke site closure, spectacle trumps substance

May. 21, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country's Punggye-ri nuclear test site in a much-touted display of goodwill before leader Kim Jong Un's planned summit with President Donald Trump next month. Expect...

Correction: Indoor Farms story

May. 18, 2018 3:35 PM EDT

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — In a story May 10 about indoor farming, The Associated Press inaccurately implied that the farming startup Plenty was pursuing public subsidies to make its business viable. Plenty CEO Matt Barnard has said that "society should consider investing" in this new form of...

Pruitt rescinding safety rules prompted by fatal plant blast

May. 17, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt moved Thursday to rescind much of a package of safety measures proposed for chemical plants nationwide after a deadly blast at a Texas fertilizer plant. Pruitt signed a significantly revised slate of rules from the Obama era on...

Asian stocks mixed as investors digest US, Japan data

May. 17, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after strong factory data from the U.S. helped spur gains overnight on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Investors shrugged off a report Thursday of weak machinery orders in Japan a day after growth data came in lower than expected, with the Nikkei...

Ford to resume F-150 production after supply plant fire

May. 16, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is resuming production of its F-150 pickup following a fire at a plant where parts for the vehicle are made. The automaker said on Wednesday that work will restart Friday at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan. Production of Ford's Super Duty at its Louisville, Kentucky, truck plant...

US factory production rose a healthy 0.5 percent in April

May. 16, 2018 9:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories cranked out more appliances, computers and aircraft last month, lifting manufacturing production for only the second time in five months. The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that factory output rose 0.5 percent in April after a flat reading in March. In the past year,...

US factory production rose a healthy 0.5 percent in April on strong output of machinery, appliances

May. 16, 2018 9:16 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US factory production rose a healthy 0.5 percent in April on strong output of machinery, appliances.

Correction: Plutonium Pits-SRS story

May. 15, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — In a story May 12 about the proposed production of pits at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, The Associated Press reported erroneously that pits were planned to store plutonium that would have gone into the production of commercial nuclear fuel at a now-cancelled facility known...

Company breaks ground on new $300M aluminum plant

May. 15, 2018 1:24 AM EDT

GUTHRIE, Ky. (AP) — Aluminum supplier Novelis is breaking ground on a new $305 million processing plant in western Kentucky. A release from Gov. Matt Bevin's office says the new facility in Todd County will create 125 jobs. Work began this week on the 400,000-square-foot (40,000-square-meter) facility on a...