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WWII vet gets nostalgic with Detroit train station tour

Oct. 10, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The last time Joe England walked the halls of Michigan Central Station, it was 1945. His train had just steamed into the station, returning him safely from World War II. More than 75 years later, England on Sept. 25 found himself standing in the train...

Florida is the original home of national restaurant chains

Oct. 09, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

Hooters to Home of the Whopper: A look at popular restaurant chains that began in Florida The Whopper was born here. So was the Bloomin’ Onion. A state known for its famous cartoon mouse, pristine beaches and wild animal stories also served as the...

Hertz names ex-Ford Motor chief Mark Fields as interim CEO

Oct. 05, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

Car rental company Hertz has named industry veteran Mark Fields as its interim CEO. Fields, the former president and CEO of Ford Motor Co., joined Hertz's board in June. He takes over the top post at Hertz from Paul Stone, who will now serve as the company's president and...

GM building giant battery development lab in Detroit suburb

Oct. 05, 2021 08:17 AM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — General Motors says it's building a huge new electric vehicle battery lab in Michigan where scientists will work on chemistry to cut costs 60% over current vehicles and allow people to travel 500 to 600 miles (800 to 965 kilometers) per charge. ...

Union jobs? Ford's plan for new EV factories raises question

Oct. 01, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ford’s blockbuster announcement this week that it would build four sprawling new factories in Kentucky and Tennessee by 2025 and hire nearly 11,000 workers raised a big unanswered question: Just how good will those jobs be? No one — not Ford,...

Small towns brace for change, prosperity with Ford's arrival

Sep. 29, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

STANTON, Tenn. (AP) — Lesa Tard expects to serve up more hot wings and cheeseburgers when the clean energy revolution comes to Stanton with Ford's plans to build a factory to produce electric pickups. So she's making plans to expand along with the tiny West Tennessee town. ...

Beshear: Kentucky to become electric vehicle leader

Sep. 28, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Ford's selection of Kentucky to build twin battery plants will vault the state into a global leadership role in the electric vehicle market, Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday in celebrating the state's single largest-ever economic development project. ...

Brookdale, Synnex fall; Thor Industries, FactSet rise

Sep. 28, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Tuesday: Ford Motor Co., up 15 cents to $14.31. The automaker and partner SK Innovation announced plans to invest $11.4 billion ramping up electric vehicle production. ...

Green energy takes hold in unlikely places with Ford project

Sep. 28, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ky. (AP) — When Ford revealed plans to ramp up its commitment to the fledgling electric vehicle sector, the automaker chose to create thousands of jobs and pump billions in investments into two states where Republican leaders have vilified the push for green energy and defended...

Gov. Lee: $500 million incentive package for Ford factory

Sep. 28, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee offered $500 million in incentives for the creation of a $5.6 billion campus where Ford Motor Co. plans to build electric F-Series pickup trucks at the Memphis Regional Megasite industrial complex, Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday. The...