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Large northeastern North Dakota manufacturer shutting down

May. 20, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

PEMBINA, N.D. (AP) — One of the largest employers in northeastern North Dakota is closing later this year. Winnipeg, Manitoba-based New Flyer Industries is shutting down its charter and transit bus manufacturing plant in Pembina, located close to the Canadian border. Pembina Mayor...

New England schools eligible to apply for green bus funding

May. 20, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — School districts across New England are now eligible to apply for a portion of $500 million toward the purchase of zero-emissions school buses, which benefit the environment and children's health, officials said Friday. “These funds will make a real and lasting...

North Carolina bus school manufacturer to add 280 jobs

May. 19, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school bus manufacturer says it is adding 280 jobs at one of its plants to answer demand for one of its models. Thomas Built Buses said it will start an additional shift at its Saf-T-Liner C2 plant in High Point. President and CEO Kevin...

Fall of Mariupol appears at hand; fighters leave steel plant

May. 17, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Mariupol appeared on the verge of falling to the Russians on Tuesday as Ukraine moved to abandon the steel plant where hundreds of its fighters had held out for months under relentless bombardment in the last bastion of resistance in the devastated city. The...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

May. 16, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. May 11, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Abbott should be transparent, release border documents What is he trying to hide? That was our first thought late last week when we learned that Gov. Greg Abbott had refused a media request to...

Battery-powered Greek island bets on green future

May. 11, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

TILOS, Greece (AP) — When deciding where to test green tech, Greek policymakers picked the remotest point on the map: tiny Tilos. Providing electricity and basic services, and even access by ferry, are all a challenge for this island of just 500 year-round inhabitants. Its most...

Australia aware of China plans for Solomon Islands wharves

May. 09, 2022 08:11 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister said on Monday he was aware of China’s ambitions in the southwest Pacific after a newspaper reported plans by Beijing to build wharves, shipyards and underwater cables in the Solomon Islands. The Australian newspaper...

1st submarine utilizes improved dry dock at shipyard

May. 06, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — A key element of a $1.7 billion modernization effort at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard was utilized for the first time with the docking of the USS Cheyenne, Navy officials said Friday. The Los Angeles-class submarine was the first submarine to enter Dry Dock 1...

Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works gets a new president

May. 05, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — Gulfstream Aerospace executive Charles Krugh has been tapped by General Dynamics to lead Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works, officials said Thursday. Krugh has served in a variety of aerospace manufacturing roles, and will be tasked with keeping the shipyard and...

Georgia sets $1.5B in aid for electric vehicle maker Rivian

May. 02, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The state of Georgia and local governments will give Rivian Automotive $1.5 billion of incentives to build a 7,500-job, $5 billion electric vehicle plant east of Atlanta, according to documents the company and state signed Monday. Georgia Economic Development...