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The Latest: Japan ending state of emergency in 3 prefectures

May. 21, 2020 1:30 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan approves lifting state of emergency in three...

Francisco Hernandez puts concrete on a brick to be added to the outside of a new home, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ford temporarily halts work at 2 plants; Rolls cuts jobs

May. 20, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ ON AGAIN, OFF AGAIN: Ford temporarily halted production at two...

United Auto Workers members leave the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Warren Truck Plant after the first work shift, Monday, May 18, 2020, in Warren, Mich. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV along with rivals Ford and General Motors Co., restarted the assembly lines on Monday after several week of inactivity due to the corona virus pandemic. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Automakers help restart US industry as globe reopens further

May. 18, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — More than 130,000 autoworkers returned to factories across the U.S. for the first time in nearly two months Monday in one of the biggest steps yet to restart American industry, while an experimental vaccine against the coronavirus yielded encouraging results in a small and extremely...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, Jeep vehicles are parked outside the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit. Defying a wave of layoffs that has sent the U.S. job market into its worst catastrophe on record, at least one major industry is making a comeback: Tens of thousands of auto workers are returning to factories that have been shuttered since mid-March due to fears of spreading the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Auto workers' tenuous return a ray of hope in jobs crisis

May. 15, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Defying a wave of layoffs that has sent the U.S. job market into its worst catastrophe on record, at least one major industry is making a comeback: Tens of thousands of auto workers are returning to factories that have been shuttered since mid-March due to fears of spreading the coronavirus....

Helen Wood, a groomer at The Dapper Dog, an all-breed grooming salon, gives a trim to Gracie, a Great Pyrenees, at the business, Monday, May 11, 2020, in Owensboro, Ky. The business, which has been closed since mid-March due to the cororavirus pandemic, was allowed to reopen Monday under strict guidelines from Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear. (Greg Eans/The Messenger-Inquirer via AP)

Bat factory resumes work as Kentucky starts some reopenings

May. 11, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Major League Baseball may be weeks away from playing ball again, but the factory in Louisville that supplies bats to many of its players resumed production Monday in Kentucky. The Hillerich & Bradsby plant that makes Louisville Slugger bats had been idled for nearly two months...

FILE - In this April 20, 2020, file photo a ventilator waits to be used for a COVID-19 patient going into cardiac arrest at St. Joseph's Hospital in Yonkers, N.Y. An analysis of federal contracting data by The Associated Press shows the Department of Health and Human Services is now on track to exceed 100,000 new ventilators by around July 13, about a week later than the 100-day deadline Trump first gave on March 27. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Becoming 'King of Ventilators' may result in unexpected glut

May. 10, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As requests for ventilators from the national stockpile reached a crescendo in late March, President Donald Trump made what seemed like a bold claim: His administration would have 100,000 within 100 days. At the time, the Department of Health and Human Services had not ordered any new...

FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition in Washington. Musk is threatening to pull the company’s factory and headquarters out of California in an escalating spat with local officials over reopening an electric vehicle plant. On Twitter Saturday afternoon, May 9, 2020. Musk also threatened to sue over Health Department coronavirus restrictions that have stopped Tesla from restarting production at its factory in Fremont south of San Francisco. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Musk threatens to exit California over virus restrictions

May. 9, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

Tesla CEO Elon Musk threatened Saturday to pull the company’s factory and headquarters out of California and sued local officials who have stopped the company from reopening its electric vehicle factory. In a lawsuit filed in federal court, Tesla accused the Alameda County Health Department of overstepping...

FILE - In this Sunday, April 26, 2020, photograph, a long row of unsold 2020 Renegades sits at a Chrysler/Jeep dealership in Englewood, Colo.  Edmunds analysts had anticipated more than a million leased vehicles coming back to car dealerships this quarter. But due to countless shelter-in-place orders due to coronavirus concerns, many people will face the question of how to safely handle their vehicle’s lease return or whether they can return their vehicle at all.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Edmunds: How to manage your lease during the pandemic

May. 6, 2020 7:47 AM EDT

The coronavirus pandemic has significantly changed the way we live and conduct business in this country. Take, for instance, the act of terminating a vehicle lease. Edmunds analysts had anticipated more than a million leased vehicles coming back to car dealerships this quarter. But due to countless...

AK Steel to close Dearborn factory, ending 343 jobs

May. 5, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A steel plant with 343 employees in suburban Detroit will close in July. AK Steel Corp. said the Dearborn factory is closing “due to rapidly deteriorating business conditions.” The company informed state officials in a letter dated Monday. AK Steel is part of...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019 file photo, Jeep vehicles are parked outside the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit.   Major U.S. automakers are planning to reopen North American factories within two weeks, potentially putting thousands of workers back on the assembly line, as part of a gradual return to normality.  Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley said Tuesday, May 5, 2020,  his company plans to start reopening factories May 18 depending on easing of government restrictions.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Detroit automakers push for restart of plants within 2 weeks

May. 5, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Major U.S. automakers are planning to reopen North American factories within two weeks, potentially putting thousands of workers back on the assembly line as part of a gradual return to normality. Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley said on an earnings conference call Tuesday his company plans to...