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Toyota shows 'an engine reborn' with green fuel despite global push for battery electric cars

May. 28, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — “An engine reborn.” That's how Japanese automaker Toyota introduced plans to cast a futuristic spin on the traditional internal combustion engine. During a three-hour presentation at a Tokyo hall Tuesday, the car manufacturer giant announced it...

In one North Carolina county, it's 'growth, growth, growth.' But will Biden reap the benefit?

May. 27, 2024 03:08 AM EDT

SILER CITY, N.C. (AP) — At the epicenter of President Joe Biden’s promised economic boom, a slow tractor can still halt traffic. Just 81,000 people live in rural Chatham County, North Carolina. There are 1,076 farms. The old mill now houses a dance studio, a grocer and a...

Nigeria is emerging as a critical mineral hub. The government is cracking down on illegal operations

May. 26, 2024 22:32 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's government is cracking down on illegal mining, making dozens of arrests of unlicensed miners since April for allegedly stealing the country’s lithium, a critical mineral used in batteries for electric vehicles, smartphones and power systems. The...

Workday, Intuit fall; Ross Stores, Deckers Outdoor rise, Friday, 5/24/2024

May. 24, 2024 16:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that are trading heavily or have substantial price changes on Friday: Workday Inc., down $39.99 to $220.91. The maker of human resources software trimmed its subscription revenue forecast for the year. Ross Stores Inc., up $10.27...

US pushes for Ukraine aid, united front against China's trade practices at G7 finance meeting

May. 24, 2024 09:37 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The U.S. sought to build support for squeezing more money for Ukraine out of frozen Russian assets and for uniting against China’s trade practices as finance ministers from the Group of Seven rich democracies opened a two-day meeting on Friday on the shores of northern...

With Ukraine losing ground, allies debate how to squeeze cash for Kyiv out of frozen Russian assets

May. 23, 2024 13:01 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ukraine's allies are wrestling with how to squeeze money out of frozen Russian assets to support Kyiv's war effort, a debate getting more urgent as Russia gains territory on the battlefield and as the outlook for Ukraine’s state finances looks shakier. ...

Editorial Roundup: New York

May. 23, 2024 12:52 PM EDT

Jamestown Post-Journal. May 22, 2024. Editorial: The Reverse Robin Hood Of State’s EV Rebate Program Did Robin Hood get it wrong? Did the famous swashbuckling character created by Howard Pyle in the 1880s miss the boat when he robbed the rich to give...

EV maker Tesla breaks ground on Megapack energy storage battery factory in Shanghai

May. 23, 2024 06:30 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Electric vehicle maker Tesla has begun construction of a factory in Shanghai to make its Megapack energy storage batteries, Chinese state media reported Thursday. The $200 million plant in Shanghai’s Lingang pilot free trade zone will be the first Tesla battery...

Average US vehicle age hits record 12.6 years as high prices force people to keep them longer

May. 22, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Cars, trucks and SUVs in the U.S. keep getting older, hitting a record average age of 12.6 years in 2024 as people hang on to their vehicles largely because new ones cost so much. S&P Global Mobility, which tracks state vehicle registration data nationwide, said...

How is the violent unrest in New Caledonia impacting global nickel prices?

May. 22, 2024 06:57 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Global nickel prices have soared since deadly violence erupted in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia last week. The overseas territory, which has been under French rule for over 170 years, is a major global producer of the critical material...