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In this Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, file photo, a worker inspects disposable gloves at the Top Glove factory in Shah Alam on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia's Top Glove Corp., the world's largest rubber glove maker, said Tuesday it expects a delay in deliveries after it was hit by a coronavirus outbreak that affected thousands of workers. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Virus outbreak delays production at world's top glove maker

Nov. 24, 2020 10:20 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s Top Glove Corp., the world’s largest maker of rubber gloves, said Tuesday it expects a two-to-four-week delay in deliveries after more than 2,000 workers at its factories were infected by the coronavirus, raising the possibility of supply disruptions...

FILE - In this May 2020 file photo, Tyson's Fresh Meat workers file in for a tour of safety measures put into place after the plant in Waterloo, Iowa, had to shut down due to a COVID-19 outbreak.  Lawyers for the estates of dead workers allege that the top official at Tyson Foods’ largest pork plant created a pool for managers to bet on how many workers would get infected during a coronavirus outbreak.   (Brandon Pollock/The Courier via AP, File)

Tyson suspends Iowa plant managers amid virus betting claim

Nov. 19, 2020 6:08 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Tyson Foods suspended top officials at its largest pork plant on Thursday and launched an investigation into allegations that they bet on how many workers would get infected during a widespread coronavirus outbreak. The company's president and CEO, Dean Banks, said he was...

FILE- This April 20, 2007 file photo shows the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, N.Y. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's staff have approved the sale of the nuclear power plant north of New York City to a New Jersey company for dismantling, despite petitions from state and local officials to hold public hearings before taking action. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

NYC-area nuclear plant sale for decommissioning is approved

Nov. 17, 2020 5:51 PM EST

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s staff have approved the sale of the Indian Point nuclear power plant north of New York City to a New Jersey company for dismantling, despite petitions from state and local officials to hold public hearings before taking action. The...

People walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. Stocks fell back across Asia on Thursday after gains for big technology shares pushed most Wall Street benchmarks higher. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asian shares slip on faltering hopes for COVID vaccines

Nov. 11, 2020 11:21 PM EST

Stocks fell back across Asia on Thursday after gains for big technology shares pushed most Wall Street benchmarks higher. News of potentially effective vaccines for COVID-19 has been countered by concerns over the logistical challenges of ensuring access to billions of people and over rising caseloads that are...

FILE- This Jan. 16, 2019, photo shows a Cadillac ATS V in Detroit. General Motors posted stronger-than-expected earnings in the third quarter, pulling in $4 billion in profit just one quarter after losing money due to the virus outbreak. GM said, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020,  it had adjusted earnings of $2.78 per share on revenue of $35.5 billion.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Virus shutdowns in the rearview for US automakers, GM booms

Nov. 5, 2020 9:10 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is posting huge third quarter numbers, pulling in $4 billion in profit over three months, after a short money-losing stretch as the spread of COVID-19 shut down all U.S. auto factories. Automakers have sprinted out of their pandemic lockdowns, and GM's big quarter follows...

A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Asian shares logged moderate losses on Thursday and U.S. futures turned higher after the S&P 500 slid 3.5% overnight for its biggest drop since June. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asian shares lower, US futures up after S&P 500 sinks 3.5%

Oct. 28, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

Asian shares declined Thursday and U.S. futures turned higher after the S&P 500 slid 3.5% overnight for its biggest drop since June. The selling in U.S. markets followed broad declines in Europe, where the French president announced tough measures to slow the virus’ spread and German officials agreed...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo the logo for Union Pacific appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, Union Pacific’s third-quarter profit declined 12%, but the volume of shipments it handled surged as the economy rebounded from the worst of the virus-related shutdowns earlier this year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Profit, revenue slump at Union Pacific, but volume improves

Oct. 22, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific's profit and revenue slumped by double digits, though the volume of shipments it handled rebounded from the previous quarter as the economy emerged from the worst of the virus-related shutdowns earlier this year. The railroad earned $1.36 billion, or $2.01 per share in the...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 file photo, a street sign reading 'Tesla Street 1' stand in front of the construction site of the electric car Tesla Gigafactory in Gruenheide near in Berlin, Germany. A German utility company says it has shut down the pipes supplying Tesla with water for the construction of a factory near Berlin because the automaker hasn’t paid its bills. A spokeswoman for the company WSE said Thursday, Oct. 15 that Tesla was given repeated warnings its water supply would be turned off.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)

German water utility pulls plug on Tesla over unpaid bills

Oct. 15, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German utility company says it has shut down the pipes supplying Tesla with water for the construction of a factory near Berlin because the automaker hasn't paid its bills. A spokeswoman for the company WSE said Thursday that Tesla was given repeated warnings its water supply would be...

FILE - In this May 13, 2020, file photo, a worker at SMC China, a Japanese joint venture pneumatic engineering company, assembles products at a factory in Beijing. China’s factory activity accelerated in September, adding to a gradual recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, a government survey showed Wednesday, Sept. 30. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Survey: China's factory, export activity gain in September

Sep. 30, 2020 1:25 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s factory activity accelerated in September, adding to a gradual recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, a government survey showed Wednesday. A monthly purchasing managers’ index issued by the Chinese statistics agency and an industry group rose to 51.5 from...