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In this June 9, 2020 file photo, people wait to vote in the Georgia's primary election at Park Tavern in Atlanta.  Twice delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Georgia’s primary earlier this year became a poster child for election dysfunction.  Election officials say they are making sweeping changes to try to avoid a repeat in November, as Georgia emerges as a potential presidential battleground, turnout is expected to set records and the coronavirus continues to rage. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Georgia's Fulton County works to avoid another vote debacle

Sep. 20, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Twice delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Georgia’s primary election earlier this year was marred by dysfunction: Hourslong wait times at polling places. Absentee ballots that never arrived. Votes cast after midnight. The problems were most acute in Fulton County, which...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020 file photo, using both the English and Spanish language, a sign points potential voters to an official polling location during early voting in Dallas.  Getting enough people to staff polling places amid the coronavirus pandemic is a challenge in many states. The virus’ disproportionate impact on Latinos has made the task of recruiting Spanish-speakers even more difficult. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Wanted: Bilingual poll workers who reflect U.S. diversity

Sep. 19, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The national Mi Familia Vota organization has long been involved in voting rights issues and other matters of civic engagement, but this year it's added a new initiative: Recruiting bilingual poll workers. The Phoenix-based group is joining advocacy organizations, nonprofits and even...

Louisiana company's Mississippi shipyard gains 200-plus jobs

Sep. 18, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Louisiana-based company will improve its Mississippi shipyard and add more than 200 jobs to build tugboats for the offshore oil industry. The jobs will be at the 38-acre (15.4-hectare) Gulf Ship facility in Gulfport, according to a news release from the Mississippi Development...

FILE- This Feb. 15, 2018, file photo shows a Ford logo on the grill of a 2018 Ford Explorer on display at the Pittsburgh Auto Show.  Ford Motor Co. will offer early retirement incentives with hopes of cutting its U.S. white-collar workforce by 1,400 more positions. President for the Americas Kumar Galhotra told employees about the offers Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Ford to build electric truck plant in Michigan, add 300 jobs

Sep. 17, 2020 8:27 AM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford says it will add 300 jobs at a new factory that's being built to assemble batteries and manufacture an electric version of the F-150 pickup truck. The new plant is being built in Dearborn, Michigan, where Ford is starting to produce a new version of the F-150 that's due in...

Company to build $13.3M plant in Alabama, hire 90

Sep. 16, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A company that specializes in aluminum roll covers for pickup trucks is building its first U.S. plant in Alabama. Mountain Top Industries, based in Denmark, said it plans to bring a $13.3 million, 73,000 square-foot (6782 square-meter) manufacturing facility to Montgomery and create...

Rhode Island identifies 19 new cases in schools this week

Sep. 16, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has had at least 19 students and staff members test positive for the coronavirus since schools reopened for in-person learning this week, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Wednesday. The state's 14 coronavirus testing sites dedicated solely to schoolchildren and school employees...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2014 file photo, a Federal Express driver returns to his truck after delivering a package to a business in Springfield, Ill. FedEx earned $1.25 billion in its latest quarter, as online shopping remained popular among customers avoiding stores and shipments between businesses improved. The delivery giant reported Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 that it brought in $19.3 billion in revenue during the three months that ended Aug. 31, FedEx's fiscal first quarter. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

FedEx's profit jumps as residential deliveries soar

Sep. 15, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — FedEx's profit jumped 67% in its latest quarter, as online shopping soared among customers avoiding stores and shipments between businesses improved. The delivery giant reported Tuesday that it earned $1.25 billion during the three months that ended Aug. 31, FedEx's fiscal first quarter....

Amazon to hire 4,400 new employees in Maryland in expansion

Sep. 14, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — Amazon said it plans to hire up to 4,400 employees for its Maryland facilities as part of a major company-wide expansion accelerated by booming sales during the coronavirus pandemic. The Baltimore Sun reports that the new hires will add to the Seattle-based online retailer’s...

This Week: FedEx earns, Fed policy statement, housing starts

Sep. 14, 2020 1:10 AM EDT

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: DELIVER THIS Wall Street expects that FedEx’s latest quarterly report card will show mixed results. Analysts predict the package delivery company will report Tuesday that its fiscal first-quarter earnings declined from a...

Maryland crabmeat pickers hit hard by COVID-19 this summer

Sep. 13, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Health officials say 50 crabmeat pickers on Maryland's Eastern Shore contracted COVID-19 this summer. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that the outbreaks recorded by the Dorchester Department of Health sent one worker to the hospital, but did not result in any fatalities. ...