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Georgia names 10 more towns as zones for downtown tax breaks

Oct. 25, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has designated another 10 communities as “rural zones," making people who invest in designated downtown areas eligible for tax breaks if they create jobs and rehabilitate buildings. The department announced Wednesday that Colquitt,...

Milwaukee casino, other businesses carry on despite pandemic

Oct. 25, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — In mid-July, Rodney Ferguson, CEO and general manager of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, was faced with the unenviable task of informing 1,600 employees that he didn’t have work for them anymore. “It was extremely difficult because it’s a family here,” Ferguson...

U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash., left, and Washington Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, right, are shown in this combination of photos taken Oct. 7, 2020 in Olympia, Wash., and Oct. 19, 2020 in Lynnwood, Wash.  (AP Photos/Ted S. Warren and Elaine Thompson)

Democrats Liias, Heck seek lieutenant governor's office

Oct. 24, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The office of the Washington lieutenant governor is obscure enough that when its current occupant decamped to California to train as a Jesuit priest, the public didn’t notice. It’s also prominent enough that the two men running to replace him believe they can use it as a...

Tennessee draws 19,000 applicants to be poll workers

Oct. 23, 2020 6:55 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has drawn more than 19,000 applicants willing to serve during the COVID-19 pandemic as poll workers. Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s office says the response was so overwhelming that some county election administrators filled all their positions and haven’t...

North Dakota seeks to repurpose coronavirus aid for fracking

Oct. 22, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials say they want to repurpose $16 million in federal coronavirus aid and spend it on grants to encourage fracking instead of using it to clean up abandoned oil well sites. Regulators have presented the proposal as a way to create jobs and help stabilize state...

China criticizes US media controls as 'political oppression'

Oct. 22, 2020 4:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government on Thursday demanded Washington stop “political oppression” of Chinese media after more were ordered to register as foreign missions but gave no indication how Beijing might retaliate. The order Wednesday, which requires Chinese media to register their...

Fiat Chrysler hires 4,100 Detroit residents for new plant

Oct. 21, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler has hired about 4,100 Detroit residents, and most if not all of them will be employed at a new auto plant on the city’s east side. The auto giant is obliged to employ at least 3,850 Detroiters at the Mack assembly plant under a development deal with the city for the land...

Medical workers wear face masks and hold placards while staging a sit-in protest at the Unknown Soldier Square in Gaza City, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Arabic reads:

Gaza nurses protest loss of Israeli permit, layoffs

Oct. 21, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A group of nurses from the Gaza Strip staged a protest in a public square on Wednesday, saying an Israeli travel ban has led the Jerusalem hospital where they worked for many years to fire them. The seven nurses gathered at a public square in Gaza City, wearing lab coats and...

Indian laborers work at a building construction site in Gauhati, India, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Study: COVID speeds up human vs machine standoff over work

Oct. 20, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — As automation and online work gain ground, organizers of the annual Davos forum are projecting employers will split work equally between machines and people by 2025, with the coronavirus pandemic accelerating changes in the labor market. The World Economic Forum, in a report released...

This photo provided by General Motors shows the Cadillac Lyriq. General Motors' Cadillac brand is the latest to roll out an electric vehicle with the promise of taking sales from market leader Tesla. Executives say the Lyriq midsize SUV will have a range of over 300 miles per charge as well as technology and features to pull buyers from Tesla.  (GM via AP)

Tennessee factory to become GM's 3rd electric vehicle plant

Oct. 20, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors plans to spend $2 billion to convert its Spring Hill, Tennessee, assembly plant into a third U.S. site to build future electric vehicles. The Detroit automaker also says it will spend another $153 million to upgrade five Michigan factories for future vehicles. The company will...