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Biden pushes economic, security aims as he ends SKorea visit

May. 22, 2022 06:27 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden tended to both business and security interests Sunday as he wrapped up a three-day trip to South Korea, first showcasing Hyundai's pledge to invest at least $10 billion in the United States and later mingling with troops at a nearby military base. ...

Hyundai announces $5.5B electric vehicle plant in Georgia

May. 20, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

ELLABELL, Ga. (AP) — Hyundai Motor Group confirmed Friday the company will spend $5.5 billion on a huge electric vehicle plant near Savannah that will employ thousands — a deal Georgia’s governor called the largest economic development project in the state’s history. Hyundai...

Hyundai Motor Group announces plan for a $5.5 billion electric vehicle plant in Georgia with more than 8,000 workers

May. 20, 2022 15:43 PM EDT
ELLABELL, Ga. (AP) — Hyundai Motor Group announces plan for a $5.5 billion electric vehicle plant in Georgia with more than 8,000 workers.

Biden: SKorean chip plant a model for deeper ties to Asia

May. 20, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

PYEONGTAEK, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden opened his trip to Asia on Friday by touring a South Korean computer chip factory that will be the model for a plant in Texas, holding it out as an illustration of how deeper ties with the Indo Pacific can fuel technological innovation and foster...

Argo touts driverless operations in Miami and Austin, Texas

May. 17, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An autonomous vehicle technology company that partners with Ford and Volkswagen says it has started driverless operations in two of eight cities where it is developing its technology. Pittsburgh-based Argo AI has pulled drivers from its autonomous cars in Miami and...

Musk's China ties add potential risks to Twitter purchase

May. 17, 2022 05:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Elon Musk's ties to China through his role as electric car brand Tesla's biggest shareholder could add complexity to his bid to buy Twitter. Other companies that want access to China give in to pressure to follow Beijing's positions on Taiwan and other issues. But...

Get on your bike: Coldplay hopes to lead with a green tour

May. 16, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's often said that fans at live concerts give the band a jolt of electricity. Coldplay wants to literally harness that. The pop superstars have added kinetic dance floors and energy-storing stationary bikes to their latest world tour, encouraging fans to help...

New Zealand to help pay for cleaner cars to reduce emissions

May. 15, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government said Monday it will help pay for lower-income families to scrap their old gas guzzlers and replace them with cleaner hybrid or electric cars as part of a sweeping plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The government said it...

A new Oregon mining boom could be a bust for sage grouse

May. 14, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

McDermitt, Ore. (AP) — Katie Fite crouched behind some waist-high sagebrush, and her dog Bell nestled in the plant’s cozy cavity to shield from howling winds. It was the first Saturday in April, peak mating season for sage grouse on a remote stretch of the Oregon-Nevada border....

Nissan mulling third auto plant in the US to meet EV demand

May. 13, 2022 01:13 AM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan is considering adding a new auto plant in the U.S. to keep up with growing demand for electric vehicles, a top executive at the Japanese automaker said Friday. “It may not be a surprise that we go for a third plant,” Chief Operating Officer Ashwani...