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Toyota to build $1.3B battery plant near Greensboro, NC

Dec. 06, 2021 19:21 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Toyota announced on Monday that it plans to build a $1.3 billion electric vehicle battery plant near Greensboro, North Carolina, that will employ at least 1,750 people and help meet the auto giant's growing goals of electric vehicle sales this decade. Company...

Computer chip firm Micron plans design center in Atlanta

Dec. 06, 2021 18:08 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A microchip maker will open a design center in Atlanta next month that it says will create 500 jobs. Idaho-based Micron Technology made the announcement Monday, saying it wanted its design center for memory chips to be near Georgia Tech and other Atlanta-area...

Tyson Foods to spend $50M on bonuses at its meat plants

Dec. 06, 2021 12:24 PM EST

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods said Monday that it plans to spend roughly $50 million on year-end bonuses for over 80,000 hourly workers at its meatpacking plants that will give them between $300 and $700 apiece. Those bonuses are on top of wage increases the company has...

Energy secretary: Offshore wind brings 'gust' of job growth

Dec. 05, 2021 08:07 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said Thursday that the administration's goal for offshore wind and the projects being developed now represent a “gust of job growth throughout the country.” Granholm visited a new offshore wind...

Today in History

Dec. 04, 2021 00:14 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 4, the 338th day of 2021. There are 27 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Dec. 4, 1942, during World War II, U.S. bombers struck the Italian mainland for the...

Pipeline: Cascade of white owners has slowed NFL change

Dec. 03, 2021 21:50 PM EST

Over the past 100 years, around 110 people have owned controlling portions of NFL teams. Of that select group, all but two have been white. This basic head count might offer the simplest explanation for how, even with rules in place for nearly two decades that are...

Shell pulls out of controversial Cambo project in Scotland

Dec. 03, 2021 10:26 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell has pulled out of a controversial plan to develop a new oil field near Scotland’s Shetland Islands, buoying environmentalists’ hopes that the project may be shelved altogether as Britain seeks to combat global warming. Shell, which...

EXPLAINER: Turkey's currency is crashing. What's the impact?

Dec. 03, 2021 09:37 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s beleaguered currency has been plunging to all-time lows against the U.S. dollar and the euro in recent months as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan presses ahead with a widely criticized effort to cut interest rates despite surging consumer prices. ...

US employers added a sluggish 210,000 jobs in November as economy contends with inflation and shortages

Dec. 03, 2021 08:43 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — US employers added a sluggish 210,000 jobs in November as economy contends with inflation and shortages.

$70 million glove plant could be coming to central Georgia

Dec. 03, 2021 08:22 AM EST

SANDERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A $70 million plant that would produce personal protective equipment and create nearly 300 jobs could be coming to central Georgia. The Sandersville City Council is expected to consider a deal Monday for a facility that would manufacture...