Associated Press

Government, Fuel

Trump Taps Perry Deputy Dan Brouillette to Replace Him at Energy Department

Dan Brouillette Dan Brouillette by Jon Gambrell/AP

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he is nominating a deputy to Energy Secretary Rick Perry to replace him in the top job at the Energy Department.

October 18, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Files $212 Million Building Permit for World Hub in Tennessee

FedEx boxes FedEx

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx officials confirm the company has filed a building permit for its new package sorting facility and world hub in Tennessee.

October 17, 2019
Business, Equipment

Mack Truck Workers Begin Strike at Plants in 3 States

Mack Truck workers strike. Workers install parts on an engine at a Mack Trucks assembly facility in Macungie, Pa. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Thousands of Mack Truck workers were on strike Oct. 13 at plants in three states, the first such walkout in decades.

October 15, 2019
Government, Business

Hope of Coming Back to Shuttered GM Plant Fades for Workers

Cruze banner at Lordstown Nov. 27, 2018, photo by John Minchillo/AP

Many former Lordstown assembly plant workers now spread across GM factories in seven states were hoping that the automaker would agree during contract talks to revive production that ended in March and rescue their old jobs. But that hope is dwindling.

September 27, 2019

Long-Term Mortgage Rates Fall; 30-Year at 3.64%

Sign advertising house for sale in Massachusetts A sign advertises a house for sale in North Andover, Mass., on July 22, 2019. (Elise Amendola/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week following a sharp rise the week before, making September the most volatile month for the key 30-year loan since March.

September 26, 2019
Government, Business, Top 100

UPS to Pay $8.4 Million to Settle Claim of Overcharging Government

UPS logo on truck Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department says United Parcel Service Inc. must pay $8.4 million to settle allegations that the company was overcharging the federal government for package deliveries.

September 13, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

NHTSA Opens Probe Into Nissan Rogue Automatic Emergency Braking

Nissan Rogue Nissan Rogues by David Zalubowski/AP

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s road safety agency is investigating complaints that the automatic emergency braking on the Nissan Rogue can turn on for no apparent reason.

September 12, 2019
Government, Business

Hurricane Dorian, Back to a Category 3, Creeps Up East Coast

Workers prepare to install plywood panels on a house in New Bern, N.C. Workers prepare to install plywood panels on a house in New Bern, N.C. (Gray Whitley/Sun Journal via AP)

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Hurricane Dorian, back to a Category 3 storm, began raking the Southeast U.S. seaboard late Sept. 4, threatening to inundate low-lying coasts from Georgia to southwest Virginia with a dangerous storm surge after its deadly mauling of the Bahamas.

September 4, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

China Says Trade Talks With US to Be Held in October

People shop at an FAO Schwarz toy store in Beijing. People shop at a newly opened FAO Schwarz toy store in Beijing in June. (Andy Wong/Associated Press)

BEIJING — China’s Commerce Ministry says talks with the United States on ending their tariff war will take place in early October in Washington, later than previously planned.

September 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety

Walmart, Tesla Pause in Legal Fight Over Fiery Solar Panels

Front of Walmart store with sun shining Associated Press/Gene J. Puskar

NEW YORK — Walmart said Aug. 23 that it is working on a resolution with Tesla after the retail giant sued the electric car company’s energy division for installing rooftop solar panels that caught fire.

August 23, 2019