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  • Tesla plans to raise almost $2 billion to build battery factory

    Tesla Motors Inc. wants to raise almost $2 billion to help fund a giant battery factory in the Southwestern U.S. to supply its electric vehicles. The Palo Alto automaker said Wednesday that it plans to build a "gigafactory" that would slash the cost...
  • Volkswagen workers reject union at Chattanooga plant, a blow to UAW

    Volkswagen workers in Tennessee narrowly voted to reject joining a union, crushing the United Automobile Workers union's attempt to unionize a foreign-owned car factory for the first time, officials announced late Friday. The 712-626 vote (53%-47%)...
  • The GOP attacks a union drive at VW — though the company's in favor

    The GOP attacks a union drive at VW — though the company's in favor
    Some 1,500 employees at Volkswagen's factory in Chattanooga, Tenn., started voting today on whether to affiliate with the United Auto Workers. Here are a couple of interesting points about this vote, which will continue through Friday. --Volkswagen's in...
  • Old Hydroelectric Mill Speaks To The Preservation Of Killingworth's Past

    Old Hydroelectric Mill Speaks To The Preservation Of Killingworth's Past
    "We have no plans for it and we don't know what to do with it." Those words were spoken by Stanley Bates, a planner for the state parks and forests nearly 37 years ago shortly after Oscar Swenson sold the "old Forster powerhouse" and 40 acres surrounding...
  • Lawmakers to introduce Pullman National Park legislation

    Lawmakers to introduce Pullman National Park legislation
    WASHINGTON — Three Illinois lawmakers said Friday they plan to introduce legislation designating the Pullman Historic District as a national historical park, which would make it part of the National Park Service. The Far South Side district, which...
  • Luis A. Alcala, 1921–2014

     Luis A. Alcala, 1921–2014
    Luis A. Alcala got his start selling clothes and other items from a fold-up table on Maxwell Street, eventually scraping together enough money to open a store on Chicago's Southeast Side that catered to factory workers at a nearby steel plant. He...
  • Geographic Constraints Choke Hartford

    When scholar and author Xiangming Chen came to Trinity College several years ago to found the school's Center for Urban and Global Studies, he discovered that not much had been written about Hartford and other mid-sized cities in New England. He and...
  • Apple supplier Foxconn looks to build American factory

    Foxconn Technology Group, the Taiwanese manufacturer for tech firms such as Apple Inc., is looking to build a factory in the United States. The major maker of iPhones and iPads is in talks with several states including Arizona and Colorado to set up a...
  • Honda Is a Net Exporter, Sort Of

     
    You might have heard that Honda is a net U.S. exporter, sending more U.S.-built cars to international markets than it imports into the U.S. for sale. But don't take the news at face value. Here's why. The automaker, which includes......
  • Beretta chooses Tennessee for new plant

    Beretta chooses Tennessee for new plant
    Gun manufacturer Beretta USA announced Wednesday it would build its newest plant not in Maryland, but in Tennessee. Last year, the centuries-old Italian gun-maker threatened to abandon plans to expand its U.S. headquarters in Prince George's County when...
  • Obama takes agenda on tour, urging boost in minimum wage

    WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — He has taken to saying he has a pen and a phone that he can use to work around Republicans in Congress, but President Obama also has a jet and a helicopter. He used them both Wednesday as he set off on a two-day traveling sales...