- Bill creating private-sector retirement accounts passes Updated: Apr-30-16 8:30 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - With the help of Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Connecticut lawmakers have passed legislation creating a retirement savings program for eligible private-sector employees.
- Pocatellos' FBI data center to expand, add jobs Updated: Apr-30-16 11:54 am
POCATELLO, Idaho - Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad says the FBI is expanding its data center facility, bringing 300 new jobs to southeastern Idaho.
- Twins games at Target Field to be staffed by local workers Updated: Apr-30-16 3:04 am
MINNEAPOLIS - Target Field will be staffed by local workers starting this weekend instead of people being brought in from out of state for Minnesota Twins games.
- The Latest: Maine boosts availability of overdose antidote Updated: Apr-29-16 6:30 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Latest on veto votes by the Maine Legislature (all times local):
- Study analyzes impact of Washington state coal-export plan Updated: Apr-29-16 6:25 pm
SEATTLE - A coal-export terminal proposed along the Columbia River in southwest Washington state could have unavoidable, significant impacts on greenhouse gases emissions, vessel traffic and rail safety, according to an environmental review released Friday.
- Leaders mark groundbreaking of new micro mill in Durant Updated: Apr-29-16 2:02 pm
DURANT, Oklahoma - Officials are celebrating the groundbreaking for a new plant that's expected to create 300 jobs in the Durant area.
- Sinclair Refinery hires hundreds of workers during overhaul Updated: Apr-29-16 1:37 am
CASPER, Wyoming - The Sinclair Refinery in Casper has hired of hundreds of workers as it undergoes a major overhaul to help reduce its environmental impact and improve operations at the facility.
- Los Alamos lab plans to hire hundreds by 2020 Updated: Apr-28-16 11:31 pm
LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico - The head of the Los Alamos National Laboratory is assuring Santa Fe leaders that the lab will remain a strong force in the region as it looks to hire about 2,000 people in the next four years.
- Texas-based company announces plans for office in Paragould Updated: Apr-28-16 3:56 pm
PARAGOULD, Arkansas - A Texas-based broadband company has announced plans to open an office in Paragould and create about 30 jobs.
- US economy struggles at start of election year Updated: Apr-28-16 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON - It was not a great start for the U.S. economy.
- New York State manufacturer adds 100 jobs in South Carolina Updated: Apr-28-16 12:38 pm
LIBERTY, South Carolina - A New York company that makes automatic fire sprinklers is expanding in South Carolina, investing $23 million and creating 100 jobs.
- Correction: Harry's Fresh Foods story Updated: Apr-28-16 10:47 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - In a story April 26 about an Oregon food company, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Harry's Fresh Foods was building a new facility in Nashville. The maker of refrigerated and frozen foods is spending $34 million to upgrade an existing building in the city.
- German manufacturing company to open plant in Auburn Updated: Apr-28-16 7:06 am
AUBURN, Alabama - A German manufacturing company is planning to open its first U.S. plant in Auburn, creating 100 jobs.
- Pingree, Poliquin want new rules for Cuban-bound flights Updated: Apr-28-16 12:40 am
BANGOR, Maine - Maine's two U.S. representatives are proposing new legislation that they say will help create jobs by updating regulations that cause American airports to lose business to Canada.
- Vermont ski resort to stay open amid federal fraud probe Updated: Apr-27-16 5:40 pm
JAY, Vermont - The federal receiver appointed to oversee two Vermont ski resorts amid fraud allegations said Wednesday he's secured enough money to keep Jay Peak Resort open.
- GM making investments at Tennessee and Michigan factories Updated: Apr-27-16 4:56 pm
SPRING HILL, Tennessee - General Motors announced Wednesday that it is spending $790 million to build a new high-efficiency engine at its plant in Tennessee, creating nearly 800 jobs.
- Amazon adding 2 fulfillment centers in NJ, over 2,000 jobs Updated: Apr-27-16 4:04 pm
CARTERET, New Jersey - Amazon is expanding its presence in New Jersey, announcing plans Wednesday to build two more fulfillment centers that will bring more than 2,000 jobs to the state.
- Unfair labor practices complaint filed against Volkswagen Updated: Apr-27-16 4:02 pm
- House OKs $16.2B education budget with more for schools Updated: Apr-26-16 7:27 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan House approved a $16.2 billion education budget Tuesday with modest-to-healthy funding boosts for schools and colleges and additional money to help rescue Detroit's ailing district - the first spending bill to clear either chamber as lawmakers accelerate work on the budget before a self-imposed deadline of early June.
- In Germany, Snyder highlights Michigan's industrial research Updated: Apr-26-16 4:45 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder said his visit to a massive industrial trade show in Germany and his planned stops in other European countries are helping him highlight Michigan as a site of cutting-edge manufacturing research that can attract foreign business to the state.
- Chinese company to build $1 billion mill in south Arkansas Updated: Apr-26-16 3:34 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Chinese company Sun Paper announced plans Tuesday for a $1 billion mill in southern Arkansas, the paper company's first facility in North America.
- Fiat Chrysler accelerates NAFTA shift from passenger cars Updated: Apr-26-16 3:21 pm
MILAN - With lower gas prices shifting North American driving preferences toward bigger vehicles, Fiat Chrysler has accelerated its transition away from passenger cars with an impact on its manufacturing footprint across the globe.
- Ford investing $1.6B in 2 US plants Updated: Apr-26-16 11:29 am
DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. is spending $1.6 billion to upgrade two U.S. plants for new products.
- French company scores huge Australian submarine contract Updated: Apr-26-16 9:51 am
PARIS - Australia's largest-ever defense contract has gone to a French shipbuilder to produce a new generation of submarines, thrilling officials in Paris and inaugurating half a century of close defense cooperation between the nations.
- Lumber operation to locate in Nelson County Updated: Apr-26-16 3:50 am
BOSTON, Kentucky - Kentucky officials say a lumber company plans to create at least 30 full-time jobs in Nelson County to produce hardwood for export to Asia.