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  • DETROIT— General Motors will announce a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,000 jobs, a person briefed on the matter said Monday. The announcement comes after President-elect Donald Trump has attacked GM and other automakers for building vehicles in Mexico and shipping them to the U.S. While GM builds hatchback Cruzes in...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 15- Twice a day, Scott Ozawa's Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush tells his dental insurer if he brushed for a full two minutes. "It's not expected today, but in the near future it will be used to penalize people," said Mitchell Wein at Novarica Inc, who advises clients on insurance technology. Insurers recognize the dangers but consumers have nothing to fear,...

  • The company, which buys grain, produces ethanol and leases rail cars, said it will shut its four retail stores in the second quarter of 2017, affecting 650 employees in the Toledo area and 400 in Columbus. However, the company said it expects to record a pre-tax charge in the range of $9 to $14 million in the first half of 2017.. In June last year, the Ohio- based company...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 15- Twice a day, Scott Ozawa's Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush tells his dental insurer if he brushed for a full two minutes. "It's not expected today, but in the near future it will be used to penalize people," said Mitchell Wein at Novarica Inc, who advises clients on insurance technology. Insurers recognize the dangers but consumers have nothing to fear,...

  • With a near party-line 227-198 House vote, Congress gave final approval Friday to a budget that will ease passage of a still-unwritten bill replacing Obama's overhaul with a GOP edition. Friday's roll call sets the stage for what likely will be weeks or months— at least— of GOP efforts to write legislation and push it through Congress. While that will be...

  • CLEVELAND— Crews searching for wreckage of a corporate jet carrying six people that crashed in Lake Erie have had to temporarily halt their search due to choppy waters. The World War II submarine docked at Cleveland serves as a memorial to submariners. The neighbor's daughter was a University of Wisconsin-Madison student.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— The Latest on Ohio's supply of lethal injection drugs and its new execution process:. Records obtained by The Associated Press indicate the state has enough supplies for dozens of executions using a new three-drug method. A federal judge is weighing the constitutionality of Ohio's new lethal injection system.

  • The justices said they would hear an appeal by the National Association of Manufacturers of a Cincinnati- based federal appeals court's ruling that gave itself jurisdiction to review challenges to the Clean Water Act regulation. Dozens of agricultural groups, states and municipalities had sued U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of...

  • Jan 13- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to resolve a dispute over what court should handle challenges to a 2015 Obama administration regulation that defines waterways protected under a federal anti-pollution law. The justices said they would hear an appeal by the National Association of Manufacturers of a Cincinnati- based federal appeals court's...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 522 rigs sought oil and 136 explored for natural gas this week. Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio and Pennsylvania fell by one each. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah and West Virginia were all unchanged.

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    Freezing rain predicted for many parts of the central Plains and mid-Atlantic US this weekend, drivers warned to stay off the roads, USA Today reports.

  • WASHINGTON— The Environmental Protection Agency moved Friday to cement strict fuel economy requirements that force the auto industry to make new cars and trucks significantly more efficient, a decision that will be difficult for the incoming Trump administration to undo. The EPA said in late November that it had completed a required midterm review of...

  • The complaint, which seeks consultations with Beijing on the matter, is likely to add to rising trade tension between the world's two largest economies as President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office next week with pledges to reduce U.S. trade deficits with China as a top priority. Trade Representative's office said the complaint says China's...

  • WILLISTON, Vt.— At Tomorrow's Harvest farm, you won't find acres of land on which animals graze, or rows of corn, or bales of hay. "We don't need everybody to eat insects," said Robert Nathan Allen, founder and director of Little Herds, an educational nonprofit in Austin, Texas, that promotes the use of insects for human food and animal feed. Interest in entomophagy— the...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio's prisons agency is trying to obtain a drug that could reverse the lethal injection process if needed by stopping the effects of another drug previously used in problematic executions. The request to use the drug would come if executioners weren't confident the first of three lethal drugs would render a prisoner unconscious, Gary Mohr,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 12- The Obama administration on Thursday launched a new complaint against Chinese aluminum subsidies at the World Trade Organization, accusing Beijing of artificially expanding its global market share through cheap state-directed loans and subsidized energy. The complaint, which seeks consultations with Beijing over the matter, likely...

  • HILLIARD, Ohio _ Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $23.7 million. Advanced Drainage expects full-year revenue in the range of $1.23 billion to $1.25 billion. Advanced Drainage shares have risen 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • President of the United States, Barack Obama

    The Obama administration is expected to launch a complaint against Chinese aluminum subsidies with the World Trade Organization on Thursday, a person familiar with the matter said.

  • The complaint will likely add to rising trade tensions between the world's two largest economies as President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office next week with pledges to reduce U.S. trade deficits with China as a top priority. China has rapidly expanded its aluminum production capacity in recent years and currently produces more than half the...

  • "This opportunity is unique, maybe once in a lifetime," said Jack Gerard, president of the Washington D.C.- based American Petroleum Institute lobby group, referring to prospects for increased access to federal leases. "It would only take one serious mistake- one well to go bad- for our town's water supply to be damaged," said Josh Ewing, the leader of a southern Utah...