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Congress OKs bill to aid computer chip firms, counter China

Congress OKs bill to aid computer chip firms, counter China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday passed a $280 billion package to boost the semiconductor industry and scientific research in a bid to create more high-tech jobs in the United States and help it better compete with international rivals, namely
Senate deal should make it easier to buy electric vehicles

Senate deal should make it easier to buy electric vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — The surprise deal by Senate Democrats on a slimmed-down bill to support families, boost infrastructure and fight climate change also is likely to jump-start sales of electric vehicles.
From Buy American to 'North American': Manchin-Schumer deal amends EV tax credits

From Buy American to 'North American': Manchin-Schumer deal amends EV tax credits

WASHINGTON — No one, it seems, saw it coming — not even the federal government in Ottawa.

ServiceOntario employees charged in relation to theft of hundreds of vehicles: OPP

Police say they've charged 28 people in Ontario and Saskatchewan, including several ServiceOntario employees, following an investigation into the fraudulent modification and sale of hundreds of stolen vehicles.
Help wanted: After pandemic pivots, where have Canadian workers gone?

Help wanted: After pandemic pivots, where have Canadian workers gone?

Restaurants, airlines, schools and nursing homes are at the sharp end of a labour crunch that’s afflicted employers all year long. In June,the unemployment rate fell to a record low of 4.
Rejected by courts, retirees take last shot to save pensions

Rejected by courts, retirees take last shot to save pensions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dave Muffley thought he had it made when it came to a solid retirement. The Indiana man spent roughly 30 years as a salaried maintenance technician for Delphi Corp., a subsidiary of General Motors Corp.
Stellantis earnings rise as electric vehicle sales expand

Stellantis earnings rise as electric vehicle sales expand

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Automaker Stellantis on Thursday reported higher earnings in the first half of 2022 compared with last year, pointing to a nearly 50% increase in global sales of battery electric vehicles.

AP News in Brief at 6:04 a.m. EDT

Hidden Menace: Massive methane leaks speed up climate change LENORAH, Texas (AP) — To the naked eye, the Mako Compressor Station outside the dusty West Texas crossroads of Lenorah appears unremarkable, similar to tens of thousands of oil and gas oper
Nissan's profits plunge on COVID lockdown, chips crunch

Nissan's profits plunge on COVID lockdown, chips crunch

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan's profit plunged in the last quarter to less than half of what it was a year earlier as the COVID-19 lockdown in China and a global semiconductor shortage slammed production. Nissan Motor Co.
Pope in Quebec and Gun buyback prices: In The News for July 28, 2022

Pope in Quebec and Gun buyback prices: In The News for July 28, 2022

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Thursday, July 28, 2022 ... What we are watching in Canada ...