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Tariff uncertainty could hurt auto industry more than plant closures in 2019

Tariff uncertainty could hurt auto industry more than plant closures in 2019Broad U.S. import tariffs and trade restrictions could cost 366,000 jobs, nearly 100 times what’s at stake in GM’s controversial plant closings.



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Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant managerCHICAGO (AP) — The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to the plant manager. A look at the victims:



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At least five dead, six officers injured as gunman opens fire at Aurora, Ill., plant

At least five dead, six officers injured as gunman opens fire at Aurora, Ill., plantHeavily armed police swarm to industrial valve company in southwest Chicago suburb of Aurora.



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GM Plant Workers Allege Racist Acts Continue Even After Lawsuits

GM Plant Workers Allege Racist Acts Continue Even After LawsuitsIt comes after years of racist language on the assembly line, scrawled slogans and swastikas on the restroom walls and nooses suspended in the workplace, as well as misogyny, according to the lawsuits. “GM downplays this and says it is a few isolated incidents, but it’s not,” said Michelle Vocht, a Michigan lawyer representing eight employees at the plant who are suing GM, alleging a hostile workplace. The company does take the complaints seriously, spokesman David Caldwell said.



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Thousands of Ohio schoolkids plead with GM CEO Mary Barra to keep Chevy Cruze plant open

Thousands of Ohio schoolkids plead with GM CEO Mary Barra to keep Chevy Cruze plant openAbout 20 school districts in Ohio near GM's Lordstown plant launched a letter-writing campaign to GM CEO Mary Barra asking her to save the factory.



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GM CEO Plans Meeting With Lawmakers on Plant Cutbacks, Sources Say

GM CEO Plans Meeting With Lawmakers on Plant Cutbacks, Sources SayAmong the lawmakers planning to meet with GM’s Mary Barra are Democratic Senators Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Gary Peters of Michigan, according to the aides who asked not to be identified. Another congressional staffer said Barra planned to meet with representatives states affected by the company’s planned cutbacks, which were announced Monday.



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BMW Fact-Checks Trump On ‘Major New Plant,’ Which Hasn't Been Finalized

BMW Fact-Checks Trump On ‘Major New Plant,’ Which Hasn't Been FinalizedPresident Donald Trump on Thursday attempted to paint General Motors' plant



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Trump criticizes GM for plant closures

Trump criticizes GM for plant closuresPresident Trump says he is “not happy” about plans by General Motors to close several plants and lay off thousands of workers in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland.



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Duke shuts natgas plant due to Florence floods, coal ash leak feared

Duke shuts natgas plant due to Florence floods, coal ash leak feared(Reuters) – Duke Energy Corp said it shut down a North Carolina natural gas plant due to flooding as the deluge of water continued in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed more than 40 people. Duke also said it cannot rule out the possibility that coal ash from another plant is flowing into nearby waters. Water breached the cooling lake dam at Duke’s 625-megawatt natural gas L.V. Sutton plant, causing the company to shut the plant.



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A North Carolina Power Plant Dam Has Been Breached by Florence Floodwaters

A North Carolina Power Plant Dam Has Been Breached by Florence FloodwatersIt's possible that coal ash from an adjacent dump is flowing into the Cape Fear River



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