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Nation Dec 02What’s the status of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate in the U.S.?
To control the spread of COVID-19, President Joe Biden previously said businesses with 100 or more employees would need to require COVID-19 vaccination or have workers get tested weekly for the virus.
Economy Nov 18John Deere workers approve new contract offer, will end strike
Deere workers approved a new contract Wednesday that will deliver 10 percent raises immediately and end a monthlong strike for more than 10,000 employees.
Politics Nov 17WATCH: Biden gives remarks at General Motors electric vehicle factory in Detroit
President Joe Biden is highlighting billions of dollars in his big new infrastructure deal to pay for the installation of electric vehicle chargers across the country.
Economy Oct 25NTSB chair wants Tesla to limit where Autopilot can operate
The head of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is calling on Tesla to act on recommendations to limit where its Autopilot driver-assist system can operate and to put a system in place to make sure drivers are paying attention.
Nation Oct 21Driver was behind wheel at time of Tesla crash in Texas, NTSB says
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board announced the findings in an investigative report update released Thursday on the April 17 crash on a residential road in Spring, Texas.
Economy Sep 29Chemical shortage inflates paints and plastics prices
Like other manufacturers, plastic, paint and other petrochemical companies have been shaken by the pandemic and by the way consumers and businesses responded to it.
Economy Sep 28Ford to build three electric-vehicle battery factories and an auto assembly plant
The factories, to be built on sites in Kentucky and Tennessee, will make batteries for the next generation of Ford and Lincoln electric vehicles that will be produced in North America.
Economy Sep 06Labor shortage leaves union workers feeling more emboldened
When negotiations failed to produce a new contract at a Volvo plant in Virginia this spring, its 2,900 workers went on strike. The company soon dangled what looked like a tempting offer: Pay raises. Signing bonuses. Lower-priced health care. Yet…
Nation Sep 01U.S. asks Tesla how Autopilot responds to emergency vehicles
The U.S. government's highway safety agency wants detailed information on how Tesla's Autopilot system detects and responds to emergency vehicles parked on highways.
Economy Aug 16U.S. opens formal probe into Tesla Autopilot system
The investigation covers 765,000 vehicles, almost everything that Tesla has sold in the U.S. since the start of the 2014 model year.