Without GM, Lordstown, Ohio, will never be the same

New York (CNN Business)When the first Chevrolet Impala sedan rolled off the line at General Motors’ plant in Lordstown, Ohio, on April 28, 1966, Lyndon Johnson was president. Anti-Vietnam War protests were gaining strength. The Beatles were just months away from playing their final concert in the United States. The…

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Michael Kors Facebook AR ad in News Feed test run

Facebook is inserting your face right into the ads in your news feed thanks to AR.Image: FACEBOOK You’ll soon be able to try on sunglasses and buy them without ever leaving your Facebook app. SEE ALSO: Facebook ‘split memes’ are driving everyone crazy The social media company announced Tuesday that…

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China pumps $109bn into economy as trade war bites on growth

Central bank slashes the reserve requirements for banks, freeing extra cash for infrastructure and businesses China has slashed the amount of cash some of its banks must hold in reserve as Beijings leadership seeks to bolster a flagging economy. As higher US interest rates and fears of a trade war…

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‘They treat us like mules’: Nashville construction workers cry for site safety

As a report finds Nashville the most dangerous southern city for construction workers, unions fight for better conditions and pay Nashville is booming. The citys population grew by 11.6% between 2010 and 2016, according to the US Census Bureau. With more than $13bn being invested into new construction in the…

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Turkish lira rallies as Qatar makes $15bn loan pledge

Ankara officials will channel money into Turkeys financial markets and banks Turkeys beleagured currency has bounced back from record lows after Qatar pledged to shore up the banking sectors shaky finances with loans worth $15bn (11.8bn). A week after a diplomatic spat with the US sent the lira into a…

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