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Rust Belt region looks at becoming nation's electric vehicle hub

Youngstown, Ohio doesn't want the closing of GM's assembly plant to add to the memories associated with the term used to describe the region as the "Rust Belt." They are planning on becoming a technology and production hub for electric vehicles.

A sign of the times? — Pend Oreille Mine closure costs 200 jobs

Times are tough in a rural county in northeast Washington because one of the region’s biggest employers is shutting down. The Pend Oreille Mine shut down on July 31, at a cost of about 200 family-wage jobs in an area of fewer than 1,000 residents.

Op-Ed: Trump thumbs his nose at Appalachian region with budget cuts

President Trump defined himself as the "last shot" for coal country, igniting strong support in the Appalachian coal region, an area that has long suffered from poverty and dwindling coal jobs. But with his proposed budget, he writes Appalachia off.

China's latest survey finds wild giant pandas staging a comeback

China's giant pandas are having a population boom, according to a survey conducted by the Chinese government. The survey, released Saturday states that their numbers in the wild have increased by nearly 17 percent during the last decade.
 

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Infrastructure improvements through the public works program have been central to the agency s work ...
Infrastructure improvements through the public works program have been central to the agency's work from the start.
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