GM loans Ohio plant buyer $40 million to launch electric truck

Business Dec 10, 2019

GM loans Ohio plant buyer $40 million to launch electric truck

General Motors Co. loaned the buyer of its half-century-old assembly plant in Ohio $40 million to help the cash-strapped startup roll out an electric pickup truck. The transaction to support Lordstown Motors Corp. and its debut model, called Endurance, is essentially a mortgage, Jim Cain, ...

Pension strikes cripple Paris, with more travel woes ahead

Business Dec 10, 2019

Pension strikes cripple Paris, with more travel woes ahead

Paris commuters inched to work Monday through massive traffic jams as strikes against retirement plan changes halted trains and subways for a fifth straight day — with the prospect of a tougher day ahead. French President Emmanuel Macron girded for one of the toughest weeks ...

Young and old march in unity and fear at French pension change

Business / Economy Dec 6, 2019

Young and old march in unity and fear at French pension change

Anger, solidarity, tear gas and frozen noses. That pretty well sums up the atmosphere inside Thursday's mass Paris protest by demonstrators from across the generations against the government's retirement reform plans. The march through eastern Paris was a mishmash of social discontent, as disparate segments of ...

Third general strike keeps pressure on Colombia's Duque

World / Social Issues Dec 5, 2019

Third general strike keeps pressure on Colombia's Duque

Thousands of protesters took part in anti-government demonstrations in Colombia's capital Bogota and other cities Wednesday during the country's third general strike in two weeks. Strike leaders say they intend to maintain pressure on right-wing President Ivan Duque's government, after brushing aside his appeals to ...

French trains grind to halt as mass strike begins over pensions

Business Dec 5, 2019

French trains grind to halt as mass strike begins over pensions

French trains rolled to a halt Wednesday evening, kicking off massive nationwide strikes and protests against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to overhaul the retirement system, seen as an untouchable symbol of the French way of life. Tourists canceled travel plans and Paris deployed thousands of ...