Vogtle project workforce tops 6,000

One of America's largest construction projects - the addition of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle - is expected to get even larger this year.
By Damon Cline

Twitter struggles to grow, spurring sale speculation

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter is in danger of becoming the next internet company forced into a desperation sale if it cannot find a way to start luring people and advertisers back to its sometimes-befuddling messaging service.
By Michael Liedtke

New home sales in the US are at eight-year high

WASHINGTON - Americans bought new homes in June at the fastest pace in more than eight years, a sign that a solid job market and low mortgage rates are bolstering the U.S. housing market.
By Josh Boak

Tesla opens $5 billion Gigafactory

SPARKS, Nev. - It's Tesla Motors' biggest bet yet: amassive, $5 billion factory in the Nevada desert that could nearly double the world's production of lithium-ion batteries.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

$15 billion Volkswagen emissions deal clears 1st hurdle

SAN FRANCISCO - A nearly $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, with a federal judge giving preliminary approval to the deal that includes an option for owners to have the carmaker buy back their vehicles.
By Sudhin Thanawala

Airbnb files suit over new San Francisco regulations

SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco wants people who rent out their homes through Airbnb and other online platforms to follow some rules, and it wants the platforms to advertise only those rule-abiding listings - or face steep fines.
By Janie Har

Reports: Verizon said to be buyer of Yahoo for $5 billion

NEW YORK — Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. for roughly $5 billion, according to multiple media reports, each citing a single unnamed source.
By Ken Sweet and Michael Liedtke
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