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Ford to build new electric F-150 at historic Dearborn site

Ford announced plans Thursday for a new plant to build the electric version of its bestselling vehicle, the F-150 pickup.



a car parked in front of a truck: An all-electric Ford F-150 prototype during a capability test. The battery-powered truck successfully towed more than 1.25 million pounds of rail cars and trucks during the test.


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An all-electric Ford F-150 prototype during a capability test. The battery-powered truck successfully towed more than 1.25 million pounds of rail cars and trucks during the test.

The plant will be located in Ford’s massive Rouge complex, the company’s historic factory site in Dearborn, Michigan, just south of Detroit. The new building will be a gleaming structure of glass and steel, a stark contrast to the hulking, nearly windowless steel buildings on the century-old site, where Ford has built iconic vehicles from the Model A to the Thunderbird and Mustang to the traditional gasoline-powered version of the F-150.

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Ford says it will invest $700 million in the facility, which will assemble both the electric pickup and electric batteries. The plant will add about 300 jobs to

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Digital transformation helps Humana build COVID-19 test site finder in one month

When health insurance company Humana Inc. started its digital transformation about two years ago, there was no sign of the COVID-19 pandemic on the horizon, and the company’s goal was to build new and better ways to interact with customers.

But when the coronavirus crisis hit the world, Humana was able to offer much more than just a good experience — it responded quickly to new demands that emerged as a result of the pandemic and built an effective way for users to find COVID-19 test sites in one month.

“The testing locations change constantly, the type of tests they have, the supplies that they have, the hours of operations,” said Bruce Buttles (pictured), digital channels director at Humana. “So that’s really where this COVID-19 test location came from; it was out of the genesis of what we had started doing on the provider finder.”

Buttles spoke with Stu Miniman

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Massive damage of rare plants probed at Nevada mine site | National News

It estimates as many as 17,000 plants were lost — up to 40% of the entire population.

Patrick Donnelly, the center’s Nevada director, and Naomi Fraga, director of conservation at the California Botanic Garden in Claremont, discovered and photographed the damage Sept. 13. They believe the plants were removed with small shovels or spades.

“This appears to have been a premeditated, somewhat organized, large-scale operation aimed at wiping out one of the rarest plants on Earth, one that was already in the pipeline for protection,” Donnelly said.

He wasn’t aware at the time that researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno had observed the same phenomenon Sept. 8 and reported it to the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Division of Natural Heritage.

Elizabeth Leger, a UNR biology professor leading a research effort to try to transplant the wildflower , is among those who suspect small animals caused the

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Developer to build on former Little Sisters of the Poor nursing home site in Warrensville Heights

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A developer plans to build on a 1 million square-foot site in Warrensville Heights, which was once home to a nursing home run by the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Cannata Companies plans to create what it is calling the “Silverpoint” development on 15 acres in the 4200 block of Richmond Road, which is in the Chagrin Highlands area on the border of Warrensville Heights and Beachwood, fronting Interstate 271.

The plans involve building commercial space, apartments and parking, according to a news release from Cushman & Wakefield/CRESCO, which is marketing the property.

Cannata bought the property from the Little Sisters of the Poor in 2015 for $2.2 million. The Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of nuns which cares for the elderly poor, withdrew from running Sts. Mary and Joseph Home for the Aged in 2015. The facility later ran as Altercare at St. Joseph

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These 2 Penny Stocks Could Rally All the Way to $11, Says Cantor

Is more volatility on tap for stocks? Following a three-week losing streak, the longest in about a year, all eyes are on the market. The three major U.S. stock indexes have struggled for the last few weeks as the titans of tech, which have fueled the charge forward from COVID-induced lows, came under pressure due to overheated valuations, with market watchers waiting to see how renewed lockdown fears will come into play.So, what’s the bottom line for investors? Even though uncertainty remains as Wall Street gears up for the fourth quarter, the pros are pounding the table on a select few names, noting that these tickers boast strong long-term growth narratives.Bearing this in mind, our focus shifted to two penny stocks backed by investment firm Cantor. Major gains could be in store, as the firm’s analysts

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Builders eye new home community on old Richardson farm site

Builders hope to turn an historic North Texas farm property into a new residential community.

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The almost 27 acres at the northeast corner of Plano and Lookout roads is what’s left of the old Owens Spring Creek Farm in Richardson.

Builders David Weekley and Beazer Homes want to build almost 200 cottages, villas and townhomes on the property, which is owned by Addison-based Standridge Cos.

The homes would be a minimum of 1,400 square feet.

A small commercial building site is also set for the corner.

Dallas-based Arcadia Realty would develop the property.

“I believe we have a neighborhood here that on its own merits would be welcomed anywhere,” Arcadia Realty’s William Gietema told Richardson planning commissioners at a meeting on August 18. “What’s really amazing about this location and what attracts Arcadia Realty and our builders is the amazing wealth of amenities.”

Gietema said the property is

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Colorado coronavirus: Pepsi Center testing site scales back

The number of drive-thru lanes will be cut in half as Denver transitions to community-based testing sites, according to the city’s health department.

DENVER — The Pepsi Center testing site is scaling back as the City of Denver moves its focus to more community-based COVID-19 testing.

On Sunday, the site will reduce its drive-through lanes from eight to four, according to the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE).

As a result, those going to get tested should expect longer wait times and should register ahead of time for a test. Registration times are available through Sept. 30.

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After that, the city will start closing the Pepsi Center site and expand its community-based testing. For example, on Saturdays in October, community testing events are scheduled at a different location each week.

The testing site at the Pepsi Center opened on

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Future Of Shakespeare Site Could Be Globe Theatre Replica

STRATFORD, CT — An ambitious plan for Stratford’s former Shakespeare theater site would see a replica of The Bard’s 1614 Globe Theatre on a campus dedicated to the arts with the potential to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to town each year. But with a cost of more than $70 million, it won’t come cheap.

“We want to create something unique, a national treasure, a famous historic theater,” said Tom Evans, a Stratford resident with a background in acting and business management who is the driving force behind the idea.

According to Evans, the time is right to commit to building a major attraction at the previous location of the American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, which was destroyed in a 2019 fire, but had largely been dormant for decades beforehand.

“We have a blank slate that hasn’t existed in Stratford for a long time,” Evans said at a preliminary discussion

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City announces plan and developers who will rebuild Sports Arena site

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Mayor Kevin Faulconer Saturday detailed plans to redevelop the Sports Arena site, officially announcing what developers will tackle the project.

According to Faulconer, the plan incorporates a mix of entertainment, housing, and parks.

“The vision for this property is for a world-class arena, park space and amenities,” Faulconer said. “A new arena has always been a priority of mine, and it’s the right time.”

Brookfield Housing and ASM Global were chosen to construct the new arena and thousands of housing units, beating out the other finalist, Toll Brothers Housing.

The redevelopment area encompasses roughly 48 acres in the Midway-Pacific Highway Community area. At the press conference, representatives from the Gulls and the Seals spoke, saying they’re excited for their teams to play in the new space.

Faulconer said the city’s goal is to include a new arena to replace Pechanga Arena.

“The vision for this property

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JEA wants to redevelop St. Johns River Power Park site in Jacksonville

The detonation teams have done the spectacular work of demolishing the St. Johns River Power Park. It’s just clean-up time now at the sprawling site where convoys of dump trucks haul away mangled metal remnants of the old coal-fired plant.

Each dump truck load gets JEA closer to turning 1,200 acres back into a blank canvas for what might happen next on the Northside land. One possibility would be some kind of redevelopment that ties into JaxPort’s nearby Blount Island marine terminal, but JEA has not yet decided.

“This is almost a once in a generation opportunity for Jacksonville,” JEA interim CEO Paul McElroy said at last week’s board meeting.

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He said the next step will be to find a deep-pocketed partner by the end of the year “that has a global presence and is looking

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