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VW readies Porsche IPO in one of Europe's largest listings

VW readies Porsche IPO in one of Europe's largest listings

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen was nearing the finish line Wednesday as it readied the sale of shares in luxury carmaker Porsche ahead of an expected market listing that will rank among the largest such offerings in European history.
Generators an increasing necessity — and nuisance — during Atlantic power outages

Generators an increasing necessity — and nuisance — during Atlantic power outages

HALIFAX — Generators are becoming an increasing necessity — and nuisance — as Atlantic Canada experiences more frequent and severe storms with extended power outages. For some, generators are life-saving machines needed to power medical equipment.
BlackBerry Ltd. reports net loss of US$54M in Q2, revenue of US$168M

BlackBerry Ltd. reports net loss of US$54M in Q2, revenue of US$168M

BlackBerry Ltd.'s losses eased in the second quarter compared with last year while its revenue dipped. The company, focused on cybersecurity and internet-enabled technology, says it had a net loss of US$54 million for the quarter ending Aug.
States get final OK to build highway EV charging network

States get final OK to build highway EV charging network

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attention, potential car buyers: New electric vehicle charging stations are on their way to highway locations near you.
Alberta to change licences in spring, reduce second road tests for new drivers

Alberta to change licences in spring, reduce second road tests for new drivers

CALGARY — A graduated driver's licence program in Alberta that has been in effect for the past 19 years is getting an overhaul. The Graduated Driver Licensing program was introduced in Alberta in 2003.
Saudi Arabia's triumphant week reclaims the West's embrace

Saudi Arabia's triumphant week reclaims the West's embrace

NEW YORK (AP) — Saudi Arabia appears to be leaving behind the stream of negative coverage that the killing of Jamal Khashoggi elicited since 2018.
China using civilian ships to enhance navy capability, reach

China using civilian ships to enhance navy capability, reach

BANGKOK (AP) — A Chinese scientific ship bristling with surveillance equipment docked in a Sri Lankan port. Hundreds of fishing boats anchored for months at a time among disputed islands in the South China Sea.
GM spending $760M to convert Toledo factory to make EV parts

GM spending $760M to convert Toledo factory to make EV parts

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — General Motors says it will spend $760 million to renovate its transmission factory in Toledo, Ohio, so it can build drive lines for electric vehicles.
Family: Man killed in crash never got air bag recall notice

Family: Man killed in crash never got air bag recall notice

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — When Florida Highway Patrol troopers arrived at a crash scene in the Panhandle this summer, they found a 23-year-old Navy officer dead at the wheel with neck wounds that initially looked like a possible shooting.
Revamped Detroit auto show now also features new flying tech

Revamped Detroit auto show now also features new flying tech

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit auto show has returned after a three-year absence with a roar. And a soar.