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Tacoma school district plans to build fleet of electric buses
The Franklin Pierce School District bought the first electric school bus in the state through a grant, and a Volkswagen settlement could be key to future orders.
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3D printing unicorn Carbon scores $260M funding at $2.4B valuation
The Redwood City-based company has grown its workforce by a third to 400 since the last funding and said it's evaluating its space needs.
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MorningBiz with Bill Roy: June 25, 2019 (Video)
Air service out of Wichita's Eisenhower Airport is expanding. Politics could delay the return of the 737 MAX aircraft to regular service. Kansas ranks high when it comes to out-of-network charges at emergency rooms. Those are a few of the headlines in this Tuesday edition of the MorningBiz with Bill Roy report, sponsored by Sunflower Bank. These video headlines are offered each business day at WichitaBusinessJournal.com and in the Morning Edition email newsletter. Have a great day!
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Take a peek inside Virginia Tech's solar-powered FutureHaus, now on display in Alexandria
The residence setup on Main Line Boulevard in Alexandria has moved five times since November. But don’t call it a mobile home. The project, called FutureHaus, was designed by a Virginia Tech University team to disrupt the residential construction industry. In November, it won first place in the Solar Decathlon Middle East. The competition, launched in partnership between the Department of Energy and the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, was created to find the world’s best solar-powered…
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Permits in hand for Iron Range mine, Polymet pursues financing
PolyMet Mining Inc., the company that wants to open Minnesota's first copper mine, has cleared most of the regulatory and legal challenges facing the effort. Now it has to win financial support for the $1 billion needed to get the project going. The Star Tribune reports on Polymet's to-do list as it moves ahead with the Hoyt Lakes-area mine, which has been in planning stages for more than a decade. It intends to dig copper, nickel and other metals from a large deposit east of the Iron Range. The…
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How officials are working to lure this aerospace manufacturer to expand in North Carolina
As an aerospace manufacturer stealthily considers investing in eastern North Carolina jobs, officials are publicly offering a big carrot to help clinch its decision.
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