Expansion in China's Factory Sector Hits Lowest Level in Months

Expansion in China’s factory sector in July hit the lowest level in nearly a year and a half, with a gauge of activity slipping in the latest sign of slackness of the world’s second-largest economy. China’s official manufacturing purchasing-managers’ index, a gauge

Saudi-Owned Motiva Suspends $6.6 Billion Petrochemical Expansion

Saudi-owned Motiva Enterprises LLC suspended a $6.6 billion plan to add petrochemical facilities to its refining operations in Port Arthur, Texas, according to people familiar with the matter. The decision to halt the project—which had envisioned the creation of the biggest refining

Kraken facing crucial expansion draft decisions

Ron Francis is on the clock. The Seattle Kraken’s general manager gets to pick 30 players in the expansion draft to build out the roster for the NHL’s 32nd franchise. Those selections get unveiled Wednesday night. Francis has some big decisions to

NHL teams shuffle before Seattle Kraken expansion draft

Before 30 NHL teams release the list of players available for the Kraken, many of them are shuffling the deck to make sure they’re in good position for the Seattle expansion draft. Rather than losing Ryan Graves, Colorado traded him to New

Noah’s Ark park seeks expansion with new religious exhibit

A Bible-themed attraction in Kentucky that features a 510-foot-long wooden Noah’s ark is planning to begin fundraising for an expansion. The Ark Encounter said Wednesday that it would take about three years to research, plan and build a “Tower of Babel” attraction

Amtrak's Commuter Rail Expansion Faces Hurdle From Freight Trains

WASHINGTON—Amtrak and the Biden administration have a $75 billion plan to transform passenger train travel across America—but aside from funding, the biggest challenge might be getting the nation’s freight railroads to get on board. The nation’s seven major freight carriers have long

CFP expansion will push conferences to reconsider divisions

The proposed 12-team College Football Playoff would make winning a conference more important than ever, with six spots reserved for league champions. Every major college football conference plays a title game, but how the participants are determined — division winners or best

Biden Pushes for Expansion of Child-Care Assistance

WASHINGTON—The Biden administration says its plan to expand access to preschool and affordable child care will help bolster long-term economic growth by making it easier for parents, and especially women, to work. President Biden proposes spending $225 billion over 10 years to