Oklahoma lures Enel solar panel manufacturing facility with $180M incentive package

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Enel North America announced Monday it plans to build a solar cell and panel manufacturing facility in eastern Oklahoma that would employ about 1,000 people after the Legislature agreed to a $180 million incentive package to help lure the company. The company will invest $1 billion in the project, which includes … Read more

Japan’s Daiichi Sankyo invests $80 million to expand Brazilian plant

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Japanese drugmaker Daiichi Sankyo said on Monday it will invest around 400 million reais ($80 million) to expand its Brazilian operations, part of a plan to boost its healthcare unit including launching new products in the coming years. The company, which markets several types of medicines including Hirudoid cream, said in … Read more

NC nurse who stole surgical patients’ opioid painkillers is going to prison

A former Fuquay-Varina nurse was sentenced Monday to four years in prison and three years of supervised release for tampering with opioid painkillers intended for surgery patients. Melissa Elizabeth Chacona pleaded guilty to the charges in March last year, the federal court of Eastern District of North Carolina announced. Federal indictment documents reviewed by The … Read more

Puerto Rico to decentralize its Education Department in bid to improve services

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s Education Department, long considered a bureaucratic behemoth, will be decentralized to better serve students, officials said Monday. The announcement comes amid continuing criticism that the department is inefficient, corrupt and struggling to stem an increase in dropouts. “We want the day-to-day decisions to be made at the … Read more