March 22, 2021

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US businesses near border struggle with boundaries’ closure

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Evan Kory started calling brides in Mexico’s northern Sonora state last March, asking if they wanted to get their wedding gowns from his Arizona store just before the U.S. closed its borders with Mexico and Canada because of the coronavirus.

His namesake shop in the border town of Nogales was popular among brides-to-be in northern Sonora for its large, affordable inventory, said Kory, the third-generation proprietor. Located steps from the border fence, Kory’s has been in business for half a century but has been closed for a year because of the pandemic, with its main customer

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Elon Musk confirms Tesla plant closure amid stock slide

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed Thursday night that the automaker’s Fremont, Calif., factory had shut down for two days this week due to a parts supply issue, but was back up and running.

Musk was responding to a Twitter follower asking for an update after Bloomberg reported that the Model 3 production line at the plant would be closed for two weeks.

Tesla shares fell 8% on Thursday and were down in pre-market trading Friday. Earlier this

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