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Tesla's former battery director joins farming startup Plenty

Tesla's former director of battery technology has joined Plenty to lead the vertical farming startup's plan to build indoor growing rooms around the world.

UPDATED: 10/16/17 2:01 pm ET - adds GM statement
Unifor ratifies contract at GM's Equinox plant in Canada; 86% of workers approve

Union workers at a GM plant in Ingersoll, Ont., have ratified a new contract, ending a four-week strike that threatened to pinch sales of the Chevrolet Equinox. A total of 86 percent of members who cast ballots favored the four-year deal, sending employees back to work at 7 p.m. ET Monday for early startup, according to the Unifor union.

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