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Kelly Subaru, in partnership with Subaru of America, is furthering its commitment to animals in need this month by creating the first-ever National Make A Dog's Day Tuesday.

The Chattanooga dealership is focusing its efforts on finding homes for shelter dogs.

Kelly Subaru will have several dogs up for adoption from the Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga at the dealership's location on Riverfront Drive between noon and 5 p.m. These dogs will be available for immediate adoption.

In addition, Kelly Subaru is donating pet supplies to new pet parents who adopt from McKamey Animal Center and the Humane Educational Society.

"Pets play a big role in our lives and the lives of Subaru owners," said Alan Bethke, senior vice president of marketing for Subaru of America.

 

UAW agrees to pact at General Dynamics

UAW says it has reached a tentative contract agreement for its workers at General Dynamics.

The union, which represents UAW members at manufacturing plants in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan, did not disclose details of the agreement Monday. The union said it must first brief its members on those details.

General Dynamics, based in Falls Church, Virginia, is the country's fifth biggest defense contractor.

UAW also came to a tentative contract agreement last week with General Motors. Workers there had been on strike for more than a month. That agreement will be used as a template for workers at Ford and Fiat Chrysler.

The deal struck with General Dynamics Corp. is completely separate from talks in the auto industry.

 

Sesame Street park planned for San Diego

There are plenty of sunny days to sweep the clouds away where SeaWorld is opening its next theme park.

Officials with SeaWorld Entertainment and Sesame Workshop announced Monday that they are opening the country's second Sesame Place park in San Diego in spring 2021. The first Sesame Place theme park opened almost 40 years ago outside Philadelphia.

The announcement continues a pivot by Orlando-based SeaWorld away from live animal shows.

The new 17-acre (6.5-hectare) Sesame Place will be an adjacent park next to Sea World San Diego. The space is currently occupied by the water park, Aquatica San Diego, which will have its final season next year.

Saks Fifth Avenue

owner goes private

Hudson's Bay, the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue, is being taken private by a group of its shareholders that will try to revive the department store chain.

Like other department store operators, Hudson's Bay has struggled as more people shop online. The company has been selling businesses, including Lord & Taylor and some European businesses. The Canadian company has about 300 stores, including its namesake Hudson's Bay.

The company said Monday that its common shares will be purchased for 10.30 Canadian dollars ($7.86) per share in cash, in a deal valued at more than $1.4 billion. The shareholder group, which includes Hudson's Bay Executive Chairman Richard Baker, initially proposed in June a buyout offer of 9.45 Canadian dollars ($7.21) per share. The shareholder group owns 57% of the company.

The deal is expected to be completed later this year or early next year.

 

Japan exports continue to drop

Japan's exports fell for a 10th straight month in September as trade tensions between the U.S. and China hit demand for machinery and other manufacturing mainstays, the government said Monday.

The Finance Ministry said the trade deficit in September totaled $1.1 billion, a third consecutive month of red ink.

Exports fell 5.2% from the same month in 2018, with slower shipments of machinery, vehicles and auto parts. Imports dropped 1.5%.

Japan's exports to the U.S. dropped nearly 8% from a year earlier, as exports of vehicles sank 16%. Imports from the U.S. declined 12%. The trade surplus with America fell 3.5% to 564.1 billion yen ($5.2 billion).

But there were signs of improvement in demand for semiconductors, suggesting a slump in the sector may be bottoming out, economists said.

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