A U.S. Senate compromise on a $1 ?trillion temporary spending bill avoids a government shutdown and increases the chances that a proposed automotive-battery plant will be built in Columbus, according to an article in The Columbus Dispatch. The article notes that the U.S. House is likely to approve the same measure this week, which maintains funding for a U.S. Department of Energy program designed to produce clean-energy alternatives for automobiles. Coda Automotive, a California electric-car maker, asked more than a year ago for more than $500 million in loans from the program to help build a battery factory in Columbus, according to the article.