Consumer product manufacturing

February 07, 2020 - 6:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has ended its antitrust probe into a deal between California and four big automakers, after failing to find that the companies' conduct violated the law. The Justice Department's investigation, which started last fall, had aimed to determine whether...
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FILE - This Feb. 14, 2019 file photo shows the Hyundai logo on a 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV on display at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Hyundai is recalling nearly 430,000 small cars because water can get into the antilock brake computer, cause an electrical short and possibly an engine fire. The latest recall covers certain 2006 through 2011 Elantra and 2007 through 2011 Elantra Touring vehicles. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
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February 07, 2020 - 2:06 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling nearly 430,000 small cars because water can get into the antilock brake computer, cause an electrical short and possibly an engine fire. The recall is another in a series of problems that the South Korean automaker and its related company Kia have had with engine...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2018 file photo, Jim Farley, Jr. executive vice president and president of Global Markets of the Ford Motor Company, is shown in this photo during New York International Auto Show. Ford is shaking up its management after a poor fourth-quarter financial performance and the botched launch of the Explorer SUV. A person briefed on the matter says that automotive President Joe Hinrichs will retire from the company. Farley, president of new business and strategy, will become chief operating officer. The person didn't want to be identified because the moves haven't been formally announced. Ford has scheduled a conference call with reporters for later Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 07, 2020 - 12:43 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is shaking up its management after a poor fourth-quarter financial performance and the botched launch of the Explorer SUV. The Dearborn, Michigan, company says that automotive President Joe Hinrichs will retire effective March 1. Jim Farley, president of new business and...
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This undated image provided by Nuro in February 2020 shows their self-driving vehicle "R2" carrying bags of groceries. On Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted temporary approval for Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro to the a low-speed autonomous delivery vehicle, without side and rear-view mirrors and other safety provisions required of vehicles driven by humans. (Nuro via AP)
February 06, 2020 - 12:35 pm
DETROIT (AP) — For the first time, the U.S. government's highway safety agency has approved a company's request to deploy a self-driving vehicle that doesn't meet federal safety standards that apply to cars and trucks driven by humans. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted...
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February 06, 2020 - 12:22 pm
MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Thursday that while the virus outbreak in China posed no immediate business risk, production at one European plant could be affected if supply chains remain blocked. The company said it has identified one European plant where production could be affected...
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A visitor stands by the logo of Toyota at its showroom Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Tokyo. German automaker Volkswagen has kept its lead as the world's largest automaker as Japanese rival Toyota sold fewer vehicles last year. Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it sold 10.74 million vehicles around the world in 2019, trailing Volkswagen at 10.97 million vehicles. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 06, 2020 - 1:17 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's top automaker Toyota raised its annual forecast Thursday after cost cuts and healthy sales quadrupled quarterly profits from the previous year. As with other businesses that have operations in China, the threat of the virus outbreak remains. Toyota Motor Corp. has halted...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2018, file photo, the logo for General Motors appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Despite a 40-day strike by factory workers and slumping sales in the U.S. and China, General Motors still made money in 2019. The company posted a $6.58 billion profit for the year, but that was down almost 17% from 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 05, 2020 - 11:35 am
DETROIT (AP) — Despite a 40-day strike by factory workers and slumping sales in the U.S. and China, General Motors still made money last year. The company posted a $6.58 billion profit for the year, but that was down almost 17% from 2018. GM couldn't avoid red ink the fourth quarter, though. The...
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A rat figurine is displayed in a shop at Montenapoleone shopping district, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. China's virus outbreak is giving global business a chill. In Milan’s luxury Montenapoleone shopping district, dozens of luxury brands decked out their windows for Chinese New Year. But wealthy Chinese shoppers, who are responsible for about one-third of all luxury purchases globally, have failed to arrive in their usual numbers. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
February 05, 2020 - 10:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — Automakers are considering whether to resume operations in China amid efforts to contain a virus outbreak, but the impact is spreading for many other companies. Retailers are closing shops and big tech companies are canceling presentations at trade shows. Here is a look at the latest...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2019, file photo, the company logo stands over a long row of unsold vehicles at a Ford dealership in Littleton, Colo. Ford Motor Co.'s profit in 2019 plunged by more than $3.6 billion, weighed down by slowing U.S. sales, the cost of a botched SUV launch and some big pension expenses. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
February 04, 2020 - 7:37 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co.'s profit last year plunged by more than $3.6 billion, weighed down by slowing U.S. sales, the cost of a botched SUV launch and some big pension expenses. The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker said Tuesday it made $47 million in 2019, down from a $3.68 billion profit a year...
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In this June 22, 2019 file photo, a shopkeeper weighs California almonds for a customer at a shop in New Delhi, India. Almonds used to have about 170 calories per serving, then researchers said it was really more like 130. A little later, they said the nuts may have even less. The shifting numbers for almonds show how the figures stamped on nutrition labels may not be as precise as they seem. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
February 04, 2020 - 10:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Almonds used to have about 170 calories per serving. Then researchers said it was really more like 130. A little later, they said the nuts may have even less. Calorie counting can be a simple way to help maintain a healthy weight — don't eat and drink more than you burn. And the...
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