Consumer product manufacturing

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson launches the upcoming UK-hosted COP26 UN Climate Summit that will take place in autumn 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland, during an announcement in London Tuesday Feb. 4, 2020. Johnson is expected to announce a target to stop selling new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035, including hybrid vehicles for the first time. (Jeremy Selwyn/Pool via AP)
February 04, 2020 - 9:13 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain announced Tuesday that it plans to ban the sale of new gas and diesel cars by 2035 — five years earlier than its previous target — in a bid to speed up efforts to tackle climate change. The announcement was timed to coincide with the launch of Britain's plans for the United...
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This undated image provided by Hyundai Motor America shows from left John Krasinski, Rachel Dratch and Chris Evans in a scene from the company's 2020 Super Bowl NFL football spot. The automaker pokes fun at Boston accents with a 60-second ad in the second quarter that uses Boston-affiliated celebrities including actor Chris Evans, John Krasinski, Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch and Boston Red Sox David Ortiz. (Hyundai Motor America via AP)
February 03, 2020 - 9:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Boston accents got poked. “Groundhog Day” got – surprise – resurrected, complete with Bill Murray. Google pulled out tears, and Cheetos and Doritos danced. All to the tune of $5.6 million for 30 seconds — to reach 100 million people with your product. During advertising’s biggest...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, speaks alongside Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister of Economics and Energy, left, and Julia Klöckner, Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, at the beginning of a meeting of the Federal Government with representatives of the food industry in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Feb.3, 2020. In the dispute over food prices in supermarkets, representatives of the retail trade and the food industry will discuss solutions at a top-level meeting with Chancellor Merkel, Agriculture Minister Klöckner and Economics Minister Altmaier. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
February 03, 2020 - 4:54 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel met food industry representatives on Monday to address concerns about the effect of rock-bottom supermarket prices on farmers and others. The meeting at the chancellery follows occasional protests over recent months by farmers who claim that planned new...
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This undated image provided by Jeep shows Bill Murray reprises his role as Phil Connors from the 1993 film “Groundhog Day,” in a scene from the company's 2020 Super Bowl NFL football spot. (Jeep via AP)
February 02, 2020 - 11:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In the real world, political primaries are looming, impeachment is ongoing and heavy news never seems to stop. But during commercial breaks in the Super Bowl, advertisers did their best to serve up an antidote heavily spiked with fun. True, political ads did invade the game, with...
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Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, waves at the conclusion of a town hall meeting at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, Iowa, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
February 01, 2020 - 1:25 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates kicked off a final, frenetic weekend of campaigning ahead of the Iowa caucuses, which will begin the battle to take on President Donald Trump in November. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend,...
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This undated image provided by General Motors shows the grill on a battery-powered Hummer pickup truck. General Motors announced Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, that it will start the pickup truck in September of 2021. (General Motors via AP)
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January 30, 2020 - 10:40 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Hummer, once a gas-guzzling target for environmentalists, is making a comeback. But this time around it won't burn fuel or spew greenhouse gases. General Motors announced Thursday that it will start selling a battery-powered Hummer pickup truck in September of 2021. At least part...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2018, file photo Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York. The company that makes Marlboro cigarettes will take a $4.1 billion hit from its investment in Juul. Altria took a 35% stake in the e-cigarette company at the end of 2018 at a cost of almost $13 billion. The Richmond, Va., company on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 cited burgeoning legal cases that it expects to grow. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 30, 2020 - 9:27 am
The company that makes Marlboro cigarettes saw in late 2018 the opportunity to offset declining tobacco sales with a $13 billion investment in Juul, the e-cigarette maker. That investment has come at a tremendous cost, the latest a $4.1 billion hit announced Thursday by Altria as legal cases...
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January 30, 2020 - 5:11 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Consumer products multinational Unilever's turnover rose 2% in 2019 to 52 billion euros ($57.3 billion), the company said Thursday as it also announced a major review of its tea division. Net profit at the Anglo-Dutch company whose brands include Lipton tea, Dove soaps...
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January 29, 2020 - 9:39 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday its operating profit for the last quarter fell 33.7% from a year earlier but it predicted earnings will improve in 2020, driven by a gradually stabilizing computer chip market and increasing 5G smartphone sales. The South Korean tech...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo the company logo shines off the grille of an unsold 2020 Model X at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo. Tesla reports financial results on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 29, 2020 - 6:03 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Record electric vehicle sales in the fourth quarter helped to push Tesla Inc. to its second-straight quarterly profit, giving bullish investors optimism that sustained black ink lies ahead. The Palo Alto, California, company said it made a net profit of $105 million from October...
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