Consumer product manufacturing

November 07, 2019 - 2:42 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's top automaker Toyota has seen a 1% rise in July-September profit as vehicle sales grew around the world. Toyota Motor Corp. reported Thursday a profit of 592 billion yen ($5.4 billion) for the second fiscal quarter, up from 585 billion yen last year. Toyota, which makes the...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2016, file photo, Hewlett-Packard products are on display at a store in North Andover, Mass. Computer and printer maker HP Inc. said Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, that it has received a "proposal" from copier maker Xerox and has had conversations "from time to time" with the company about a potential business combination. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
November 06, 2019 - 8:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Computer and printer maker HP Inc. said Wednesday it had received a "proposal" from copier maker Xerox and has had conversations "from time to time" with the company about a potential business combination. HP said Wednesday that it received the proposal on Tuesday but did not...
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November 06, 2019 - 3:47 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker BMW reported Wednesday that net profit increased 11.5 percent from a year ago to 1.55 billion euros ($1.72 billion) in the third quarter, helped by a rejuvenated model line and the absence of last year's market disruptions due to troubles with diesel cars...
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FILE - This April 16, 2019, file photo, shows a Juul vape pen in Vancouver, Wash. New research released on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, shows U.S. teens who use electronic cigarettes prefer those made by Juul Labs, and mint is the favorite flavor for many of them, suggesting a shift after the company stopped selling fruit and dessert flavors in stores. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
November 05, 2019 - 11:40 am
New research show U.S. teens who use electronic cigarettes prefer those made by Juul Labs, and mint is the favorite flavor for many of them, suggesting a shift after the company stopped selling fruit and dessert flavors in stores. The results are in a pair of studies published Tuesday, including...
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In this Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 photo provided by Space Cargo Unlimited, researchers with Space Cargo Unlimited prepare bottles of French red wine to be flown aboard a Northrop Grumman capsule from Wallops Island, Va., to the International Space Station. The wine will age for a year up there before returning to the Luxembourg company. Company officials say researchers will study how weightlessness and space radiation affect the aging process. (Space Cargo Unlimited via AP)
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November 04, 2019 - 6:10 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A dozen bottles of fine French wine arrived at the space station Monday, not for the astronauts, but for science. The red Bordeaux wine will age for a year up there before returning to Earth. Researchers will study how weightlessness and space radiation affect the aging...
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In this photo taken Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, San Francisco Mayor London Breed smiles while speaking at the annual Women In Construction Expo in San Francisco. San Francisco's mayor faces easy re-election in Tuesday's election but a hefty list of problems to solve, including a homelessness crisis, drug epidemic and a housing shortfall. The former president of the Board of Supervisors narrowly won a special June 2018 election to fill the seat left vacant by the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
November 04, 2019 - 5:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After a bruising fight last year to become San Francisco's mayor, London Breed faces token opposition on Tuesday's ballot as she struggles to find solutions to the city's homelessness crisis, drug epidemic and a housing shortfall that have put the politically liberal city in...
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FILE- In this Dec. 10, 2017, file photo Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon warms up wearing Under Armour cleats before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Jacksonville, Fla. A strong quarter from Under Armour is being overshadowed by a federal investigation into the company’s accounting practices. The athletic gear maker reported better than expected profit and revenue for the third quarter Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, but shares are down 13% before the opening bell. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
November 04, 2019 - 1:01 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A strong quarter from Under Armour was overshadowed by federal investigations into the company's accounting practices. The company also lowered its revenue expectations for the year Monday. The probe, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, is seeking information that would...
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November 04, 2019 - 7:11 am
MILAN (AP) — Ferrari has raised its earnings forecast, citing a robust third-quarter performance including a 9% increase in deliveries. The sportscar maker said Monday that net profit was 169 million euros ($188 million). That was down from 287 million euros a year earlier, when Ferrari benefited...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, Gary Jones, United Auto Workers President, speaks during the opening of their contract talks with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in Auburn Hills, Mich. Jones is taking a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation of corruption in the union. The UAW said Jones requested the leave, which is effective Sunday, Nov. 3. The federal government has been investigating fraud and misuse of funds at the UAW for more than two years. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
November 02, 2019 - 3:07 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers announced Saturday that President Gary Jones is taking a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation of corruption within the union. The UAW said Jones requested the leave, which is effective Sunday. UAW Vice President Rory Gamble will serve as acting...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2018, file photo, the Fitbit Charge 3 fitness trackers are displayed in New York. Google’s parent company is buying wearable device maker Fitbit for about $2.1 billion. Alphabet said Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, that it will pay $7.35 per share. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 02, 2019 - 10:36 am
Google's acquisition of wearable pioneer Fitbit may be a bold plunge into health and fitness technology. But it's also just the latest step in the internet giant's often-halting effort to become a force in consumer hardware. Once a pure software company known for its search engine, apps like Gmail...
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