Consumer product manufacturing

United Auto Workers President Gary Jones, left, and Ford Motor Co., Chief Executive Officer Jim Hackett shake hands to open their contract talks Monday, July 15, 2019, in Dearborn, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
July 15, 2019 - 2:05 pm
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Contract talks between the United Auto Workers and Detroit's three automakers kicked off with the union president departing from the traditionally friendly tone by telling Ford executives that workers want a bigger share of the companies' record profits. While Ford executives...
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July 13, 2019 - 12:48 pm
LIBSON, Maine (AP) — One Maine town is showing its moxie this weekend. The Moxie Festival dedicated to the quirky soda gets underway in earnest Saturday with a parade, music and a chugging contest in Lisbon. The creator of the quirky beverage was a Maine native, Dr. Augustin Thompson, whose brew...
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Ford CEO Jim Hackett, right, and Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess participate in a news conference in New York, Friday, July 12, 2019. Volkswagen will sink $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that's mostly owned by Ford as part of a broader partnership on electric and self-driving vehicles, the companies confirmed Friday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 12, 2019 - 2:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Volkswagen will invest $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that's mostly owned by Ford as the automakers who were once rivals deepen their partnership to develop driverless and electric vehicles in an ultra-competitive landscape. The two automakers will become...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, April 3, 2019, a worker wipes a logo of a car at the Mercedes Benz automobile assembly plant outside Moscow, Russia. German automaker Daimler expects pretax profits this year to be significantly lower than 2018, after setting aside more money to tackle the fallout from its diesel emissions problems and an airbag recall.(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, FILE)
July 12, 2019 - 7:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Daimler expects pretax profits this year to be significantly lower than 2018, after setting aside more money to tackle the fallout from its diesel emissions problems and an airbag recall. Friday's announcement drove down Daimler shares, which were 1.1% lower at 46.52...
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A Volkswagen Beetle makes it to the top of a hill in a neighborhood of Mexico City known colloquially as "Vocholandia," for its love of the classic Beetle, called vochos, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. The modern version of the iconic Volkswagen model is set to cease production on Wednesday, but in Cuautepec on the outskirts of Mexico City residents still rely on the no-frills original compact cars, praising them for their affordability, reparability and ability to handle the area's steep streets. (AP Photo/Cristina Baussan)
July 10, 2019 - 5:39 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Beetle is dead. Long live the Beetle. The modern edition of the iconic Volkswagen model ceased production Wednesday, but people in Cuautepec on the outskirts of Mexico City still rely on the original no-frills version, praising it for its affordability, reparability and, most...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, Wang Chuanfu, chairman and president of BYD Auto, the biggest global electric brand by sales volume, prepares to show the latest cars during the Auto Shanghai 2019 show in Shanghai. China’s auto sales fell 7.8% in June amid a trade fight with Washington and slower economic growth, extending a year-old contraction that is squeezing automakers that need to spend on developing electric cars. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
July 10, 2019 - 7:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales fell 7.8% in June amid a trade fight with Washington and slower economic growth, extending an unexpectedly painful downturn for automakers that are spending heavily to develop electric cars. Drivers in the global industry's biggest market bought 1.7 million SUVs,...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump listens in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Over 20 state governors are backing California leaders in a showdown with the Trump administration over mileage standards. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 09, 2019 - 10:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing climate-damaging tailpipe emissions, 23 governors signed a pledge Tuesday backing California leaders in their showdown with the Trump administration over its plans to relax vehicle mileage standards . The pledge by leaders of states and Puerto Rico, most of them Democrats,...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2018, photo, Pepsi soft drink bottles are displayed at a store in Windham, N.H. PepsiCo Inc. reports earns on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
July 09, 2019 - 6:25 am
PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo is reporting better-than-expected profit and revenue as the company continues its shift to healthier snacks and drinks under a new CEO. The Purchase, New York, company on Tuesday posted second quarter earnings of $2.04 billion, or $1.44 per share. The per share...
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July 07, 2019 - 10:02 am
ROME (AP) — Italy's hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, home to the world-famous sparkling wine Prosecco, have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee, meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Sunday congratulated Italy and its Prosecco region, located in the...
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File---Picture taken March 20, 2019 shows CEO of the German car manufacturer BMW, Harald Krueger, attending the earnings press conference in Munich, Germany. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
July 05, 2019 - 10:03 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — BMW CEO Harald Krueger is stepping down after a four-year tenure in which the automaker lost its lead in luxury car sales and saw an early head start in electric vehicles evaporate. The Germany company said Friday that Krueger, 53, would not seek an extension of his...
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