Consumer products and services

FILE - This April 24, 2017, photo shows a Coca-Cola delivery van in downtown Pittsburgh. Coca-Cola is reporting strong profit and revenue numbers, thanks in part to rising demand for Diet Coke and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar in North America. The Atlanta company on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, posted second-quarter profit of $2.32 billion, or 54 cents per share. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
July 25, 2018 - 11:49 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola thinks it may have found a new drink that will give soda sales a shot of caffeine: Coke Plus Coffee. The company introduced the canned and bottled product in Australia last year, and has since rolled it out to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. It did not say where it would...
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July 25, 2018 - 11:47 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court ruled Wednesday that food produced by a series of new biotechnology breeding techniques should be considered genetically modified organisms, thus falling under the EU's strict regulations of the products. The ruling, which will see the foods face...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 21, 2010 file photo, Chrylser CEO Sergio Marchionne, left, is seen with Jeep brand President and CEO Mike Manley at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant, in Detroit. Fiat Chrysler's board recommends Jeep executive Mike Manley to replace seriously ill CEO Sergio Marchionne, Saturday, July 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
July 25, 2018 - 8:00 am
MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Wednesday lowered its full-year targets after second-quarter profits sank 35 percent, but the carmaker confirmed it had eliminated net industrial debt, as promised by late CEO Sergio Marchionne. Fiat Chrysler announced its earnings shortly after the news of...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, car transporters in Ruesselsheim, central Germany. The European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said Thursday July 19, 2018, it is preparing measures to retaliate against the United States if US President Donald Trump escalates trade tensions with new auto tariffs. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, FILE)
July 25, 2018 - 7:23 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Top European Union officials were going into a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday warning they are ready to put tariffs on $20 billion of American goods if he puts duties on car imports. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom...
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FILE - In a Thursday, July 19, 2018 file photo, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, applauds during a signing ceremony where President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that establishes a National Council for the American Worker in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. Ivanka Trump’s clothing company is shutting down and all its employees are being laid off, according to news reports. The New York Post is reporting that its sources say the company “will be shuttered ‘ASAP’ and that staff have been informed that they’re being laid off.”(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 24, 2018 - 9:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ivanka Trump is shutting down her fashion line of dresses, shoes and handbags that became a target of political boycotts and spurred concerns about conflicts of interest after her father was elected. The president's daughter said in a statement she made the decision so she could...
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Trader Gordon Charlop works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street as investors were pleased to see strong earnings reports from a number of U.S. companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 24, 2018 - 3:28 pm
U.S. stock indexes were mostly higher Tuesday afternoon after paring some of their gains from earlier in the day. Gains in health care and technology companies outweighed losses by consumer goods manufacturers, utilities and other sectors. Small-company stocks were down more than the rest of the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017 file photo, the logo of French automaker Peugeot is pictured during the presentation of the company's 2016 full year results, in Paris. PSA Group, the maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars, is doing what General Motors failed to do in 20 years, make the mass market brands Opel Vauxhall profitable, revealing upbeat earnings Tuesday July 15, 2018, for the first six months of the year. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
July 24, 2018 - 8:30 am
PARIS (AP) — PSA Group, the maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars, is doing what General Motors failed to do in 20 years: make the mass market brands Opel Vauxhall profitable. The French company, which bought Opel Vauxhall from GM last year, said Tuesday that the unit made an operating profit of 502...
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July 24, 2018 - 6:13 am
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Pepperidge Farm is voluntarily recalling four varieties of Goldfish Crackers because of fears they could potentially have salmonella. The company on Monday took the action after one of its ingredient suppliers notified it that whey powder used in a seasoning may be...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2017, file photo, Alphabet stock is shown on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Shares in Google parent Alphabet jumped in after-hours trading Monday, July 23, 2018, as the company's second-quarter results exceeded Wall Street forecasts after taking into account a $5 billion charge levied by European regulators. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 23, 2018 - 7:01 pm
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google parent Alphabet on Monday reported second-quarter earnings that pleased Wall Street, even as it booked a $5.1 billion charge to cover a fine levied by European regulators. The company reported a profit of $3.2 billion for the three months that ended June 30. Google...
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