Consumer products and services

October 08, 2019 - 4:50 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. has named the head of its China business, Makoto Uchida, to be its new CEO. Nissan officials said Uchida, a senior vice president, was chosen for his varied and cosmopolitan experience. Uchida replaces Hiroto Saikawa, who resigned last month after...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2018, file photo, two layers of barbed wire fencing ring the "Hotan City apparel employment training base" where Hetian Taida Apparel Co. has a factory in Hotan in western China's Xinjiang region. The Trump Administration is blocking shipments from Chinese company Hetian Taida Apparel, which makes baby pajamas sold at Costco warehouses, after the foreign manufacturer was accused of forcing ethnic minorities locked in an internment camp to sew clothes against their will. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
October 07, 2019 - 10:52 pm
The Trump Administration is blocking shipments from a Chinese company making baby pajamas sold at Costco warehouses, after the foreign manufacturer was accused of forcing ethnic minorities locked in an internment camp to sew clothes against their will. The government is also blocking rubber gloves...
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John Kirk, right, a 20-year-employee, pickets with co-workers outside the General Motors Fabrication Division, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Parma, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
October 07, 2019 - 11:24 am
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the strike by General Motors workers (all times local): 2 p.m. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she's concerned about the growing impact of the United Auto Workers union's strike against General Motors. Whitmer visited workers on the picket lines at a GM plant near...
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Specialists Mario Picone, left, and Anthony Rinaldi work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Stocks are opening broadly lower on Wall Street, extending the market's losing streak into a fourth week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 07, 2019 - 11:07 am
Stocks veered modestly higher on Wall Street Monday afternoon following a choppy day of trading that had the market on track to recoup some of its losses from last week. Communication services stocks, technology companies and banks drove much of the gains, offsetting losses in consumer product...
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October 07, 2019 - 2:34 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Consumer products giant Unilever, whose brands include Dove soaps and Lipton teas, is pledging to halve its use of non-recycled plastics by 2025. CEO Alan Jope said Monday that the plan to slash use of the so-called virgin plastics will require a "fundamental rethink"...
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John Kirk, right, a 20-year-employee, pickets with co-workers outside the General Motors Fabrication Division, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Parma, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
October 06, 2019 - 9:35 am
DETROIT (AP) — The top negotiator in contract talks between General Motors and the United Auto Workers says bargaining has hit a big snag. In an email to union members, UAW Vice President Terry Dittes (DIT-ez) casts doubt on whether there will be a settlement soon in a contract dispute that has led...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo, a patron exhales vapor from an e-cigarette at a store in New York. Only two years ago e-cigarettes were viewed as holding great potential for public health: offering a way to wean smokers off traditional cigarettes. But now Juul and other vaping companies face an escalating backlash that threatens to sweep their products off the market. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
October 05, 2019 - 8:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Only two years ago, electronic cigarettes were viewed as a small industry with big potential to improve public health by offering a path to steer millions of smokers away from deadly cigarettes. That promise led U.S. regulators to take a hands-off approach to e-cigarette makers,...
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Wheels of parmesan cheese are on sale with spirits in a deli in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. The U.S. had prepared for Wednesday's ruling and already drawn up lists of the dozens of goods it would put tariffs on. They include EU cheeses, olives, and whiskey, as well as planes, helicopters and aircraft parts in the case _ though the decision is likely to require fine-tuning of that list if the Trump administration agrees to go for the tariffs. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
October 04, 2019 - 10:35 am
CÓRDOBA, Spain (AP) — Olives are harvested the old-fashioned way on Juan Luque's farm in southern Spain, as men thrash the gnarly tree limbs with poles, raining the small green fruit into the motorized collector waiting underneath. But for Luque and thousands of other farmers scattered across...
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FILE - This Jan. 31, 2019, file photo, shows the logo of Samsung Electronics Co. at its shop in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung said in an emailed statement Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, that it "has arrived at the difficult decision to cease operations of Samsung Electronics Huizhou" in China in late September. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
October 04, 2019 - 1:30 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Friday it has ended the production of smartphones in its last factory in China. Production at the factory in southern China’s Huizhou ended last month, the company said in an email Friday. It said it made “the difficult decision to cease operations...
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October 03, 2019 - 5:48 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — HP Inc.’s new CEO has unveiled the company’s latest plan to streamline its operations — one that envisions cutting its workforce by as much as 16% over the next three years. The personal computer and printer maker says it expects to drop 7,000 to 9,000 people from its global...
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