Consumer product manufacturing

Bangladeshi garment workers shout slogans as they participate in a May Day rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, May 1, 2017. Thousands of workers and activists marched during International Workers Day demanding higher wages and better work conditions. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
May 01, 2017 - 7:33 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Workers and activists marked May Day around the world Monday with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions. Police detained 70 people in Istanbul as they tried to march, garment workers in Cambodia defied a government ban to demand higher wages, and workers...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, Lisa Gao compares a new jet black iPhone 7, right, with her iPhone 6 at the Apple Store in Chicago. Qualcomm says Apple’s refusal to pay royalties related to technology used in smartphones will take a big bite out of its profit and revenue. Apple Inc. has sued Qualcomm, saying the chipmaker is abusing its control over essential technology and charging excessive licensing fees. Qualcomm says Apple has indicated that it won’t pay fees until the dispute is resolved. Representatives for the Cupertino, California-based iPhone did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday, April 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
April 28, 2017 - 4:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is refusing to pay any royalties owed to mobile chip maker Qualcomm for some of the features in the iPhone, escalating a patent feud that has turned the former business partners into bitter adversaries. The latest twist in the dispute represents a major blow for Qualcomm...
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This Monday, April 24, 2017, photo, shows the Chevrolet emblem on the grill of an Equinox compact sport utility vehicle at Quirk Auto Dealers in Manchester, N.H. General Motors Co. reports financial results, Friday, April 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 28, 2017 - 7:31 am
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' first-quarter profit rose 34 percent as the company's strong truck and SUV lineup helped it increase U.S. sales when the rest of the industry is slowing. The Detroit automaker says its net income was $2.6 billion, or $1.70 per share, from January through March on...
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April 28, 2017 - 4:33 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Electrolux, the world's second-largest maker of household appliances, says profit for the three months ending March 31 rose to 1.08 billion kronor ($120 million), up 24 percent from the same period a year earlier. The Swedish company says its sales in the first quarter increased...
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April 28, 2017 - 2:27 am
TOKYO (AP) — Honda Motor Co. is reporting a 95.9 billion yen ($864 million) profit for January-March, a reversal from the 93.4 billion yen loss it racked up a year earlier, as the Japanese automaker recovers from costs for a massive air-bag recall. Honda reported Friday that quarterly sales rose 2...
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Workers at an Amazon Go store, currently open only to Amazon employees, are seen through an exterior window as they make sandwiches inside, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Seattle. Amazon.com Inc. reported a first-quarter profit of $724 million. The Seattle-based company said it had profit of $1.48 per share, topping Wall Street expectations. Amazon Go shops are convenience stores that don't use cashiers or checkout lines, but use a tracking system that of sensors, algorithms, and cameras to determine what a customer has bought. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
April 27, 2017 - 5:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Is the online giant of retail also looking to conquer physical stores? Amazon has been dabbling in physical retail since 2015, during which time it's opened a half-dozen bookstores that double as gadget emporia, a score of campus bookstores that don't sell books and a convenience...
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April 27, 2017 - 3:46 pm
MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man who claims to have found a mouse in a can of soda is suing Coca-Cola Co., saying he missed 60 hours of work and accumulated $1,000 in medical bills after becoming ill. In court documents, attorneys for Coca-Cola Co. disputed that there was proof that the...
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April 27, 2017 - 9:45 am
LONDON (AP) — European automakers and suppliers are warning about the damage that Britain's departure from the European Union could mean to the industry. The comments come just days before the European Union will hold a summit with the other 27 EU nations to agree on guidelines for talks on the...
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FILE - This Feb. 11, 2016, file photo shows the Ford logo on display at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Ford Motor Co.’s net income fell 35 percent to $1.6 billion in the first quarter reported Thursday, April 27, 2017, as it was hit by costly recalls, lower sales and rising prices for steel and other materials. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
April 27, 2017 - 8:10 am
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co.'s net income fell 35 percent to $1.6 billion in the first quarter as it was hit by costly recalls, lower sales and rising prices for steel and other materials. The Dearborn-based automaker had warned investors and analysts to expect weaker results in the first...
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April 27, 2017 - 4:31 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kia Motors Co. plans to invest $1.1 billion in India to build its first plant in the world's fifth-largest auto market. Kia's new factory in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India's southeast will be completed by late 2019 and produce up to 300,000 vehicles per year, the...
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