Consumer product manufacturing

April 14, 2017 - 6:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is joining the fiercely competitive race to design self-driving cars, raising the possibility that a company that has already re-shaped culture with its iPhone may try to transform transportation, too. Ending years of speculation, Apple's late entry into a crowded field...
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April 11, 2017 - 5:19 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The long-suffering personal computer market may be finally recovering from the damage inflicted by the shift to smartphones and tablets, according to a report released Tuesday. PC shipments in the first quarter rose by about 1 percent from last year, based on calculations from...
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In this Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 photo, a worker walks past Haval SUV models parked outside the Great Wall Motors assembly plant in Baoding in north China's Hebei province. China's auto sales growth plunged in March as demand for SUVs weakened and purchases of sedans contracted, an industry group reported Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 11, 2017 - 4:45 am
BEIJING (AP) — Growth in China's auto sales plunged in March as demand for SUVs weakened and purchases of sedans contracted, an industry group reported Tuesday. Sales of cars, minivans and SUVs in the biggest market by number of vehicles sold rose 1.7 percent from a year earlier, according to the...
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April 10, 2017 - 3:09 pm
POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania volunteer fire company says it has canceled this year's Easter egg hunt for children because of "unruly" parents in past years. The Norco Fire Company in North Coventry Township says on its Facebook page the annual children's event won't be held this year...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2010, file photo, production team member Darryl Ashley installs an inner dash silencer in a Camry on the assembly line at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant in Georgetown, Ky. Toyota said Monday, April 10, 2017, it is investing $1.3 billion to retool its sprawling Georgetown factory, where the company's flagship Camry sedans are built. No new factory jobs are being added, but Toyota says the upgrades amount to the biggest single investment ever at one of its existing plants in the United States. (AP Photo/James Crisp, File)
April 10, 2017 - 12:03 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Toyota said Monday it is investing $1.33 billion to retool its sprawling factory in Georgetown, Kentucky, where the company's flagship Camry sedans are built. No new factory jobs are being added, but Toyota says the upgrades amount to the biggest single investment ever at one...
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April 10, 2017 - 10:37 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Toyota said Monday it is investing $1.3 billion to retool its sprawling factory in Georgetown, Kentucky, where the company's flagship Camry sedans are built. No new factory jobs are being added, but Toyota says the upgrades amount to the biggest single investment ever at one...
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In this Friday, April 7, 2017, photo, a prototype of the Ford Fusion police hybrid car sits along 11th Avenue in New York. Ford Motor Co., which sells more police cars in the U.S. than any other automaker, says it will offer a police pursuit version of the hybrid Fusion midsize sedan, in response to requests from cities nationwide. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 10, 2017 - 9:04 am
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The next time the cops chase you down for speeding, they could be driving a fuel-efficient gas-electric hybrid. Ford Motor Co., which sells more police vehicles in the U.S. than any other automaker, says it will offer a police pursuit version of the hybrid Fusion midsize...
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In this Friday, April 7, 2017, photo, a prototype of the Ford Fusion police hybrid car sits along 11th Avenue in New York. Ford Motor Co., which sells more police cars in the U.S. than any other automaker, says it will offer a police pursuit version of the hybrid Fusion midsize sedan, in response to requests from cities nationwide. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 10, 2017 - 8:19 am
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The next time the cops chase you down for speeding, they could be driving a fuel-efficient gas-electric hybrid. Ford Motor Co., which sells more police vehicles in the U.S. than any other automaker, says it will offer a police pursuit version of the hybrid Fusion midsize...
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In this Friday, April 7, 2017, photo, a prototype of the Ford Fusion police hybrid car sits along 11th Avenue in New York. Ford Motor Co., which sells more police cars in the U.S. than any other automaker, says it will offer a police pursuit version of the hybrid Fusion midsize sedan, in response to requests from cities nationwide. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 10, 2017 - 12:09 am
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The next time the cops chase you down for speeding, they could be driving a fuel-efficient gas-electric hybrid. Ford Motor Co., which sells more police cars in the U.S. than any other automaker, says it will offer a police pursuit version of the hybrid Fusion midsize sedan,...
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April 09, 2017 - 7:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oreo cookie maker Mondelez is thinking about replacing longtime CEO Irene Rosenfeld, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The report says Mondelez's board has discussed possible replacements for Rosenfeld, who is also chair of the company, and hired a recruiting firm to...
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