Consumer product manufacturing

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, Chevy trucks line the lot of a dealer in Murrysville, Pa. Demand may be slowing, but U.S. consumers still bought a whole lot of cars and trucks in 2016. U.S. sales of new vehicles could hit a new high in 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 04, 2017 - 10:14 am
DETROIT (AP) — Demand may be slowing, but U.S. consumers still bought a whole lot of cars and trucks in 2016. U.S. sales of new vehicles — which set a record of 17.47 million in 2015 — could hit a new high in 2016. Consulting firm LMC Automotive and car-buying site Edmunds.com each predict sales...
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January 04, 2017 - 9:33 am
DETROIT (AP) — Demand may be slowing, but U.S. consumers still bought a whole lot of cars and trucks in 2016. U.S. sales of new vehicles — which set a record of 17.47 million in 2015 — could hit a new high in 2016. Consulting firm LMC Automotive and car-buying site Edmunds.com each predict sales...
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Miles Clark of Carnival Corp. demonstrates the Ocean Compass interface before CES International, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, in Las Vegas. The linchpin of the concierge technology is a medallion the size of a quarter that passengers carry with them. The medallion uses wireless technologies to communicate with sensors placed around the ship and allows them to interact with displays around the ship or with crew members. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 03, 2017 - 11:35 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — What if your room on a cruise ship were to unlock automatically as you approach, or if the wait staff could bring your favorite cocktail before you even ask? Carnival Corp., the operator of such cruise lines as Princess, Holland America and Carnival, wants to make that happen so it...
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January 03, 2017 - 5:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have ordered credit-reporting agencies TransUnion and Equifax to pay about $23 million for falsely advertising that the credit scores they sell consumers are the same ones lenders use to make credit decisions. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced...
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Ford President and CEO Mark Fields addresses the Flat Rock Assembly Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, in Flat Rock, Mich. Ford is canceling plans to build a new $1.6 billion factory in Mexico and will invest $700 million in a Michigan plant to build new electric and autonomous vehicles. The factory will get 700 new jobs. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 03, 2017 - 5:10 pm
FLAT ROCK, Mich. (AP) — The auto industry's relationship with President-elect Donald Trump took a dramatic turn Tuesday as Ford Motor Co. decided to shift investment dollars targeted for Mexico to the U.S., while Trump threatened General Motors with a tax on some imported small cars. Ford is...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 photograph, the word "Boston" accents the sole of the New Balance Zante v2 shoe on display at the storefront of the world headquarters of New Balance in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston. Some of America's top sneaker makers are racing to the Boston area. Reebok picked the city's Seaport District for its new global headquarters in December. Homegrown Boston-area companies New Balance and Converse opened new offices in 2015. Industry watchers said the boldly designed headquarters are partly a bid to lure millennial talent. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 03, 2017 - 5:05 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Shoe makers are racing to the Boston area as they compete for millennial talent. Reebok picked the city's rapidly growing Seaport District for its new global headquarters in December, following in the footsteps of New Balance and Converse, both of which opened splashy new headquarters...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. Trump has singled out a number of companies individually, including General Motors Co., before and after winning the U.S. presidential election.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 03, 2017 - 9:27 am
DETROIT (AP) — In another tweet targeting a U.S. company, President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to slap a tax on General Motors for importing compact cars to the U.S. from Mexico. But GM makes the vast majority of compact Chevrolet Cruzes at a sprawling complex in Lordstown, Ohio, east of...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 file photo, Hyundai Motor Co. Chairman Chung Mong-koo attends a press unveiling of Genesis' new model EQ900 in Seoul, South Korea. Chiefs of Samsung Electronics and Hyundai Motor say their businesses face increased uncertainties due to growing protectionism. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool, File)
January 02, 2017 - 3:41 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chiefs of Samsung Electronics and Hyundai Motor said Monday their businesses would face increased uncertainties due to growing protectionism. Samsung Vice Chair Kwon Oh-hyun urged employees in a new year's speech to reform the company by strengthening quality control as...
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In this Aug. 1, 2008 photo, Dublin Irish Festival honorary chairman John T. Fleming proposes at toast following the tapping of the first Dublin Stout Keg at Brazenhead in Dublin, Ohio. A flight-tracking service shows that a plane piloted by the Ohio executive with five other people onboard quickly lost altitude after taking off from Cleveland's lakeshore airport. The parents of Superior Beverage Company executive John T. Fleming confirmed he was piloting the Columbus-bound plane when it vanished late Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, over Lake Erie. (ThisWeek Newspapers/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
December 31, 2016 - 3:00 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Recovery efforts are expected to begin Sunday for a small plane carrying six people that disappeared over Lake Erie near Cleveland's shores. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson expressed condolences to those who lost loved ones, as the city took over from the U.S. Coast Guard on...
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December 31, 2016 - 2:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — F. Ross Johnson, the former RJR Nabisco CEO depicted as the epitome of corporate greed in the best-selling book and movie "Barbarians at the Gate," has died. He was 85. The Aycock-Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center in Jupiter, Florida, said Johnson died Thursday. Born in Canada...
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