Consumer product manufacturing

FILE - In this April 19, 2018 file photo, trainees work at Snowtex garment factory in Dhamrai, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh is gradually reopening its hundreds of garment factories after nearly one month of closure following a government decision for a nationwide lockdown amid concern that coronavirus could spread widely among the industry’s millions of workers, an industry leader said Tuesday. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad, File)
May 01, 2020 - 4:47 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh has reopened hundreds of its garment factories this week after nearly one month of closures to fight the coronavirus pandemic in a move critics say risks igniting a sharp increase in infections among workers. An industry group said about 850 factories are...
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In this Thursday, April 30, 2020, photo, a street vendor waits for customers outside a shop closed due to the new coronavirus outbreak at Pasar Baru Shopping Center that is popular for its textiles products in Jakarta, Indonesia. May Day usually brings both protest rallies and celebrations rallies marking international Labor Day. This year it's a bitter reminder of how much has been lost for the millions left idle or thrown out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. Garment workers in Asia are among the hardest hit as orders dry up and shutdowns leave factories shuttered. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
May 01, 2020 - 12:54 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — May Day usually brings both protest rallies and celebrations rallies marking international Labor Day. This year, many in Asia are shut up at home, riding out the coronavirus pandemic. Among the ten of millions of people left idle or thrown out of work by the crisis,...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 14, 2020 file photo, an Apple logo adorns the facade of the downtown Brooklyn Apple store in New York. Apple’s new iPad brings PC-like trackpad capabilities for the first time, as the company seeks to make its tablet even more like a laptop computer. Apple says the trackpad will offer more precision than fingers in selecting text and switching between apps. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
April 30, 2020 - 5:23 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Apple's profit dipped slightly while revenues rose in the January-March quarter, reflecting early fallout from a coronavirus pandemic that shut down its factories and then forced hundreds of Apple retail stores to close. The results released Thursday give the first sign of...
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This Monday, April 20, 2020 photo, shows the Tyson Fresh Meats beef processing complex in Dakota City, Neb. Tyson announced in a news release Thursday, April 30, 2020, that it would close the Dakota City plant Friday through Monday to perform a deep cleaning of the facility. State health officials have reported hundreds of new coronavirus cases in the county where the plant is located and the county where Sioux City is located. (Tim Hynds/Sioux City Journal via AP)
April 30, 2020 - 4:31 pm
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The world's largest pork producer told a judge in Missouri on Thursday that it was working as quickly as it can to comply with federal guidelines that seek to slow the spread of the coronavirus but that it needs some flexibility in an industry where people typically work side...
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FILE - This Wednesday, March 18, 2020, file photo, shows a Tesla charging station for automobiles in Port Huron, Mich. Tesla's sales of its increasingly popular electric cars got off to a fast start in the year, even though the company had to slam the brakes along with other major automakers in March 2020 because of worldwide efforts to contain the worst pandemic in a century. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
April 29, 2020 - 8:06 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Tesla reported that it eked out a first-quarter net profit Wednesday and its CEO went on a rant about the legality of government stay-home orders issued to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. The electric car and solar panel company said it made $16 million from January through...
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John Warminski prepares meat at Ronnie's Quality Meats in Detroit Wednesday, April 29, 2020. President Donald Trump has ordered meat processing plants to stay open amid concerns over growing coronavirus COVID-19 cases and the impact on the nation's food supply. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
April 29, 2020 - 6:35 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Big meatpacking companies that have struggled to keep plants running during the coronavirus crisis said Wednesday that they welcomed President Donald Trump’s executive order requiring them to stay open, but unions, some employees and Democrats questioned whether workers...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, file photo a logo of the car manufacturer Volkswagen is pictured on top of a company building in Wolfsburg, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
April 29, 2020 - 4:06 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen saw car sales and operating profit plunge in the first quarter as the coronavirus outbreak closed dealerships and halted production. But the company said it had strong cash reserves and aimed to make a profit for the full year. Global sales fell 23% to...
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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., on the coronavirus response, in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 28, 2020 - 6:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he will take executive action Tuesday to order meat processing plants to stay open amid concerns over growing coronavirus cases and the impact on the nation's food supply. The order will use the Defense Production Act to classify meat processing as...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2018 file photo, trainees work at Snowtex garment factory in Dhamrai, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh is gradually reopening its hundreds of garment factories after nearly one month of closure following a government decision for a nationwide lockdown amid concern that coronavirus could spread widely among the industry’s millions of workers, an industry leader said Tuesday. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad, File)
April 28, 2020 - 5:11 am
DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Nearly a month after Bangladesh ordered garment factories shuttered to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the industry is reopening hundreds of them despite risks the disease might spread. Rubana Huq, president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters...
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Bartender Antonio is on his way to deliver coffee in Naples, Monday, April 27, 2020. Region Campania allowed cafes and pizzerias to reopen for delivery Monday, as Italy it is starting to ease its lockdown after a long precautionary closure due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
April 27, 2020 - 8:47 am
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Monday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ GOVERNMENTS & CENTRAL BANKS: National economies hammered by the...
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