Consumer product manufacturing

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, buildings and a tour boat are reflected on the mirror behind an Apple logo during a preview event at a new Apple Michigan Avenue store, in downtown Chicago. On Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, Apple announced it is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
January 17, 2018 - 7:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is planning to build a new corporate campus and hire 20,000 U.S. workers in an expansion driven in part by a tax cut that will enable the iPhone maker to bring an estimated $245 billion back to its home country. The pledge announced Wednesday comes less than a month after...
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In this photo taken in Oct. 2017 and provided to the Associated Press by China Labor Watch, workers rest at night in a cafeteria at a Catcher Technologies factory in Suqian in eastern China's Jiangsu province. An Apple Inc. supplier in eastern China on Wednesday denied allegations by a New York rights group that its workers toil for ten-hour shifts in loud, polluted conditions, without proper overtime pay or adequate safety protections to make MacBook and iPhone parts, before returning to filthy dormitories with cold showers. Apple also said it sent an investigative team to Suqian to interview over 150 workers but "found no evidence that Catcher was violating our standards." (China Labor Watch via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 8:15 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — An Apple Inc. supplier in eastern China has denied allegations by a New York rights group that its workers toil for ten-hour shifts in loud, polluted conditions, without proper overtime pay or adequate safety protections to make MacBook and iPhone parts, before returning to filthy...
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January 17, 2018 - 4:52 am
PARIS (AP) — French authorities are searching five sites run by dairy giant Lactalis in an investigation into the botched mass recall of baby milk products after a salmonella scare. The Paris prosecutor's office said sites being searched Wednesday include Lactalis headquarters in Laval in western...
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January 16, 2018 - 4:01 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Japanese vehicle brands are exploring new design ideas — and figuring out what sets them apart from their U.S. and European rivals — with new prototype vehicles. Nissan, Infiniti and Lexus are all unveiling new concept cars at the Detroit auto show, which opens to the public Saturday...
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January 16, 2018 - 1:50 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the North American International Auto Show in Detroit (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says three new SUVs are in the works, including sporty versions from Alfa Romeo and Ferrari and a Chrysler based on the Pacifica minivan. Marchionne...
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The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is unveiled during the North American International Auto Show, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 16, 2018 - 1:27 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler's Jeep brand is giving the Cherokee compact SUV a major face-lift so it can better compete in one of the hottest parts of the U.S. automotive market. The 2019 Cherokee, unveiled Tuesday at the Detroit auto show, gets styling tweaks, a new engine, suspension improvements...
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January 16, 2018 - 12:02 am
DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler's Jeep brand is giving the Cherokee compact SUV a major facelift so it can better compete in one of the hottest parts of the U.S. automotive market. The 2019 Cherokee, to be unveiled Tuesday at the Detroit auto show, will get styling tweaks, a new engine, suspension...
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Wang Qiujing, president of Guangzhou Automobile Group, is interviewed at the North American International Auto Show, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Detroit. Chinese automaker GAC Motor says it's on track to enter the U.S. market in the fourth quarter of 2019. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 15, 2018 - 10:58 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Chinese automaker GAC Motor will scrap the brand name it uses in China when it enters the U.S. market next year because it could be confused with President Donald Trump's surname. For the past eight years, GAC has sold cars and SUVs under the brand Trumpchi in its home market, but is...
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Members of the media interview Jim Hackett, President and CEO of Ford Motor Company in front of Ford's new 2019 Mustang Bullitt at the North American International Auto Show, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in Detroit. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 4:12 pm
DETROIT (AP) — It's the year of the pickup truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Ford unveil new trucks in a fast-growing and highly competitive U.S. auto market. But there are plenty of other vehicles at the show, which is one of...
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January 15, 2018 - 2:31 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — University researchers are investigating whether soul food featuring fat and salt can be made healthy and delicious by using plants-only recipes. A two-year study based at the University of South Carolina is trying to learn what happens then ingredients are changed in ways...
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