Consumer product manufacturing

FILE- In this July 31, 1996, file photo, a shopper looks at toys in the old-style Toy "R" Us store in East Brunswick, N.J. Toys R Us CEO David Brandon told employees Wednesday, March 14, 2018, that the company's plan is to liquidate all of its U.S. stores, according to an audio recording of the meeting obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer, File)
March 15, 2018 - 7:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, children ran down the sprawling aisles of Toys R Us in awe of the Barbies, the bikes and other toys laid out in front of them. Parents lined up for the latest Christmas fad, even if it meant standing in the rain. And, of course, there was that jingle that bored into...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, test cigarettes sit in a smoking machine in a lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a sweeping anti-smoking plan to drastically cut nicotine levels in cigarettes. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)
March 15, 2018 - 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials took the first step Thursday to slash levels of addictive nicotine in cigarettes, an unprecedented move designed to help smokers quit and prevent future generations from getting hooked. The Food and Drug Administration floated the proposal last summer, but...
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A man walks in front of the Toys R Us store at a shopping mall in Subang Jaya, Malaysia, Thursday, March 15, 2018. The 70-year-old retailer is headed toward shuttering its U.S. operations, jeopardizing the jobs of some 30,000 employees while spelling the end for a chain known to generations for its sprawling stores and Geoffrey the giraffe mascot. The closing of the company's 740 U.S. stores will finalize the downfall of the chain and force toy makers and landlords to scramble for alternatives. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
March 15, 2018 - 4:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The demise of Toys R Us will have a ripple effect on everything from toy makers to consumers to landlords. The 70-year-old retailer sought court approval Thursday to liquidate its remaining 735 stores, eliminating the jobs of some 30,000 employees while spelling the end for a chain...
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Students hold up their signs during a rally asking for gun control outside of the U.S. Capitol building, in Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Washington. One month after a mass shooting in Florida, students and advocates across the country participate in walkouts and protests to call on Congress for action. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
March 15, 2018 - 6:29 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO IS COOPERATING IN MUELLER PROBE George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman and convicted pedophile, met with Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon at Trump Tower in December 2016, AP learns. 2...
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File- This Jan. 24, 2018, file photo shows a person walking near the entrance to a Toys R Us store, in Wayne, N.J. Toys R Us's management has told its employees that it will sell or close all of its U.S. stores. That's according to a toy industry analyst who spoke to several employees who were on the call Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Jim Silver, a toy industry expert, says Toys R Us's CEO told employees the plan is to liquidate all of its U.S. stores and after that, it could do a deal with its Canadian operation to run some of its U.S. stores. The company declined to comment. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
March 15, 2018 - 2:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us is headed toward shuttering its U.S. operations, jeopardizing the jobs of some 30,000 employees while spelling the end for a chain known to generations of children and parents for its sprawling stores and Geoffrey the giraffe mascot. The closing of the company's 740 U.S...
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This photo released Tuesday, March 13, 2018, by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the White Hemets removing a body after airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. The Syrian government and the Russian military have set up a corridor outside eastern Ghouta to arrange the evacuation from the area which is home to some 400,000 people. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
March 14, 2018 - 3:51 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkish forces shelled the Kurdish-held northern Syrian town of Afrin on Wednesday killing at least seven people, Kurdish forces reported, as government shelling and airstrikes killed at least 20 civilians in the besieged eastern Ghouta enclave near the capital Damascus, activists...
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FILE- In this March 1, 2018, file photo, a sign for Dick's Sporting Goods store is displayed at the store in Madison, Miss. Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, March 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
March 13, 2018 - 8:35 am
CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) — Dick's Sporting Goods shares slid before the opening bell Tuesday on some disappointing holiday sales numbers. Sales at existing stores fell 2 percent during the fourth quarter, which was about double the decline Wall Street was expecting. Industry analysts watch that figure...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2009 file photo chocolate moves down the production line at the Cadburys factory in Birmingham, England. Water supply problems affected a Cadbury plant after freezing weather in England, but the company never stopped making candy. A false story made that claim after bitter weather followed by a thaw led to burst pipes in the Birmingham area. That’s where Cadbury’s flagship Bournville factory produces Dairy Milk chocolate bars, Easter creme eggs and other treats. Cadbury says there was a limited supply of water for a brief period, but sweets production never came to a halt. (AP Photo/Simon Dawson, File)
March 09, 2018 - 2:17 pm
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL: Meddling globalist George Soros named as the puppet...
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President Donald Trump, center, speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 8, 2018, before signing two proclamations, one on steel imports and one on aluminum imports. Standing with Trump are workers, left, Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 09, 2018 - 5:40 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports drew warnings Friday from businesses and U.S. trading partners that the measure could backfire, provoking a trade war without resolving the problems it's intended to address. President Donald Trump...
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March 08, 2018 - 4:58 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man who said his hometown smelled like "rancid dog food" because of an animal food processing plant sued the city Thursday after he says they threatened to silence him. Josh Harms with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa filed suit in U.S. District...
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