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AP Interview: Lawyer says Kelly innocent of Ghosn pay scheme

TOKYO (AP) — The chief lawyer for Greg Kelly, an American on trial in Japan on charges of under-reporting Nissan former Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s...

AP Interview: DOE reviving loan program, Granholm says

WASHINGTON (AP) — As part of its clean-energy agenda, the Biden administration is reviving an Energy Department program that disbursed billions of dollars in...

US suspends tariffs on UK goods to resolve aircraft dispute

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. agreed Thursday to suspend millions of dollars' worth of tariffs on U.K. exports including Scotch whisky as part of...

17% of food production globally wasted, UN report estimates

NEW YORK (AP) — Instead of finishing your leftovers, you let them go bad and buy takeout. ...

GM looking to build 2nd US battery factory, Tennessee likely

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it's looking for a site to build a second U.S. battery factory with joint venture partner LG Chem...

UK competition watchdog investigates Apple’s App Store

LONDON (AP) — U.K. authorities have launched an investigation into Apple's App Store over concerns it has a dominant role that stifles competition and...

7-year-old Alabama girl helps to fund her own brain surgery

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Liza Scott, 7, started a lemonade stand at her mom’s bakery last summer so she could buy some frills like...

Google ends sale of ads using individual web tracking data

LONDON (AP) — Google says it won't develop new ways to follow individual users across the internet after it phases out existing ad-tracking technology...

Stellantis CEO says 4th largest carmaker to be disruptive

MILAN (AP) — Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares on Wednesday said the new car company formed from the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA...

Goodbye gas: Volvo to make only electric vehicles by 2030

Volvo says it will make only electric vehicles by 2030. But if you want one, you'll have to buy it online. ...

US probing engine fires in nearly 1.9M Toyota RAV4 SUVs

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating complaints of engine compartment fires in nearly 1.9 million Toyota RAV4 small SUVs. ...

Insider Q&A: Hyundai’s Olabisi Boyle

Olabisi Boyle, vice president of product planning and mobility strategy at Hyundai Motor North America, has seen plenty of change during her decades in...

Europeans get ‘right to repair’ for some electrical goods

BERLIN (AP) — Companies that sell refrigerators, washers, hairdryers or TVs in the European Union will need to ensure those appliances can be repaired...

Volkswagen weathers pandemic with $10.7 billion profit

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen said Friday it made better than expected profit of 8.8 billion euros ($10.7 billion) after tax in 2020 despite...

The Latest: Governor extends Oregon’s state of emergency

SALEM, Ore. - Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday extended Oregon’s declaration of a state of emergency until May 2 as confirmed COVID-19 cases...

McPlant and more: Beyond Meat inks McDonald’s, Yum deals

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Plant-based food company Beyond Meat will be partnering with several major fast-food chains in the coming years to expand...

The Latest: Kentucky urges Black citizens to get vaccinated

LEXINGTON, Ky.: The Rev. Jim Thurman counts himself among the converts who recognize the importance of taking a COVID-19 vaccine. ...

Biden orders a review of US supply chains for vital goods

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday intended to boost manufacturing jobs by strengthening U.S. supply chains for advanced batteries,...

Italy orders food delivery services to treat riders better

ROME (AP) — Italy is going after online food delivery companies, with one prosecutor lamenting Wednesday that the cyclists who deliver the food, many...

USPS selects Oshkosh Defense to build greener mail truck

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States Post Office said Tuesday that it has chosen Oshkosh Defense to build its next-generation mail-delivery vehicle, part of...

Huawei unveils flagship foldable smartphone for China market

BEIJING (AP) — Struggling under U.S. sanctions, Huawei unveiled a folding smartphone with an 8-inch (20-centimeter) -wide screen Monday to show off its tech...

Moet Hennessy buys 50% stake in Jay-Z’s Champagne brand

Moet Hennessy is acquiring a 50% stake in rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z’s Champagne brand in an effort to up its cool factor and expand...

Goodyear acquires Cooper in all-American tire deal

Two of the biggest remaining American tire companies are joining forces. ...

Honda taps tech expert as chief to steer in ecological times

TOKYO (AP) — Toshihiro Mibe, a research expert tapped to be president of Japanese automaker Honda on Friday, promised to steer the company toward...

Texas prices for lodging, necessities skyrocket amid storm

Hotel rooms for $1,000 a night. Gasoline prices spiking. Even bottled water prices doubling or tripling overnight. ...

Nestle selling North American bottled-water brands for $4.3B

Global food giant Nestle is selling its bottled-water brands in North America for $4.3 billion to a pair of private-equity firms that hope to...

Cost controls, luxury sales help Daimler weather pandemic

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Car and truck maker Daimler increased its profits by 48% to 4.0 billion euros ($4.8 billion) in 2020 thanks to...

German court: Amazon must divulge origin of fruit, produce

BERLIN (AP) — A German court ruled Thursday that online retail giant Amazon has to tell consumers the specific country of origin of fresh...

Olivia Munn says Asian woman, friend’s mom, hurt in shoving

NEW YORK (AP) — An Asian woman standing on a New York City street was violently shoved to the ground and police were searching...

Ford to go all electric in Europe by 2030

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ford is vowing to convert its entire passenger vehicle lineup in Europe to electric power by 2030 in just the...

U.S. industrial production climbs 0.9% in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — American industry expanded for the fourth consecutive month in January but has yet to recover fully to the level of activity...

Some dinosaur migration was delayed by climate, study shows

Plant-eating dinosaurs probably arrived in the Northern Hemisphere millions of years after their meat-eating cousins, a delay likely caused by climate change, a new...

Got no milk: Nestle creates vegan KitKat bar

BERLIN (AP) — Coming soon to a selected retailer near you: a vegan version of the iconic KitKat candy bar. ...

GM’s Chevy Bolt SUV joins parade of new US electric vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — Whether people want them or not, automakers are rolling out new electric vehicle models as the industry responds to stricter pollution...

The Latest: Mardi Gras muted in New Orleans by coronavirus

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans’ annual pre-Lenten Mardi Gras celebration is muted this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Union says meatpacking workers should be vaccinated sooner

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Hundreds of meatpacking workers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus but the union that represents many of them says several...

General Motors settles with California for $5.75M

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — General Motors Co. has agreed to a $5.75 million settlement with California regarding false statements the company made to investors...

Amazon faces biggest union push in its history

NEW YORK (AP) — The second Jennifer Bates walks away from her post at the Amazon warehouse where she works, the clock starts ticking. ...

Kraft Heinz sells Planters brand to Hormel Foods

Hormel Foods is going nuts. ...

Autoworkers face uncertain future in an era of electric cars

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — When General Motors boldly announced its goal last month to make only battery-powered vehicles by 2035, it didn't just break...

Autoworkers face uncertain future in an era of electric cars

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — When General Motors boldly announced its goal last month to make only battery-powered vehicles by 2035, it didn't just mark...

Toyota to add electric, plug-in hybrid vehicles next year

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota says it will roll out two new battery-electric vehicles and one plug-in gas-electric hybrid in the U.S. this year as...

German drug firm to pay $50M in US purity case at India site

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An international pharmaceutical company has agreed to plead guilty in a U.S. court and pay $50 million for deleting and...

GM 2020 profit drops, but it makes $6.43B despite pandemic

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' profit fell 4.5% in 2020, but a strong second half more than offset the effects of pandemic-related factory closures...

Resurgent virus slows recovery at Coca-Cola

A resurgent coronavirus slowed Coca-Cola’s recovery in the fourth quarter, and the company said the slump has continued into this year. ...

Lockdowns weigh on German beer sales, hurt small brewers

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Bars have been closed for more than three months, Carnival celebrations are canceled, and it's not clear when things will...

Toyota profits up amid solid recovery from pandemic fallout

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota reported a 50% jump in its October to December profit Wednesday, underlining a solid recovery at the Japanese automaker from...

Businesses start to rethink Myanmar as coup ignites protests

BANGKOK (AP) — Businesses are just beginning to reassess their investments in Myanmar after the military seized power, detaining civilian leaders and sparking mass...

Nissan stays in red ink amid pandemic, Japan criminal trial

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan reported Tuesday losses for the fiscal third quarter, as its sales were hit by the coronavirus pandemic and...

Japan automaker Honda’s profit rises despite pandemic damage

TOKYO (AP) — Honda reported Tuesday its fiscal third quarter profit more than doubled to 284 billion yen ($2.7 billion) despite the coronavirus pandemic...

28 garment workers killed in flooded factory in Morocco

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Heavy rains flooded an illegal garment factory in the northern Moroccan city of Tangier, killing at least 28 workers Monday,...

Tesla buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, will accept as payment soon

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Holders of Bitcoin may be able to cash in some of their investment in the digital currency for a...

DoorDash buys robot food prep company Chowbotics

DoorDash is buying automated food prep company Chowbotics to expand its fresh meal offerings. ...

Iowa governor auctioned off access for pork barons’ charity

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds auctioned off an afternoon of her time to raise money for the namesake charity of...

The Latest: Robinhood’s ad emerges from the time capsule

TAMPA (AP) — The latest news on Super Bowl commercials. (All times EST.) ...

Military coup yet another blow for Myanmar’s sagging economy

BANGKOK (AP) — The military coup in Myanmar is unlikely to do the country’s struggling economy, once considered a promising “last frontier,” any good...

Ford loses $1.28B in 2020, raises electric vehicle spending

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. lost $1.28 billion last year as it dealt with a huge restructuring, a costly recall and a decline...

Ford to cut back F-150 production due to chip shortage

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that it will cut shifts at two of its U.S. manufacturing plants next week, due...

Daimler to spin off trucks, change name to Mercedes-Benz

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Daimler will split itself into two independent companies by spinning off its truck and bus division, a move...

Sony booming on hit ‘Demon Slayer,’ headed to record profit

TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp.’s its fiscal third quarter profit jumped 62%, positioning the Japanese entertainment and electronics giant for a record annual profit...

Tesla to fix touch screens, ending spat with US regulators

DETROIT (AP) — After initially refusing a request from U.S. safety regulators, Tesla has now agreed to recall about 135,000 vehicles because the large...

Ferrari earnings rise as production bounces back

MILAN (AP) — Ferrari reported Tuesday a 58% jump in fourth-quarter earnings as production and deliveries picked up after the brutal initial lockdown earlier...

German beer sales suffer as virus restrictions bite

BERLIN (AP) — Beer sales in Germany were down 5.5% last year, dragged lower by lengthy closures of bars and restaurants in the coronavirus...

Law enforcement probe threats against Newsom, his businesses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Law enforcement officials are investigating escalating threats of death and violence against California Gov. Gavin Newsom, his family and the...

Official: System in deadly nitrogen leak recently installed

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The investigation into a deadly liquid nitrogen leak at a Georgia poultry plant continued Saturday with authorities saying they were...

Famous private eye Jack Palladino gravely injured in robbery

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jack Palladino, the private investigator who worked on high-profile cases ranging from the Jonestown mass suicides to celebrity and political...

Workers escaped deadly leak by going through nitrogen fog

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Workers at a northeast Georgia poultry plant said they escaped through a fog of vaporizing liquid nitrogen that killed six...

Liquid nitrogen leak at Georgia poultry plant kills 6

GAINESVILLE, Ga, (AP) — A liquid nitrogen leak at a northeast Georgia poultry plant killed six people Thursday and sent 11 others to the...

Apple CEO escalates battle with Facebook over online privacy

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook fired off a series of thinly veiled shots at Facebook and other social media companies...

General Motors sets goal of going largely electric by 2035

General Motors has set a goal of making the vast majority of the vehicles it produces electric by 2035, and the entire company carbon...

Ruling brings kosher slaughterhouse new business, old fears

CSENGELE, Hungary (AP) — In a small room lined with religious texts, a Jewish rabbi demonstrates how knives are sharpened and inspected before they...

Tesla posts 1st annual profit but misses analysts’ estimates

Riding a sales surge amid a global pandemic, Tesla Inc. on Wednesday reported that it posted its first annual net profit in 2020. ...

Apple posts big quarter on fast sales start for iPhone 12

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple’s delayed launch of its latest iPhones unleashed a holiday buying frenzy that propelled sales of the trendsetting company’s...

Fiat Chrysler agrees to plead guilty, pay $30M in UAW probe

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $30 million fine for a corruption scandal at the...

EU approves more state aid to boost car batteries industry

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has approved 2.9 billion euros in subsidies from 12 member countries for a second pan-European project to develop...

PepsiCo goes Beyond Meat in new partnership

PepsiCo and Beyond Meat are creating a joint venture to develop snacks and drinks made from plant-based proteins. ...

Student-run free grocery store helps feed town’s hungry

Traditional school stores might offer snacks and knickknacks, school gear and notebooks — but the one at Linda Tutt High School in Sanger, Texas,...

J&J 4Q sales rise despite pandemic, but charges cut profits

A big jump in prescription drug sales boosted fourth-quarter sales at Johnson & Johnson, but profits dove 57% due to higher research spending and...

Google says Chrome cookie replacement plan making progress

LONDON (AP) — Google says it's making progress on plans to revamp Chrome user tracking technology aimed at improving privacy even as it faces...

Budweiser joins Coke, Pepsi brands in sitting out Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time since 1983, when Anheuser-Busch used all of its ad time to introduce a beer called Bud...

Mine OK’d in Trump’s last days may boost Biden energy plan

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — One of the keys to President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion clean energy plan could be a mineral that lies...

Californians to vote on banning sale of flavored tobacco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians will vote in 2022 on whether the state should ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, including flavored vaping...

Japan vaccination uncertainty casts doubts over Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is publicly adamant that it will stage its postponed Olympics this summer. But to pull it off, many believe the...

Nissan commits to UK car plant after post-Brexit trade deal

LONDON (AP) — Japanese carmaker Nissan confirmed Friday that it will maintain its operations in Britain in the wake of the post-Brexit trade deal...

US rejects Ford, Mazda requests to avoid Takata recalls

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's highway safety agency has rejected a request from Ford and Mazda to avoid recalling about 3 million vehicles...

GM teams up with Microsoft on driverless cars

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — General Motors is teaming up with Microsoft to accelerate its rollout of electric, self-driving cars. ...

Stellantis CEO: New car company will protect jobs and brands

MILAN (AP) — The CEO of Stellantis, the carmaker created from the merger of PSA Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler, said Tuesday that the tie-up...

European car sales suffer worst plunge ever in pandemic

MILAN (AP) — European car sales plunged by nearly a quarter last year as the pandemic provoked the worst crisis ever to hit the...

Carmaker Stellantis shares jump in Milan, Paris on first day

MILAN (AP) — Stellantis, the car company combining PSA Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler, was launched Monday on the Milan and Paris stock exchanges, giving...

Chinese city reports coronavirus found on ice cream

BEIJING (AP) — The coronavirus was found on ice cream produced in eastern China, prompting a recall of cartons from the same batch, according...

GM to build electric delivery vans in Canada

NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors plans to spend $800 million to turn a Canadian SUV plant into one that will make electric delivery...

US blacklists Xiaomi, CNOOC, Skyrizon, raising heat on China

HONG KONG (AP) — The U.S. government has blacklisted Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. and China’s third-largest national oil company for alleged military links,...

Biden taps former FDA chief Kessler to lead vaccine science

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has picked a former Food and Drug commissioner to lead vaccine science in his drive to put 100...

For first time in 5 years, US gas mileage down, emissions up

DETROIT (AP) — A new government report says gas mileage for new vehicles dropped and pollution increased in model year 2019 for the first...

Google muscles up with Fitbit deal amid antitrust concerns

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google has completed its $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness-gadget maker Fitbit, a deal that could help the internet company...

At virus tipping point, Lebanon imposes all-day curfew

BEIRUT (AP) — It was a choice between containing a spiraling virus outbreak and resuscitating a dying economy in a country that has been...

Samsung promises new phones will deliver more for less money

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Samsung’s next crop of smartphones will boast bigger screens, better cameras, and longer-lasting batteries at lower prices than last...

The Latest: Coronavirus cases surging in northeast China

BEIJING — China is seeing a new surge in coronavirus cases in its frozen northeast, and has reported its first death attributed to COVID-19...

Tesla balks at touch screen recall, US agency takes action

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Inc. is balking at recalling about 159,000 vehicles with potentially defective touch screens, so U.S. safety regulators are moving to...

NTSB says vehicle battery fires pose risks to 1st responders

DETROIT (AP) — Electric vehicle fires pose safety risks to first responders and guidelines from manufacturers about how to deal with them have been...

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