Consumer products and services

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2009 file photo, Necco Wafers are displayed in Boston. The owner of a company that makes candies such as Necco wafers and Sweethearts has unexpectedly shut down operations at its Massachusetts plant. The Boston Globe reported Round Hill Investments LLC announced Tuesday, July 24, 2018, it is selling Necco brands to another confection manufacturer and closing down its Revere plant. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
July 25, 2018 - 12:09 pm
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — The owner of the company behind chalky, colorful confections such as Necco Wafers and Sweethearts has unexpectedly shut down operations at its Massachusetts plant and hasn't said if candy production will resume. The Boston Globe reports Round Hill Investments LLC announced...
Read More
FILE - In this April 23, 2018, file photo, the logo for General Motors appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. General Motors, facing rising commodity costs in a trade showdown with Europe and elsewhere, cut its outlook for the year. Shares tumbled more than 5 percent before the opening bell, and GM’s view of the year ahead dragged down shares of the entire auto sector Wednesday, July 25. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 25, 2018 - 11:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors, facing rising commodity costs in a trade showdown with Europe and elsewhere, cut its outlook for the year. The diminished expectations overshadowed a strong second quarter and shares tumbled more than 7 percent in early trading. The rest of the auto sector was...
Read More
A Kitkat chocolate snack is photographed Wednesday July 25, 2018, in Rugby, England, after the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg ruled that the four-fingered shape of the KitKat chocolate bar is not distinctive enough to be trademarked. KitKat maker Nestle, has been trying since 2002 to establish a European trademark for the snack. (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver)
July 25, 2018 - 8:24 am
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union judges have ruled that the four-fingered shape of the KitKat chocolate bar is not distinctive enough to be trademarked. KitKat maker Nestle, the food multinational, has been trying since 2002 to establish a European trademark for the snack. But the European Court of...
Read More
FILE - In this Friday, May 21, 2010 file photo, Chrylser CEO Sergio Marchionne, left, is seen with Jeep brand President and CEO Mike Manley at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant, in Detroit. Fiat Chrysler's board recommends Jeep executive Mike Manley to replace seriously ill CEO Sergio Marchionne, Saturday, July 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
July 25, 2018 - 7:28 am
MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has lowered its full-year targets after second-quarter profits sank by 35 percent, but confirmed the carmaker had eliminated its net industrial debt. Fiat Chrysler announced its earnings Wednesday shortly after confirming the death of its long-time CEO Sergio...
Read More
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007 file photo, Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne attends an ANFIA (National Association of cars factories) meeting in Rome. On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, holding company of Fiat founding family said Sergio Marchionne, who oversaw turnarounds of Fiat and Chrysler, has died. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
July 25, 2018 - 6:52 am
MILAN (AP) — Sergio Marchionne, a charismatic and demanding CEO who engineered two long-shot corporate turnarounds to save both Fiat and Chrysler from near-certain failure, died Wednesday. He was 66. The holding company of Italian automaker Fiat's founders, the Agnelli family, announced Marchionne...
Read More
People have their lunch at Pyongyang House of Sweet Meat, a restaurant specialized in dishes made of dog meat, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Euphemistically known as "dangogi," or sweet meat, dog has long been believed to be a stamina food in North and South Korea and is traditionally eaten during the hottest time of the year, giving a sad twist to old saying "dog days of summer." (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
July 25, 2018 - 5:54 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With the summer heat beating down on North Korea, its biggest brewery is pumping out twice as much beer as usual, residents are queuing up for syrupy treats and restaurants are serving up bowl after bowl of spicy dog meat soup. Euphemistically known as "dangogi," or...
Read More
FILE - In a Thursday, July 19, 2018 file photo, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, applauds during a signing ceremony where President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that establishes a National Council for the American Worker in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. Ivanka Trump’s clothing company is shutting down and all its employees are being laid off, according to news reports. The New York Post is reporting that its sources say the company “will be shuttered ‘ASAP’ and that staff have been informed that they’re being laid off.”(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 24, 2018 - 5:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ivanka Trump is shutting down her fashion line of dresses, shoes and handbags that became a target of political boycotts and spurred concerns about conflicts of interest after her father was elected. The president's daughter said in a statement she made the decision so she could...
Read More
July 24, 2018 - 4:19 pm
MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) — The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is touting support from a key federal agency in its bid to protect its reservation lands. The Cape Cod tribe on Tuesday highlighted written testimony submitted to Congress by Bureau of Indian Affairs Acting Director Darryl LaCounte stating the...
Read More
Trader Gordon Charlop works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street as investors were pleased to see strong earnings reports from a number of U.S. companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 24, 2018 - 3:38 pm
U.S. stock indexes were mostly higher Tuesday afternoon as investors welcomed some strong corporate earnings reports. Gains in health care and technology companies outweighed losses by consumer goods manufacturers, utilities and other sectors. Small-company stocks fell. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P...
Read More
FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017 file photo, the logo of French automaker Peugeot is pictured during the presentation of the company's 2016 full year results, in Paris. PSA Group, the maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars, is doing what General Motors failed to do in 20 years, make the mass market brands Opel Vauxhall profitable, revealing upbeat earnings Tuesday July 15, 2018, for the first six months of the year. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
July 24, 2018 - 8:30 am
PARIS (AP) — PSA Group, the maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars, is doing what General Motors failed to do in 20 years: make the mass market brands Opel Vauxhall profitable. The French company, which bought Opel Vauxhall from GM last year, said Tuesday that the unit made an operating profit of 502...
Read More

Pages