Consumer product manufacturing

Voters register with the ruling United Socialist Party after casting their ballots in the presidential election in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 20, 2018, at a so-called "red point" set up outside a voting center to confirm peoples' cards which are needed to access government-run social programs. President Nicolas Maduro is seeking a second, six-year term despite a deepening crisis that's made food scarce and inflation soar as oil production in the once wealthy nation plummets. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
May 20, 2018 - 1:48 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Voting centers across Venezuela's capital city appeared largely empty during elections on Sunday despite assurances from government officials that millions had turned out to vote by mid-morning. President Nicolas Maduro is expected to handily win a second term despite the...
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In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, photo, a woman drinks beer at the 2018 Craft Beer of China Exhibition in Shanghai. Hundreds of craft beer enthusiasts, investors and brewers are attending an exhibition in Shanghai dedicated to expanding the palette of Chinese consumers and promoting sales of high-end brews. (AP Photo/Fu Ting)
May 18, 2018 - 9:36 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — "Panda Beer," ''Little General," ''Flying Fist IPA," and "Mandarin Wheat" are among the offerings on tap at a craft beer exhibition this week in Shanghai dedicated to expanding the palette of Chinese consumers and promoting sales of high-end brews. The 2018 Craft Beer of China...
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May 18, 2018 - 5:12 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have approved legislation that bans companies from labeling lab-grown meat products or meat substitutes as meat. The provision approved Thursday states that a product cannot be marketed as meat if it isn't derived from an animal with two or four feet,...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., promotes this year's renewal of the farm bill during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 17, 2018. GOP leaders have crafted the bill as a measure for tightening work and job training requirements for food stamps. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 17, 2018 - 8:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. sugar industry on Thursday won an easier-than-expected victory over food processors, soft drink manufacturers and candy makers trying to rewrite the government's much-criticized sugar program, a web of price supports, loans and tariffs that props up prices for the...
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In this June 30, 2016, image taken by AP Images for Visa, Team Visa athlete Popole Misenga uses his Visa payment ring at the Copacabana Megastore in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Payment networks and manufacturers are building payment functions into more devices — expanding your options as well as freeing up your hands. Connected “smart” accessories such as watches, bands and rings travel lighter than a phone. To use, the wearer holds a wrist or hand up to a contactless payment terminal. Visa tested these devices at the 2016 Rio Olympics to demonstrate possibilities, says Mark Jamison, global head of innovation and design at Visa. (Leo Correa/AP Images for Visa)
May 17, 2018 - 10:17 am
Mobile wallets can make paying by credit or debit card seamless: Tap your phone at checkout and you're on your way. But mobile wallets are just the beginning. Payment networks and manufacturers are building payment functions into more devices — expanding your options as well as freeing up your...
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Workers wait for information about their jobs outside the Kellogg's factory in Maracay, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Workers arriving Tuesday for the early shift were surprised to find a notice taped to an iron gate informing them that the company had been forced to shutter its operations. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez)
May 15, 2018 - 3:54 pm
MARACAY, Venezuela (AP) — The Kellogg Company is closing operations in Venezuela at a time of widespread hunger in the crisis-wracked South American nation. Workers arriving Tuesday for the early shift at Kellogg's factory in the central city of Maracay were surprised to find a notice taped to an...
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May 15, 2018 - 3:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have stepped up the kind of testing that could have caught years of emissions-rigging by Volkswagen, but need to do more to keep automakers from duping them again on pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general said Tuesday. The audit...
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In this Friday, May 11, 2018 photo a man charges his BMW electric vehicle at the rest stop Brohltal Ost at the A61 motorway in Niederzissen, Germany. Munich-based Ionity build a highway network of fast charging stations that will let drivers plug in, charge in minutes instead of hours, and speed off on their way, from Norway to southern Italy and Portugal to Poland (AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop)
May 14, 2018 - 2:37 pm
MUNICH (AP) — Charging an electric car away from home can be an exercise in uncertainty — hunting for that one lonely station at the back of a rest-area parking lot and hoping it's working. In Europe, some of the biggest automakers are out to remove such anxieties from the battery-only driving...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2007 file photo, a Milky-Way candy bar is deep-fried in oil free of trans fats at a food booth at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis. Indiana was the first state to require the switch at its state fair. On Monday, May 14, 2018, the head of the World Health Organization called on all nations to eliminate artificial trans fats from foods in the next five years. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
May 14, 2018 - 9:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years. The United Nations agency has in the past pushed to exterminate infectious diseases, but now it's aiming to erase a hazard linked to chronic...
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In this Nov. 10, 2017, photo, visitors walk around a gallery of the Nissan Motor Co. at its global headquarters in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Japanese automaker Nissan said Monday, May 14, 2018 its profit fell 32 percent in the last quarter from a year earlier as a strong yen, rising raw materials costs and research expenses bit into earnings. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
May 14, 2018 - 5:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co.'s profit fell 32 percent in the last quarter from a year earlier as a strong yen, rising raw materials costs and research expenses bit into earnings, the Japanese automaker reported Monday. Nissan's January-March profit was 168.8 billion yen ($1.5 billion), down from...
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