Latest Consumer product manufacturing News

Watch geeks drive booming trade in preowned pieces

Nov. 18, 2018 11:01 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Around two dozen traders sit in an open-layout second floor of a building in suburban Philadelphia. Surrounded by computer monitors, loud conversation and ringing phones, the energy on this trading floor is high and the commodity is blingy. At the headquarters of Govberg, they're not...

Time to get a watch? What to know about buying preowned

Nov. 18, 2018 10:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury watches have long been a symbol of the wealthy. That's changing thanks to a booming trade in preowned luxury watches, driven by a growing number of specialized retailers. Established luxury watchmakers and dealers are also getting into the trade. "Retailers seem to get much more...

Jennie-O recalling ground turkey in salmonella outbreak

Nov. 16, 2018 4:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jennie-O Turkey recalled ground turkey in a salmonella outbreak, and regulators say additional products from other companies could be named as their investigation continues. The recall was the first — not counting pet food — tied to a widespread and ongoing outbreak that has...

VW wants to storm car market with cheaper electric model

Nov. 16, 2018 2:34 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen intends to invest 44 billion euros ($50 billion) in the electric and autonomous car technologies expected to reshape the industry — and said it would make battery-powered vehicles more accessible to mass-market auto buyers by selling its new I.D. compact for...

Bridgestone to expand tire manufacturing plant

Nov. 16, 2018 1:22 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bridgestone Americas has announced that it is expanding a tire manufacturing plant in Tennessee. The Nashville-based company said in a statement on Friday that it will spend $40 million to add 32,000 square feet to its Warren County plant, where it produces commercial truck and bus...

Brexit, Italy, trade: Risks piling up for Europe's economy

Nov. 16, 2018 12:16 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's five-year economic expansion is facing a mid-life crisis as it copes with potential debt troubles in Italy, a U.S.-China trade war and the risk of a disorderly British exit from the European Union. How those risks play out will decide whether the economic upswing that...

Give the gift of no-plastic sipping straws for the holidays

Nov. 16, 2018 12:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Big problem or a fraction of the world's plastic consumption? You decide, but know that single-use plastic straws are a recent target of environmental activists. As restaurants debate whether to voluntarily dole them out and lawmakers feverishly write bans against them to protect the ocean...

Papua New Guinea's betel high defies control, convention

Nov. 16, 2018 3:38 AM EST

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — A ubiquitous sight in Papua New Guinea's capital is men, women and children chewing betel nut combined with slaked lime and mustard bean, turning lips, teeth and tongue a dark red, and producing a mild high. Along with drinking alcohol in public, chewing betel nut and...

The Latest: Firefighter on California blaze struck by car

Nov. 16, 2018 1:23 AM EST

MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 10:20 p.m. An out-of-state firefighter battling a massive Southern California blaze has been struck by a truck. But authorities say his injuries aren't life-threatening. KIRO-TV in Seattle reports that 46-year-old Terry...

FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes

Nov. 15, 2018 6:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a major new effort to curb smoking, a top U.S. health official pledged Thursday to try to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars and tighten rules governing the sale of most flavored versions of electronic cigarettes. The proposed restrictions were aimed mainly at reducing smoking in...