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US industrial production rebounds 0.6 percent in June

Jul. 17, 2018 9:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production rebounded last month after being dragged down in May by a fire at an auto parts plant. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that industrial production — which includes output at factories, mines and utilities — climbed 0.6 percent in June, recovering...

Dutch company gets funding to bring lab-grown meat to market

Jul. 17, 2018 8:18 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Dutch company that presented the world's first lab-grown beef burger five years ago says it has received funding to pursue its plans to make and sell artificially grown meat to restaurants from 2021. Maastricht-based Mosa Meat said Tuesday it raised 7.5 million euros ($8.8 million), mainly...

Japan, EU sign trade deal to eliminate nearly all tariffs

Jul. 17, 2018 6:50 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The European Union and Japan signed a landmark deal on Tuesday that will eliminate nearly all tariffs on products they trade. The ambitious pact signed in Tokyo runs counter to President Donald Trump's moves to hike tariffs on imports from many U.S. trading partners. It covers a third of the...

Fashion firms upend design routine to focus on speed, trends

Jul. 17, 2018 1:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prototypes? Passe. Fashion company Betabrand saw that knitwear was a hot style in sneakers and wanted to quickly jump on the trend for dressier shoes. It put a poll up on its website asking shoppers what style they liked, and based on that had a shoe for sale online in just one week. What...

Kosher certifier reduces list of acceptable Starbucks drinks

Jul. 16, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A leading company in Kosher certification has dropped some Starbucks drinks from its acceptable consumption list. The Baltimore Sun reports Star-K said this month it's dropping drinks with "syrups, sauces, toppings, powders, soy or almond milk" after the coffee behemoth ended an expanded...

Mets' Wilpons on brink of championship _ in esports

Jul. 16, 2018 10:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon may not need Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard to bring a championship to New York this year. Though Wilpon is hardly a hardcore gamer, he and his family are showing a magic touch in the world of esports. The Wilpon-owned New York Excelsior have been...

WeWork takes meat off the menu at company events

Jul. 16, 2018 9:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Office space sharing company WeWork says it is no longer serving red or white meat at company events. In an email to employees Thursday, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Miguel McKelvey said the company won't serve pork, poultry or red meat, and it won't allow employees to expense...

Formula E paves way for electric cars on and off racetrack

Jul. 15, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Unplug and go. Filling up a car is as simple as that, even if it's not gas flowing through the nozzle. Electricity is efficient. Formula E, a global electric auto racing series, steers the way — toward the future of not only its sport but also its industry. "You don't realize it,"...

US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard

Jul. 15, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years. The threat of...

Finnish brewery creates quirky beer for Trump-Putin summit

Jul. 14, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A small Finnish craft brewery is paying a humorous tribute to the Helsinki summit. RPS Brewing has issued a limited-edition lager depicting cartoon U.S. and Russian presidents on its label, with text for Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin saying "Let's Settle This Like Adults" and "Making...