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What consumers can do as regulators weigh compounds' risks

Jul. 20, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At first, Tomas Monarrez didn't notice the labels when he went shopping for pots and pans. 'Completely toxin free!" said a big green message on a line of nonstick frying pans in the cookware aisle at a store in the nation's capital. "No PFOA!" boasted the label on a 12-piece kitchen set....

Technology, temporary help keeps farmers on job longer

Jul. 20, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Ind. (AP) — At 79 years old, Art McManus says he's still able to hop on the tractor and maintain the 160 acres of cherry trees at his orchard in Traverse City, Michigan. His children have gone on to start lives of their own, though he gets some help running his farmers market from his...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Dems on an incendiary week

Jul. 20, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump attributed statements to a Democratic congresswoman that she didn't make as he set off an incendiary week of vilification with accusations that she and three other lawmakers of color hate America. The episode roiled the capital and excited Trump's North Carolina...

Bigger tires in store for Formula One

Jul. 19, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Formula One tires are getting a makeover to make them look more like the ones auto racing fans can buy for their own cars. The circuit will switch to 18-inch tires beginning in the 2021 season, one of a series of changes it is making as it embarks on a new contract with the Italian...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Harris both wrong about auto sector

Jul. 19, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Renaissance or ruin? Americans are being presented with two starkly different accounts of the state of the auto industry, one from President Donald Trump and the other from California Sen. Kamala Harris, a Democratic presidential candidate. Neither is accurate. Trump claims to be a one-man...

Budweiser brewer sells Australian unit to pay off debt

Jul. 19, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — AB Inbev, the world's biggest brewer with brands like Budweiser and Corona, said Friday it is selling its unit in Australia to reduce debt after it decided against listing shares in Asia. The company is selling Carlton & United Breweries for $16 billion AUD ($11.3 billion) to Japanese...

Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga hires new CEO

Jul. 19, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Volkswagen plant in Tennessee is getting a new chief executive who in the coming months will work on an $800 million expansion and oversee two vehicle launches. The Times Free Press reports 58-year-old Tom du Plessis will be taking over as CEO for Frank Fischer who took the...

Corvette goes mid-engine for first time to raise performance

Jul. 19, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — When you first lay eyes on the new 2020 Corvette, a modern version of the classic American sports car isn't the first thing that pops into your head. Instead, you think Lamborghini, Lotus, McLaren. The eighth-generation 'Vette, dubbed C8, is radically different from its predecessors,...

The Latest: New mid-engine Corvette starts under $60,000

Jul. 19, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the introduction of the new mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette: (all times local): 12:10 a.m. GM President Mark Reuss says the new 2020 version of the Chevrolet Corvette will start under $60,000, 7% more than the current car's base price of $55,900. Prices of other versions...

Oklahoma County seeking lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

Jul. 18, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma County has joined over 50 other cities and counties in the state to prosecute drug companies for damages caused by the opioid epidemic. All three county commissioners voted Wednesday to approve a contract with the Fulmer Sill law firm to sue opioid manufacturers, The Oklahoman...