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Cannabis seller Tilray broadens footprint in the brewery business, closing deal with Anheuser-Busch

Oct. 02, 2023 12:21 PM EDT

The cannabis company Tilray expanded its position in the craft brew industry, completing the acquisition of eight beer brands from Anheuser-Busch that it had announced over the summer. Included in the deal are well known labels like Shock Top, Breckenridge Brewery, Blue Point...

Tesla 3Q sales rise 27% but fall short of expectations due softening demand and factory downtime

Oct. 02, 2023 12:04 PM EDT

Tesla's summertime deliveries of electric vehicles surged 27% from last year but still fell below analyst projections as Elon Musk's car company navigated through softening customer demand as well as factory upgrades. The Austin, Texas, automaker sold 435,059 vehicle s during the...

Facing increasing pressure from customers, some miners are switching to renewable energy

Oct. 01, 2023 21:26 PM EDT

SOROWAKO, Indonesia (AP) — Red hot sparks fly through the air as a worker in a heat-resistant suit pokes a long metal rod into a nickel smelter, coaxing the molten metal from a crucible at a processing facility on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The smelter run by global mining...

When Kula needed water to stop wildfire, it got a trickle. Many other US cities are also vulnerable

Sep. 30, 2023 09:43 AM EDT

Hours before devastating fires scorched the historic town of Lahaina on Maui, Kyle Ellison labored to save his rental house in Kula, a rural mountain town 24 miles away, from a different blaze. As high winds whipped burning trees and grass, Ellison and his landlord struggled with...

United Auto Workers strikes spread to Ford plant in Chicago, GM factory near Lansing, Michigan

Sep. 29, 2023 10:51 AM EDT
DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers strikes spread to Ford plant in Chicago, GM factory near Lansing, Michigan.

Once rivals, now partners: Peloton and Lululemon to collaborate on connected fitness and apparel

Sep. 28, 2023 11:49 AM EDT

Peloton and athletic wear maker Lululemon have announced a five-year partnership, effectively closing the curtain on Lululemon's recently acquired connected fitness device, Mirror. The interactive fitness company steps in to become the exclusive digital fitness content provider for...

Photo giant Getty took a leading AI image-maker to court. Now it's also embracing the technology

Sep. 27, 2023 10:41 AM EDT

Anyone looking for a beautiful photograph of a desert landscape can find many choices from Getty Images, the stock photography collection. But say you're instead looking for a wide angle shot of a “hot pink plastic saguaro cactus with large arms that stick out, surrounded by sand,...

Auto workers still have room to expand their strike against car makers. But they also face risks

Sep. 23, 2023 20:30 PM EDT

Even after escalating its strike against Detroit automakers on Friday, the United Auto Workers union still has plenty of leverage in its effort to force the companies to agree to significant increases in pay and benefits. Only about 12% of the union’s membership is so far taking...

Meet Lachlan Murdoch, soon to be the new power behind Fox News and the Murdoch empire

Sep. 23, 2023 12:44 PM EDT

For Lachlan Murdoch, this moment has been a long time coming. Assuming, of course, that his moment has actually arrived. On Thursday, his father Rupert Murdoch announced that in November he'll step down as the head of his two media companies: News Corp. and Fox Corp. Lachlan will...

Who are Rupert Murdoch's children? What to know about the media magnate's successor and family

Sep. 21, 2023 19:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Media magnate Rupert Murdoch on Monday announced that he would be stepping down as the leader of both Fox News' parent company and his News Corp media holdings — with his son, Lachlan, set to take his place. Through his decades-long career, Murdoch, 92, built an...