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Japan, EU sign trade deal to eliminate nearly all tariffs

Jul. 17, 2018 8:41 PM 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...

JBS USA suspends shipments from Kentucky farm after video

Jul. 17, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — JBS USA, the U.S. branch of the world's largest meat producer, says it has suspended shipments from a pig farm where workers were shown hitting, kicking and throwing pigs on undercover video. The Colorado-based company said it made the decision based on an initial review of the Mercy for...

Markets Right Now: Tech, health care lead gains for stocks

Jul. 17, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks shook off a weak start and ended higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology, health care and consumer products companies. Johnson & Johnson added 3.5 percent Tuesday after reporting a strong quarter...

Fashion firms upend design routine to focus on speed, trends

Jul. 17, 2018 3:14 PM 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...

Mom blames teen's death on packaging for peanut cookies

Jul. 17, 2018 12:14 PM EDT

WESTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida mother blames the death of her 15-year-old daughter on what she calls confusing packaging for Reese's Chips Ahoy cookies. In a July 12 Facebook post, Kelli Travers-Stafford wrote that her daughter Alexi mistakenly ate one of the cookies at a friend's house despite her peanut...

Lab-grown meat could be in restaurants in 3 years

Jul. 17, 2018 11:18 AM EDT

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

US industrial production rebounds 0.6 percent in June

Jul. 17, 2018 9:33 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...

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...