Latest Consumer product manufacturing News

As supply chains unclog, consumers enjoy (tentative) relief

Dec. 07, 2022 10:47 AM EST

Back in January, 109 container ships waited off the California coast to unload cargo in Los Angeles and Long Beach, the nation's two largest ports. Consumers, stuck at home amid the pandemic, had unleashed an avalanche of orders for goods that overwhelmed factories and ports. ...

Making 'indie' video games gets trickier as industry evolves

Dec. 07, 2022 09:43 AM EST

Video game developer Ben Esposito’s first big break was a quirky game called Donut County starring a raccoon who dropped small objects and then entire neighborhoods into an ever-growing hole in the ground. His latest, Neon White, is a campy twist on the first-person shooter genre...

Tesla launches in Thailand, vying to compete with China EVs

Dec. 07, 2022 05:44 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Tesla has launched sales in Thailand, offering its popular Model 3 and Model Y at prices aimed at competing with rivals like China’s BYD. The company staged a glitzy showcase of its plans Wednesday at Bangkok’s Siam Paragon mall. Online purchases have begun,...

Japanese company plans $810M battery plant in South Carolina

Dec. 06, 2022 18:30 PM EST

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A Japanese company said it plans to build batteries for electric BMW vehicles at a new plant in South Carolina, spending $810 million on a facility that could have up to 1,170 workers. Envision AESC did not say Tuesday when its plant in Florence will open, but...

'Hiccup!' Spirits low after vodka brand auction runs dry

Dec. 06, 2022 15:00 PM EST

THE HAGUE (AP) — Shareholders of dismantled Russian oil company Yukos were low in spirits Tuesday after the top bid in an auction of several iconic vodka brands came up short. Financial holding company GML, which was the majority shareholder in Yukos before the Kremlin dismantled...

Nike says Nets' Kyrie Irving no longer one of its athletes

Dec. 06, 2022 09:27 AM EST

Kyrie Irving’s relationship with Nike is officially over, the shoe and athletic apparel maker said Monday, a move that came a month after the company suspended the Brooklyn Nets guard as part of the fallout from him tweeting a link to a film containing antisemitic material. It was...

Work forges ahead as scheduled on Kentucky EV battery plants

Dec. 05, 2022 16:16 PM EST

Ford Motor Co. and a South Korean partner company showed off their progress Monday in developing a massive battery production venture in Kentucky, where they have laid the groundwork for one of the “big bets” the automaker is making in its electric vehicle business. Dirt has been...

US, EU agree to intensify talks on 'green subsidies' dispute

Dec. 05, 2022 15:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and European Union agreed Monday to intensify talks to resolve EU concerns over major subsidies for American companies contained in a U.S. clean energy law. Although no deal was reached at a meeting of the bilateral bilateral Trade and...

Pelicans dying as bird flu outbreak spreads to Venezuela

Dec. 05, 2022 14:40 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — An outbreak of bird flu in pelicans has authorities in Venezuela taking emergency efforts to protect poultry producers. Numerous pelicans were found dead over the weekend along Venezuela’s coast as the species arrived amid their annual winter migration....

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Dec. 05, 2022 07:17 AM EST

Lincoln Journal Star. December 1, 2022. Editorial: State’s hospitals face pressure on multiple fronts Nebraska’s hospitals are facing a financial crunch that will soon impact every taxpayer in the state. Put at its simplest, costs for hospitals from...