Latest Consumer product manufacturing News

Devastating factory fire kills at least 43 in Indian capital

Dec. 8, 2019 8:17 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A fire believed to be caused by an electrical short circuit engulfed a building in India's capital on Sunday where handbags and other items were made by workers earning as little as 2 dollars per day, killing at least 43 people. The blaze in New Delhi's Karol Bagh neighborhood, a warren of...

TSA, Vermont Motor Vehicles reminding of Real ID deadline

Dec. 7, 2019 10:29 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles and the Transportation Security Administration are reminding Vermonters that in October 2020 they will need Real ID compliant drivers' licenses to board a plane or enter a secure federal facility. Vermont’s driver’s licenses and...

Actor Ron Leibman dead at 82

Dec. 6, 2019 10:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Ron Leibman, who appeared in movies, theater and television in a career that spanned six decades and won a Tony award for Tony Kushner's iconic play ”Ängels in America," has died after an illness. He was 82. Leibman's agent, Robert Attermann, said the actor died Friday. He...

Pork industry sues over California law on animal confinement

Dec. 6, 2019 6:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pork industry is challenging the constitutionality of a voter-approved California measure that will prohibit the sale of meat products from hogs born to sows confined in spaces that don’t meet new minimum size requirements. A lawsuit filed late Thursday in San Diego federal...

Ohio considering fund to protect opioid settlement money

Dec. 6, 2019 2:34 PM EST

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General's Office is floating the idea of changing the state constitution to create a fund to ensure future settlement money from government lawsuits over the opioid epidemic is used to address that problem. A memo this week from a deputy to Republican Attorney General...

UAW abolishes regional office plagued by embezzlement

Dec. 6, 2019 12:45 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A United Auto Workers regional office racked by embezzlement allegations is being abolished and combined into two neighboring regions. UAW Region 5 in St. Louis will be merged into regional offices in Lebanon, Tennessee, and Lincolnshire, Illinois, the union said in a statement Friday....

Honolulu City Council passes ban on single-use plastics

Dec. 6, 2019 12:40 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council passed a single-use plastics ban that will be the first in Hawaii to include all plastic containers used for food sales and service. The council voted Wednesday in favor of the measure that is expected to be signed by Mayor Kirk Caldwell and fully enacted by 2022....

Ford recalls big pickups; tailgates can open unexpectedly

Dec. 6, 2019 12:15 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 262,000 heavy-duty pickup trucks in the U.S. and Canada because the tailgates can open unexpectedly. The recall covers F-250, F-350 and F-450 trucks from the 2017 through 2019 model years. All the trucks have electric tailgate latch release switches in the...

Italy's Salvini drops Nutella due to Turkish ingredients

Dec. 6, 2019 8:37 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy's right-wing opposition leader, Matteo Salvini, says he is no longer a fan of Nutella after discovering that the chocolate-and-hazelnut spread contains Turkish, rather than Italian, nuts. Salvini, who heads the nationalist League, has previously posted selfies on social media while...

GM, Korea's LG Chem in venture to build factory in Ohio

Dec. 5, 2019 7:25 PM EST

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — General Motors and Korea's LG Chem have formed a joint venture to build an electric vehicle battery cell factory near Lordstown, Ohio, east of Cleveland. The companies also will work together on battery technology to bring down the cost for future GM electric vehicles. The new plant...