Consumer products and services

Google CEO Sundar Pichai talks about Google Lens and updates to the Google Assistant during the keynote address of the Google I/O conference, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Mountain View, Calif. Google provided the latest peek at the digital services and gadgets that it has assembled in the high-tech tussle to become an even more influential force in people's lives. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 17, 2017 - 6:19 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google's computer programs are gaining a better understanding of the world, and now it wants them to handle more of the decision-making for the billions of people who use its services. CEO Sundar Pichai and other top executives brought Google's audacious ambition into...
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In this Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo, the logo for the Ford Motor Company appears above a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday, May 17, it plans to cut 10 percent of its salaried jobs in North America and Asia Pacific this year in an effort to boost profits. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 17, 2017 - 3:45 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is getting leaner as it faces an onslaught of challenges, from slowing U.S. sales to high-tech challengers to its own disgruntled shareholders. The 114-year-old automaker said Wednesday it is cutting 1,400 non-factory jobs in North America and Asia Pacific. The company will...
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Specialist Meric Greenbaum, left, and trader James Conti work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street as banks and industrial companies fall. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 17, 2017 - 3:13 pm
U.S. stocks fell sharply in late-afternoon trading Wednesday as investors fretted that the latest turmoil in Washington could hinder President Donald Trump's pro-business agenda. The steep drop, which sent the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 300 points, ended an unusually long period of...
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May 17, 2017 - 2:41 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's top judicial oversight board has decided it won't sanction a judge who allegedly got angry at a bakery cafe waiter and demanded the man address him as "Your Honor." Witnesses say Judge Dilermando Motta Pereira was upset because the waiter did not put ice in his cup. The...
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This May 3, 2017, photo shows a Target logo on a store in Upper Saint Clair, Pa. Target Corp. reports earnings, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 17, 2017 - 11:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Target's first-quarter profit rose almost 8 percent as attempts to turn its business around appear to be gaining some traction. Sales at established stores fell for the fourth consecutive quarter, but the decline was less than expected, and online sales surged 22 percent. While the...
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This Jan. 14, 2015 satellite image provided by NASA shows the shattered remains of a colossal iceberg known as B-15 on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. A Dubai firm’s dream of towing icebergs from the Antarctic to the Arabian Peninsula could face some titanic obstacles. Where many see the crumbling polar ice caps as a distressing illustration of global warming, the company sees it as a source of profit, and a way of offsetting the effects of climate change in the increasingly sweltering Gulf. But the plan faces a daunting array of legal, financial and logistical hurdles _ and environmentalists are less than thrilled. (NASA via AP)
May 17, 2017 - 2:13 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Dubai firm's dream of towing icebergs from the Antarctic to the Arabian Peninsula could face some titanic obstacles. Where many see the crumbling polar ice caps as a distressing sign of global warming, the National Advisor Bureau Limited sees it as a source of...
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This Jan. 14, 2015 satellite image provided by NASA shows the shattered remains of a colossal iceberg known as B-15 on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. A Dubai firm’s dream of towing icebergs from the Antarctic to the Arabian Peninsula could face some titanic obstacles. Where many see the crumbling polar ice caps as a distressing illustration of global warming, the company sees it as a source of profit, and a way of offsetting the effects of climate change in the increasingly sweltering Gulf. But the plan faces a daunting array of legal, financial and logistical hurdles _ and environmentalists are less than thrilled. (NASA via AP)
May 17, 2017 - 2:13 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Dubai firm's dream of towing icebergs from the Antarctic to the Arabian Peninsula could face some titanic obstacles. Where many see the crumbling polar ice caps as a distressing sign of global warming, the National Advisor Bureau Limited sees it as a source of...
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Specialist Brian Fairbrother, left, and trader Tommy Kalikas work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. U.S. stock indexes were little changed in early trading Tuesday, a day after the market closed at record highs. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 16, 2017 - 12:31 pm
The major U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in midday trading Tuesday a day after the market closed at record highs. Investors were sizing up the latest crop of company earnings and new data on home construction and industrial production. Health care and real estate...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2006, file photo, Delphi's World Headquarters is shown in Troy, Mich. Automotive parts and electronics maker Delphi Corp. is the latest partner to join BMW, Intel and Mobileye to develop autonomous vehicles. The companies announced Tuesday, May 16, 2017, that Delphi will work with the companies to integrate autonomous driving systems. They plan to have a self-driving system ready by 2021. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
May 16, 2017 - 10:10 am
DETROIT (AP) — Automotive parts and electronics maker Delphi Corp. has joined with BMW, Intel and Mobileye to develop the building blocks of autonomous vehicles. It's the latest in a flurry of partnerships between automakers, tech companies, parts suppliers and ride-hailing services as they race to...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 18, 2016, file photo, Home Depot supervisor David Petersen stacks barbecue smokers at a Home Depot store location, in Bellingham, Mass. The Home Depot Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
May 16, 2017 - 6:52 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Robust consumer spending and the arrival of the spring gardening season pushed Home Depot's first-quarter profits and revenue beyond most expectations and the company raised its earnings forecast for the year. Shares rose before the market opened Tuesday and appeared headed for an...
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