Consumer products and services

FILE- This Aug. 8, 2018, photo shows logos of McDonald's Chicago flagship restaurant. McDonald's Corp. reports earnings Tuesday, Oct. 23. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
October 23, 2018 - 1:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — McDonald's logged its 13th consecutive month of positive same-store sales and topped Wall Street profit and revenue expectations for the third quarter. Shares in the world's biggest burger chain defied a sell-off in U.S. markets, jumping nearly 6 percent to $176.59 in early afternoon...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2017, file photo, video game players compete against one another in an esports tournament at Caesars casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Video gamers in the United States and elsewhere will soon be able to bet on themselves. The live-betting esports platform Unikrn had its wagering license approved by the Isle of Man on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, clearing the way for users to legally gamble on competitive video games. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
October 23, 2018 - 10:42 am
Video gamers in the United States and elsewhere will soon be able to bet on themselves. The live-betting esports platform Unikrn had its wagering license approved by the Isle of Man on Tuesday, clearing the way for users to legally gamble on competitive video games. "There is finally a legitimate,...
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In this Oct. 22, 2018 photo, a staff walks by displayed pen-like "heat-not-burn" device iQOS at an IQOS store in Tokyo. In Japan, Philip Morris opened nine iQOS stores in trendy districts nationwide, offering free WiFi and drinks, to perk consumer interest. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 23, 2018 - 10:09 am
TOKYO (AP) — Philip Morris, maker of Marlboro and other major cigarette brands, is maneuvering to keep itself in business in a post-smoking world with an advertising blitz in puff-happy Japan and other tobacco-loving markets. One of the biggest purveyors of tobacco products, it says making the...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept., 14, 2011 file photo, Inventor James Dyson launches the Dyson DC41 Ball vacuum and the Dyson Hot heater fan on in New York. Dyson, the British company best known for innovative vacuum cleaners, has said on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 it will build its electric car in Singapore. The company says the bespoke manufacturing facility is due for completion in 2020 and is part of a 2.5 billion pound ($3.2 billion) investment in new technology globally. (AP Photo/Rob Bennett, file)
October 23, 2018 - 8:39 am
LONDON (AP) — Dyson, the British company best known for vacuum cleaners and prized hair dryers, said Tuesday it will build its new electric car in Singapore as it joins the increasingly crowded race to create the next generation of clean vehicles. The bespoke manufacturing facility is due for...
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FILE - This June 25, 2010, file photo shows a box of Kellogg's Honey Smacks in Mt. Lebanon, Pa. Kellogg’s Honey Smacks is returning to shelves following a voluntarily recall after salmonella. The company announced on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, the cereal will return next month in limited quantities with “a simpler, updated recipe.” (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
October 23, 2018 - 7:15 am
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Kellogg's Honey Smacks is returning to shelves following a voluntarily recall after salmonella infected 100 people in 33 states. The company announced on Monday the cereal will return next month in limited quantities with "a simpler, updated recipe." The company says...
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Trader Edward McCarthy work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. U.S. stocks veered broadly lower in early trading Monday as losses in health care companies and banks outweighed gains elsewhere. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 22, 2018 - 1:39 pm
A broad slide led by energy companies and banks pulled U.S. stocks lower Monday, extending the market's recent string of losses. Technology companies were doing better than the rest of the market. The losses, which had the benchmark S&P 500 index on track for a four-day losing streak, came as...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018, file photo, the Star Wars Hans Solo Mighty Muggs, by Hasbro, are demonstrated at the TTPM 2018 Spring Showcase, in New York. Hasbro Inc. (HAS) on Monday, Oct. 22, reported third-quarter earnings of $263.9 million. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 22, 2018 - 8:55 am
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Hasbro, wrestling with the demise of Toys R Us and elusive shoppers spending a lot more on high-tech gadgets, fell well short of third-quarter expectations Monday. The Pawtucket, Rhode Island, toy maker will absorb charges of as much as $60 million next quarter as it cuts...
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October 22, 2018 - 3:11 am
MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced the sale of its auto components division to Japanese automotive component supplier Calsoni Kansei Corporation in a deal valued at 6.2 billion euros ($7 billion). FCA said Monday that the Magneti Marelli sale would create the world's seventh-...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 file photo, Ranking Member Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., speaks during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C. Tester and Republican challenger Matt Rosendale wll meet in their second debate on Saturday, Oct. 6. AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
October 19, 2018 - 8:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia jumped into two competitive Senate races Friday, endorsing Democrats Jon Tester of Montana and Jacky Rosen of Nevada in what the company called its first foray into elective politics. The company described Tester and Rosen as champions of public...
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The handheld device of trader Robert Oswald is reflected in his glasses as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Strong earnings are sending U.S. stocks higher Friday at the end of a choppy week of trading. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 19, 2018 - 7:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks gave up an early rally Friday and struggled to another mixed finish as investors continued to sell former favorites like retailers. Household goods makers rose again as a week of choppy trading concluded. Stocks surged in early trading after better-than-expected reports...
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