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FDA reconsiders added sugar label for maple syrup, honey

Maple Syrup Honey Labeling

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering its plan to label pure maple syrup and honey as containing added sugars. Maple syrup producers had rallied against the plan, saying FDA’s upcoming requirement to update nutrition labels to tell consumers that pure maple...


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Electric promise: Volvo Cars opens first US factory

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Volvo Cars, the first major automaker to abandon cars powered solely by internal combustion engines, is officially opening its first plant in the United States. The Swedish carmaker aims to make 130,000 hybrid or all-electric vehicles a year at the South Carolina factory,...


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Hyundai Motor, Audi join hands for fuel cell technology

South Korea Hyundai Motor Audi

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor Group said Wednesday it signed an agreement with Audi AG to jointly develop electronics vehicles powered by fuel cell. Under the multi-year agreement, Hyundai’s affiliates including Kia and Audi’s parent company Volkswagen AG will share components, supply...


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AMC taking on MoviePass with new movie ticket program

LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — AMC Theatres is rolling out its own movie ticket program as it looks to take on the success of MoviePass. MoviePass, a startup that was letting customers watch a movie a day at theaters for just $10 a month, announced in April that it’s limiting new customers to four movies a...


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Alexa, I can trust you with my checkbook, right?

Voice Assistant Banking

NEW YORK (AP) — Hey Alexa, what’s my bank account balance? Big banks and financial companies have started to offer banking through virtual assistants — Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s Assistant — in a way that will allow customers to check their balances, pay bills and, in the near...


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The Latest: Unionized MGM workers in Las Vegas OK contract

Las Vegas Casinos Contracts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the ratification of a contract covering unionized workers of MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Housekeepers, bartenders, cooks, bellmen and other unionized workers of casino-resorts operated by MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas...


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Honolulu mayor vetoes bill to limit Uber, Lyft 'surge' fares

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu’s mayor has vetoed a bill aimed at setting limits for what ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft can charge during peak demand. Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Tuesday he wants to see new technology blend with old. The bill sought to prevent “surge pricing” rates getting...


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Unionized MGM workers in Las Vegas ratify contract

Las Vegas Casinos Contracts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by MGM Resorts International, including Bellagio, Aria and Mandalay Bay, approved a new five-year contract Tuesday. The contract includes wage increases, new paid bereavement leave and stronger protections against...


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NOT REAL NEWS: Erupting Hawaii volcano not raining gemstones

Not Real News Hawaii Volcano Crystals

HONOLULU (AP) — The ongoing eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii is not causing crystals to rain from the sky despite reports of residents finding little green gems in the area. “Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Is Literally Raining Gemstones Now, And We Want Some,” said a headline on sciencealert.com,...


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Ford celebrates purchase of iconic Detroit train station

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DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is celebrating its purchase of Detroit’s long vacant train depot that the company plans to redevelop for research and development of self-driving vehicles. The company’s executive chairman, Bill Ford, has used the Michigan Central depot as a backdrop while publicly...


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