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In this Oct. 1, 2018 photo grapes lie on a trailer on bottom of the Calmont vineyard near Bremm, Germany. The slope is considered to be among the steepest in Europe, with inclines of up to 70 degrees. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
October 04, 2018 - 5:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — An industry group says German winemakers are on track for their biggest grape harvest in nearly 20 years after a long, hot summer that shriveled many other farmers' crops. The German Wine Institute said Thursday that, with the harvest 95 percent complete, it expects winegrowers to...
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Representative Director and CTO of SoftBank Corp. Junichi Miyakawa, left and Executive Vice President of Toyota Motor Corporation Shigeki Tomoyama, right, shake hands during a press conference in Tokyo Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Japan’s No. 1 automaker Toyota Motor Corp. and Japanese technology giant SoftBank Group Corp. say they are setting up a joint venture to create mobility services. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 04, 2018 - 12:57 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's No. 1 automaker Toyota Motor Corp. and technology giant SoftBank Group Corp. say they are setting up a joint venture to create mobility services. The companies said the venture, Monet Technologies Corp., will be running by the end of March. It will work on on-demand vehicle...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, file photo trader Michael Milano, left, and specialist Jay Woods work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 3. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 03, 2018 - 3:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Encouraging signs on hiring and growth in the service sector are sending small companies, banks and technology companies higher Wednesday while bond prices are sharply lower. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note spiked to its highest level in more than seven years. A...
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October 03, 2018 - 3:29 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A panel of federal judges has denied a request from casino operator MGM Resorts International to centralize 13 lawsuits stemming from last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued its ruling Wednesday. The company had asked the judges...
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October 02, 2018 - 8:12 pm
Vehicle sales are slowing down despite a run on big SUVs. Major automakers said Tuesday that U.S. sales fell 7 percent in September and 4 percent for the June-through-September quarter, compared with the same periods last year. Weaker numbers for September and the third quarter wiped out a 1.8...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2016, file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk listens as President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with technology industry leaders at Trump Tower in New York. Electric carmaker Tesla must find a new chair for its board of directors under a settlement announced Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Whoever takes on the job will face the formidable task of overseeing Musk, a charismatic, visionary executive with an impulsive streak. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
October 02, 2018 - 12:46 pm
Tesla Motors successfully ramped up production of its pivotal Model 3 sedan during the summer, fulfilling CEO Elon Musk's pledge to work out the manufacturing problems that had raised questions about the electric car maker's prospects. The company announced Tuesday that it produced 80,142 vehicles...
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The Audi PB 18 e-tron is on display at the Auto show in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, 2018. All-electric vehicles with zero local emissions are among the stars of the Paris auto show, rubbing shoulders with the fossil-fuel burning SUVs that many car buyers love. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
October 02, 2018 - 12:09 pm
PARIS (AP) — European carmakers are rolling out electric vehicles like the ones on view this week at the Paris Motor Show to burnish their reputations as technology leaders and to compete with Tesla. But also because EU regulations don't leave them much choice. New emission standards mean Europe...
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The Mercedes Vision EQ Silver Arrow is displayed at the Paris Auto show, France, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, 2018. The one-seater vehicle is an homage to the record-breaking W 125 car from 1937. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
October 02, 2018 - 11:37 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the Paris auto show (all times local): 1:25 p.m. BMW says its Mini and Rolls Royce factories in the U.K. will halt production for maintenance during the Brexit period next year to avoid any supply repercussions from the country's withdrawal from the European Union. There...
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FILE - in this Feb. 27, 2018 file photo, a Diesel car runs in Essen, Germany. The German government backed plans to help reduce pollution from diesel vehicles. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 02, 2018 - 8:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government backed plans Tuesday to help reduce pollution from diesel vehicles while easing the burden on consumers worried about costly upgrades. Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer and Environment Minister Svenja Schulze told reporters the concept is to keep modern, less...
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October 01, 2018 - 8:56 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hard Rock International is replacing the president of its half-billion-dollar Atlantic City casino after just three months of operation. The Florida-based company said Monday night that it is replacing Matt Harkness with Joe Lupo, a former Borgata executive who joined...
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