Industrial technology

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right , meets with Harald Kruger, CEO and chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, left back, at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Daisuke Suzuki/Pool Photo via AP)
October 11, 2018 - 6:07 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker BMW is taking a majority stake in its China joint venture and investing 3 billion euros ($3.5 billion) in factories there, underscoring the importance of the Chinese market as the company prepares to meet increased demand for electric vehicles. Munich-...
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Exhaust pipes of a car are pictured in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Due to environment protection reasons the city of Berlin has to introduce a diesel driving ban on several highly frequented roads. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
October 10, 2018 - 11:22 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Union officials are pushing ahead with tougher car emissions standards aimed at fighting global warming — but which the auto industry cautions could hurt workers and consumers. Officials from the council of EU member governments, parliament and the executive...
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This 2013 photo provided by the Boyce Thompson Institute shows corn leaf aphids used in a study to modify crop plants through engineered viruses. In an opinion paper published Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in the journal Science, the authors say the U.S. needs to provide greater justification for the peace-time purpose of its Insect Allies project to avoid being perceived as hostile to other countries. Other experts expressed ethical and security concerns with the research, which seeks to transmit protective traits to crops already growing in the field. (Meena Haribal/Boyce Thompson Institute via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 4:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes. Some experts say the work may be seen as a potential biological weapon. In an opinion paper published Thursday in the journal Science, the...
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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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This illustration from NASA shows the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft approaching the sun. Launched in August 2018, the spacecraft will get a gravity assist Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, as it passes within 1,500 miles of Venus. The flyby is the first of seven that will draw Parker ever closer to the sun. (Steve Gribben/Johns Hopkins APL/NASA via AP)
October 02, 2018 - 1:56 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Parker Solar Probe is swinging by Venus on its unprecedented journey to the sun. Launched in August, the spacecraft gets a gravity assist Wednesday as it passes within 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) of Venus. The flyby is the first of seven that will draw Parker...
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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 July 31, 2018, file photo, an employee of Honda Motor Co. cleans a Honda car displayed at its headquarters in Tokyo. Honda is recalling about 232,000 2018 Accord vehicles and 2019 Insight hybrid cars in the U.S. for malfunctioning software for the rear camera display. Honda said Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, that there have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the problem. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 28, 2018 - 12:38 am
TOKYO (AP) — Honda is recalling about 232,000 2018 Accord vehicles and 2019 Insight hybrid cars in the U.S. for malfunctioning software for the rear camera display. There have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the problem, Honda Motor Co. spokeswoman Tomoko Takemori said Friday...
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Shoppers sit on a bench with a decorated with U.S. flag browsing their smartphones outside a fashion boutique selling U.S. brand clothing at the capital city's popular shopping mall in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. China raised tariffs Monday on thousands of U.S. goods in an escalation of its fight with President Donald Trump over technology policy and accused Washington of bullying Beijing and damaging the global economy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
September 24, 2018 - 5:10 am
BEIJING (AP) — China and the United States imposed new tariff hikes on each other's goods Monday and Beijing accused Washington of bullying, giving no sign of compromise in an intensifying battle over technology that is weighing on global economic growth. U.S. regulators went ahead with a planned...
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