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Jeep maker Stellantis to lay off an unspecified number of factory workers in the coming months

DETROIT — Jeep maker Stellantis is planning to lay off an unspecified number of workers at its U.S. factories in the coming months to deal with a rapidly changing global auto market, the company said Tuesday. The statement comes as the company faces increased capital spending to make the transition from gasoline vehicles to electric […]

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GoFundMe expands into Mexico as part of for-profit crowdfunding platform's international growth

NEW YORK — Mexican fundraisers can now solicit donations on GoFundMe, the company announced Tuesday, as the crowdfunding giant expands into what it hopes is the first of more untapped Latin American markets to follow. Mexico marks the 20th country serviced by GoFundMe. The for-profit platform is eyeing new international targets now that the unprecedented

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Why Pea Plants Fail to Produce Pods (and How to Fix It)

Unless you’re growing ornamental sweet peas, the whole point of having peas (Pisum sativum) in your garden is to enjoy the edible pods. If your vines aren’t producing pods, you’re wasting your time, right? There are a number of reasons that a relatively healthy-looking plant will fail to produce those big, plump pods. Sometimes you

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As airplane makers struggle to meet demand, Morocco wants to become a manufacturing hub

CASABLANCA, Morocco — Moroccan officials are aiming to turn the country into an aviation hub, luring investors aiming to spread out their supply chains to more nations with available and affordable workers. The North African kingdom is among a longer list of countries vying for contracts with big manufacturers aiming to speed up production and

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PepsiCo beats Q1 revenue forecasts as price increases moderate

PepsiCo reported better-than-expected revenue in the first quarter on strong international demand for its snacks and beverages. The Purchase, New York-based company said revenue rose 2% to $18.3 billion for the January-April period. That was higher than the $18 billion Wall Street forecast, according to analysts polled by FactSet. In North America Frito-Lay revenue rose

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General Motors reports strong first-quarter profits as prices help offset small US sales dip

DETROIT — Despite a small dip in U.S. vehicle sales, General Motors’ first-quarter net income rose more than 25% on strong deliveries of pickup trucks and other higher-profit vehicles. The Detroit automaker said that while its average sales price per vehicle was down slightly from last year at just under $50,000, pickup sales remained strong,

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Column: The Republican Party can still do what's rational and right. Here's the proof

There’s no record of Edmund Burke — the great Irish-born British statesman and father of modern conservatism — actually saying what is often attributed to him: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” But it does capture his worldview well enough. It also captures a renewed,

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Supreme Court hears case about L.A. man denied visa in part over his tattoos

WASHINGTON —  The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday in the case of a Los Angeles man who was denied a green card after marrying a U.S. citizen. Luis Acensio Cordero was denied a visa to return to the U.S. from El Salvador and has been separated from his wife, Sandra Muñoz, since 2015. The

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Stock market today: Asian stocks track Wall Street gains ahead of earnings reports

HONG KONG — Asian share benchmarks were mostly higher Tuesday after U.S. stocks clawed back a chunk of their losses from the week before. U.S. futures were mixed and oil prices rose. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.3% to 37,552.16, despite the country’s manufacturing activity contracting for 11 straight months while approaching the break-even point

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Facing pressure from rights groups, World Bank suspends funding for Tanzania tourism project

KAMPALA, Uganda — The World Bank has suspended funding for a tourism project in Tanzania that caused the suffering of tens of thousands of villagers, according to a U.S.-based rights group that has long urged the global lender to take such action. The World Bank’s decision to suspend the $150 million project, which aims to

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