China November factory PMI unexpectedly weakens

Shanghai cityscape at night. Wangwukong China’s factory activity shrank for a second straight month in November, while non-manufacturing activity hit yet another new low for the year, signaling that the world’s second-largest economy is not yet out of the woods and may require more muscular policy support. The official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index unexpectedly fell … Read more

Tiffany Haddish Addresses New DUI Arrest in Audio of Laugh Factory Set

Play video content Tiffany Haddish got up in front of a crowd to crack jokes less than a day after getting arrested for DUI — and when she was asked about it point blank, she leaned on comedy. As we reported … TH was scheduled to perform at the Laugh Factory in Long Beach … Read more

Hidilyn Diaz-Naranjo proves she is more than an inspirational figure as she breaks ground on ‘factory’ of champs

Young kids attend the ground-breaking ceremony for Hidilyn Diaz-Naranjo’s newest weightlifting academy. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO From Olympic weightlifting gold medalist to philanthropist. Hidilyn Diaz-Naranjo proved she is more than just a beacon of hope by providing something more tangible that can help young athletes take the same path to glory she did: A training center in … Read more

Tim Burton’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Was Good, Okay?

The Big Picture Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is deserving of a re-evaluation and repeat viewings, as its flaws are outweighed by its charm and optimism. Johnny Depp’s portrayal of Willy Wonka is often compared to Gene Wilder’s, but if evaluated on its own, it is a successful and weirdly captivating performance. The film imparts … Read more

Is The Cheesecake Factory a bad place to take a first date? The internet is divided.

Lots of folks have experienced a bad date. But it’s not every day someone exposes the intimate details of their bad date online — down to the choice of restaurant their prospective date chose — garnering an audience of millions. For one woman, that happened when she pulled up to The Cheesecake Factory for a … Read more

Thousands of Bangladesh’s garment factory workers take to the streets demanding better wages

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Thousands of garment factory workers took to the streets of Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, and the industrial district of Gazipur on Tuesday to demand better wages. Bangladesh is the second largest garment-producing country in the world after China with its nearly 3,500 factories where some 4 million workers are employed — most are … Read more

Toyota to invest another $8B into North Carolina EV battery factory

Toyota said Tuesday it will invest another $8 billion into its first EV battery factory in North America, as the Japanese automaker tries to ramp up its electrification program and introduce 30 battery electric models globally by the end of the decade. The North Carolina-based factory, which is slated to go into production in 2025, … Read more

Apple’s next Vision headset might ship from the factory with custom lenses

Mark Gurman writes in his Power On newsletter for Bloomberg today that a future Apple virtual reality headset could be smaller and lighter, and each unit could ship customized from the factory for people with impaired vision. With the first-generation Vision Pro, the company’s solution for glasses wearers is to stock optional Zeiss-made lenses in … Read more

Inside One iPhone Factory Powering Apple’s Pivot to India

Set back from a dusty highway in South India, three newly completed factory buildings rise up behind a black spiked iron fence. In their shadow, several yellow construction vehicles sit beside mounds of upturned soil and the skeleton of a half-built warehouse. On a May afternoon this year, a group of women in blue and … Read more

Biden’s IRA plan pushes battery-maker Northvolt to plan new factory in Canada

Peter Carlsson, chief executive officer of Northvolt AB, speaks during a news conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Thursday, Sept. 28. 2023. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images The U.S. Inflation Reduction Act has driven Swedish battery maker Northvolt to announce for a factory in Canada earlier than originally expected, in a concrete example of how Biden’s policy … Read more