• Recalls this week: Water bottles, jewelry and commuter bikes

    A line of water bottles that contain high levels of lead are among this week’s recalled consumer products.

  • APNewsBreak: Volkswagen has emissions-cheating fix ready

    DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen’s plan to fix most of its 2-liter diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests includes a computer software update and a larger catalytic converter to trap harmful nitrogen oxide, and it may not hurt mileage or performance, according to dealers who were briefed by executives on the matter.

  • In this May 14, 2016, file photo, award recipient Caitlyn Jenner speaks during the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York. Jenner discussed victories in her life, including winning Olympic gold, in a video released by clothing retailer H&M on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

    Caitlyn Jenner discusses winning Olympic gold

    NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner has discussed the various victories in her life, including winning Olympic gold, in a documentary-style video for clothing retailer H&M.

  • In this Wednesday, July 20, 2016 photo, copies of "China's Godfather Xi Jinping" and other so-called banned books are on display at an annual book fair in Hong Kong. Hong Kong publishers unveiled their latest titles on sensitive Chinese topics at a major book fair this week even as many in the industry despaired over the chilling effect from the recent case of five missing booksellers. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Hong Kong booksellers braving China chill for publishers

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong publishers’ latest works on sensitive Chinese topics were displayed at a book fair this week, despite the chill persisting from recent detentions of five local booksellers.

  • This Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, photo shows a Chipotle restaurant in Delray Beach, Fla. On Thursday, July 21, 2016, Chipotle reports financial results. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Chipotle out of character in struggle to win back customers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle is acting out of character in its desperation to win back customers — a struggle that its most recent sales results indicate could be a long one.

  • Six fitness tracking devices measuring step counts and other fitness features are worn Wednesday July 20, 2016, in New York. Clockwise, from top left are the: Garmin Vivoactive, Fitbit Blaze, Garmin Vivoactive HR, Samsung Gear Fit2, Apple Watch and Fitbit Surge. Before spending as much as a few hundred dollars on one, see if your expectations align with its capabilities. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    How to choose a fitness tracker when they all sound the same

    NEW YORK (AP) — Most fitness trackers can measure a lot: steps taken, heart beats, sleep quality and workout performance.

  • In this Dec. 14, 2010, file photo, Alicia Ortiz shops through the cereal aisle as her daughter Aaliyah Garcia catches a short nap in the shopping cart at a Family Dollar store in Waco, Texas. Up and down supermarket aisles, rows of perfectly placed products reflect calculated deliberations aimed at getting shoppers to spend more. 
Take cereal, for example. Research published in the Journal of Environment and Behavior found that kids’ cereals tended to be placed on lower shelves where they are more eye-level with children. It’s just one example of the tactics food companies and supermarkets use to sway what people put in their carts. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

    Roving candy, cookie towers: How supermarkets sway shoppers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Up and down supermarket aisles, tranquil rows of perfectly placed products reflect calculated deliberations aimed at getting shoppers to spend more.

  • Albuquerque mayor to announce revamps for Route 66 motels

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A $20 million restoration project is poised to revive two shuttered motels along separate sections of Historic Route 66 in Albuquerque, where the neon signs of motor inns once lit the highway’s miles-long run through the city.

  • In this photo taken on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 and released by Guo Lu, motorists watch people gather to protest outside a KFC restaurant outlet in Baoying county in east China's Jiangsu province. In an apparent attempt to head off large-scale street demonstrations, Chinese state newspapers have criticized scattered protests against KFC restaurants and other U.S. targets sparked by an international tribunal's ruling that denied Beijing's claim to virtually the entire South China Sea. (Guo Lu via AP)

    China criticizes street protests over arbitration ruling

    BEIJING (AP) — In an apparent attempt to head off large-scale street demonstrations, Chinese state newspapers have criticized scattered protests against KFC restaurants and other U.S. targets sparked by an international tribunal’s ruling that denied Beijing’s claim to virtually the entire South China Sea.

  • In this undated photo provided by Macy's Inc., the department store's new mobile tool is demonstrated. Macy’s is testing a new mobile tool that uses artificial intelligence to help customers navigate throughout the store. It comes as the nation’s largest department store chain tries to improve customer experience in the wake of sluggish sales and stiffer competition. (Tristan Fuge/Macy's Inc. via AP)

    Macy’s tests artificial intelligence tool to improve service

    NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s is testing a mobile tool using artificial intelligence that lets shoppers get answers customized to the store they’re in — like where a particular brand is located or what’s in stock — that they would normally ask a sales associate face-to-face.