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Auto Engineers Search Beyond Industry For New Jobs

September 22, 2009 10:15 am | by David Runk, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Downsizing has left behind a pool of engineers and designers looking for jobs; some are turning to retraining programs to reach beyond the auto industry for a new line of work.

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Intel Says PC Sales Could Rise In 2009

September 22, 2009 10:05 am | by Jordan Robertson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Worldwide personal-computer market is ‘poised for a resurgence’ and could defy predictions by growing this year, Intel CEO Paul Otellini said Tuesday.

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Sara Lee Names Smits CFO

September 22, 2009 9:48 am | News | Comments

Maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Hillshire Farms deli meats named Dutch telecommunications executive Marcel H. M. Smits as chief financial officer.

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UK Gets Involved In Cadbury, Kraft Deal

September 22, 2009 9:45 am | News | Comments

Candy maker Cadbury has taken Kraft's unsolicited bid to British regulators, asking them to make the American food maker produce a formal bid or abandon the proposal.

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Hummer May Have Headquarters In Michigan

September 22, 2009 9:34 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Chinese company that's in the running to buy Hummer from General Motors likely will locate the brand's corporate headquarters near Detroit, a spokesman said.

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Study Finds All Income Levels Cut Spending

September 22, 2009 8:30 am | by Eileen AJ Connelly, AP Personal Finance Writer | News | Comments

Across all income levels, recession has led shoppers to reevaluate their spending and adopt cost-saving strategies, according to a new survey commissioned by IBM.

Pratt & Whitney To Cut 1,000 Jobs In Connecticut

September 22, 2009 8:05 am | by Stephen Singer, AP Manufacturing Writer | News | Comments

Jet engine maker said it will eliminate 1,000 jobs in Connecticut by 2011, transferring engine repair work to Georgia and Asia in a cost-cutting move.

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5 Essential Tips For Manufacturers Considering Social Media

September 22, 2009 8:00 am | by Steve McAbee, President, Wunderkind Public Relations | Articles | Comments

By Steve McAbee, President, Wunderkind Public Relations As more manufacturers join the social media movement, choosing the best strategy for combining social media with more traditional communications tactics can help strengthen your company’s brand and keep it fresh in the minds of buyers.

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Obama: Economic Growth, Clean Planet Can Co-Exist

September 22, 2009 7:52 am | by Jennifer Loven, AP White House Correspondent | News | Comments

President acknowledged that pursuing costly environmental clean up is difficult at a time when the world is trying to recover from a recession, but said it has to be done.

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China Appeals WTO Music, Films Ruling

September 22, 2009 7:49 am | by Bradley S. Klapper, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Beijing has appealed a United States win in a trade dispute over restrictions on the sale of U.S. music, films and books in the Asian country.

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Analysts Wary Over Dell's Perot Acquisition

September 22, 2009 7:10 am | News | Comments

Dell is likely to benefit as companies enter the next round of upgrades to personal computers, but integrating Perot poses a number of risks, an analyst said.

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China, India In Spotlight At U.N. Climate Summit

September 22, 2009 6:35 am | by John Heilprin, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Two countries announced ambitious national climate change plans, but questioned binding greenhouse gas cuts when not even the U.S. will agree to scale back pollution.

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Goodyear Workers Vote On Contract In Alabama

September 22, 2009 6:34 am | News | Comments

Proposed contract gives 'protected' status, which means minimum staffing levels are guaranteed for the life of the agreement, to six Goodyear plants.

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Companies Bid On Crucible’s Steel Plants

September 22, 2009 6:05 am | News | Comments

Crucible Specialty Metals, which is going through bankruptcy reorganization, has several offers for its plants in New York and Pittsburgh.

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Tenneco Closing Ride Control Plant In 2010

September 22, 2009 5:59 am | News | Comments

Auto parts supplier said Tuesday that it will close its original equipment ride control plant in Cozad, Neb., as part of its ongoing global restructuring.

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Sauer-Danfoss Closing Kansas Plant

September 22, 2009 5:54 am | News | Comments

Maker of hydraulic power systems says it will close its Lawrence, Kan., plant, leaving 100 people without jobs.

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Rolls-Royce Expands Fuel Cell Research

September 22, 2009 5:35 am | News | Comments

Company officials say they will invest $3 million in processing and testing equipment for its fuel cell research division in Ohio.

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A. Shulman Expanding Capacity At Mexican Plant

September 22, 2009 5:35 am | News | Comments

Company said Monday it is planning to expand the manufacturing capacity of its plastics factory in San Luis Potosi, Mexico by the second quarter of fiscal 2010.

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2 Companies Plan To Bring Jobs To Indiana

September 22, 2009 5:26 am | News | Comments

Startup company T-Flex and Dwyer Instruments could add about 200 factory jobs in Elkhart County, which has been among nation's hardest-hit places during the recession.

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ArvinMeritor Completes Sale Of Wheels Business

September 22, 2009 5:25 am | News | Comments

Auto parts maker completed the sale of its wheels business to Brazilian company, Iochpe-Maxion SA, for $180 million.

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