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Japanese Automakers Set Records In China

October 28, 2009 5:08 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Automakers experiencing production boom in China with Toyota, Honda and Nissan setting records for September, the latest sign of recovery for Japan's auto industry.


Qualitest Pharma Recalls 250M Accusure Syringes

October 28, 2009 5:05 am | News | Comments

Pharmaceutical company is recalling about 250 million Accusure insulin syringes it has distributed nationwide since 2002 because products' needles could detach from the syringes.


Consumer Confidence Slips Unexpectedly In October

October 27, 2009 1:15 pm | by Ashley M. Heher, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Shoppers have a grim outlook on the economy, The Conference Board said, expecting a worsening business climate, fewer jobs and lower salaries.


Electric Motorcycle Execs Ride To Washington

October 27, 2009 11:05 am | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Two executives from Oregon-based Brammo Inc. rode from Detroit to Washington to meet with lawmakers to explain electric motorcycles’ benefits for commuters.


Alstom Wins $1.2B Train Order From SNCF

October 27, 2009 10:55 am | News | Comments

Train maker said Tuesday it has signed a contract worth $1.2 billion to supply 100 regional trains to French railway operator SNCF.


Alabama Wants Air Tanker Bidding Process Changed

October 27, 2009 10:50 am | News | Comments

Members of Alabama's congressional delegation say the process for selecting a contractor for a proposed $35 billion Air Force tanker contract must be changed.


Textron 3Q Profit Plunges 98 Percent

October 27, 2009 10:36 am | News | Comments

Company said Tuesday its third-quarter profit plunged 98 percent as the company continues to face reduced sales at its corporate jet and helicopter businesses.


Obama Plans $3.4B Support For 'Smart' Power Grid

October 27, 2009 10:34 am | by Charles Babington, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

President Obama made a pitch for renewable energy Tuesday, announcing $3.4 billion in government support for 100 projects aimed at modernizing nation's power grid.


S.C. Senate Committee OKs Boeing Package

October 27, 2009 10:30 am | by Seanna Adcox, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

State Senate committee approved incentive package that appears tailored to lure massive Boeing assembly facility to North Charleston, South Carolina.


Asian Autos Top Reliability Survey

October 27, 2009 10:25 am | News | Comments

Consumer Reports' 2009 car and truck reliability survey was dominated by Asian brands, but several Ford models were as dependable or better than the industry's best.


Fisker Confirms Plans To Buy Former GM Plant

October 27, 2009 9:15 am | by Randall Chase, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Luxury automaker Fisker Automotive is buying a shuttered General Motors assembly plant in Delaware to produce plug-in hybrid electric cars, officials said Tuesday.


Michigan Auto Suppliers Getting Tax Credits

October 27, 2009 9:10 am | News | Comments

State economic development board is approving tax breaks for several projects, including auto suppliers, aimed at bringing new jobs to Michigan.


NSRP Surface Preparation and Coatings Panel Meeting

October 27, 2009 9:04 am | Events

The Surface Preparations & Coatings Panel will be holding their Winter 2010 Meeting in San Diego, CA. The meeting will focus on several relevant areas,...

NSRP Environmental Technologies Panel Meeting

October 27, 2009 8:59 am | Events

The Environmental Technologies Panel will be holding their Winter 2010 Meeting in New Orleans, LA. The meeting will focus on several relevant areas, as...

NSRP Electrical Technologies Panel Meeting

October 27, 2009 8:54 am | Events

The Electrical Technologies Panel will be holding their Fall 2009 Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. The meeting will focus on several relevant areas, as well...

Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi Part Of U.S. Antitrust Probe

October 27, 2009 8:40 am | News | Comments

Japanese electronics giants said that their optical disc drive operations are under investigation by U.S. authorities for possible antitrust violations.


AK Steel Returns To Profitability

October 27, 2009 8:36 am | by Daniel Lovering, AP Manufacturing Writer | News | Comments

Steel producer returned to profitability during its third quarter, helped by better demand, and expects shipments of steel to pick up in the final months of the year.


U.S. Steel Posts $303 Million Loss

October 27, 2009 8:34 am | by Daniel Lovering, AP Manufacturing Writer | News | Comments

United States Steel Corp. said Tuesday it lost money for a third straight quarter as the global economic downturn continued to dampen demand for the metal.


Nissan Unveils New Small Car Platform

October 27, 2009 8:31 am | by Erika Kinetz, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Japan's third-largest automaker to launch new small car platform -- dubbed 'V' for versatility -- in Thailand, India, and China starting in March.


Taking The Paper Out Of Paperwork

October 27, 2009 8:30 am | by Stephanie L. Jones, Marketing Director, eBridge Solutions | Articles | Comments

By Stephanie L. Jones, Marketing Director, eBridge Solutions Manufacturers must leverage web-based technology and switch from paper-based filing and storage to electronic document management solutions in order to remain competitive in today’s global economy.


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