Seventeen percent surge, the fastest growth in nearly four years, raises hopes that Japanese business investment will continue growing despite a possible U.S. economic downturn.
Plant will have 280,000 metric ton per year capacity and supply aluminum smelters in Iceland and Norway.
Semiconductor maker plans to lay off workers whose manufacturing jobs in Dallas are being eliminated and who couldn't find other positions at the company.
Acquisition of air cargo equipment manufacturer expected to close in fourth quarter.
$3.9 billion deal, announced in July, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2008.
Output rose to 4.5 million in the first half of 2007 — a 22 percent over the same period in 2006 sales — while sales rose 23 percent to 4.4 million.
Full production should begin Nov. 19; plant expects to assemble 2,500 trucks a year.
The $271.37 million total was down 22 percent from June and down 9.5 percent from July 2006.
Steelmaker is already the major supplier to Rozak; hopes deal will help meet rising demand in the country.
FDA pondering whether to use symbols on foods to indicate nutritional value.
The Sandero would go on sale in Brazil and Argentina by December and likely would be sold in some European countries by next year.
One of the world's largest lumber and paper producers said ''ongoing weak market conditions'' likely will force it to close plants and make other cutbacks in its wood products facilities.
Company believes the explosions, which evacuated 12,000 people but didn't cause injuries, were deliberate.
Testing represents a departure from licensers' usual involvement in quality control, normally left to manufacturers.
The U.S. computer company's first silicon-wafer fabrication plant in Asia will cost $2.5 billion.
Automotive supplier sees growth potential in the safety components sector.
Move latest step in a reorganization that began in 2001, when Philips started outsourcing manufacturing units and shedding businesses over which it lacked full management control.
Carpet fiber plant in Fitzgerald closing in November; 556 workers affected.
Pacific Rim leaders said breaking a deadlock over trade in agricultural and manufactured goods was vital to saving the current negotiations.