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Pilgrim's Pride Cuts More Jobs At Arkansas Plant

September 23, 2008 11:30 am | News | Comments

Chicken processor says another 100 positions will be cut at its El Dorado operation, in addition to the 600 already eliminated.


Accuride CEO Resigns, 392 Job Cuts Planned

September 23, 2008 11:25 am | News | Comments

Maker of commercial vehicle wheels and other trucking products announced Tuesday the resignation of its CEO and plans to cut 11 percent of its work force in a company shake-up.


Western States Propose Emissions Plan

September 23, 2008 11:18 am | News | Comments

Seven Western states and four Canadian provinces are proposing a comprehensive program to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, manufacturers and vehicles.


Spirit, Barnes Estimates Cut

September 23, 2008 11:15 am | News | Comments

Analysts cut their estimates on the two aerospace companies Tuesday, saying the 17-day strike at Boeing Co. will be longer than expected.


Sealaska, Viking Lumber Consider Wood Pellet Pact

September 23, 2008 11:15 am | News | Comments

Viking Lumber is joining forces with Sealaska Corp. to consider producing wood pellets, the alternative to fuel oil, for Southeast Alaskan residents.


FDA To Crack Down On Unapproved Drugs

September 23, 2008 11:10 am | News | Comments

Federal officials launched a crackdown against companies that market an eye wash and a widely used skin cream without approval, saying these prescription medications could pose risks.


Crown Crafts Names New VP, CFO

September 23, 2008 11:10 am | News | Comments

Consumer products maker on Tuesday has named Olivia Elliott as the company's new chief financial officer and vice president.

Investors Try To Save Norwalk Furniture

September 23, 2008 11:05 am | News | Comments

Group of investors has agreed to buy Norwalk Furniture and restart production at its plant in northern Ohio this week, saving some of the jobs lost earlier this year.


Judge OKs Delphi Pension Plan Freeze

September 23, 2008 11:00 am | by Bree Fowler, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Bankruptcy judge has approved Delphi Corp.'s proposal to freeze its pension plans as part of the auto supplier's blueprint to eventually emerge from bankruptcy protection.


Two Guards Attacked At Tata Motors' Nano Factory

September 23, 2008 10:56 am | by Erika Kinetz, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Attack adds to security concerns surrounding the $350 million plant in West Bengal, India, where Ratan Tata hopes to build the world's cheapest car.


Chrysler To Sell Electric Car In 2010

September 23, 2008 7:10 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Automaker revealed three electric prototypes -- a Dodge sports car, a Jeep and a Chrysler minivan -- but said it hasn’t decided which vehicle will come out in 2010.


WTO Investigates Japan's Hynix Tariffs

September 23, 2008 6:51 am | by Bradley S. Klapper, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

World Trade Organization will examine whether Japan is complying with a ruling against its punitive import charge on South Korean computer chips.


Ford, Dow Reveal Plans For National Industrial Summit

September 23, 2008 6:30 am | by Jeff Karoub, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Convention held next year on the future of manufacturing, technology, energy and the environment could help fuel a plan to overcome industrial and economic upheavals affecting the entire country.


Honeywell Develops New Fertilizer To Foil Bomb Making

September 23, 2008 6:30 am | by Stephen Singer, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Aerospace and specialty materials manufacturer says it has developed a fertilizer that is more difficult to use as an explosive.


Germany Supports Keeping 'VW Law'

September 23, 2008 6:20 am | by George Frey, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Tuesday to keep in place the so-called ‘Volkswagen Law’ allowing the state of Lower Saxony a blocking minority of Europe's largest carmaker.


Senate Votes On Renewable Energy, Tax Breaks

September 23, 2008 6:17 am | by Jim Abrams, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Senate is taking up a $100 billion tax bill designed to spur renewable energy investment, give tax breaks and protect over 20 million people from the dreaded alternative minimum tax.


Eclipse Aviation Gets $205M To Build Russian Plant

September 23, 2008 6:14 am | by Tim Korte, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Company said it secured financing Tuesday to build a manufacturing plant in Russia, confident that European demand will increase for the Eclipse light jet.


Campbell Expanding North Carolina Plant

September 23, 2008 6:10 am | News | Comments

Soup maker said Monday it plans to expand its Maxton, N.C., plant, adding 50 jobs and a production line for making ready-to-serve soups and broths packaged in cartons.


Farm Groups Protest Meat Labeling Law

September 23, 2008 6:05 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Agriculture Department's use of a new food labeling law has met opposition from farm groups saying it has loopholes that could confuse consumers about where their meat comes from.


Chinese Lighting Company Recalls Lantern

September 23, 2008 6:00 am | News | Comments

Checkson Die Casting & Product Factory said Tuesday it is recalling a lantern that may cause an electric shock to customers.



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