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Sara Lee Agrees To Clarify Bread Brand Labels

July 22, 2008 5:55 am | News | Comments

Food company has agreed to clarify labels showing the amount of whole grain contained in its Soft & Smooth bread.

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FDA: Salmonella Strain Found In Peppers

July 22, 2008 5:52 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Government inspectors found the bacteria strain on a Mexican-grown jalapeno pepper handled in Texas and issued a warning for consumers to avoid fresh jalapenos.

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GM, Utilities To Study Electric Car Possibilities

July 22, 2008 5:44 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors joined with utility companies to work out electricity issues that will crop up when it rolls out new electric vehicles in a little more than two years.

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Nissan Celebrates 25 Years In U.S. With New HQ

July 22, 2008 5:40 am | by Bill Poovey, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

About 1,500 employees are moving into the new headquarters 25 years after the Japanese company became the first foreign automaker to build cars in the southern U.S.

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Iran Opposes OPEC Crude Output Hike

July 22, 2008 5:40 am | News | Comments

Oil minister says his country is opposed to any crude output increase by the cartel in its September meeting in Vienna, Austria.

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China Disputes WTO Auto Parts Ruling

July 22, 2008 5:38 am | News | Comments

Beijing disagreed with a World Trade Organization ruling that its taxes on imported auto parts violate trade rules and said it reserved the right to appeal.

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Zimmer To Expand Indiana Foundry

July 22, 2008 5:35 am | News | Comments

Orthopedics manufacturer plans to create nearly 100 new jobs by 2011 with a $19 million expansion to produce implants used for hip, knee and shoulder replacements.

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Toshiba, Matsushita Investing In OLED

July 22, 2008 5:27 am | News | Comments

Companies will invest $140 million to start making next-generation displays at their joint plant by the second half of 2009.

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Roche Buying Mirus Bio

July 22, 2008 5:22 am | News | Comments

Pharmaceutical company Roche Holding will buy U.S. gene therapy company Mirus Bio Corp. for $125 million.

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Unilever Sells Bertolli Olive Oil Business

July 22, 2008 5:20 am | News | Comments

Anglo-Dutch consumer and food giant signed a deal to sell its Bertolli olive oil and vinegar business to Spain's Grupo SOS for $999 million.

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Budvar Trying To Claim Budweiser Rights

July 22, 2008 5:12 am | News | Comments

Czech brewery has been fighting with Anheuser-Busch over the Budweiser brand and said the sale to InBev will not affect the legal battle.

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Fountain Powerboats To Add 250 Jobs

July 22, 2008 5:05 am | News | Comments

Motorboat maker will add 250 jobs over the next five years at its company headquarters in North Carolina as it builds a new boat line.

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Siemens, Union Set Ground Rules For Restructuring

July 22, 2008 5:04 am | News | Comments

Industrial union IG Metall and Siemens agreed there should be no outright layoffs in Germany, and no closure of Siemens sites until at least September 2010.

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Unemployment Brings Down Leading Indicators

July 21, 2008 1:06 pm | News | Comments

Conference Board says its index of leading economic indicators fell in June as factories cut workers' hours and stocks tumbled.

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Horizon Lines Names Director of Investor Relations, Corp. Communications

July 21, 2008 12:00 pm | News | Comments

Domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company today named James R. Storey Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications.

U.S. Investigating '07-'08 Hyundai Elantras

July 21, 2008 11:53 am | News | Comments

Government is investigating 2007-2008 model year Hyundai Elantra compact cars after receiving reports of engine stalling, officials said.

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Ford Marks Model T’s 100th Birthday

July 21, 2008 11:25 am | News | Comments

First low-priced car available to the masses marks its 100th anniversary at a time when Americans are faced with high gas prices and the U.S. auto industry is struggling with plant closings and layoffs.

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Ford Offers More Buyouts To Mich., Ohio Plants

July 21, 2008 11:15 am | by Jeff Karoub, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Automaker is giving hourly workers at 17 facilities another round of buyout and early retirement offers in an ongoing effort to match production with slumping sales.

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Former U.S. Partner Sues Chery Auto

July 21, 2008 11:10 am | by Dan Strumpf, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Visionary Vehicles' lawsuit accuses China's Chery Automobile of defrauding the company after the two formed a joint venture to import Chinese cars to the U.S.

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Schaeffler Raises Continental Bid

July 21, 2008 11:07 am | News | Comments

Germany's Schaeffler KG adjusted its takeover offer for larger auto parts maker Continental AG, citing a new calculation of the bigger company's recent average share price.

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