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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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