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Boston Scientific Recalling Stents

August 14, 2008 11:14 am | News | Comments

Medical device maker has recalled some of its artery-opening stents due to a defect that can cause part of the devices to break off during surgery.


Workers Protest Outside Chrysler HQ

August 14, 2008 11:10 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Several hundred Chrysler manufacturing workers, many of whom face imminent layoffs in St. Louis, protested outside the company's headquarters Thursday.


Toyota To Bring Plug-In Hybrid To Market In 2010

August 14, 2008 11:09 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

While it can run in electric-only mode, Toyota's plug-in will have a small internal combustion engine that can assist the electric motor in a 'blended' mode.


USDA: Nebraska Beef Had Trouble Containing E. Coli

August 14, 2008 10:50 am | by Josh Funk, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Federal investigators determined that Nebraska Beef Ltd.'s practices couldn't effectively control E. coli bacteria on June 24, and that's why the company's latest recall expanded.


Boeing Gets Orders For 26 More 737s From American

August 14, 2008 10:45 am | News | Comments

New orders by American Airlines for 26 Boeing 737-800 aircraft are worth $1.9 million at list prices and are part of the airline’s fleet renewal plan announced a day earlier.


Mack Trucks Moving Headquarters To North Carolina

August 14, 2008 10:40 am | News | Comments

Heavy-duty truck maker to bring nearly 500 jobs and invest $18 million in North Carolina as it moves its headquarters from Allentown, Pa., to Greensboro.


Need A Vacation? Here's How To Get More Time Off

August 14, 2008 10:30 am | by Sean O'Driscoll, For The Associated Press | News | Comments

As the economy falters and fewer employers give raises, it might be a good time for some American workers to negotiate more time off instead.


Intermittent Wiper Battle To Play Out On Big Screen

August 14, 2008 10:24 am | by John Flesher, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Film to depict the mission of Robert Kearns who waged an obsessive crusade against the auto industry, which he accused of stealing his invention.


Vale Spending $5 Billion On Amazon Steel Mill

August 14, 2008 10:21 am | News | Comments

Brazilian mining giant says it will spend $5 billion on a new steel mill complex and related operations in the Amazon state of Para.


Podesta Joins RL Hudson & Company

August 14, 2008 7:55 am | by Edited by Staff | News | Comments

RL Hudson & Company announced today that Ray Podesta has joined the company as Executive Director of Engineering, Product and Material Technology.

NAM 'Dismayed' By WTO Report

August 14, 2008 7:00 am | by Edited by Staff | News | Comments

National Association of Manufacturers president says the recent Chairman's report weakens the Doha Round and is a 'sharp departure' from discussions in July.


Logitech Acquiring Ultimate Ears

August 14, 2008 6:25 am | News | Comments

Swiss maker of computer peripherals and other accessories will acquire privately held headphone maker Ultimate Ears for $34 million cash.


Toyota Exec Calls For Industry Change

August 14, 2008 6:23 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Top Toyota executive says industry must change model lineups and develop clean technology because energy sources are shrinking and environmental concerns are rising.


Ford Starts Fiesta Production In Germany

August 14, 2008 6:06 am | News | Comments

Fiesta is first product of Ford's global development process, which aims to produce global models tailored to regional tastes but have the same underpinnings.


Intel Computers Will Wake Up For Phone Calls

August 14, 2008 5:59 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Company unveiling new technology that will let computers wake up from their power-saving sleep state when they receive a phone call over the Internet.


Briggs & Stratton Names Teske COO

August 14, 2008 5:50 am | News | Comments

Engine maker said Wednesday that its board of directors elected Todd J. Teske as the company's president and chief operating officer.

Diamond Foods Buys Pop Secret From General Mills

August 14, 2008 5:50 am | News | Comments

Maker of Emerald and Diamond nuts is buying the Pop Secret popcorn business from food maker General Mills in a cash deal the companies valued at $190 million.


Skechers Attempts To Acquire Heelys

August 14, 2008 5:45 am | News | Comments

Popular sneaker company tries to acquire the maker of wheeled shoes for children as it raised its once-rebuffed buyout offer for Heelys to $142.8 million.


GM Keeping N.Y. Plant Open Through Mid-2009

August 14, 2008 5:44 am | News | Comments

Closure of an upstate powertrain plant has been pushed back to help boost its casting capacity as GM shifts its product lineup focus toward cars and crossover vehicles.


Electronics Manufacturer Closes Suddenly

August 14, 2008 5:40 am | News | Comments

Neo EMS in Vermont closes as company consolidates the work at its other plant in Woburn, Mass., eliminating 47 jobs.



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