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Ironworkers' Pension Fund Sues Alcoa Over Bribery

May 9, 2008 5:45 am | by Daniel Lovering, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Aluminum maker and its board of directors were sued over a purported scheme to bribe officials in the Persian Gulf country of Bahrain.

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Canada Confirms Rejection Of Radarsat Takeover Bid

May 9, 2008 5:40 am | by Merita Ilo, CP | News | Comments

Federal government confirmed its decision to block a controversial takeover of part of Canada's premier space technology firm, saying the proposed deal would not benefit the country.

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Guinness To Overhaul Brewing Operations In Ireland

May 9, 2008 5:40 am | by Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Beer owner Diageo PLC plans to close two Irish breweries, reduce operations at a third facility, cut staff by more than half and shift most beer production to a new, high-tech plant by 2013.

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Chrysler Unveils Dodge Challenger In 'Uncertain' Market

May 9, 2008 5:31 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

2008 Dodge Challenger began rolling off the assembly line into an uncertain market that could embrace the nostalgic muscle car or reject it for its gas-guzzling excess.

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EPA Penalizes Paint, Stain Maker

May 9, 2008 5:30 am | News | Comments

Valspar Corp., which makes paints and stains sold under the Samuel Cabot name, paid a $266,800 penalty for selling products containing chemicals that had not been properly registered.

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Labor Department Wants Financial Info From Unions

May 9, 2008 5:24 am | by Jesse J. Holland, AP Labor Writer | News | Comments

Unions should be required to make public more details of their internal finances, the Labor Department said as it proposed new changes to union disclosure forms.

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Schwarzenegger Challenges Automakers On Emissions

May 9, 2008 5:17 am | by Samantha Young, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said pressure from the auto industry will not deter California from attempting to impose strict emission rules for vehicles sold in the state.

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Treasury's Paulson: Credit Crisis May Be Fading

May 8, 2008 12:46 pm | by Jeannine Aversa and Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writers | News | Comments

Worst may have passed, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said, though he acknowledged rising gas prices will blunt the effect of 130 million economic stimulus checks.

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POWER-GEN International

May 8, 2008 12:31 pm | Events

In 1988, POWER-GEN International was introduced to the industry and was met with success as it began building its foundation in Orlando, Florida. Twenty...

Automation Fair 2008

May 8, 2008 12:20 pm | Events

Automation Fair 2008 is the premier industry event focusing on advanced automation products, integrated control and information architecture — and value-add...

American Axle Strike Could End With $200M From GM

May 8, 2008 12:20 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors says it will pay up to $200 million to help bring an end to a crippling labor dispute at parts supplier American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings.

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Survey: Companies May Turn To Mexico, China To Avoid U.S. Recession

May 8, 2008 12:15 pm | by Edited by Manufacturing.net Staff | News | Comments

According to an ATS survey, sixty-three percent of executives said they would outsource maintenance to bolster plant operations against a recession.

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After 2 Months, Idled Workers Returning To GM Plant

May 8, 2008 12:05 pm | News | Comments

General Motors plant in Missouri shut down since March 6 due to a parts shortage caused by a strike at supplier American Axle will restart on Monday.

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National Safety Council 2008 Congress & Expo

May 8, 2008 9:22 am | Events

The National Safety Council Congress & Expo is the WORLD’S LARGEST annual event for safety, health and environmental professionals and is ranked among...

ISA EXPO 2008

May 8, 2008 9:12 am | Events

Experience the power of a technology intensive event. Organized around six core automation and control themes, ISA EXPO 2008 provides attendees a content-rich...

EASTEC 2008

May 8, 2008 9:01 am | Events

For nearly three decades, EASTEC has been an East Coast manufacturing tradition. Each year, some 14,000 manufacturers, plant managers, and shop owners...

Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS)

May 8, 2008 8:32 am | Events

The Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS) is the largest and most important event servicing North America's French Marketplace and the leading...

Enodis Approves Illinois Tool Works’ $2B Buyout Offer

May 8, 2008 7:20 am | News | Comments

British restaurant equipment manufacturer has accepted a rival $2 billion cash buyout offer from Illinois Tool Works, after agreeing last month to be acquired for less by Manitowoc Co.

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Nike Leads Ranking Of Climate-Friendly Companies

May 8, 2008 7:10 am | News | Comments

Sporting goods maker earned the highest overall score, in part because it has supported climate change legislation and reduced its carbon footprint by 80 percent in the last decade.

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Biovail Refocusing, Shuttering Puerto Rico Operations

May 8, 2008 6:57 am | News | Comments

Drug developer undergoing a major shift and will concentrate on developing products to treat central nervous system disorders, a strategy the company hopes will restore its flagging growth.

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