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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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