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EU: Trade Deficit Near Balance

August 18, 2008 4:56 am | News | Comments

At $0.15 billion, the Euro nations' trade deficit with the rest of the world came close to balance in June, the EU statistics agency said.

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GM Investing 'Millions' In Ohio Plant

August 15, 2008 1:17 pm | News | Comments

Automaker to announce a multimillion-dollar investment at its Lordstown plant and release photos of its Chevrolet Cruze small car next week.

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Using Keyword Strategy To Reach Influencers, Decision Makers & Buyers

August 15, 2008 8:00 am | by Jim Grinney, Partner, 90octane | Articles | Comments

By Jim Grinney, Partner, 90octaneTo target the right prospects, it’s critical for manufacturers to be visible through each stage of the buying cycle, beginning with search engines where your brand needs a strong presence and message.

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Deere To Expand Parts Distribution Centers

August 15, 2008 6:55 am | News | Comments

Agriculture equipment maker will expand capacity at its primary parts distribution center in Milan, Ill., and three other locations in the western United States and Canada.

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Vestas To Add Over 1,000 Jobs In Colorado

August 15, 2008 6:54 am | News | Comments

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas plans to build two plants in Brighton, 15 miles northeast of Denver, and bring a total of 1,350 more jobs to the state.

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Tennant Acquiring Chinese Distributor

August 15, 2008 6:50 am | News | Comments

Floor-cleaning equipment maker agreed to purchase Shanghai Shen Tan Mechanical and Electrical Equipment Co.., which has distributed its products for 12 years.

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Furniture Makers: Legislators Need To Revise Incentives

August 15, 2008 6:40 am | News | Comments

President of a trade group says Mississippi needs to simplify its incentive program to help keep furniture-making jobs from moving overseas.

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July Industrial Output Better Than Expected

August 15, 2008 6:25 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Federal Reserve reported industrial production edged up 0.2 percent last month, half the pace of the 0.4 percent gain in June, but better than analysts expected.

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Westinghouse Electric Fills New Senior VP Job

August 15, 2008 6:20 am | News | Comments

Electronics company has named Ricardo Perez to the newly created position of senior vice president of global growth and innovation.

Australia Looking To Buy Advanced U.S. Fighter Jets

August 15, 2008 6:05 am | News | Comments

Nation wants to become the first country to win U.S. export approval to buy the Boeing EA-18G Growler advanced electronic-warfare fighter jet, an official said Friday.

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Electric Bike Sales Rise With Gas Prices

August 15, 2008 5:57 am | by Dan Strumpf, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Surging gas costs and a desire for a greener commute are turning more people to electric bikes as an unconventional form of transportation.

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Vishay Offers To Buy International Rectifier For $1.6B

August 15, 2008 5:55 am | News | Comments

Chip maker Vishay Intertechnology says it offered to buy the power management chip maker for $1.6 billion in cash.

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Maine Company Expanding Former Paper Mill

August 15, 2008 5:49 am | News | Comments

Construction company is expanding to the site of a former paper mill, where it will build equipment and buildings for a Port Arthur, Texas, oil refinery due for completion in 2010.

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Hydrogen Car Road Tour Stops In North Carolina

August 15, 2008 5:43 am | News | Comments

Cars from Nissan, Toyota, BMW and others will be displayed at Duke and UNC Charlotte as part of the 2008 Hydrogen Road Tour.

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Honeywell Environmental Settlement Questioned

August 15, 2008 5:34 am | News | Comments

Arizona Corporation Commissioner questioning legality of a hazardous-waste settlement that included a $5 million fine and $1 million for an air-quality cleanup project.

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Kentucky Ford Plant Keeping All Shifts

August 15, 2008 5:30 am | News | Comments

Automaker says it is keeping all three shifts of body and paint workers at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, saving 230 workers from potential layoffs.

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China's Changfeng Motor Denies Stake Sales

August 15, 2008 5:25 am | News | Comments

Hunan Changfeng Motor Co. is not in talks on selling a stake to major automakers Guangzhou Automobile or Beijing Automotive, a company official said.

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Mitsubishi Launches Satellite

August 15, 2008 5:21 am | News | Comments

Five-ton satellite is the first fully 'Made in Japan' commercial communications satellite launched by a private company, Mitsubishi said.

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3M Plans To Cut Several Hundred Jobs

August 15, 2008 5:20 am | News | Comments

Company says it will eliminate several hundred more U.S. jobs over the next few months than previously announced, blaming the slumping domestic economy.

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GM Union In Ohio Calling For Transfer Rights

August 15, 2008 5:15 am | by James Hannah, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Union representing 2,000 workers at a suburban General Motors plant wants employees to have a chance to transfer to other GM plants when the factory closes.

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