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Ontario Premier: Government Must Help Manufacturers

January 9, 2008 4:46 am | by Chinta Puxley | News | Comments

Premier Dalton McGuinty says federal government has to invest in manufacturing to help Canadian companies compete in the global economy.


Fuji Halts Greenwood X-Ray Film Production

January 9, 2008 4:34 am | News | Comments

Company says up to 45 employees could be affected when Fuji moves all of its X-ray film production to Japan at the end of March.


Ford China Sales Rise 30 Percent

January 9, 2008 4:31 am | News | Comments

Automaker's overall sales boosted by the popularity of Focus model, the fastest growing mid-sized car in China last year.


Railroad Tie Plant Faces First Cancer Lawsuit

January 9, 2008 4:23 am | by David Koenig, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

First of a flurry of lawsuits says owners were grossly negligent in failing to provide safety equipment for workers handling toxic chemicals.


ArcelorMittal Buys Venezuelan Steel Pipe Maker

January 9, 2008 4:15 am | News | Comments

World's largest steelmaker purchases Unicon, a maker of steel pipes for the oil and gas industry, adding to a string of recent South American acquisitions.


Avon To Cut 2,400 Jobs As Part Of Restructuring

January 8, 2008 6:40 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Beauty products maker says restructuring will cut about 4,000 jobs globally, but new jobs will be created, resulting in a net reduction of 2,400 jobs.


Northrop Grumman, Oshkosh Partner For Military Deal

January 8, 2008 5:56 am | by Dan Caterinicchia, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Duo joins a field of industry heavyweights competing for a contract worth up to $20 billion to produce Pentagon's next-generation family of lightweight vehicles.


Illinois Tool Works Buys Peerless Machinery

January 8, 2008 5:40 am | News | Comments

ITW purchases baking equipment maker and supplier Peerless Machinery Corp. to enhance its food-equipment offerings.


Reckitt Benckiser Closer To Adams Respiratory Buyout

January 8, 2008 5:35 am | News | Comments

U.K. household cleaning and personal care products maker clears a U.S. regulatory waiting period necessary to complete its $2.3 billion buyout.


Credence Names Kevin C. Eichler CFO

January 8, 2008 5:30 am | News | Comments

Chip testing equipment maker names Eichler senior vice president and chief financial officer, replacing Joy E. Leo.

HDTV Makers Face Fierce Competition

January 8, 2008 4:58 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Manufacturers add exotic features and strive for zero thickness to keep HDTVs from becoming a commodity product.


CPSC Increasing Port Inspectors

January 8, 2008 4:55 am | by Hope Yen, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Consumer Product Safety Commission plans to boost port inspection of toys, fireworks, electrical products and other goods considered potentially high-risk.


Georgia-Pacific Shutting Down Springhill Operations

January 8, 2008 4:50 am | News | Comments

Plywood and sawmill operations in Louisiana will shut down indefinitely this month, putting about 400 people out of work, at least temporarily.


Peugeot Citroen 2007 Sales Rise 3.8 Percent

January 8, 2008 4:48 am | News | Comments

Europe's second-largest car manufacturer predicts faster growth this year thanks to the launch of new models.


Survey: Global Auto Executives Optimistic

January 8, 2008 4:45 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Leaders say they are more optimistic because their mission has become clear — produce quality, fuel efficient vehicles — according KPMG’s annual survey.


Sharp Fights Global Warming Through TVs, Solar Energy

January 8, 2008 4:40 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Japanese electronics maker’s president says company will combat global warming by making its two core businesses environmentally friendly.


Ford To Double Production In India

January 8, 2008 4:37 am | News | Comments

Automaker will invest $500 million and begin making an inexpensive car, attempting to boost market share in a booming economy.


China Investing $1.4 Billion To Solve Energy Problem

January 8, 2008 4:32 am | News | Comments

Beijing contributing to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor nuclear fusion project, in hopes it will help its massive future energy needs.


Daimler 2007 Auto Sales Near 1.3 Million

January 8, 2008 4:24 am | News | Comments

Sales rose 2 percent in the United States, with strong demand for SUVs, while Asian sales were up 12 percent, lifted higher by demand for luxury cars.


Hyundai Launches Luxury Car

January 8, 2008 4:16 am | by Kelly Olsen, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

South Korean automaker enters high-end market with its Genesis luxury sedan Tuesday, setting a goal of selling 55,000 this year.



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