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ISPE Names Regulatory Affairs Advisor

June 23, 2008 8:35 am | by Edited by Manufacturing.net Staff | News | Comments

International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering has named Douglas Ellsworth its International Regulatory Affairs Advisor.

Bombardier Sells Four CRJ700 Jets

June 23, 2008 6:23 am | News | Comments

Company sold four CRJ700 regional jets to an unnamed airline, which took options on four additional planes, and three Q400 turboprop airliners to All Nippon Airways.

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Huntsman Sues Apollo; Seeks Over $3B

June 23, 2008 6:15 am | News | Comments

Chemicals company is suing Apollo Management and its two partners for fraud after they backed out of a $6.5 billion deal.

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Technology Worker Shortage Worries Businesses

June 23, 2008 6:10 am | by David Pitt, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Fewer college students are pursuing computer-related degrees at a time when demand is increasing and thousands of baby boomers are retiring from technical jobs.

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Wisconsin Sees Rise In Exports To South Africa

June 23, 2008 6:05 am | News | Comments

Last year, companies in the state sold $140.7 million worth of products to South Africa, a 40 percent increase from 2006.

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Monaco Coach Banking On RV Parks

June 23, 2008 6:02 am | News | Comments

Company hopes the resorts will help improve what has been a tarnished year so far, having been hit hard by high gas prices and weakened consumer confidence.

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Norske Skog Sells South Korean Paper Mills

June 23, 2008 6:00 am | News | Comments

Norwegian papermaker has sold its South Korean mills for $622 million in cash to a private equity group as part of a debt reduction program.

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Candy Business Shines Despite Weak Economy

June 23, 2008 5:51 am | by Martha Irvine, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Some analysts say the industry is 'recession-proof' as the nation's sweet tooth could help the candy business fare better than other nonessentials in economically trying times.

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Japan’s Lotte Acquiring Belgian Chocolate Maker Guylian

June 23, 2008 5:50 am | News | Comments

Tokyo-based confectioner Lotte Co. and South Korean group firm Lotte Confectionery will buy Guylian from its founding family for about $170 million.

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Oil Prices Unsteady Despite Saudi Pledges

June 23, 2008 5:50 am | by George Jahn, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Price of crude oil fluctuated Monday as traders shrugged off a pledge by Saudi Arabia to increase its production this year if the market needs it.

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Arizona Rejected By Solar Panel Manufacturers

June 23, 2008 5:40 am | News | Comments

An economic development group trying to get solar-panel manufacturing companies to locate in Arizona said the state is losing the fight to neighboring states.

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German Business Confidence Slides In June

June 23, 2008 5:37 am | by George Frey, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Business confidence in Europe's biggest economy fell in June, dragged down by concerns over record high oil prices, a closely watched survey showed.

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Com Dev To Build Micro-Satellite For Canada

June 23, 2008 5:25 am | News | Comments

Shortly after announcing its intention to develop complete small satellites, Com Dev won an $8.6 million contract to design, build and launch a micro-satellite.

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Kaiser Aluminum To Expand Tennessee Plant

June 23, 2008 5:15 am | News | Comments

Aluminum products maker said Monday its board approved a $19 million expansion at its Tennalum unit's facility in Jackson, Tenn.

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Waterford Wedgwood May Sell Rosenthal

June 23, 2008 5:14 am | by Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Cash-strapped maker of luxury crystal and china confirmed it is considering the sale of its majority holding in porcelain tableware maker Rosenthal AG of Germany.

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South Korea Wants Strict Inspection Of U.S. Imports

June 23, 2008 5:10 am | by Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

To quell health concerns over a U.S. import deal, South Korea's trade minister reassured the public that the government would not allow U.S. beef imports from older cattle.

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Japan Airlines Plans Biofuel Test Flight In 2009

June 23, 2008 5:08 am | News | Comments

Airline plans a test flight of a Boeing 747 partially powered by biofuel by early next year as a way to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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Analyst: Ford, GM Take $1.6B Loss On Truck Leases

June 23, 2008 5:03 am | by Jeff Karoub, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Automakers will lose a combined $1.6 billion during the next 18 months due to plummeting sport utility vehicle and pickup truck values, according to an auto industry analyst.

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Air Tanker Decision Leaves Suppliers In Limbo

June 20, 2008 1:25 pm | by Ben Evans, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Some military contractors could be out millions as they await outcome of Air Force's procurement process to determine if Boeing or Northrop wins its contract.

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Raid Ready

June 20, 2008 7:30 am | by Amy Radishofski, Features Editor | Articles | Comments

By Amy Radishofski, Features Editor, Manufacturing.net Are you up to par with your employment authorization compliance? Do you know your rights in the event of an ICE raid? Read on to find out what you need to know.

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