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Cameco Workers Accept Contract

July 6, 2007 5:30 am | by Edited by Amy Radishofski, Staff Reporter | News | Comments

Fuel manufacturer's workers voted in favor of a 2-year contract with a 4 percent wage increase each year.

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Chrysler To Export First Chinese-Made Cars To U.S.

July 5, 2007 8:05 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Chery, China's biggest automaker, inks production venture deal with Chrysler; first export will be sold as a Dodge.

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Boeing Delivers 114 Commercial Jets In 2Q

July 5, 2007 7:52 am | News | Comments

Jet sales highest since 2001; company on target to reach its full-year estimate of 440 to 445.

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Microsoft Plans Vancouver Software Center

July 5, 2007 7:45 am | News | Comments

Canadian software development center allows Microsoft to tap into talent pool blocked by U.S. immigration issues.

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Time Running Out On World Trade Talks

July 5, 2007 7:33 am | News | Comments

Hopes for a global trade deal could be set back for years if a current impasse is not broken; top U.S. trade official criticizes India and Brazil.

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Jobless Claims Rise But Labor Market Healthy

July 5, 2007 7:26 am | by Jeannine Aversa, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Despite weaknesses in construction and housing-related industries, the job market is relatively strong.

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Semiconductor Maker Sues Chinese Company For Piracy

July 5, 2007 7:15 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. said it is suing a Chinese manufacturer for alleged illegal copying of its microcode and other proprietary information.

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Dell Sees Expanded Asian Shipments In 2007

July 5, 2007 7:07 am | by Gillian Wong, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Number two personal computer producer expects shipments to grow 20 percent as it adjusts its sales tactics for the region.

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Private Equity Firm Buys Samsonite For $1.1 Billion

July 5, 2007 7:01 am | News | Comments

Samsonite struggled since a major refinancing deal fell through following 9/11; company also faced shareholder lawsuits and years of net losses.

20 Percent Of Chinese Goods Substandard

July 5, 2007 6:54 am | by Anita Chang, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

In the first half of 2007, 19.1 percent of products made for domestic consumption were found to be substandard; China blames a difference in quality standards with importing countries.

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Airlines Sell Communications Company To Carlyle

July 5, 2007 6:45 am | News | Comments

Major U.S. airlines hold 90 percent of military and aviation communications company ARINC Inc.

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Radyne Buying Microsatellite Maker AeroAstro

July 5, 2007 6:00 am | News | Comments

Satellite and broadcast network equipment-maker buys AeroAstro Inc. in a cash and stock deal totaling about $18 million.

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Flow Names Charles Brown As Chief Executive

July 5, 2007 5:57 am | News | Comments

Charles Brown will take over as chief executive when Stephen Light retires later in July.

Coca-Cola HBC Acquires Russian Production Plant

July 5, 2007 5:45 am | News | Comments

World's second-largest Coke bottler outside the U.S. buys newly constructed facility near Moscow for $261 million.

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Flowserve Sells Plant To Swiss Weka AG

July 5, 2007 5:17 am | News | Comments

Pumps, seals and valves producer transferred the plant and its 23 employees to cut down redundant production.

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Steelworkers Put Forest Industrial Relations On Notice

July 5, 2007 5:13 am | News | Comments

United Steelworkers union served 72-hour strike notice to association reps after contract talk failures.

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A New Criteria for Manufacturing Success

July 3, 2007 10:30 am | by Randy Littleson, Vice President, Kinaxis | Articles | Comments

By Randy Littleson, Vice President, KinaxisToday’s industrial manufacturing industry is not for the passive player—it requires the utmost in competitiveness, innovation, speed and agility. As distributors and customers push industrial manufacturers to increase their flexibility, the rules of engagement are altering and the factors upon which companies compete are changing.

Factory Orders Down, Manufacturing Looking Up

July 3, 2007 10:25 am | by Jeannine Aversa, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Big-ticket durable goods and the housing slump brought down factory orders, but forward-looking reports suggest manufacturing is headed for a rebound.

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Big Three June Sales Slide As Toyota Shines

July 3, 2007 10:15 am | by Amy Radishofski, Staff Reporter | News | Comments

Domestic automakers were helped by crossover sales, but still posted declines as Toyota continues to gain ground on GM.

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Chrysler's Happy Seat Eases Workers' Pain

July 3, 2007 7:38 am | News | Comments

Workers helped create the seat, designed so they could work inside vehicles on the assembly line with less strain.

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