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Boeing Gets Orders For 26 More 737s From American

August 14, 2008 10:45 am | Comments

New orders by American Airlines for 26 Boeing 737-800 aircraft are worth $1.9 million at list prices and are part of the airline’s fleet renewal plan announced a day earlier.

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Mack Trucks Moving Headquarters To North Carolina

August 14, 2008 10:40 am | Comments

Heavy-duty truck maker to bring nearly 500 jobs and invest $18 million in North Carolina as it moves its headquarters from Allentown, Pa., to Greensboro.

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Need A Vacation? Here's How To Get More Time Off

August 14, 2008 10:30 am | by Sean O'Driscoll, For The Associated Press | Comments

As the economy falters and fewer employers give raises, it might be a good time for some American workers to negotiate more time off instead.

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Intermittent Wiper Battle To Play Out On Big Screen

August 14, 2008 10:24 am | by John Flesher, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Film to depict the mission of Robert Kearns who waged an obsessive crusade against the auto industry, which he accused of stealing his invention.

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Vale Spending $5 Billion On Amazon Steel Mill

August 14, 2008 10:21 am | Comments

Brazilian mining giant says it will spend $5 billion on a new steel mill complex and related operations in the Amazon state of Para.

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Podesta Joins RL Hudson & Company

August 14, 2008 7:55 am | by Edited by Manufacturing.net Staff | Comments

RL Hudson & Company announced today that Ray Podesta has joined the company as Executive Director of Engineering, Product and Material Technology.

NAM 'Dismayed' By WTO Report

August 14, 2008 7:00 am | by Edited by Manufacturing.net Staff | Comments

National Association of Manufacturers president says the recent Chairman's report weakens the Doha Round and is a 'sharp departure' from discussions in July.

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Logitech Acquiring Ultimate Ears

August 14, 2008 6:25 am | Comments

Swiss maker of computer peripherals and other accessories will acquire privately held headphone maker Ultimate Ears for $34 million cash.

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Toyota Exec Calls For Industry Change

August 14, 2008 6:23 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Top Toyota executive says industry must change model lineups and develop clean technology because energy sources are shrinking and environmental concerns are rising.

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Ford Starts Fiesta Production In Germany

August 14, 2008 6:06 am | Comments

Fiesta is first product of Ford's global development process, which aims to produce global models tailored to regional tastes but have the same underpinnings.

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Intel Computers Will Wake Up For Phone Calls

August 14, 2008 5:59 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Company unveiling new technology that will let computers wake up from their power-saving sleep state when they receive a phone call over the Internet.

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Briggs & Stratton Names Teske COO

August 14, 2008 5:50 am | Comments

Engine maker said Wednesday that its board of directors elected Todd J. Teske as the company's president and chief operating officer.

Diamond Foods Buys Pop Secret From General Mills

August 14, 2008 5:50 am | Comments

Maker of Emerald and Diamond nuts is buying the Pop Secret popcorn business from food maker General Mills in a cash deal the companies valued at $190 million.

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Skechers Attempts To Acquire Heelys

August 14, 2008 5:45 am | Comments

Popular sneaker company tries to acquire the maker of wheeled shoes for children as it raised its once-rebuffed buyout offer for Heelys to $142.8 million.

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GM Keeping N.Y. Plant Open Through Mid-2009

August 14, 2008 5:44 am | Comments

Closure of an upstate powertrain plant has been pushed back to help boost its casting capacity as GM shifts its product lineup focus toward cars and crossover vehicles.

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Electronics Manufacturer Closes Suddenly

August 14, 2008 5:40 am | Comments

Neo EMS in Vermont closes as company consolidates the work at its other plant in Woburn, Mass., eliminating 47 jobs.

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Goodrich, Rolls-Royce To Produce Engine Controls

August 14, 2008 5:33 am | Comments

Aircraft parts maker plans to enter a 50-50 joint venture with Britain's Rolls-Royce to produce engine controls for Rolls-Royce Aero engines.

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Toyota Won't Restart Truck Production In Indiana

August 14, 2008 5:23 am | Comments

Princeton, Ind., plant will switch to the Highlander sport utility vehicle as production of the Tundra pickup truck is shifted to San Antonio, Texas.

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Crayola May Go Green At Pennsylvania Plant

August 14, 2008 5:20 am | Comments

Crayon maker is studying the possibility of installing solar panels on a 16-acre site near its plant at Easton, 50 miles north of Philadelphia.

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Lockheed Martin Buys Nanotechnology Business

August 14, 2008 5:15 am | Comments

Company acquired Nantero unit that develops nanotechnology-enabled devices such as memory, logic and sensors used in military and intelligence applications.

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