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Black Hawk Parts Supplier Adding Jobs

February 5, 2008 5:19 am | Comments

DynaBil Industries will expand to a new 33,000-square-foot building in Coxsackie, N.Y., and expects to add 120 new jobs by the end of the year.


Fairchild Opens New Chip Design Plant In India

February 5, 2008 5:15 am | Comments

Chip maker will develop new transistors for uses that include power supplies and automotive applications at its new design center in Pune, India.


Quebec Sawmill Workers Reject AbitibiBowater Proposal

February 5, 2008 5:10 am | by Ross Marowits, Canadian Press | Comments

Union sawmill workers rejected a proposal from AbitibiBowater that would reduce workers’ salaries by 10 percent and tie wage recoveries to the market price of wood.


Parts Supplier Forces Chrysler To Shut Down Plants

February 5, 2008 5:05 am | by Corey Williams, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Chrysler was forced to shut down four factories and cut a shift at a fifth when a plastic parts supplier disrupted its flow of parts to the factories over a dispute.


Sweden's Sapa Acquiring China's Kam Kiu

February 5, 2008 5:00 am | by Edited by Staff | Comments

Sapa AB signed a letter of intent to acquire one of China's largest extrusion companies, Kam Kiu.


NAM Wants Lower Corporate Capital Gains Tax

February 5, 2008 4:47 am | by Bree Fowler, AP Business Writer | Comments

Industry group promoting tax cut as a way to both help make U.S. companies more competitive and boost the economy overall; economists say long-term effects would be limited.


New Mexico Expands Santa Teresa Foreign Trade Zone

February 5, 2008 4:44 am | Comments

Expanded Santa Teresa zone includes about 1,200 acres along the New Mexico-Mexico border, with about 2.3 million square feet of manufacturing and distribution facilities.


Mitsubishi Closing Australian Plant, Shedding 930 Jobs

February 5, 2008 4:39 am | Comments

Decision was forced on the company by a series of issues, including accumulated losses of more than $1.36 billion over the past 10 years, Mitsubishi Australia President said.


Toyota Sees 4Q Profits Jump

February 5, 2008 4:27 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | Comments

Automaker's October-December profit rose 7.5 percent from the previous year as booming sales in China, Africa and South America offset declining U.S. sales and a stronger yen.


Cambodian Garment Industry Unraveling

February 5, 2008 4:22 am | Comments

Country's top export sector by value expects to see a decline of orders from American retailers amid fear of a slowdown in the U.S. economy.


Strike Halts Production At Volvo Va. Plant

February 5, 2008 4:20 am | Comments

Workers from Volvo’s Dublin truck plant went on strike February 1 after the union’s bargaining committee failed to reach a contract agreement with the company.


Poll: Canadians Want India's $2,500 Car

February 4, 2008 6:25 am | by Julian Beltrame, Canadian Press | Comments

Canadian Press Harris/Decima survey says Canadians have taken a keen interest in India’s Tata Nano, the world's cheapest car.


U.S. Factories See Orders Rise In December

February 4, 2008 5:40 am | by Jeannine Aversa, AP Economics Writer | Comments

The Commerce Department reports that orders placed with U.S. factories rose by 2.3 percent in December and marked the biggest increase since July.


DuPont Buys Chemtura’s Fluorochemicals Business

February 4, 2008 5:40 am | Comments

Specialty chemical maker sells its Fluorochemicals business and related production facility to DuPont in an all-cash deal for an undisclosed sum.


Russian, Chinese Aluminum Producers In Partnership

February 4, 2008 5:35 am | Comments

Russia's UC Rusal will build aluminum complexes in Guinea and China in partnership with China Power Investment Corp.


Japan's Takeda, U.S.'s Amgen Reach Deal

February 4, 2008 5:25 am | Comments

Takeda Pharmaceutical will pay up to 1.18 billion and royalties for access to Amgen’s new drugs and the company’s Japanese unit.


Study: Chemicals In Baby Items Pose Health Risks

February 4, 2008 5:16 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Baby shampoos, lotions and powders may expose infants to chemicals, called phthalates, that have been linked with possible reproductive problems.


Plane Manufacturer Owes City For Lack Of Jobs

February 4, 2008 5:15 am | Comments

Pueblo, Colorado, wants to reclaim $2.37 million in incentives given to Adam Aircraft, which fell short of promises to provide 448 local jobs for seven years or pay for any shortfalls.


Harsco Wins ArcelorMittal Mill Services Contract

February 4, 2008 5:15 am | Comments

Industrial services and engineered products provider received a nine-year contract from ArcelorMittal expected to generate more than $100 million over its term.


Supplier Bankruptcy Forces Chrysler Plant Closures

February 4, 2008 5:11 am | by Corey Williams, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Automaker plans to close four assembly plants temporarily due to the bankruptcy protection filing of Plastech Engineered Products, one of its plastic parts suppliers.



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