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Goodyear Contemplating More Tire Production In China

April 10, 2007 8:24 am | Comments

Goodyear considering further tire production outsourcing in an effort to control high equipment and raw materials costs.

Japanese Vehicle Sales Surge In March

April 10, 2007 6:15 am | by Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten, Web Editor, | Comments

March 2007 statistics from JAMA showed that a total of 767,366 cars, trucks and buses were sold and registered in Japan.


Patent Infringements Leave A Bad Taste For Sugar Producer

April 10, 2007 6:10 am | by Amy Radishofski, Staff Reporter, | Comments

Tate & Lyle Sucralose, Inc. filed a patent infringement suit against three Chinese manufacturing groups and 18 distributors.


Frost & Sullivan Group To Present Briefing On RFID ROI

April 10, 2007 5:50 am | by Staff | Comments

The Auto ID Group will discuss growth areas and adoption levels at a briefing on April 17, 2007.


Major WTO Members Will Meet In India To Trigger Doha Talks

April 10, 2007 5:40 am | Comments

Ministers from Australia, Brazil, the EU, India, Japan and the U.S. will try to advance global trade liberalization talks that stalled last July.

900 USW Members Begin Unfair Labor Practice Strikes At Nine Rexam Locations In The U.S.

April 10, 2007 5:36 am | by Anita LaFond, News Editor,, | Comments

USW says health care too expensive for employees and Rexam is hampering bargaining process.

Site Under Construction: Grassroot Industrial Plant Construction Jumps 33 Percent

April 10, 2007 5:30 am | by Amy Radishofski, Staff Reporter, | Comments

According to Industrial Info Resources, the value of grassroot industrial plants under construction in the U.S. has risen to $88 billion.

China Cutting Steel Export Rebates Amid Trade Complaints

April 10, 2007 5:28 am | Comments

The China Iron and Steel Association said the country will cut rebates for some steel products amid pressure to restrain rapid growth in exports.


U.S. Ramps Up Piracy Battle Against China

April 10, 2007 4:49 am | Comments

The move at the WTO comes a day after U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab said American companies were losing billions of dollars annually from piracy levels in China that ''remain unacceptably high.''


CEO Confidence Is More Positive So Far, But Future Remains Uncertain

April 9, 2007 10:47 am | by Anita LaFond, News Editor, | Comments

CEO business confidence improves in first quarter of 2007, but future predictions are mixed, according to Conference Board's survey.

Toyota Boshoku To Take Root In Kentucky

April 9, 2007 10:30 am | by Amy Radishofski, Staff Reporter, | Comments

Company set to open home office in Northern Kentucky by August 2007.


Dow Chemical Shares Climb On Report Of Possible $50 Billion Buyout

April 9, 2007 6:10 am | Comments

A British paper reported over the weekend that a group of investors may buyout Dow Chemical for $50 billion.


Isuzu Motors Buys Land In Alabama As Possible Factory Site

April 9, 2007 5:30 am | by Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press | Comments

Isuzu purchased land in Alabama for $7.8 million, but is staying mum on its purpose.


Chemtura Names Stephen Forsyth CFO

April 9, 2007 5:18 am | Comments

Chemtura has appointed Stephen C. Forsyth as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Chinese Vice Premier To Meet Paulson On Trade Gap, Buy Billions In Imports

April 9, 2007 5:15 am | Comments

According to a business newspaper, the Chinese plan to buy $16 billion worth of U.S. imports when Vice Premier Wu Yi visits Washington in May.


Iran, Others Deny Talk Of Gas 'Cartel'

April 9, 2007 4:49 am | Comments

Doha meeting focuses on markets, techical issues, group says.


DaimlerChrysler Shares Hit Six-Year High; Kerkorian's Tracinda Buyout Offer Will Probably Need UAW Agreement

April 9, 2007 4:48 am | Comments

Kerkorian bid to buy Chyrsler could be hampered by new collective bargaining agreement with United Auto Workers.

Bacteria In Peanut Butter Linked To Roof Leak

April 6, 2007 9:06 am | Comments

ConAgra Foods has said that moisture from a leaky roof and faulty sprinkler helped salmonella bacteria grow and contaminate peanut butter at its Georgia plant last year.


Bank Of China Raises Reserve Ratio...Again

April 6, 2007 6:09 am | Comments

The Central Bank of China tolder lenders to increase their reserves 0.5 percent according to a statement released by the organization Thursday.


Dresser-Rand Acquires Tyco Flow Control Valve Business

April 6, 2007 5:56 am | by Amy Radishofski, Staff Reporter, | Comments

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.



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