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Japan Shows New Signs Of Worsening Economy

July 29, 2008 5:40 am | Comments

Government data revealed Tuesday that Japan's unemployment rate inched up and consumers tightened their purse strings amid rising food and oil prices.


U.S. Beef Shipments Arrive In S. Korea

July 29, 2008 5:40 am | Comments

Shipment is the first after Seoul and Washington agreed in April to lift the import ban, which was later revised due to large South Korean street protests.


Trading Powers Meet To Break WTO Impasse

July 29, 2008 5:35 am | Comments

World Trade Organization trade talks stalled as developing countries, led by China and India, called for wider protection of their fragile domestic agricultural sectors.


GE Exec: Reorganization Simplifies Operations

July 29, 2008 5:30 am | by Stephen Singer, AP Business Writer | Comments

Top executive said on Monday that cutting General Electric to four businesses from six is a logical move.


Lawmakers Agree On Consumer Product Safety Bill

July 29, 2008 5:30 am | by Jim Abrams, Associated Press Writer | Comments

New law would impose a nationwide ban on children's products containing lead beyond minute amounts, and ban chemicals in plastic that can cause health problems.


Owens-Illinois Closing Canadian Plant

July 29, 2008 5:25 am | Comments

Glass container maker said Tuesday that the Sept. 30 closing of a plant in Toronto will affect about 430 employees.


Micron, Memory Chip Market Struggling

July 29, 2008 5:20 am | Comments

Investors worry about the health of the memory chip industry as more companies in the sector consolidate.


Revlon Selling Brazilian Brands For $104M

July 29, 2008 5:10 am | Comments

Cosmetics company said Monday that it is selling some of its brands sold in Brazil for $104 million in cash to Brazilian consumer products company Hypermarcas SA.


Ford Execs Outline New Model Plans

July 28, 2008 1:30 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Top product and manufacturing executives said Ford Motor plans to roll out new models and make its factories more efficient.

Mercury Marine To Halt Production, Lay Off 60

July 28, 2008 12:50 pm | Comments

Slow boat sales and the poor economy have forced boat engine maker to cut 60 jobs and temporarily shut down production in Fond du Lac, Wis.


Imperial Sugar CEO: OSHA Ignores Dust Hazards

July 28, 2008 12:50 pm | by Ben Evans, Associated Press Writer | Comments

'I think the facts will show there was a poor understanding of the hazards of combustible dust throughout the industry, as well as within OSHA itself,' said John Sheptor.


White House Lowers Economic Growth Forecast

July 28, 2008 12:20 pm | by Jeannine Aversa, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Under the Bush administration's new forecasts, gross domestic product is estimated to grow by only 1.6 percent this year, down from a 2.7 percent growth projection made in February.


GM Increases SUV, Truck Production Cuts

July 28, 2008 11:50 am | by Bree Fowler, AP Business Writer | Comments

General Motors said Monday it will cut production by another 117,000 vehicles, citing continued weakness in consumer demand for pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles.


Lockheed Martin Buys Aculight

July 28, 2008 11:30 am | Comments

Privately-held maker of laser-based systems for defense and aerospace companies, bought by Lockheed to strengthen its offerings in guided munitions, airborne self-protection and advanced sensors.


Furniture Supplier Bringing Jobs To N.C.

July 28, 2008 11:00 am | Comments

Kellex Corp. is opening a manufacturing facility in Valdese, N.C., with plans to create 50 jobs over the next three years.


Report: Motorola Restructuring Home, Networks Unit

July 28, 2008 11:00 am | Comments

Company will restructure its home and networks mobility unit into three separate businesses the company said Monday.


Caterpillar Rebuilds Mississippi Plant

July 28, 2008 10:55 am | Comments

Less than six months after the facility was struck by a tornado, Caterpillar has rebuilt a Mississippi plant that makes parts for the company’s machinery.


Coca-Cola Enterprises Selects New North America Head

July 28, 2008 10:50 am | Comments

Bottler for Coca-Cola beverages said Monday it appointed Steve Cahillane as the new president of its North American business division.

Xoma CFO Leaving Company

July 28, 2008 10:45 am | Comments

Biotechnology company said Monday its chief financial officer and vice president of finance, J. David Boyle II, resigned to take a position at another company.

Ford Of Canada Fined For Industrial Accident

July 28, 2008 10:35 am | Comments

Canadian arm of Ford Motor Co. has been fined $175,000 for an industrial accident in September 2006 at its facility in Oakville, Ontario.



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