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Monaco Coach Decides To Keep Indiana Plant

August 26, 2008 5:40 am | News | Comments

Recreational vehicle maker reversed its decision to close its chassis-building operation in Elkhart.

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BMW Tops Environmental Group's List

August 26, 2008 5:36 am | by Aoife White, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Automaker's cars made more progress in reducing vehicle fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions than any other carmaker last year, an environmental group said.

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Agri-Mark Fined For Wastewater Violations

August 26, 2008 5:35 am | News | Comments

Cheese manufacturing and whey drying plant in Middlebury, Vermont, must pay a $70,000 settlement for violating a state wastewater permit.

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Tainted Meat Kills 6 In Canada

August 26, 2008 5:31 am | News | Comments

Public health officials attributed two more deaths to a deadly bacterial outbreak linked to tainted meat, raising Canada's confirmed listeriosis death toll to six.

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Nucor To Restart Operations At Idled Mill

August 26, 2008 5:30 am | News | Comments

Steel producer said Tuesday it plans to start steel bar production at a previously idle mill in Kingman, Ariz.

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Otsuka Pharmaceutical Purchases Czech Firm

August 26, 2008 5:25 am | News | Comments

Japanese company said Tuesday it has acquired an entire stake in Interpharma Praha, a.s., a Czech drug maker strong in pharmaceutical ingredients and nutrition products.

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Japanese Truckers Protest High Fuel Prices

August 26, 2008 5:21 am | by Jay Alabaster, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Thousands of truck drivers across Japan held demonstrations to protest rising fuel prices and warned they would add surcharges to cover spiraling costs.

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EPA Wants Automakers To Reduce Lead Weights

August 26, 2008 5:15 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Environmental Protection Agency to launch a voluntary program to get car makers and parts suppliers to reduce use of lead wheel weights, which can become pollutants.

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Report: Chinese Tobacco Companies To Merge

August 26, 2008 5:01 am | News | Comments

Two Chinese tobacco companies are merging to form the world's fourth-largest cigarette producer by volume, a financial newspaper reported.

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U.S. Grills China Over Agriculture Policies

August 26, 2008 5:00 am | by Bradley S. Klapper, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Questions take aim at the legality of China's tax, subsidy and export rules for farm products in what could signify new tensions between the two trading giants.

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German Business, Consumer Confidence Decline

August 26, 2008 4:54 am | by Matt Moore, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Consumer confidence in Europe's biggest economy declined for a fourth month, while business executives' confidence dropped to a three-year low in August.

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Kronos Raising Titanium Dioxide Prices

August 26, 2008 4:51 am | News | Comments

Prices for all Kronos titanium dioxide pigment grades sold in western and eastern Europe will be increased by the equivalent of $73.80 per metric ton.

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Broadcom Buying AMD Unit For $192.8M

August 25, 2008 1:45 pm | News | Comments

Advanced Micro Devices will sell its unit that makes chips for digital TV sets to Broadcom as part of a program to reduce debt and improve profitability.

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Iowa Governor Criticizes Meatpacking Plant

August 25, 2008 1:00 pm | by Amy Lorentzen, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Governor denounced Agriprocessors in Postville for allegedly employing dozens of underage workers and taking advantage of a failed federal immigration system.

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Automakers Modify Existing Models To Boost Mileage

August 25, 2008 12:50 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

With gasoline hovering around $4 per gallon, automakers are making more than the usual tweaks between model years to squeeze out more miles per gallon.

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States Sue EPA Over Oil Refinery Emissions Standards

August 25, 2008 11:30 am | News | Comments

Twelve states, New York City and the District of Columbia are suing the EPA, claiming the Bush administration has failed to rein in emissions from oil refineries.

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Lockheed Martin To Boost Missile Production

August 25, 2008 11:10 am | News | Comments

Company will produce additional Hellfire II precision-strike, laser-guided air-to-ground missiles for U.S. and international armed forces under a $357 million contract with the Army.

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Sabreliner Developing New Aerospace Assembly Center

August 25, 2008 11:09 am | by Edited by Manufacturing.net Staff | News | Comments

New plant will add aircraft assembly and subassembly space, as well as production space for rudders for Boeing's KC-135 refueling tanker.

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Electric Car Plant Coming To Kentucky

August 25, 2008 10:58 am | News | Comments

Gov. Steve Beshear said the state has authorized a tax incentive plan to bring a California-based Zero Air Pollution, or ZAP, electric car plant to southern Kentucky.

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AAIPharma Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

August 25, 2008 8:30 am | by Edited by Manufacturing.net Staff | News | Comments

Pharmaceutical services provider has named Scott Neilson to the position of Chief Operating Officer responsible for AAIPharma’s global drug development services operations.

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