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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Sabreliner Developing New Aerospace Assembly Center

August 25, 2008 11:09 am | by Edited by 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.


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.


AAIPharma Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

August 25, 2008 8:30 am | by Edited by 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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