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National Safety Council 2008 Congress & Expo

May 8, 2008 9:22 am | Events

The National Safety Council Congress & Expo is the WORLD’S LARGEST annual event for safety, health and environmental professionals and is ranked among...

ISA EXPO 2008

May 8, 2008 9:12 am | Events

Experience the power of a technology intensive event. Organized around six core automation and control themes, ISA EXPO 2008 provides attendees a content-rich...

EASTEC 2008

May 8, 2008 9:01 am | Events

For nearly three decades, EASTEC has been an East Coast manufacturing tradition. Each year, some 14,000 manufacturers, plant managers, and shop owners...

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Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS)

May 8, 2008 8:32 am | Events

The Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS) is the largest and most important event servicing North America's French Marketplace and the leading...

Enodis Approves Illinois Tool Works’ $2B Buyout Offer

May 8, 2008 7:20 am | News | Comments

British restaurant equipment manufacturer has accepted a rival $2 billion cash buyout offer from Illinois Tool Works, after agreeing last month to be acquired for less by Manitowoc Co.

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Nike Leads Ranking Of Climate-Friendly Companies

May 8, 2008 7:10 am | News | Comments

Sporting goods maker earned the highest overall score, in part because it has supported climate change legislation and reduced its carbon footprint by 80 percent in the last decade.

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Biovail Refocusing, Shuttering Puerto Rico Operations

May 8, 2008 6:57 am | News | Comments

Drug developer undergoing a major shift and will concentrate on developing products to treat central nervous system disorders, a strategy the company hopes will restore its flagging growth.

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Ford, Shareholders Talk Turnaround

May 8, 2008 6:50 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Automaker is meeting with shareholders to talk about a turnaround following last week's revelation that billionaire Kirk Kerkorian has taken a 4.7 percent stake.

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Explosion At Alabama Mill Injures 4 Workers

May 8, 2008 6:50 am | News | Comments

Four employees were injured in an explosion and fire that damaged Louisiana-Pacific Corp.’s building-products mill, company officials said.

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National Manufacturing Week 2008

May 8, 2008 6:42 am | Events

The combined National Manufacturing Week, Design, Plant, Automation, and Enterprise IT shows will again be part of the largest advanced design and manufacturing...

Medtronic Recalls Some Heparin-Coated Devices

May 8, 2008 6:35 am | News | Comments

Medical device maker says it is recalling some devices used in heart bypass surgery because their coating includes small amounts of contaminated heparin.

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Bombardier: Demand For Business, Regional Jets Rising

May 8, 2008 6:30 am | by Ross Marowits, CP | News | Comments

Aerospace manufacturer foresees little turbulence on the horizon as it boosted its market forecasts for business and regional jets over the next 10 and 20 years.

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MATTECH 2008

May 8, 2008 6:27 am | Events

The International Material Handling, Manufacturing & Packaging Technology, Logistics & Supply Chain Expo For North, Central, South America &...

U.S. Retail Sales Mixed In April

May 8, 2008 6:08 am | by Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Consumers gave some of the nation's retailers a little relief in April following months of dismal sales, but business was helped along by heavy discounting that could hurt first-quarter earnings.

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Toyota Expecting First Profit Drop In 7 Years

May 8, 2008 5:59 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Automaker projecting a 27 percent plunge in full-year profit after the strong yen and weak U.S. sales took a bite out of January-March earnings.

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Whirlpool Plant In Iowa To Hire 120

May 8, 2008 5:55 am | News | Comments

Middle Amana refrigerator plant in eastern Iowa is hiring 120 workers to meet demand for new models and staffing issues caused by summer vacations.

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BMW Chief: U.S. Part Of Long-Term Advantage

May 8, 2008 5:50 am | by Christof Ruehmair, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Chief executive told shareholders that maintaining the automaker's presence in the United States was not a knee-jerk reaction to the strong euro, but a long-term strategy.

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Union Rep On Trial For Coaching Illegal Workers

May 8, 2008 5:45 am | by Amy Lorentzen, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Braulio Pereyra-Gabino faces charges of harboring illegal immigrants working at a Swift & Co. meatpacking plant, false use of a Social Security number and aggravated identify theft.

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German Trade Surplus Drops In March

May 8, 2008 5:43 am | News | Comments

Trade surplus in Europe's largest economy was $25.77 billion in March, down from $25.81 billion in February, and below analysts' expectations.

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South Korea May Demand U.S. Beef Deal Revision

May 8, 2008 5:35 am | by Jae-Soon Chang, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Prime Minister Han Seung-soo said Seoul would demand changes to the pact 'if a new situation occurs while monitoring negotiations between the United States and other nations.'

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