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Louisiana Attempts To Lure 2 Manufacturing Plants

September 19, 2008 5:30 am | by Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Efforts to lure two large manufacturing plants that would create more than 700 jobs received a boost Thursday when a state panel agreed to offer special, lower-cost financing.

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Japan's Agriculture Minister Resigns Over Tainted Rice

September 19, 2008 5:23 am | by Shino Yuasa, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Seiichi Ota quit after contaminated rice intended for industrial uses such as the manufacture of glue had been distributed instead as food to thousands of people.

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Officials: Hyundai Building Second Plant In Brazil

September 19, 2008 5:20 am | News | Comments

Government of Brazil's Sao Paulo state says South Korean auto maker will build a $600 million plant in the city of Piracicaba.

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Force Protection To Cut More Jobs

September 19, 2008 5:20 am | News | Comments

Armored vehicle manufacturer is laying off more workers as its backlog of vehicles shrinks.

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Fed, Foreign Banks Pump $180B Into Money Markets

September 18, 2008 1:40 pm | by Ellen Simon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Federal Reserve, working with central banks in Europe, Canada and Asia, pumped billions into money markets on Thursday to combat intensifying global financial crisis.

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Brazil To Make AIDS Drug After Merck Deal Fails

September 18, 2008 10:25 am | News | Comments

Latin America's biggest country will produce an inexpensive generic version of an AIDS drug made by Merck after the company refused to reduce its price.

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Kellogg Buys Australian Cereal Company

September 18, 2008 10:15 am | News | Comments

Cereal and snack maker says it has acquired Specialty Cereals Pty. Ltd., a privately owned manufacturer of natural ready-to-eat cereals based in Sydney, Australia.

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China's Fatal Formula Raises Questions

September 18, 2008 10:13 am | by Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Scandal involving baby formula tainted with melamine has reawakened fears over product safety, and has consumers wondering how and why it happened.

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Mercedes Cuts Hours, Production In Alabama

September 18, 2008 10:10 am | News | Comments

Automaker plans to eliminate Friday shifts and cut back to four-day work weeks as it reduces production at its Alabama assembly plant, according to published reports.

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Economic Activity Outlook Falls In August

September 18, 2008 7:05 am | by Ellen Simon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Conference Board said its monthly forecast of future economic activity declined 0.5 percent in August, more than the 0.2 percent decline expected by Wall Street economists.

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Invitrogen, Applied Biosystems To Restructure

September 18, 2008 7:00 am | News | Comments

Companies said late Wednesday they plan to reorganize their businesses into four units following their combination this fall.

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Probe: U.S. Lax On Policing Electronic Exports

September 18, 2008 6:55 am | by William C. Mann, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

U.S. is doing little to protect against the potential dangers of obsolete televisions, computers and other devices sent abroad for reuse or disposal, congressional investigators reported.

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Hurricane Gustav Causes Jobless Claims To Rise

September 18, 2008 6:40 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

New applications for unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly last week due to the impact of Hurricane Gustav, which hit the Louisiana coast over Labor Day weekend.

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Maple Leaf Foods Reopens Plant Linked To Listeria

September 18, 2008 6:30 am | by Michael Oliveira, Canadian Press | News | Comments

Toronto food processing plant linked to Listeria-tainted meat hopes to restore consumer confidence as it prepares to relaunch products from that facility in stores next week.

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FDA Looking Into Genetically Engineered Animals

September 18, 2008 6:28 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Government will start considering industry proposals to sell genetically engineered animals as human food after ensuring that such animals are safe to eat.

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Tyson Expanding In Brazil

September 18, 2008 6:25 am | News | Comments

Meat producer bought two poultry companies and majority ownership in a third in southern Brazil, home to the country's biggest producers of corn and soybeans.

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GM Expands Pontiac Lineup With Import

September 18, 2008 6:19 am | News | Comments

General Motors says it will begin selling the G3, a rebadged version of the Korean-built Chevrolet Aveo, under the Pontiac nameplate starting next year.

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Agriprocessors Officials Enter Not Guilty Pleas

September 18, 2008 6:15 am | by Henry C. Jackson, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Thousands of alleged child labor law violations represent the first criminal charges against operators of nation's largest kosher meatpacking plant following a May immigration raid.

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Auto Execs Ask Pelosi To Support $25B Loan Program

September 18, 2008 5:55 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Detroit's top auto executives on Wednesday asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to fund a $25 billion loan program to help the companies modernize their plants.

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BMW Supplier To Expand, Add 140 Jobs

September 18, 2008 5:40 am | News | Comments

Automotive seating supplier Lear Corp. plans to spend $10.8 million to expand its plant in South Carolina.

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