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IBM Laying Off 100 Temp Workers

November 5, 2008 8:18 am | News | Comments

Company is confirming it has laid off 100 temporary manufacturing employees at its Essex Junction, Vt., plant.


AK Steel To Levy Surcharge On Electrical Steel

November 5, 2008 8:10 am | News | Comments

Steel maker said Wednesday a surcharge of $185 per ton will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in December.


Toyota Canada Not Worried About New Scion Launch

November 5, 2008 8:00 am | by Steve Mertl, CP Writer | News | Comments

Automaker has no plans to delay its ramp-up to the 2010 launch of its youth-oriented Scion despite economic forecasts that the country is on the edge of a recession.


GlaxoSmithKline Cutting 1,000 U.S. Sales Jobs

November 5, 2008 7:45 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

British drugmaker is restructuring its U.S. operations, starting with reducing its U.S. sales force by 1,000, following many of its top competitors in eliminating sales jobs.


Boeing Delays 787 Test Flight -- Again

November 5, 2008 7:43 am | by Daniel Lovering, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Airplane maker said the first test flight of its long-delayed 787 Dreamliner jetliner has been postponed until next year due to an eight-week strike by union workers.


Cerberus: U.S. Can't Let Automakers Fail

November 5, 2008 7:01 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Head of the company that owns most of Chrysler LLC says the country needs an economic stimulus package and must make sure the domestic auto industry doesn't fail.


Intersil Cutting 140 Employees

November 5, 2008 6:02 am | News | Comments

Semiconductor company Intersil Corp. said Wednesday it is cutting its global work force by 9 percent because of the current economic turmoil.


Agriprocessors Files For Bankruptcy

November 5, 2008 6:00 am | by Nigel Duara, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Kosher slaughterhouse Agriprocessors has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, blaming a May immigration raid for financial difficulties.


Missouri Glass Maker Lays Off 190

November 5, 2008 5:05 am | News | Comments

Piramal Glass in Park Hills, Mo., says it is laying off 190 workers because of the troubled economy.


HNI Corp. Names Head Of Allsteel Division

November 5, 2008 5:00 am | News | Comments

Office furniture manufacturer said Tuesday it has named Jeff Lorenger president of the company's Allsteel Inc. unit.

N.H. Suffers More Manufacturing Layoffs

November 5, 2008 4:55 am | News | Comments

State’s manufacturing industry lost 700 jobs in August and September, and the layoffs keep coming as Hoyt Electrical Instruments laid off another handful of workers in less than a month.


Delta Faucet Cuts 45 Jobs

November 5, 2008 4:47 am | News | Comments

Company's plumbing fixtures plant in West Tennessee has laid off 45 workers as the housing downturn continues to drag down the economy.


Former Georgia-Pacific Workers Called Back To Mill

November 5, 2008 4:45 am | News | Comments

About 160 former employees of an idle pulp and paper mill in Old Town, Maine, will soon be going back to work now that the court-approved sale of the facility has been made official.


Domtar Shutting Down Paper Machine

November 5, 2008 4:40 am | News | Comments

Canadian lumber and writing-paper maker said it is shutting down a paper machine at an Ontario mill, a move that will affect roughly 195 employees.


Microsoft Focuses On China For R & D

November 5, 2008 4:36 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Software giant expects its Beijing research center to start producing breakthroughs that could lead to global products in health care and other areas, its chief research officer said.


ThyssenKrupp $4.2B Ala. Steel Mill Taking Shape

November 5, 2008 4:35 am | News | Comments

German steelmaker says its plans for a giant steel mill in Alabama remain on schedule a year after breaking ground on the facility and production begins in 2010.


Chinese Factory Owner Detained In Melamine Scandal

November 5, 2008 4:33 am | by Gillian Wong, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Authorities detained the owner of a feed processing factory suspected of selling chicken feed tainted with melamine that was later found in eggs, state media said.


ArcelorMittal Plans Deep Output Cuts

November 5, 2008 4:26 am | by Aoife White, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

World's largest steelmaker said it will cut output by nearly a third as a sharp economic slowdown dampens demand for steel used in houses and cars.


Boeing 787 Fastener Problem Might Delay Delivery

November 5, 2008 4:25 am | News | Comments

Analyst said Boeing must inspect about 350,000 fasteners on each of the 20-plus 787s under production and possibly replace fasteners incorrectly installed.


Siemens Makes $1.3 Billion Provision For Settlements

November 5, 2008 4:20 am | by George Frey, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Industrial conglomerate will set aside approximately $1.3 billion for any settlements related to ongoing corruption investigations at the company.



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