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China Holdings To Buy Precision Machinery Firm

July 21, 2008 6:00 am | by Edited by Staff | News | Comments

Bright World Precision Machinery Limited, a Chinese manufacturer of metal stamping machines, will be acquired by Chinese Holdings for approximately $263 million.


Latrobe Specialty Steel Workers Agree On Contract

July 21, 2008 5:50 am | News | Comments

Labor dispute that began May 1 at Latrobe Specialty Steel is ending now that workers have narrowly approved a contract.


Consumers Change Spending Habits, But Will It Last?

July 21, 2008 5:35 am | by Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Retailers, marketers and investors are all trying to figure out which habits shoppers will keep and which will they drop when the economy recovers.


WTO Rules Against China In Car Parts Dispute

July 21, 2008 5:25 am | by Bradley S. Klapper, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

World Trade Organization agreed with the U.S., EU and Canada that China was breaking trade rules by taxing auto parts imports at the same rate as foreign-made finished cars.


VW Global Sales Up Nearly 6 Percent

July 21, 2008 5:19 am | by George Frey, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Volkswagen said it achieved record global sales in the first half of the year on strong demand in India, Russia and China, delivering nearly 3.3 million vehicles.


Norwalk Furniture Idles Two Plants

July 21, 2008 5:16 am | News | Comments

Furniture maker has suspended operations at plants in Ohio and Tennessee, due to a slowing economy and changes in the furniture industry.


Food Factory To Close In New Mexico

July 21, 2008 5:15 am | News | Comments

Proper Foods factory that freezes and packs food in Deming, N.M., will be closing, affecting about 130 employees.


InBev's Brito A 'No-Frills' Leader

July 21, 2008 5:05 am | by Aoife White, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Carlos Brito, chief executive of brewer InBev SA, says he doesn't care for perks -- and neither should the people who work for him.


Roche Bids $43.7 Billion For Genentech

July 21, 2008 5:02 am | by Alexander G. Higgins, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Swiss drugmaker offered to buy the remaining shares of its U.S. biotech partner to boost its stature in the market for drugs to fight cancer and other diseases.


Anheuser Vows To Keep Sports Marketing

July 18, 2008 1:55 pm | by Emily Fredrix, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Sports accounts for two-thirds of Anheuser-Busch's overall marketing, but new owner InBev's reputation as a cost-cutter raised speculation that the budget could get the ax.


Auto Supplier Warns It May Shut Down

July 18, 2008 8:25 am | News | Comments

Battered by rising oil prices and anxious creditors, Blue Water Automotive Systems says it could go under within 90 days.


Eastern Europe – The Next Big Thing?

July 18, 2008 7:49 am | by Amy Radishofski, Features Editor | Articles | Comments

By Amy Radishofski, Features Editor, Manufacturing.netFor manufacturers who have exhausted China as a low cost solution, the countries of Eastern Europe offer a whole new world with new benefits and new drawbacks.

EU Exports Rise Just 4 Percent In 1 Year

July 18, 2008 6:50 am | News | Comments

Euro nations bought more foreign goods than they sold in May as a strong euro undermined exports and high oil prices inflated imports.


German Producer Prices At 26-Year High

July 18, 2008 6:45 am | News | Comments

Pushed up by steep increases in oil and energy costs, producer prices accelerated to 6.7 percent in June, the highest level since March 1982.


Distributors Worry About Anheuser-Busch Sale

July 18, 2008 6:40 am | News | Comments

Some wholesale distributors of Anheuser-Busch products are concerned about a backlash now that the American brewery is being sold to Belgian-based InBev.


Plastics Supplier A. Schulman Raising Prices

July 18, 2008 6:35 am | News | Comments

A. Schulman Inc. will raise prices by as much as 20 percent in three different business units to offset ballooning costs for raw materials and energy.


Fiat, Cummins End Joint Venture

July 18, 2008 6:35 am | News | Comments

Cummins and units of Fiat Group SpA said Friday they will end their diesel engine joint venture European Engine Alliance.


Sony Ericsson To Cut 2,000 Jobs

July 18, 2008 6:32 am | News | Comments

Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson says it will slash 2,000 jobs worldwide within the next 12 months to cut costs.


Pratt & Whitney Awarded 4 Contracts Totaling $912M

July 18, 2008 6:00 am | News | Comments

United Technologies unit received four contracts worth a combined $912 million to provide engines for several airlines and aircraft leasing companies.


Parker Aerospace Wins Bombardier $3.5B Contract

July 18, 2008 5:55 am | News | Comments

Bombardier has awarded a unit of Parker Hannafin a contract worth up to $3.5 billion over 10 years to supply flight control systems for Bombardier aircraft.



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