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Japan Auto Output Slumps 10.9 Percent

September 30, 2008 5:40 am | News | Comments

Auto production in Japan fell in August for the first decline in 13 months due to sluggish demand amid soaring fuel prices and declining exports.


Japanese Unemployment Surges, Spending Falls

September 30, 2008 5:39 am | by Tomoko A. Hosaka, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Japan got a triple dose of bad economic news as spending dropped sharply, jobless rate hit a two-year high and industrial production at the nation's vital manufacturers declined.


Mattel Asks Judge To Halt Bratz Production

September 30, 2008 5:35 am | News | Comments

Barbie-maker filed court papers Monday asking a federal judge to block its competitor MGA Entertainment Inc. from making or selling Bratz dolls.


Eurozone Inflation Falls To 3.6 Percent

September 30, 2008 5:32 am | News | Comments

Cooling prices offer little relief to a European economy suffering as consumers worry about rising unemployment and companies fear the banking meltdown.


Statton Furniture Manufacturing To Shut Down

September 30, 2008 5:30 am | News | Comments

Home and office furniture maker in Hagerstown, Md., will close next month, leaving 38 employees without jobs.


Tainted Milk Scandal Spreads To Australia

September 30, 2008 5:27 am | News | Comments

Concerns over melamine in one of New Zealand's highest-priced dairy exports have spread to Australia as officials consider if the manufacturing process causes the contamination.


South Korea Finds More Chinese-Made Tainted Food

September 30, 2008 5:25 am | News | Comments

Investigators say they have found high levels of melamine in two more Chinese-made food products imported to South Korea.


Toyota Unveils Rear Window Air Bag

September 30, 2008 5:22 am | News | Comments

In a rear-end collision, the air bag is ejected from the roof lining above the rear window and spreads like a curtain to protect the heads of the rear passengers.


Mitsubishi, Union Deal Highlights Job Security

September 30, 2008 5:20 am | News | Comments

Tentative deal on a new agreement between Mitsubishi Motors North America and the United Auto Workers calls for union workers to take pay cuts in exchange for job security.


Lipton Milk Tea Powder Recalled In Asia

September 29, 2008 8:05 pm | by Dikky Sinn, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Anglo-Dutch food giant Unilever is recalling its Lipton-brand milk tea powder in Hong Kong and Macau after it was found to contain traces of melamine.


House Defeats $700 Billion Bailout

September 29, 2008 1:55 pm | by Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Not enough members were willing to support the measure, ignoring warnings from President Bush and congressional leaders that the economy could nosedive without it.


Stocks Plunge As Bailout Plan Fails In House

September 29, 2008 10:55 am | by Tim Paradis, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Fear swept across the financial markets Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrials down more than 700 points, after the government's financial bailout package failed the House.


Tyco Electronics Completes Sale Of 2 Businesses

September 29, 2008 10:40 am | News | Comments

Company’s radio frequency components and subsystem business and its automotive radar sensors business sold for proceeds of about $470 million.


EU To Keep Duties On Chinese Shoes

September 29, 2008 10:31 am | News | Comments

Trade regulators tried but failed to get European governments to drop the extra duties that were put in place because Asian shoemakers were illegally selling below-cost.


Bush: Bailout Would Stabilize Economy

September 29, 2008 9:15 am | by Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

President argued U.S. taxpayers will benefit from safeguards that lawmakers wrote into the pending legislation, as the package moves through the House.


Cephalon To Pay $425M For Misbranded Drugs

September 29, 2008 9:10 am | News | Comments

Drug maker marketed three drugs for uses other than what they were FDA approved for, federal authorities said.


Textron Building Plant In Mexico

September 29, 2008 9:05 am | News | Comments

Industrial conglomerate said Monday it will expand operations in Mexico by building a new manufacturing plant in the northern state of Chihuahua.


PPG Industries Buys Chinese Automotive Coatings Firm

September 29, 2008 8:30 am | News | Comments

Company said Monday it has acquired Chinese automotive refinish coatings business Bonny Coating-Made Co. of Guangzhou, China.


Union: GM Ohio SUV Plant To Close Soon

September 29, 2008 8:30 am | News | Comments

IUE-CWA official says he expects General Motors' SUV plant in the Dayton suburb of Moraine to close in January or February based on inventory and projected sales.


ImClone Could Reveal Mystery Bidder Soon

September 29, 2008 8:25 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Biotech company said Monday it expects either a solid purchase proposal or formal rejection by Wednesday night from its mystery suitor, which ImClone says is offering $70 per share.



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