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Mexico Suspends Poultry, Meat Shipments To U.S.

September 5, 2008 5:55 am | News | Comments

After U.S. officials reported misgivings about the quality of Mexican food processing and inspections, Mexico voluntarily suspended shipments of beef and poultry.


Boeing, Union Head To Mediation

September 5, 2008 5:54 am | by Tim Klass, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Representatives from Boeing and the machinists union met with a federal mediator Thursday as the clock ticked on an unusual two-day contract extension.


Tyco Electronics Shuttering 3 Plants In Europe

September 5, 2008 5:50 am | News | Comments

Diversified electronics maker would close automotive plants in Spain and France, affecting about 850 employees and potentially doubling restructuring costs.


Cirrus Sheds 100 Jobs

September 5, 2008 5:46 am | News | Comments

Duluth-based airplane manufacturer let go of 100 workers this week -- 71 in Minnesota and 29 in Grand Forks, N.D.


Gerber Scientific To Acquire Virtek Vision

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

Manufacturing systems maker on Friday agreed to buy the industrial laser maker for $33.1 million.


Report: Samsung Pursuing SanDisk

September 5, 2008 5:38 am | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics is looking into an acquisition of the U.S. computer memory card maker, a South Korean online business newspaper reported.


EPA Cutting Lawnmower Emissions To Stem Pollution

September 5, 2008 5:30 am | by Erica Werner, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Long-awaited regulation requires a 35 percent reduction in emissions from new lawn and garden equipment beginning in 2011.


Canadian Economy Adds 15,200 Jobs

September 5, 2008 5:28 am | News | Comments

Economy staged a mild comeback in August by creating 15,200 jobs following two consecutive months of employment declines.


Roche Closing California Lab

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

Swiss drug maker is planning to shutter its 1,000-worker Palo Alto research lab as it pursues its takeover bid for Genentech Inc.


Feds Charge Boeing Exec In Loan Scam

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

Former Boeing Helicopters vice president is being charged in a loan kickback scheme based at a suburban Philadelphia plant.


Honda Brings Back Insight Name

September 5, 2008 5:18 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Automaker bringing back the defunct Insight nameplate for a hybrid-only vehicle planned for the Japanese, European and North American markets early next year.


Germany's Industrial Production Falls

September 5, 2008 5:15 am | News | Comments

Industrial production fell 1.8 percent in July compared with June, with the three main categories of output showing declines, the ministry of the economy said.


Boeing, Machinists Extend Strike Deadline

September 4, 2008 1:53 pm | by Tim Klass, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

After workers voted overwhelmingly to strike, both sides agreed to a 48-hour contract extension at the request of Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire and federal mediators.


Supply-Chain World Europe 2008 Conference

September 4, 2008 7:49 am | Events

The Supply Chain Council’s Supply-Chain World Europe 2008 conference, “Unlocking Supply Chain Value Through SCOR,” will feature keynote addresses discussing...

Adept Technology President To Become CEO

September 4, 2008 7:00 am | by Edited by Staff | News | Comments

Intelligent automation software provider for motion and vision-guided robotics systems and services has named John Dulchinos chief executive officer to succeed Robert Bucher.

Union Official Says Lear Closing Ohio Plant

September 4, 2008 6:55 am | News | Comments

Auto parts maker Lear Corp. has told employees in Zanesville that the company will shut down its plant in the eastern Ohio city next year, says a union official.


Airbus Receives $756M Order From CIT

September 4, 2008 6:45 am | News | Comments

CIT Aerospace, a unit of financials services firm CIT Group, ordered 10 new aircraft worth roughly $756 million at current list prices.


Pernod Ricard Taking Control Of Absolut Distribution

September 4, 2008 6:39 am | News | Comments

French wine and spirits company is taking control of the distribution of its Vin & Spirit brands, including Absolut Vodka, ending a deal with Maxxium for non-U.S. sales.


Saab Warns Of Weak Sales

September 4, 2008 6:34 am | News | Comments

Swedish aerospace and defense company cut its outlook for 2008, citing delays in completing orders and uncertainties surrounding Swedish defense spending.


China's Wisco Forms New Steel Making Venture

September 4, 2008 6:25 am | News | Comments

Major Chinese steel maker has joined with smaller partner Liuzhou to set up a venture to be called the Guangxi Iron & Steel Group.



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