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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Manufacturing.net 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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