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Boeing Strike Ends

November 3, 2008 4:21 am | by Rory Marshall, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Machinists union members ended their walkout on Saturday by ratifying a new contract with Boeing; the vote was about 74 percent in favor of the proposal.


AP: Fujitsu To Buy Siemens' PC Stake

November 3, 2008 4:15 am | by Maria Marquart, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Industrial conglomerate Siemens is poised to sell its 50-percent stake in joint venture Fujitsu Siemens Computers to Fujitsu, sources familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.


Mercedes Offers Buyouts To 4,000 U.S. Plant Workers

October 31, 2008 1:20 pm | News | Comments

Automaker is offering buyout packages to nearly 4,000 workers at its Alabama plant for the first time since the factory opened 11 years ago.


Ford To Add 1,000 Workers To F-150 Factory

October 31, 2008 12:49 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Automaker is predicting pickup truck sales will bounce back enough for it to add 1,000 workers to its Dearborn F-150 factory in January.


Do You Have Frightening Freight Costs?

October 31, 2008 12:00 pm | by George Muha, Regional Sales Manager, Logistics Management, Inc. | Articles | Comments

By George Muha, Regional Sales Manager, Logistics Management, Inc.A vague bill of landing may be raising your freight costs. Read on to find out how you can benefit from having it properly filled out.

AbitibiBowater To Temporarily Shut Down S.C. Plant

October 31, 2008 11:45 am | News | Comments

Papermaker says it will temporarily shut down its plant in Catawba, S.C., the week of Christmas because of decreasing demand.


Coors' Banquet Brand Celebrates 135th Anniversary

October 31, 2008 11:15 am | by Catherine Tsai, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Beer that started it all for Golden, Colo.-based Coors Brewing Co. survived several name changes and the Prohibition era to reach its 135th Anniversary.


Intel: Financial Crisis Poses Risk To Business

October 31, 2008 11:05 am | News | Comments

World’s largest chip maker said Friday that the global financial crisis could hurt its business if important suppliers become insolvent, leading to product delays.


Boeing: Less Design Outsourcing On New Planes

October 31, 2008 11:04 am | by Tim Klass, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Next new Boeing airplanes will be designed, developed and produced with less reliance on outsourcing than the long-delayed 787 passenger jet, a key executive says.


Automakers Prepare For Weak October Sales Reports

October 31, 2008 10:29 am | by Dan Strumpf, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Industry preparing to report another month of rapidly slowing sales, possibly the worst in decades, as the credit crunch and careening economy keep consumers away.


Experts: Melamine Is In Global Food Chain

October 31, 2008 10:21 am | by Gillian Wong, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Although it was deliberately added in China, melamine sometimes accidentally leaches into the food supply in low levels, from plastic dinnerware, pesticides and fertilizers.


Chrysler Sues Johnson Controls Over Battery Lead

October 31, 2008 9:55 am | by Ed White, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Automaker is suing Johnson Controls, saying the battery supplier has been charging for lead that doesn’t end up in the batteries.


Equistar Temporarily Closes Texas Plant

October 31, 2008 8:15 am | News | Comments

Chemical manufacturer is temporarily shutting down the olefin unit in La Porte, Texas, starting Friday as a result of declining demand for products that use plastic.


Canada’s Economy Shrinks In August

October 31, 2008 6:50 am | News | Comments

Economy in Canada shrank 0.3 percent in August following hefty 0.7 percent growth in July, in what is widely seen as the first in a series of monthly pullbacks.


Germany's Largest Industrial Union Threatens To Strike

October 31, 2008 6:45 am | News | Comments

IG Metall is poised to launch brief strikes this weekend in the nation's struggling automobile sector as the union and employers spar over wage increases.


Alcoa Cutting Upstate NY Jobs

October 31, 2008 6:35 am | News | Comments

Aluminum maker is cutting about 100 jobs from its northern New York plant in Massena.


Consumer Spending Falls

October 31, 2008 6:30 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Commerce Department reported Friday that personal spending fell 0.3 percent last month, contributing to the worst quarterly performance in 28 years.


Bobcat Offers Severance Packages

October 31, 2008 6:27 am | News | Comments

Union rep says Bobcat Co. is offering severance packages to about 100 hourly employees at its Bismarck plant before its six-week shutdown starts in December.


BMW Supplier To Add Jobs In South Carolina

October 31, 2008 6:25 am | News | Comments

LSP Automotive Systems will add 61 jobs and spend $45 million expanding its metal stampings plant in Greenville.


ArvinMeritor Cutting 1,250 Jobs

October 31, 2008 6:24 am | News | Comments

Auto parts supplier says it will cut 7 percent of its worldwide staff to help cut costs as weakness persists in the U.S. economy and auto market.



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