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Monsanto Sells Cow Hormones To Eli Lilly For $300M

August 20, 2008 6:20 am | News | Comments

Agricultural chemical company agreed to sell its Posilac brand of cow hormones to drug maker Eli Lilly & Co.'s Elanco animal health unit.


Regulators Approve Kenwood, JVC Deal

August 20, 2008 6:14 am | News | Comments

European Union regulators approved a deal between Japanese electronics companies JVC and Kenwood, saying the combination will not impede competition in European markets.


Alberto-Culver’s New Plant Up To Full Production

August 20, 2008 5:55 am | News | Comments

Beauty-care products maker up to three shifts running five days a week, company said at a ceremony that served as the official opening of its Jonesboro, Ark., plant.


Bombardier Supplier Declares Bankruptcy

August 20, 2008 5:50 am | News | Comments

Grob Aerospace, which is developing the composite materials for Bombardier’s new Learjet 85 business plane, will continue to operate despite filing for bankruptcy.


Dow Reichhold To Close Delaware Plant

August 20, 2008 5:43 am | News | Comments

Dow Chemical Company and Reichhold Inc. say their joint venture is no longer worthwhile, and will close the chemical plant north of Dover by the end of the year.


Supervisor Charged In Iowa Plant Immigration Case

August 20, 2008 5:40 am | by Henry C. Jackson, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Agriprocessors supervisor arrested after an immigration raid at the company’s meatpacking plant was hit with new charges including conspiring to hire illegal immigrants.


Court: EPA's Air Pollution Rule Illegal

August 20, 2008 5:32 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Bush administration rule barring states and local governments from requiring more air pollution monitoring is illegal, a federal appeals court ruled.


Goodyear To Close 92 Stores

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

Tiremaker plans to close 92 underperforming retail stores by the end of the year in a bid to boost profit in its U.S. operations.


Ford Employees Take Future Cars For A Spin

August 20, 2008 5:23 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Automaker is trying to boost employee confidence by showing them -- and letting them drive -- vehicles Ford hopes will pull it out of the financial basement.


Four Small SUVs Get Top Marks In Crash Tests

August 20, 2008 5:14 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave top scores in front-end, side and rear tests to the Ford Escape, VW Tiguan, Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan Rogue.


California: Green Cars Need More Noise

August 20, 2008 5:10 am | News | Comments

Lawmakers have passed a bill to ensure that the vehicles make enough noise to be heard by visually impaired people about to cross a street.


Superior Industries Plant Closing To Cost 600 Jobs

August 20, 2008 5:05 am | News | Comments

Pittsburg, Kan., will lose 600 jobs when its largest private employer, wheel manufacturer Superior Industries International, closes its plant by the end of the year.


High Costs May Force Toyota To Raise Prices In Japan

August 20, 2008 5:02 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Soaring cost of steel has Toyota considering raising prices in Japan without a model makeover for the first time in three decades.


Ericsson, STMicroelectronics Launch Joint Venture

August 20, 2008 4:56 am | News | Comments

Swedish wireless equipment maker and STMicroelectronics NV's unveiled plans to create a 50-50 joint venture to make wireless chipsets for mobile handsets.


ArcelorMittal Buys Brazilian Iron Ore Miner

August 20, 2008 4:50 am | News | Comments

World's largest steelmaker said it will acquire all of London Mining Brasil's shares from London Mining PLC for $810 million.


Anheuser CEO To Get $10.4M For InBev Deal

August 19, 2008 1:30 pm | by Emily Fredrix, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

August Busch IV will be paid nearly $10.4 million after the brewer is sold to InBev SA and $120,000 a month to consult for the new company through the end of 2013.


Aerial Lift Truck Maker Cutting 125 Jobs At Kansas Plant

August 19, 2008 11:00 am | News | Comments

Snorkel International said layoffs are due to increased construction costs that have postponed some projects and forced contractors to cut back on buying the company's equipment.


Paulson: China Talks To Focus On Energy, Environment

August 19, 2008 10:50 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Talks to take place in December in Beijing, will advance efforts to work on a 10-year cooperative agreement aimed at addressing energy security and environmental pollution issues.


FDA Warns GE Over Lax Record Keeping

August 19, 2008 10:35 am | News | Comments

Federal regulators have warned General Electric over lax quality control standards at a plant that makes computer software for medical imaging.


Albany International: Eclipse Aviation To Cut Production

August 19, 2008 10:26 am | News | Comments

Textile and composite maker said its customer Eclipse Aviation plans to cut production of the Eclipse 500 jet airplane, hurting sales and profits in its Albany Engineered Composites segment.



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