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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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