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Hail Damages 30,000 Cars At VW Plant

June 27, 2008 5:16 am | News | Comments

New vehicles sustained heavy paint and body damage from hail the size of ping pong balls at a Volkswagen plant in northern Germany.



June 27, 2008 5:11 am | News | Comments

Company's chief operating officer, Ian King, will become chief executive on Sept. 1, replacing Mike Turner, who announced his intention to retire in October.

OPEC: Oil Could Hit $170 Soon

June 26, 2008 1:55 pm | News | Comments

Crude oil prices will likely rise to between $150 and $170 a barrel this summer, but probably not reach $200 a barrel, OPEC President Chakib Khelil was quoted as saying.


Chrysler Temporarily Halts Liberty, Nitro Production

June 26, 2008 1:15 pm | News | Comments

Automaker is shutting down production of the Jeep Liberty and Dodge Nitro for two months at its Toledo assembly plant.


Anheuser-Busch Says InBev Bid Too Low

June 26, 2008 1:08 pm | News | Comments

St. Louis brewer's board is unanimously rejecting a Belgian-Brazilian brewer's takeover bid, saying the $46 billion offer undervalues the Budweiser maker.


Foam Company Settles Nightclub Fire Lawsuits For $6.3M

June 26, 2008 11:45 am | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Company that sold the flammable foam blamed for fueling a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people has agreed to pay $6.3 million to settle lawsuits from survivors and victims' relatives.


Iacocca: Chrysler Will Survive Current Problems

June 26, 2008 11:40 am | by David N. Goodman, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Ex-Chrysler Chairman Lee Iacocca says the struggling automaker will survive its current woes, just as it did when he helped save it from bankruptcy in the early 1980s.


CAW Accepts GM Plant Decision

June 26, 2008 11:36 am | by Joshua Clipperton, CP | News | Comments

Union says it accepts that GM is determined to shutter its truck plant in Oshawa, Ont., in the fall of 2009 but the union again vowed to fight the closure despite the odds.


InBev Files Lawsuit To Start Anheuser-Busch Takeover

June 26, 2008 11:00 am | News | Comments

Belgian brewer filed a lawsuit to confirm that Anheuser-Busch shareholders can remove without cause the company’s board of directors, taking what could be the first steps toward a hostile takeover.


Auto Components Company Opening Plant In Virginia

June 26, 2008 10:46 am | News | Comments

Westport Corporation will invest $3 million to open a 203,000-square-foot assembly plant in Roanoke, creating 60 jobs.


EU Deadline Looms For Privatization Of Polish Shipyards

June 26, 2008 10:45 am | News | Comments

Polish lawmakers say they need more time for privatizing three shipyards to prevent massive layoffs in the sector.


Oil Tops $140

June 26, 2008 10:40 am | News | Comments

Prices are soaring further into record territory, breaking past $140 a barrel after OPEC's president said prices could rise well above $150.


Dana Cutting Jobs, Second Shift At Kentucky Plant

June 26, 2008 10:40 am | News | Comments

Plant in western Kentucky that builds truck parts is cutting 103 jobs as it eliminates its second shift because of lower demand for the vehicles.


Washington May Offer Incentives For Boeing

June 26, 2008 10:36 am | News | Comments

Some Washington lawmakers are already talking about tax breaks and other incentives to encourage Boeing to build the replacement for the 737 in the state.


Anheuser-Busch Stops Selling Alcoholic Energy Drinks

June 26, 2008 10:30 am | by Christopher Leonardo, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Brewer will quit selling caffeinated alcoholic drinks as part of a legal settlement, attorneys general for Idaho and 10 other states said.


Waterjet Equipment Maker Gets Airbus Contract

June 26, 2008 8:10 am | News | Comments

Flow International, which makes industrial waterjet machines for cutting and cleaning, received a contract from European aerospace company Airbus.


Canadian Plastic Packaging Plant To Close

June 26, 2008 8:05 am | News | Comments

Ball Corp., which makes metal and plastic packaging, said Thursday it will close its plastic packaging manufacturing plant in Brampton, Ontario.


High Prices Boost Maine’s Metal Scrap Business

June 26, 2008 8:00 am | News | Comments

Metal prices, driven up by increased demand in domestic and overseas markets combined with a shift in the scrap supply chain, has ignited a boom in the scrap business.


UN: Toxic Waste Exports Rising

June 26, 2008 7:23 am | by Michael Casey, AP Environmental Writer | News | Comments

Poor nations welcome hazardous waste from abroad, such as old computers and banned pesticides, in a shortsighted bid to lift themselves out of poverty, a U.N. rights official said.


Severstal: Esmark Has Untapped Potential

June 26, 2008 7:19 am | by Vicki Smith, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

COO Gregory Mason says the plants and equipment have never realized their full potential, but Severstal will invest $250 million over five years to make sure they do.



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