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Sensors Expo & Conference

May 6, 2008 6:39 am | Events

Sensors Expo & Conference is the only industry event in North America exclusively focusing on sensors and sensor-integrated systems. The expo hall...

Second Pratt & Whitney Thief Going To Prison

May 6, 2008 6:05 am | News | Comments

Connecticut man given eight months in prison after being convicted of stealing 35 huge metal rings worth more than $2 million from Pratt & Whitney Power Systems.

EU Trade Chief Hopeful Of Doha Breakthrough

May 6, 2008 6:02 am | News | Comments

New negotiating text for agricultural and industrial goods expected to be presented next week could pave the way for a new round of high-level talks to find a final compromise.

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Boeing Completes First 737-900ER Delivery To Europe

May 6, 2008 5:55 am | News | Comments

'Extended range' 737-900ER is the latest version of iconic 737 jetliner series, and is able to carry more passengers and fly farther than earlier models.

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BAE Report Finds Problems With Ethical Standards

May 6, 2008 5:50 am | by Jane Wardell, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Report commissioned by BAE Systems found that the arms company failed to pay sufficient attention to ethical standards, leaving itself open to misconduct accusations.

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ArvinMeritor’s Light-Vehicle Systems To Spin Off

May 6, 2008 5:45 am | News | Comments

New company, which will be named Arvin Innovation Inc., will be based in Detroit and will employ about 9,000 people at 42 facilities in 16 countries.

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Navistar To Supply Army Vehicles And Parts

May 6, 2008 5:25 am | News | Comments

Heavy truck maker said Monday that its Navistar Defense LLC received a three-year U.S. Army contract worth nearly $1.3 billion.

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Seniority Issues Behind Strike At GM's Fairfax Plant

May 6, 2008 5:15 am | by Margaret Stafford, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Local union president said GM wants to disregard seniority when placing employees in jobs at the plant and added that workers would not return without a seniority agreement.

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Northrop Wins $1.16B Navy Contract, Lockheed Protests

May 6, 2008 5:15 am | by Joelle Tessler, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

After a Navy debriefing, Lockheed concluded that it 'offered a technically compliant and awardable solution at significantly lower cost' than Northrop Grumman.

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After Ford Deal, CAW Moves On To GM

May 6, 2008 5:07 am | by Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Canadian Auto Workers president said the union won't reach a labor agreement with GM unless the automaker commits to adding new products at its Ontario plants.

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Merck To Cut 1,200 Sales Jobs

May 6, 2008 5:01 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Newest round of eliminations comes a week after federal regulators' surprise rejection of an experimental cholesterol drug heavily touted by the pharmaceutical company.

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Report: Foreign-Born Workers Struggle With English

May 5, 2008 12:23 pm | by Edited by Manufacturing.net Staff | News | Comments

Conference Board survey shows the majority of U.S. companies lack language training programs despite increase of foreign-born workers in the U.S. workforce.

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Southeast Alabama Won't Get VW Plant Says Official

May 5, 2008 11:50 am | News | Comments

Official says Dothan, Alabama won’t be getting the new Volkswagen plant and believes the competition for the plant now is between north Alabama and Tennessee.

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Ford: CAW Contract Will Save Company Money

May 5, 2008 11:35 am | News | Comments

Automaker says it will save money with a new contract ratified by the Canadian Auto Workers even though it doesn’t include a lower-tier pay scale for new workers.

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Japan Has Until September To Change Chip Import Rules

May 5, 2008 11:20 am | News | Comments

World Trade Organization has given Japan until Sept. 1 to amend its punitive charges on imports of South Korean computer chips.

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Oil Surpasses $120 A Barrel

May 5, 2008 11:15 am | by John Wilen, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Light, sweet crude for June delivery rose to a new trading record of $120.21 a barrel on Monday as supply threats emerged overseas and the dollar weakened against the euro.

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Economist Urges EU, U.S. To Change Biofuel Targets

May 5, 2008 7:25 am | by Aoife White, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Jeffrey Sachs called on the U.S. and the European Union to reconsider a shift to biofuels that has helped increase food prices by turning agricultural land over to energy crops.

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Senators: EPA Should Consider Ethanol Mandate Waiver

May 5, 2008 6:30 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Amid rising food prices, Senate Republicans want the Environmental Protection Agency to consider waiving the country’s ethanol production mandate.

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Iraq Buying Planes From Boeing, Bombardier

May 5, 2008 6:24 am | by Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Finance Minister Bayan Jabr signed two deals worth $5 billion to buy 40 Boeing aircraft and 10 planes from Canada's Bombardier to upgrade Iraqi Airways' aging fleet.

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Rohm And Haas Names New President, COO

May 5, 2008 6:10 am | News | Comments

Maker of paint, coatings and salt said Monday it named Pierre R. Brondeau as president and chief operating officer.

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