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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Report: Foreign-Born Workers Struggle With English

May 5, 2008 12:23 pm | by Edited by 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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