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Hardman New Cymat President And COO

April 22, 2008 6:54 am | Comments

Toronto-based maker of advanced materials for industrial uses appointed aluminum industry sales veteran Tim Hardman as the new president and chief operating officer.

Ford Adding Jobs, Boosting Production At Russian Plant

April 22, 2008 6:50 am | Comments

Automaker hiring 1,500 new workers at its operations in Russia to help meet the region's growing appetite for cars.


Report: U.S. Slowdown Impacting Industrialized Regions

April 22, 2008 6:46 am | by Edited by Staff | Comments

U.S. recession and financial crisis weakening prospects for economic growth in key industrialized regions, according to the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI.


China’s Huawei Eager To Enter U.S. Market

April 22, 2008 6:30 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Despite hurdles that include national security concerns and product challenges, telecom gear maker is determined to become a major player in the U.S. market.


Lockheed’s Space Business Offsets Slow Jet Sales

April 22, 2008 6:10 am | by Stephen Manning, AP Business Writer | Comments

Defense contractor's first-quarter earnings rose 6 percent as higher sales of space equipment, missiles and other combat tools offset a dip in fighter jet sales.


Remington To Expand, Add 100 Jobs

April 22, 2008 6:05 am | Comments

Gun maker says it will add 100 jobs by the end of next year as it undergoes a multimillion dollar renovation.


Whirlpool Suspends Workers For Lying About Smoking

April 22, 2008 5:50 am | Comments

Evansville, Ind., plant has suspended 39 workers for smoking while claiming on their health insurance that they were non-smokers.


China Drafts Food Safety Law Outlining Penalties

April 22, 2008 5:45 am | by Henry Sanderson, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Industry officials said proposed law, which promises tough penalties including possible life imprisonment for makers of dangerous food products, is a good first step.


NAM’s Appeal To Delay New Lobbying Law Denied

April 22, 2008 5:40 am | by Dibya Sarkar, AP Business Writer | Comments

Supreme Court rejected the National Association of Manufacturers' request to postpone enforcement of a provision requiring trade groups to name certain dues-paying members.


Samsung Chairman To Step Down

April 22, 2008 5:35 am | by Kelly Olsen, AP Business Writer | Comments

Chairman Lee Kun-hee is resigning after 20 years as chief of South Korea's biggest conglomerate in the aftermath of his indictment on tax evasion and other charges.


Auditors: FDA Needs To Step Up Foreign Inspections

April 22, 2008 5:30 am | by Kevin Freking, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Concerns about the inspection program highlighted after the agency learned that contaminated doses of heparin probably came from a Chinese plant that was never inspected.


Think Global To Bring Recyclable Electric Car To U.S.

April 22, 2008 5:26 am | Comments

Norwegian automaker plans to sell an electric car that is 95 percent recyclable, goes 110 miles without a charge and costs less than $25,000.


Airbus Testing New Pratt & Whitney Engine

April 22, 2008 5:19 am | Comments

Agreement gives the European airplane manufacturer access to new technology but Airbus downplayed the prospect of a deal to eventually buy the fuel efficient jet engines.


ITC Investigating Tessera Patent Complaint

April 22, 2008 5:14 am | Comments

Tessera asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate the import and sale of certain semiconductor packaging products because they infringe its patents.


Exports Surge, But Manufacturing Job Growth Flat

April 21, 2008 12:25 pm | by Dan Caterinicchia, AP Business Writer | Comments

Weak dollar and rapid industrial growth in developing countries has boosted exports, but manufacturing jobs will not be created on the back of that export strength.


Munitions Maker Accused Of Selling Faulty Grenades

April 21, 2008 11:55 am | Comments

Federal authorities announced on Monday that Byron, Ga.-based Pyrotechnic Specialties is indicted for selling faulty grenades to the FBI.


Court To Rule On Tariff Trade Law

April 21, 2008 11:45 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Business Writer | Comments

Supreme Court said Monday it will rule on a case that could make it harder for U.S. companies to obtain protective tariffs on low-priced foreign goods.


GE CEO Stresses Power Generation Diversity

April 21, 2008 11:03 am | by John Wilen, AP Business Writer | Comments

To meet growing power needs, utilities must be willing to consider new generation methods while making existing techniques more efficient, Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt said.


'Gas Guzzlers' Popular In China

April 21, 2008 10:55 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | Comments

Auto sales in China are booming and demand for the biggest vehicles is getting stronger, with sales of luxury cars and SUVs expected to surge by 40-45 percent.


NAM, EPA Want Manufacturers To Reduce Energy

April 21, 2008 10:00 am | by Edited by Staff | Comments

National Association of Manufacturers, in a partnership with the EPA, will challenge its member companies to reduce energy use across all operations by 10 percent or more.



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