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Ex-Intel Worker Charged With Stealing Trade Secrets

November 6, 2008 4:14 am | by Jordan Robertson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Former Intel Corp. engineer has been charged with stealing trade secrets worth $1 billion from the chip maker while he worked for its main rival, Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

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Health Care Reform Could Hurt Drug Makers

November 5, 2008 12:35 pm | by Matthew Perrone, AP Business Writer | Comments

Pharmaceutical companies face biggest threat to their profits in a decade, as Democrats and president-elect Barack Obama vow to overhaul nation’s health care system.

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Bombardier Says New Jet, Jobs Still On Track

November 5, 2008 11:10 am | Comments

Aerospace company says plans for its new Learjet 85 assembly line and the added jobs in Wichita that come with it are still on track, despite the financial crisis.

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U.S. Automakers Pin Hopes On Obama

November 5, 2008 11:09 am | by Tom Krisher and Ken Thomas, Associated Press Writers | Comments

Detroit automakers and their allies in Congress said Obama's victory could help U.S. automakers get federal funding needed to survive a terrible economic slump.

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Agriprocessors Case Goes To Court

November 5, 2008 11:05 am | Comments

Owner and managers of nation's largest kosher meatpacking plant scheduled to go to trial next April on over 9,000 charges alleging child labor violations at the plant in Postville.

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Potlatch To Temporarily Idle 3 Mills

November 5, 2008 9:45 am | Comments

Wood products company said it would halt operations at three northern Idaho mills, temporarily laying off 415 workers.

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Xerox Closing Oklahoma Toner Operation

November 5, 2008 9:20 am | Comments

Company has announced plans to shut down its toner manufacturing operation in Oklahoma City and eliminate about 100 jobs by the end of the year.

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Johnson & Johnson's Physician Payments Investigated

November 5, 2008 8:28 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Business Writer | Comments

Pair of senators asked Johnson & Johnson to turn over information about payments to physicians as part of a widening investigation into its influence over medical professionals.

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Hercules Shareholders Approve Buyout

November 5, 2008 8:21 am | Comments

Shareholders in specialty chemicals maker Hercules Inc. voted to approve its $2.6 billion takeover by rival Ashland Inc.

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IBM Laying Off 100 Temp Workers

November 5, 2008 8:18 am | Comments

Company is confirming it has laid off 100 temporary manufacturing employees at its Essex Junction, Vt., plant.

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AK Steel To Levy Surcharge On Electrical Steel

November 5, 2008 8:10 am | Comments

Steel maker said Wednesday a surcharge of $185 per ton will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in December.

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Toyota Canada Not Worried About New Scion Launch

November 5, 2008 8:00 am | by Steve Mertl, CP Writer | Comments

Automaker has no plans to delay its ramp-up to the 2010 launch of its youth-oriented Scion despite economic forecasts that the country is on the edge of a recession.

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GlaxoSmithKline Cutting 1,000 U.S. Sales Jobs

November 5, 2008 7:45 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | Comments

British drugmaker is restructuring its U.S. operations, starting with reducing its U.S. sales force by 1,000, following many of its top competitors in eliminating sales jobs.

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Boeing Delays 787 Test Flight -- Again

November 5, 2008 7:43 am | by Daniel Lovering, AP Business Writer | Comments

Airplane maker said the first test flight of its long-delayed 787 Dreamliner jetliner has been postponed until next year due to an eight-week strike by union workers.

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Cerberus: U.S. Can't Let Automakers Fail

November 5, 2008 7:01 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Head of the company that owns most of Chrysler LLC says the country needs an economic stimulus package and must make sure the domestic auto industry doesn't fail.

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Intersil Cutting 140 Employees

November 5, 2008 6:02 am | Comments

Semiconductor company Intersil Corp. said Wednesday it is cutting its global work force by 9 percent because of the current economic turmoil.

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Agriprocessors Files For Bankruptcy

November 5, 2008 6:00 am | by Nigel Duara, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Kosher slaughterhouse Agriprocessors has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, blaming a May immigration raid for financial difficulties.

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Missouri Glass Maker Lays Off 190

November 5, 2008 5:05 am | Comments

Piramal Glass in Park Hills, Mo., says it is laying off 190 workers because of the troubled economy.

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HNI Corp. Names Head Of Allsteel Division

November 5, 2008 5:00 am | Comments

Office furniture manufacturer said Tuesday it has named Jeff Lorenger president of the company's Allsteel Inc. unit.

N.H. Suffers More Manufacturing Layoffs

November 5, 2008 4:55 am | Comments

State’s manufacturing industry lost 700 jobs in August and September, and the layoffs keep coming as Hoyt Electrical Instruments laid off another handful of workers in less than a month.

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