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Courts Rule In Paint Manufacturers' Favor

June 21, 2007 5:16 am | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Following a win for the state of Rhode Island against three former lead paint manufacturers, courts in New Jersey and Missouri have sided with the manufacturers.


China Surpasses U.S. As Top CO2 Emitter

June 21, 2007 5:08 am | by Audra Ang, Associated Press Writer | Comments

China was 2 percent behind the U.S., but jumped ahead 8 percent due to coal consumption and cement production.


Report: Toyota Considering U.S. Plant Construction Slowdown

June 20, 2007 10:15 am | Comments

Cheap yen has made it more profitable for the company to produce cars in Japan and ship them to the U.S.


Feds Arrest Illegal Immigrants At Pocono Plant

June 20, 2007 10:00 am | Comments

Illegal immigrants arrested during raid of Iridium Industries Inc.'s Artube division; similar raids have taken place in nationwide crackdown.


Freightliner's Alternate Workweeks Preventing Layoffs

June 20, 2007 7:14 am | Comments

Union members at North Carolina truck manufacturing plant agreed to work alternate weeks to save nearly 1,500 jobs.


China Hopes For IMF Impartiality In Currency Policy

June 20, 2007 7:01 am | Comments

Washington is pushing to raise the yuan as China appeals to the International Monetary Fund for fairness in policy decisions.


Colorado Craft Brewer Doubles Bottling Capacity

June 20, 2007 6:56 am | Comments

New $26 million packaging plant will produce up to 850,000 barrels of beer a year.


Russia's Sukhoi Wins First Foreign Civilian Jet Order

June 20, 2007 6:45 am | by Angela Charlton, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Fighter jet giant Sukhoi lands 20-plane deal with regional carrier Itali Airlines for its medium-range civilian Superjet.


Auto Industry Presses Undecided Senators On Fuel Economy

June 20, 2007 6:31 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Industry looking to add to the opposition of fuel economy standards increase; says increase would reduce vehicle variety and cost jobs.


Matsushita Doubling Plasma Display Output

June 20, 2007 6:27 am | Comments

The Osaka-based maker of Panasonic-branded electronics plans to manufacture 300,000 42-inch plasma display panels a month at a new plant.


Celestica Names Nicoletti As Permanent CFO

June 20, 2007 6:16 am | Comments

Nicoletti, has been acting Chief Financial Officer since March 28, when Tony Puppi retired from the position.

Boeing Technical Workers Vote To Decertify Union

June 20, 2007 6:15 am | by Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Employees at the Wichita, Kansas, plant now have no contract; union members claimed nonmembers paid less for benefits.


ExxonMobil Building New Elastomer Manufacturing Plant

June 20, 2007 6:00 am | Comments

Specialty compound produced at facility makes tires lighter by using less raw material and will significantly reduce fuel consumption.


Interface Selling Fabric Division For $70 Million

June 20, 2007 5:58 am | Comments

The division, Interface FABRIC, makes interior fabrics, upholstery products and specialized automotive textiles.


C & D Sells Power Electronics Unit To Murata For $85 Million

June 20, 2007 5:30 am | Comments

The company sold the division to reduce debt and invest in its power systems business.


Eaton Acquires Pulizzi Engineering

June 19, 2007 8:10 am | by Edited by Amy Radishofski, Staff Reporter | Comments

Acquisition allows Eaton to expand power quality and distribution offerings.


German Coalition Compromises On Minimum Wage

June 19, 2007 8:05 am | by Geir Moulson, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Coalition extending a de-facto minimum wage arrangement from the construction industry to several other sectors, but fell short of an overall mandatory minimum wage.


China Cracks Down On Labor Abuse

June 19, 2007 7:00 am | by Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Police raids have freed 568 workers; young and weak kidnapped and forced into slave labor.


Delta Up In The Air Over Planes

June 19, 2007 6:45 am | by Bernard McGhee, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Atlanta-based airline still deciding between Boeing's 787 Dreamliner and the Airbus A350; order would be for “well over 100” new planes.


Goodbye Cards: American Greetings Closing Plant

June 19, 2007 6:30 am | Comments

Plant's hand-detailed work will be absorbed by other facilities and outside vendors; 140 employees affected by closure.



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