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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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