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Campbell Canadian Plant To Close

April 29, 2008 5:38 am | Comments

More than 400 employees at the food production facility near Kitchener, Ont., were told Monday the plant is shutting down.


CAW Agrees To Tentative Ford Contract

April 29, 2008 5:35 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Canadian Auto Workers President Buzz Hargrove said the deal freezes wages and cuts vacation pay, but avoids changes to base wages.


RV Maker Cuts Back As Industry Slows

April 29, 2008 5:30 am | Comments

Recreational Vehicle Industry Association estimates shipments of RVs will drop nearly 14 percent this year because of diminished wealth and declining consumer confidence.


Report: Canada Manufacturing Sales Flat In 2007

April 29, 2008 5:30 am | Comments

Statistics Canada reports there was little change in both the volume and value of manufacturing sales in 2007.


Mars Buying Wrigley For $23 Billion

April 28, 2008 11:40 am | by Ashley M. Heher, AP Business Writer | Comments

Snickers maker is buying the confectioner behind Juicy Fruit, Doublemint gum and Life Savers candy, for about $23 billion in cash, the companies announced Monday.


UAW Local In Ohio Delays GM Strike

April 28, 2008 10:55 am | Comments

Automaker says the local at the Mansfield, Ohio, metal stamping plant decided not to strike Monday morning and told the company it would give a 12-hour notice before any walkout.


Tax Rebates Likely To Be Spent On Food, Necessities

April 28, 2008 10:50 am | by Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Business Writer | Comments

Shoppers expected to use their tax rebates for food and other basic necessities, making them less of an economic stimulus than the Bush administration hoped for.


Truckers Rally For Lower Gas Prices

April 28, 2008 10:39 am | by Brett Zongker, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Horns blaring in a deafening fanfare, a convoy of truck drivers arrived in Washington on Monday to protest high fuel prices.


Whirlpool Forms Partnership With Chinese Company

April 28, 2008 10:34 am | Comments

Refrigerators and washing machines will be among the major home appliances produced by the new Chinese business created by Whirlpool and Hisense-Kelon Electrical Holdings Co.


U.K. Widens Price-Fixing Probe

April 28, 2008 10:29 am | by Jane Wardell, AP Business Writer | Comments

Britain's consumer watchdog has widened an investigation into alleged price-fixing by supermarkets to target some of the world's biggest consumer goods makers.


Laird Technologies Opens Factory In India

April 28, 2008 10:20 am | by Edited By Staff | Comments

Company opens first manufacturing operation in Chennai that will employ between 1,000 to 1,200 people in the 160,000 sq. ft. facility when in full operation.


Finnish Stainless Steel Maker Sells Copper Assets

April 28, 2008 7:14 am | Comments

World's second-largest stainless steel maker, Outokumpu Oyj, has sold its last copper assets, in a move to further concentrate on core stainless production.


CommScope Closing Brazil Facility

April 28, 2008 7:05 am | by Edited By Staff | Comments

Infrastructure solutions maker for communication networks to close its Jaguariuna, Brazil, broadband facility to eliminate duplicate manufacturing and distribution centers.


Survey: German Consumer Confidence Soars

April 28, 2008 7:00 am | Comments

Consumer confidence reached its highest level since October, bolstered by a strong labor market and new wage agreements, according to a closely watched survey.


Honda Canada Names President And CEO

April 28, 2008 6:51 am | Comments

Manabu Nishimae selected as president and CEO, replacing Hiroshi Kobayashi; Kobayashi will become the automaker's deputy chief operating officer and manager of regional sales for Japan.

Chinese Demand Bolsters Hyundai Heavy Profits

April 28, 2008 6:46 am | by Kelly Olsen, AP Business Writer | Comments

World's biggest shipbuilder said Monday that first-quarter net profit rose 19 percent from the same period last year amid record sales.


Austal Completes Production Of Navy Warship

April 28, 2008 6:40 am | Comments

The Independence, a Navy warship designed for near shore operations, rolled off the production line at Austal's shipyard in Mobile.

Governor Touts Economic Benefits Of Green Energy

April 28, 2008 6:30 am | by David Eggert, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Jennifer Granholm says Michigan has the manufacturing capacity, skilled workers and the right location to attract companies that make components for wind turbines.


French Winemakers Put A Cork In Tradition

April 28, 2008 6:00 am | by Emma Vandore, AP Business Writer | Comments

Screw tops, boxed wines, colorful easy-to-understand labels and sophisticated marketing are making inroads in tradition-bound France, even if many still sneer.


CEO Sharpens Procter & Gamble's Customer Focus

April 28, 2008 5:52 am | by Dan Sewell, AP Business Writer | Comments

Going beyond traditional methods like focus groups and one-way glass, employees visit homes, shop with consumers and work in stores to see how they choose and use products.


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