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Electric Car Plant Coming To Kentucky

August 25, 2008 10:58 am | Comments

Gov. Steve Beshear said the state has authorized a tax incentive plan to bring a California-based Zero Air Pollution, or ZAP, electric car plant to southern Kentucky.


AAIPharma Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

August 25, 2008 8:30 am | by Edited by Staff | Comments

Pharmaceutical services provider has named Scott Neilson to the position of Chief Operating Officer responsible for AAIPharma’s global drug development services operations.

Hawker Beechcraft, Union Reach Deal

August 25, 2008 8:15 am | by Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Machinists union announced it has reached a tentative deal with aircraft maker Hawker Beechcraft that could end a strike at the company's plants in Wichita and Salina, Kan.


Mississippi Plant Target Of ICE Raid

August 25, 2008 7:15 am | Comments

U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement official says agents have raided Howard Industries in Laurel.


Russia To Withdraw Some WTO Commitments

August 25, 2008 6:45 am | Comments

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin backed proposals allowing Moscow to renege on some commitments it has made during World Trade Organization accession talks.


Curtiss-Wright To Bid For Vmetro

August 25, 2008 6:40 am | Comments

Maker of flow-control and motion-control products said it intends to launch a buyout offer for Norway's Vmetro ASA, which makes computer components.


Lockheed, Saab Compete For Dutch Jet Contract

August 25, 2008 6:09 am | by Malin Rising, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Saab offered to sell 85 JAS Gripen fighter jets to the Netherlands, going head to head with Lockheed Martin for a lucrative deal to replace the country's aging F16 fleet.


Protests Continue At Factory Of World’s Cheapest Car

August 25, 2008 6:05 am | by Manik Banerjee, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Thousands of angry farmers protested Sunday outside a Tata Motors factory that manufactures India's $2,500 car, demanding the return of their lands.


Applied Biosystems To Vote On Buyout

August 25, 2008 6:00 am | Comments

Research equipment maker said shareholders will meet in October to vote on the previously announced $6.7 billion buyout by competitor Invitrogen Corp.


Baxter Healthcare Licenses Surgical Antibiotic

August 25, 2008 5:50 am | Comments

Principal unit of medical device maker Baxter International said Monday it licensed an antibiotic surgical implant sponge from privately held Innocoll.


Arctic Cat Names COO

August 25, 2008 5:49 am | Comments

Snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle maker named Claude J. Jordan president and chief operating officer effective immediately.

Kirin Buying Australia's Dairy Farmers

August 25, 2008 5:47 am | Comments

Japanese food and beverage company will buy Australia's Dairy Farmers for about $763 million as it seeks to make a global push amid slowing domestic sales.


Dr Pepper Takes Stake In Big Red

August 25, 2008 5:40 am | Comments

Big Red's largest distributor, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, will take a minority stake in the Texas-based soft drink maker.


Alcoa Laying Off 300 Workers Over Power Disruptions

August 25, 2008 5:15 am | by Mike Obel, AP Business Writer | Comments

Aluminum maker will lay off about 300 workers at a Texas smelter and is suing the plant's power supplier, claiming it caused power disruptions that forced the firings.


Continental Names New CEO

August 25, 2008 5:10 am | Comments

Karl-Thomas Neumann new chief executive after a standoff over a takeover bid from Schaeffler that cost the German auto parts maker's previous head his job.


Tourists Push Industries Out Of Canal Park

August 25, 2008 5:08 am | by Janna Goerdt, AP | Comments

Paper warehouse, the construction company, the scrap yard, the steel fabricator -- one by one, all left their longtime homes at Duluth, Minn., Canal Park.


Harley-Davidson To Celebrate 105th Anniversary

August 25, 2008 5:00 am | by Carrie Antlfinger, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Celebration, which starts Thursday and is expected to draw over 100,000 people, also coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Harley Owners Group, or HOG.


Study: Japanese Buying More Domestic Food

August 25, 2008 4:59 am | Comments

More than 60 percent of surveyed consumers in Japan are buying more domestically produced food than they used to.


Company At Center Of Listeriosis Outbreak May Reopen

August 25, 2008 4:54 am | Comments

Maple Leaf Foods CEO Michael McCain told reporters that efforts to sanitize the facility were going well, and the plant could reopen, pending test results.


ArcelorMittal, USW Continue Contract Talks

August 25, 2008 4:50 am | Comments

With a labor contract set to expire Sept. 1, the United Steelworkers union in Weirton, W. Va., is hoping it can soon reach an agreement with ArcelorMittal.



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