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German Industrial Union Expands Strike

November 3, 2008 4:29 am | Comments

IG Metall expanded a campaign of brief strikes to underline its demand for a hefty pay hike, while employers stuck to their insistence on a moderate increase.

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Chinese Manufacturing Activity Sluggish In October

November 3, 2008 4:24 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | Comments

Manufacturing activity in China slowed sharply amid weaker export demand despite a flurry of official measures to boost flagging growth in the world's fourth-largest economy.

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Boeing Strike Ends

November 3, 2008 4:21 am | by Rory Marshall, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Machinists union members ended their walkout on Saturday by ratifying a new contract with Boeing; the vote was about 74 percent in favor of the proposal.

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AP: Fujitsu To Buy Siemens' PC Stake

November 3, 2008 4:15 am | by Maria Marquart, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Industrial conglomerate Siemens is poised to sell its 50-percent stake in joint venture Fujitsu Siemens Computers to Fujitsu, sources familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

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Mercedes Offers Buyouts To 4,000 U.S. Plant Workers

October 31, 2008 1:20 pm | Comments

Automaker is offering buyout packages to nearly 4,000 workers at its Alabama plant for the first time since the factory opened 11 years ago.

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Ford To Add 1,000 Workers To F-150 Factory

October 31, 2008 12:49 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Automaker is predicting pickup truck sales will bounce back enough for it to add 1,000 workers to its Dearborn F-150 factory in January.

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AbitibiBowater To Temporarily Shut Down S.C. Plant

October 31, 2008 11:45 am | Comments

Papermaker says it will temporarily shut down its plant in Catawba, S.C., the week of Christmas because of decreasing demand.

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Coors' Banquet Brand Celebrates 135th Anniversary

October 31, 2008 11:15 am | by Catherine Tsai, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Beer that started it all for Golden, Colo.-based Coors Brewing Co. survived several name changes and the Prohibition era to reach its 135th Anniversary.

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Intel: Financial Crisis Poses Risk To Business

October 31, 2008 11:05 am | Comments

World’s largest chip maker said Friday that the global financial crisis could hurt its business if important suppliers become insolvent, leading to product delays.

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Boeing: Less Design Outsourcing On New Planes

October 31, 2008 11:04 am | by Tim Klass, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Next new Boeing airplanes will be designed, developed and produced with less reliance on outsourcing than the long-delayed 787 passenger jet, a key executive says.

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Automakers Prepare For Weak October Sales Reports

October 31, 2008 10:29 am | by Dan Strumpf, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Industry preparing to report another month of rapidly slowing sales, possibly the worst in decades, as the credit crunch and careening economy keep consumers away.

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Experts: Melamine Is In Global Food Chain

October 31, 2008 10:21 am | by Gillian Wong, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Although it was deliberately added in China, melamine sometimes accidentally leaches into the food supply in low levels, from plastic dinnerware, pesticides and fertilizers.

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Chrysler Sues Johnson Controls Over Battery Lead

October 31, 2008 9:55 am | by Ed White, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Automaker is suing Johnson Controls, saying the battery supplier has been charging for lead that doesn’t end up in the batteries.

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Equistar Temporarily Closes Texas Plant

October 31, 2008 8:15 am | Comments

Chemical manufacturer is temporarily shutting down the olefin unit in La Porte, Texas, starting Friday as a result of declining demand for products that use plastic.

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Canada’s Economy Shrinks In August

October 31, 2008 6:50 am | Comments

Economy in Canada shrank 0.3 percent in August following hefty 0.7 percent growth in July, in what is widely seen as the first in a series of monthly pullbacks.

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Germany's Largest Industrial Union Threatens To Strike

October 31, 2008 6:45 am | Comments

IG Metall is poised to launch brief strikes this weekend in the nation's struggling automobile sector as the union and employers spar over wage increases.

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Alcoa Cutting Upstate NY Jobs

October 31, 2008 6:35 am | Comments

Aluminum maker is cutting about 100 jobs from its northern New York plant in Massena.

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Consumer Spending Falls

October 31, 2008 6:30 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Commerce Department reported Friday that personal spending fell 0.3 percent last month, contributing to the worst quarterly performance in 28 years.

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Bobcat Offers Severance Packages

October 31, 2008 6:27 am | Comments

Union rep says Bobcat Co. is offering severance packages to about 100 hourly employees at its Bismarck plant before its six-week shutdown starts in December.

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BMW Supplier To Add Jobs In South Carolina

October 31, 2008 6:25 am | Comments

LSP Automotive Systems will add 61 jobs and spend $45 million expanding its metal stampings plant in Greenville.

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