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Euro Jobless Rate Holds At 7.2 Percent In November

January 7, 2008 4:45 am | by Aoife White, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

European Union officials acknowledge that the economy may grow more slowly as businesses start to feel the pain of higher oil prices, a high value euro and a banking crisis.

Sony Bringing High-Quality Organic LED TV To U.S.

January 7, 2008 4:38 am | News | Comments

The 11-inch XEL-1, which will go on sale this month, is Sony's first television for the U.S. to use organic light-emitting diode technology.

LDK Solar Purchases Stake In Crucible Maker

January 7, 2008 4:24 am | News | Comments

Manufacturer spending $2.3 million for 33.5 percent stake in a local crucible maker to 'significantly reduce' costs of purchasing crucibles from abroad.


PlayStation 3 Holiday Sales Reach 1.2 Million

January 7, 2008 4:09 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Competition is intense among the latest video game machines, pitting Sony's PS3 against Nintendo's popular Wii and Microsoft's XBox 360.

Volkswagen Mexico Expects Record Production In '08

January 4, 2008 9:23 am | News | Comments

Automaker says it expects production at its Mexican plant to rise 9.5 percent this year to a record 450,000 units.

Inspection Technologies Buying Rheonik Business

January 4, 2008 5:55 am | by Edited by Staff | News | Comments

GE unit buying manufacturer of high accuracy coriolis mass flowmeters to broaden its current flowmeter technology offerings.

Hyundai Motor Looking To Build Factory In Brazil

January 4, 2008 4:25 am | News | Comments

Automaker’s first factory in South America is expected to have an annual production capacity of 100,000 vehicles.

Chrysler Creates Global Alliance Position

January 4, 2008 4:11 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Industry analysts say new executive vice president position to expand alliances with overseas automakers shows a new sense of urgency to find partners outside of North America.


Boeing Scores Record 1,413 Orders In 2007

January 4, 2008 4:00 am | by Elizabeth M. Gillespie, AP Business Writer | Airbus, Boeing | News | Comments

Airplane maker blew past an order record of 1,044 it set two years ago, selling 1,413 commercial jets in 2007 while delivering 441 planes, its best showing in six years.

Boeing Submits Proposal For $40 Billion Air Force Contract

January 3, 2008 8:50 am | Boeing | News | Comments

Air Force is expected to select a contractor by Jan. 31; Boeing is competing against Northrop Grumman Corp. to make 179 KC-767 planes.

Shell CEO: Raising European Emission Targets A 'Mistake'

January 3, 2008 8:45 am | News | Comments

Jeroen Van der Veer said global emissions cuts will be more difficult than most people realize because developing nations rely on fossil fuels to meet most of their increasing energy needs.

Study Spotlights Chemical Industry Supply Chain Practices

January 3, 2008 5:45 am | by Edited by Staff | News | Comments

Accenture's study results indicate that supply chain professionals are doing better at collaborating and communicating with customers than they were two years ago.

Kia Motors CEO Expects Strong 2008 Sales

January 3, 2008 4:57 am | News | Comments

South Korean automaker will probably return to profitability in 2008, helped by new vehicles and updated models.


India's Tata Motors Named Top Jaguar, Land Rover Bidder

January 3, 2008 4:50 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford has entered into 'focused negotiations at a more detailed level' with Tata, meaning Tata has become the preferred bidder for the storied British automakers.

Wireless High-Def TVs On Display At Vegas Show

January 3, 2008 4:32 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

At least three dueling wireless technologies for high-definition TVs will be on display at the Consumer Electronics Show which starts Monday.

Audi Begins A6 Production In India

January 3, 2008 4:17 am | News | Comments

Automaker started production of its midsize A6 luxury sedan in India, with the aim of producing more than 2,000 cars a year by 2015.

PPG Industries Completes Acquisition Of SigmaKalon

January 2, 2008 10:45 am | News | Comments

Pittsburgh-based paint and coatings manufacturer finalizes $3.2 billion acquisition of SigmaKalon Group of the Netherlands.

Mexico's Grupo Modelo And Molson Form Venture

January 2, 2008 10:30 am | News | Comments

Molson Coors Brewing and owner of the Corona brand have created a joint venture to import and sell Modelo's beer in Canada.

South Korean Airline Buys Five Boeing Planes

January 2, 2008 5:28 am | Boeing | News | Comments

Jeju Air ordered five 737-800 aircraft, Boeing's best-selling passenger plane, worth $370 million at list prices.

Singapore's Fourth Quarter GDP Shrinks

January 2, 2008 5:15 am | News | Comments

Economy contracted for the first time in more than four years as weakness in manufacturing outweighed windfall growth from a construction boom.

Hyundai Expects Double-Digit Sales Increase In '08

January 2, 2008 5:01 am | by Kelly Olsen, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Global sales this year are forecast to reach 3.11 million vehicles — up 19.6 percent from 2007 — generating $49 billion in revenue.

Boeing, Airbus End 2007 With 1,200+ Orders Each

December 21, 2007 7:28 am | by Elizabeth M. Gillespie, AP Business Writer | Airbus, Boeing | News | Comments

Most of the aircraft makers’ orders came from carriers in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, which have been expanding and upgrading.

Toshiba Joins With Sharp To Make LCDs

December 21, 2007 5:28 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Speculation has been growing that Japanese electronics makers will join forces to be more competitive.

Philips Makes $5.1 Billion Bid For Respironics

December 21, 2007 5:13 am | by Toby Sterling, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Acquisition is one of a steady stream of takeovers by Philips' medical arm, which rivals General Electric Co. as the world's largest medical equipment maker.

Campbell Soup Selling Godiva Chocolatier

December 21, 2007 5:10 am | by Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

World's largest soup maker agrees to sell its upscale Godiva brand to a Turkish food company for $850 million.

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