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Bombardier Wins $260 Million Belgian Order

November 27, 2007 7:22 am | News | Comments

Company will supply and maintain 35 freight locomotives for Belgian railway.

Draxis Health Breaks Ground On New Facility

November 27, 2007 7:18 am | News | Comments

New site is part of the company's contractual obligation to produce a broad portfolio of multiple nonsterile specialty semisolid products for Johnson & Johnson.

EU Chief: China Growth Economic Threat

November 27, 2007 6:18 am | News | Comments

Jose Manuel Barroso says current trade imbalance is 'unsustainable' and adds to anxieties about globalization and economic competition from overseas.


Philly Shipyard Gets $1.3 Billion Tanker Deal

November 27, 2007 6:09 am | News | Comments

Norwegian-controlled Aker American Shipping ASA signed an option deal with its Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA unit to build up to 13 tankers.

Rio Tinto Looking To Sell Alcan Unit

November 27, 2007 4:56 am | by Ross Marowits, Canadian Press | News | Comments

Global mining giant wants to focus on its upstream mining expertise by eliminating Alcan's engineered products division.

Whistleblower Says She Was Following 'Toyota Way'

November 27, 2007 4:55 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Auto worker in Toyota suit said she was carrying out the automaker's quality-conscious method for spotting defects when managers demoted her.

Report: Asian Counterfeits Hurting U.S. Companies

November 27, 2007 4:41 am | News | Comments

Theft of intellectual property is estimated to cost the American economy $250 billion a year in lost sales, jobs and tax revenue, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Canadian Auto Parts Makers Want $400 Million In Loans

November 27, 2007 4:34 am | News | Comments

Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association of Canada says the federal loans are needed to save the country's largest export industry.


Toyota's Production, Output Rises

November 27, 2007 4:18 am | by Kozo Mizoguchi, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Japan's top automaker says global production climbed 14.4 percent in October, moving it closer to overtaking GM as the world's biggest automaker.

Airbus Pushes Past Boeing With $14.8 Billion Order

November 26, 2007 11:27 am | by Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press Writer | Airbus, Boeing | News | Comments

Deal to sell 160 passenger jets to China stands to push the European plane maker past Boeing in total commercial aircraft orders this year.

Airbus Brings A380 To Northwest’s Doorstep

November 26, 2007 11:20 am | by Joshua Freed, AP Business Writer | Airbus, Boeing | News | Comments

Northwest Airlines Corp. executives will look over the slow-selling A380 superjumbo during a visit to Minneapolis, the airline's home airport.

Nissan Recalling 686,500 Altimas, Sentras

November 26, 2007 8:29 am | News | Comments

Automaker recalling the passenger cars to fix problems with a sensor that could lead to engine stalling.

Russia Creates Corporation For High-Tech Industries

November 26, 2007 7:55 am | News | Comments

President Putin orders creation of a state-run holding company that would oversee production and exports of high-tech industrial products.


Taiwan’s Chip Industry Predicted To Beat China

November 26, 2007 7:54 am | News | Comments

Despite a massive capital and manpower infusion from the mainland, Taiwan's computer chip industry will likely maintain its edge over China until at least 2020 says researcher.

Dubai International Buys Stake In Sony

November 26, 2007 7:50 am | Airbus | News | Comments

Purchase is the latest by Middle East investors who have become more aggressive in looking for investment opportunities overseas.

Russian Ford Workers Break Off Talks

November 26, 2007 7:45 am | News | Comments

About 1,500 workers halted production at the Vsevolozhsk plant, near St. Petersburg, on Nov. 20 in a dispute over wages and overnight work hours.

Former Samsung Lawyer Details Alleged Slush Fund

November 26, 2007 5:45 am | by Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Attorney says Samsung Group created a $215 million slush fund to bribe influential figures, adding to previous allegations of corruption at South Korea's biggest conglomerate.

China Urged To Stop Producing ‘Tidal Wave' Of Fakes

November 26, 2007 5:15 am | News | Comments

European Union trade commissioner says that eight out of 10 fake goods seized at Europe's borders last year were made in China.

Microsoft: Technology Is Key To Stopping Piracy

November 26, 2007 5:00 am | by Brian Bergstein, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Software maker’s experience indicates industry's best hope for reducing piracy rests with anti-copying technologies rather than in policing legalistic user agreements.

Broadcom Seeks Injunction Against Qualcomm

November 26, 2007 4:41 am | News | Comments

Chip maker trying to stop the industry giant from making, using, selling or developing cellular chips based on contested patents.

GE Enters U.K. Market With 30 Locomotive Order

November 26, 2007 4:13 am | News | Comments

Freightliner Group order for 30 freight locomotives puts GE Transportation in the U.K. rail freight market for the first time.

Waterford Wedgwood To Slash Irish Work Force In Half

November 21, 2007 8:00 am | by Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Luxury tableware manufacturer said it would lay off 490 of its approximately 1,000 workers at the crystal factory in Waterford, southeast Ireland — and focus on developing the plant's status as a tourism magnet.

Porsche ‘In No Hurry’ To Increase VW stake

November 21, 2007 6:00 am | News | Comments

Most observers expect it's only a matter of time before the luxury automaker moves to increase its 31 percent stake in Volkswagen AG.

Chinese Paper Antidumping Duties Canceled

November 21, 2007 4:50 am | News | Comments

International Trade Commission concluded that American industry was not threatened by imports of Chinese coated paper.

BHP Billiton Trying To Acquire Rival Mining Company

November 21, 2007 4:48 am | News | Comments

Australian company's CEO says takeover of Rio Tinto would be good for steel industry — but steel groups criticize the move, saying it will create an iron ore monopoly.

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