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80-Year-Old Jays Potato Chip Company Closing Plant

December 4, 2007 5:19 am | News | Comments

Bankrupt snack food maker Jays Foods Inc. will close its plant on Chicago's South Side, putting 220 people out of work.

Parker Hannifin Acquires Texas Thermowell

December 4, 2007 5:15 am | News | Comments

Motion-control systems maker purchased the manufacturer of equipment to protect temperature sensors from Bravura Ltd. for an undisclosed amount.

ArcelorMittal Buys U.K. Steel Distributor

December 4, 2007 5:06 am | News | Comments

World's largest steelmaker agreed to buy NSD Ltd. for an undisclosed sum to boost its market share in Britain.

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Daimler Truck Unit Buys Stake In Indonesian Companies

December 3, 2007 4:18 am | News | Comments

Automaker's Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. acquired stakes in a pair of vehicle builders to strengthen its position in the Indonesian market.

Kraft Completes Cookie Deal

November 30, 2007 5:34 am | News | Comments

Food maker says $7.8 billion acquisition of Groupe Danone cookie division will strengthen its presence overseas.

EU Clears Continental To Buy Siemens Unit

November 30, 2007 4:21 am | News | Comments

Regulators approve car parts maker's bid for Siemens' auto electronics unit, saying an investigation removed doubts the deal could hurt rivals.

Esmark: Time To ‘Right-Size’ Wheeling-Pitt

November 29, 2007 5:10 am | News | Comments

CEO James Bouchard says it's time to work with the United Steelworkers to make Wheeling-Pitt a profitable, productive part of Esmark.

Wheeling-Pitt Gets A Makeover

November 28, 2007 5:22 am | by Tim Huber, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Steelmaker will be known as Esmark Inc. after shareholders approve a takeover bid by Illinois-based Esmark a day earlier.

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Textron Buying Columbia Aircraft

November 28, 2007 4:53 am | News | Comments

Maker of Cessna airplanes and Bell Helicopters expects $26.4 million acquisition of the bankrupt aircraft manufacturer to close Dec. 4.

Regulators Clear NewPage's Purchase Of 8 Paper Mills

November 26, 2007 7:58 am | News | Comments

Paper maker’s $2.1 billion purchase of mills from Finnish paper giant Stora Enso Oyj approved by antitrust regulators.

Philips To Buy U.S. Lighting Maker Genlyte

November 26, 2007 4:55 am | by Toby Sterling, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Philips says the $2.7 billion acquisition will allow it to surpass rival General Electric Co. as the largest lighting company in North America.

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.

EU OKs $350 Million Emerson Electric Purchase

November 20, 2007 9:50 am | News | Comments

European antitrust regulators OK deal in which the U.S. electrical products maker will buy the embedded communications computing business of cell phone maker Motorola Inc.

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Brazilian Company Buying U.S. Zinc

November 20, 2007 8:05 am | News | Comments

Ohio-based Aleris International selling the business to mining and metals company Votorantim Metais for $295 million.

Flowserve Corp. Selling Rail Business

November 20, 2007 5:10 am | News | Comments

Sale to Germany's Vossloh AG includes assets held by Australian unit Thompsons, Kelly & Lewis Pty Ltd. that generated $11 million in 2006.

Companies To Buy Japanese Frozen Food Maker

November 20, 2007 5:03 am | News | Comments

Japan Tobacco Inc. and and instant noodle maker Nissin Food Products Co. plan to jointly acquire struggling Katokichi Co.

Regulators Want More Info On SABMiller, Molson Coors

November 20, 2007 4:14 am | News | Comments

Antitrust regulators requested the information as part of a review of the brewers' plans to combine operations in the United States and Puerto Rico.

SABMiller To Bid $1.2 Billion For Grolsch

November 19, 2007 5:15 am | News | Comments

World's third-largest brewer says the acquisition of second-largest Dutch beermaker will help Miller grow its premium brand business.

Applied Materials Acquires Baccini For $330 Million

November 19, 2007 4:40 am | News | Comments

Semiconductor equipment maker buying the supplier of automated metallization and test systems for making solar cells to strengthen position in photovoltaic industry.

Middleby Buying Foodservice Company New Star

November 19, 2007 4:27 am | News | Comments

Cooking equipment manufacturer paying $188 million for commercial foodservice equipment maker to expand in fast casual dining, bakery-cafe and convenience-store segments.

Vulcan Materials Acquires Florida Rock

November 16, 2007 10:00 am | News | Comments

The $4.2 billion acquisition of the cement and concrete products manufacturer bolsters the construction materials producer's operations in Florida and diversifies its nationwide presence.

Dynamic Materials Buys DYNAenergetics

November 16, 2007 6:45 am | News | Comments

Industrial metalworking company bought Germany-based manufacturer of clad metal plates and various explosives-related oil-field products for $96.6 million.

Ford Selling Michigan Interiors Plant

November 16, 2007 5:28 am | News | Comments

Auto parts maker Johnson Controls says its purchase is contingent on negotiating a competitive labor agreement with the United Auto Workers.

Autodesk Buying French Software Company

November 16, 2007 4:24 am | News | Comments

Software maker to acquire privately held engineering software company Robobat for $42.5 million cash; deal originally made in 2006 but wasn't completed.

Newcastle Brewer Rejects Hopped-Up Takeover

November 15, 2007 10:40 am | by Jane Wardell, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Takeover offer from Carlsberg and Heineken worth $15.1 billion still doesn't meet British beer maker Scottish & Newcastle's standards.

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