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Edwards Lifesciences Selling LifeStent Line

December 7, 2007 4:18 am | News | Comments

Heart valve maker will sell its LifeStent line of stents to C.R. Bard Inc. for up to $140 million to focus on its core businesses.

ArcelorMittal To Buy Slovakian Ferroalloy Supplier

December 6, 2007 5:27 am | News | Comments

Steelmaker said it would buy a Slovakian plant that supplies ferroalloys to its eastern European mills in the Czech Republic and Poland.

Patheon Selling OTC Manufacturing Business To Pharmetics

December 6, 2007 4:29 am | News | Comments

Pharmetics will acquire Patheon's operations in Fort Erie and Burlington, Ont., for $5.75 million and continue employing entire workforce.


Continental Focused On Growth After VDO Acquisition

December 5, 2007 4:43 am | by Christoph Rauwald, Dow Jones Newswires | News | Comments

Chief executive of automotive components and tire maker says company will focus on growth and not cost cuts after its acquisition of Siemens AG's VDO auto unit.

Miller, Molson Coors Distributors May Opt To Consolidate

December 4, 2007 11:25 am | by Sandy Shore, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Some distributors of just Miller or Molson Coors products are looking at buying competitors as they grapple with rising costs for fuel, materials and labor.

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.


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.


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.

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.

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