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Manufacturer Brings 1,200 Jobs to Charlotte

August 26, 2014 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Charlotte City Council has approved an incentive package for Sealed Air Corp., which announced last month it's moving its headquarters from New Jersey to North Carolina.              

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Chrysler Casting Plant Celebrates 50 years

August 26, 2014 9:51 am | by Chrysler Group LLC | News | Comments

On August 24, 2014, Etobicoke Casting Plant celebrated its 50th year of producing die cast parts for Chrysler Group LLC.                      

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U.S. Investigates Ford Explorer Police SUV Brake Hose Failures

August 26, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating a complaint that front brake hoses can fail on some Ford Explorer Police Interceptor SUVs.                    

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U.S. Durable Goods Orders at a Record High

August 26, 2014 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July but much of the strength came from a huge surge in demand for commercial aircraft. Outside of transportation, orders actually fell.    

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Rocket Explodes During Test Flight

August 25, 2014 2:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded shortly after launch on a test flight at the company's Central Texas development site.                       

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Semiconductor Company Cutting 1,350 Jobs

August 25, 2014 2:22 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Chip supplier Fairchild Semiconductor is eliminating about 1,350 jobs in the U.S. and Asia — about 15 percent of its total workforce — to reduce costs.                  

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Boeing Gets $8.8B Airplane Order

August 25, 2014 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing said Monday that BOC Aviation, an aircraft leasing company based in Singapore, is ordering 82 airplanes for a total of $8.8 billion.                                 

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Guilty Plea in California Meat-Recall Case

August 25, 2014 2:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge.                 

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S&P 500 Trades Above 2,000 Points for First Time

August 25, 2014 2:12 pm | by Alex Veiga, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

U.S. financial markets moved higher in midday trading Monday, edging the Standard & Poor's 500 index past 2,000 points for the first time.                               

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New PE Series Mobile Workstation

August 25, 2014 2:04 pm | by Unidex, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

A new Portable-Electric (PE Series) mobile workstation designed and manufactured in the USA by Unidex, Inc., Warsaw, New York has earned CE Marking.

Variable Speed Drive

August 25, 2014 12:43 pm | by WEG Electric | Product Releases | Comments

WEG Electric introduces its new CFW100 Mini Drive with advanced technology features in a small package. 

Roche To Buy U.S. Biotech Firm InterMune for $8.3B

August 25, 2014 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche said Sunday it has reached an $8.3 billion deal to buy InterMune Inc., a California-based developer of treatments for lung diseases.                        

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LG Bets on Pricey OLED Technology for TVs

August 25, 2014 9:52 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG Electronics Inc. announced two new giant OLED TVs with ultra-high definition screens Monday, sticking with its strategy of using the exceptionally expensive OLED display technology.                    

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Whisky's Worries Mirror Economic Fears in Scotland

August 25, 2014 9:47 am | by Martin Benedyk and Danica Kirka, Associated Press | News | Comments

Whisky makers and many other businesses are worried about the risks involved in finding themselves overnight in a new country with, among other things, a different currency.                      

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Advocacy Group Asks for Chrysler Investigation

August 25, 2014 9:41 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

An auto safety advocacy group has asked the U.S. government to investigate power system failures in Chrysler vehicles that could cause them to stall while being driven.                          

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Lufthansa Union Threatens New Strikes

August 25, 2014 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A union representing Lufthansa's pilots is threatening a new round of strikes in a long-running dispute over wages and early retirement benefits.                              

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Economists Give Clashing Views as Conference Ends

August 25, 2014 9:37 am | by Matthew Brown, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Reserve's annual conference opened with Chair Janet Yellen suggesting that the U.S. economy, the world's biggest, still needs help in the form of ultra-low rates and that U.S. inflation has yet to become a problem.        

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California Winemakers Cleaning Up After Quake

August 25, 2014 9:29 am | by Ken Sweet and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Winemakers in California's storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels as a result of Sunday's earthquake.                                   

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The Alfa Romeo 4C Heads to the U.S.

August 22, 2014 11:33 am | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

It's been 19 years since an Alfa Romeo has been marketed in the United States. Now that the Alfa Romeo 4C is state-side, Chris Woodyard gives it a drive.                            

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Dynergy To Spend $6.25B on Power Plant Acquisition

August 22, 2014 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dynegy plans to spend more than $6 billion to buy several coal and gas power generation plants from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners.                                

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