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Goodyear Posts 4Q Profit, But Misses Street View

February 14, 2012 10:13 am | by The Associated Press

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. returned to profitability in its fourth quarter partly due to higher tire prices after reporting a loss a year ago that included hefty costs tied to a plant closing.


Boeing Frustrated With Dreamliner Glitch

February 13, 2012 2:32 pm | by Alex Kennedy, Associated Press

Boeing has fixed a shimming problem discovered earlier this month on some 787 fuselages and plans to inspect other planes for the error, Boeing vice president of 787 development Mark Jenks said.


Tentative Deal In MS Suit Over Illegal Workers

February 13, 2012 2:30 pm | by Holbrook Mohr, Associated Press

A Mississippi company that was the target of the largest U.S. workplace raid on illegal immigrants has reached a tentative settlement agreement in a discrimination lawsuit by four black women who claimed the company gave preferential treatment to Latinos, federal court records said.


Google Says EU OKs $12.5B Motorola Deal

February 13, 2012 2:28 pm | by The Associated Press

Google says European regulators have approved its $12.5 billion acquisition of cellphone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings.


Obama Wants $8B For Community College Training

February 13, 2012 2:26 pm | by Jim Kuhnhenn, Kimberly Hefling, Associated Press

President Barack Obama called on Congress Monday to create an $8 billion fund to train community college students for high-growth industries, part of his broader pitch to make higher education more affordable for all Americans.


U.S. Probes Door Fires In TrailBlazers

February 13, 2012 2:22 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers

Federal safety regulators are investigating fires in the driver's side doors of Chevy TrailBlazers, the second such probe in a week.


EU Won't Scrap Carbon Tax

February 13, 2012 2:19 pm | by Alex Kennedy, Associated Press

Airlines and governments have complained the tax is too costly and was implemented without consultation. Industry leaders are warning the disagreement could spark a trade war between Europe and the rest of the world.


BMW Fined $3M For Untimely 2010 Recalls

February 13, 2012 10:22 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press

German automaker BMW has agreed to pay $3 million for delays in reporting safety defects and recalls to the federal regulators, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.


Chinese City Seizes iPads In Name Dispute

February 13, 2012 10:20 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer

Authorities have seized Apple iPads from retailers in a city in northern China due to a dispute with a domestic company that says it owns the iPad name, an official said Monday. The Chinese company said it is asking for similar action in more than 20 other cities.


GE To Hire 5,000 Vets Over Next 5 Years

February 13, 2012 10:18 am | by The Associated Press

GE said Monday that its "Hiring Our Heroes" partnership will help match veterans with jobs. The company, whose products range from jet engines to light bulbs, will also team with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to sponsor 400 veterans' job fairs this year.


Quinn Defends IL After CEO Blasts Jobs Climate

February 13, 2012 10:17 am | by Michelle Janaye Nealy, Associated Press

Gov. Pat Quinn defended the state's business climate Sunday after the head of Caterpillar Inc. blasted state political leaders in a published column for not doing enough to grow business and jobs in Illinois.


Unions Expect Right-To-Work To Cost Them

February 13, 2012 10:14 am | by Tom LoBianco, Associated Press

After losing their fight against right-to-work legislation, labor organizers are making a desperate bid on shop room floors and at union halls to persuade members to keep paying their union dues and avoid crippling labor's influence in Indiana.


Whirlpool Hails U.S. Move On Imports

February 13, 2012 10:10 am | by The Associated Press

Whirlpool Corp. said it welcomed a preliminary decision by the government on Friday affirming that Whirlpool and other U.S. appliance makers are being harmed by washing machines imported from South Korea and Mexico.


Grainger Highlights Georgia-Pacific For Supplier Excellence

February 10, 2012 4:30 pm

For the second year in a row, Grainger presented Georgia-Pacific Professional with two Partners in Performance Awards at Grainger’s annual supplier conference held recently in Rosemont, Ill.

TN Zinc Plant Catches Fire, Burns

February 10, 2012 2:29 pm | by The Associated Press

A fire at a Clarksville zinc plant was burning so hot Friday morning that the three-story building's metal walls glowed orange as firefighters struggled to smother highly combustible zinc dust with fire-retardant foam.


Nissan Recalling 39,000 Versa Small Cars

February 10, 2012 2:28 pm | by The Associated Press

Nissan is recalling 39,000 Versa small cars because the transmissions can be shifted out of park without the driver's foot on the brake.


CAW Accuses CAT Of Not Follwing Rules

February 10, 2012 2:24 pm | by Allison Jones, John Valorzi

The head of the Canadian Auto Workers union is accusing Caterpillar Inc. of not following the rules in its 2010 takeover of a London, Ont. locomotive plant it has decided to shut down.


Obama Calls For Manufacturing Revival

February 10, 2012 2:20 pm | by Tom Raum, Associated Press

President Barack Obama is making a strong election-year push for an economic revival "built on American manufacturing." But he faces an uphill slog, with little consensus even within his own party on how to do it.


GE Opens New Line At Appliance Park

February 10, 2012 2:18 pm | by The Associated Press

General Electric is starting production of a hybrid water heater in Louisville, marking the first new product line at Appliance Park since 1957.

Report: Apple To Unveil New iPad In March

February 10, 2012 2:16 pm | by The Associated Press

AllThingsD, a website affiliated with The Wall Street Journal, says Apple Inc. is holding an event in San Francisco the first week of March — the same week Apple announced the iPad 2 last year.



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