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Boeing 1Q Profit Soared 58 Percent

April 25, 2012 10:30 am | by David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer

Airlines around the world are updating their fleets with new, more fuel-efficient planes, and that's good news for aircraft maker Boeing Co.


Auto Parts Makers Downplay Resin Shortage

April 25, 2012 10:28 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer

Executives from four auto parts companies said Tuesday that they don't expect widespread fallout from a shortage of a key ingredient in plastic resin following a factory explosion in Germany.


U.S. Steel Industry In Slow Recession Recovery

April 25, 2012 10:27 am | by Sandy Shore, AP Business Writer

Steel makers, particularly United States Steel Corp., bounced back in the first quarter from a slump in the last three months of 2011. But shipments and sales continue to lag pre-recession levels.


Senate Rejects Measure To Nullify Union Rules

April 25, 2012 10:25 am | by Sam Hananel, Associated Press

The Senate rejected a Republican attempt Tuesday to overturn new regulations designed to give unions quicker representation elections in their effort to organize more workplaces.


Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks Tablet-PC Combo

April 25, 2012 10:24 am | by The Associated Press

Many hope to compete with the iPad by marrying its benefits to a device with traditional PC features, like a keyboard.


U.S. Orders For Long-Lasting Goods Plunge

April 25, 2012 10:22 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer

Orders for long-lasting factory goods fell by the largest amount in three years last month, mostly because demand for commercial aircraft plummeted.


U.S. Car Part Makers Eye Expansion In Russia

April 24, 2012 2:14 pm | by Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press

U.S. car part manufacturers are considering stepping up their investment in Russia ahead of the country's entry into the World Trade Organization this summer.


Senate To Vote On Measure To Nullify Union Rules

April 24, 2012 2:12 pm | by Sam Hananel, Associated Press

The Senate will vote Tuesday on a rarely invoked measure, known as a resolution of disapproval, to overturn rules approved last year by the National Labor Relations Board.


China Official Says Proview Owns iPad Trademark

April 24, 2012 2:10 pm | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer

Apple Inc. risks losing the right to use the iPad trademark in China, a senior official suggested Tuesday, as a Chinese court was seeking to mediate a settlement between the technology giant and a local company challenging its use of the iPad name.


Cummins Plans Expansion, Hiring At IN Plant

April 24, 2012 2:08 pm | by The Associated Press

Engine maker Cummins Inc. announced Tuesday it would spend nearly $220 million to expand a southern Indiana facility and potentially add 290 jobs in the next few years.


GM Plant Lighting Upgrade To Save $800,000

April 24, 2012 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press

General Motors Co. has upgraded lighting at its Spring Hill, Tenn. plant and expects to save about $800,000 annually in electricity costs.


Fastenal Installs 10,000+ Industrial Vending Machines

April 24, 2012 2:05 pm

The 10,000+ machine milestone was achieved last week, when more than 200 machines were installed at various Fastenal customer locations.


China's Dream Of Electric Car Leadership Elusive

April 24, 2012 10:28 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer

China's leaders are finding it's a lot tougher to create a world-beating electric car industry than they hoped.


Toyota Shows Innovations In Production Methods

April 24, 2012 10:27 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer

Toyota says it is putting renewed focus on innovation in production methods and design after getting a wake-up call from its massive recalls.


Automakers Agree To Fast-Track Resin Substitutes

April 24, 2012 10:25 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer

Six major automakers and 19 suppliers are close to agreeing on a fast-track process for testing replacements for a resin that's in dangerously short supply.


Hawker Beechcraft Warns Employees Of Layoffs

April 24, 2012 10:23 am | by Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press

Aircraft maker Hawker Beechcraft gave 60-day layoff notices to about 350 workers at its plant in Wichita on Monday, about a week after it reported a nearly $633 million net loss for 2011.


Fifth Japanese Supplier Charged With Price Fixing

April 24, 2012 10:22 am | by The Associated Press

A Tokyo-based auto supplier has agreed to pay a $20 million criminal fine and cooperate with the U.S. government's ongoing investigation into price fixing in the industry.


Fitch Restores Ford Credit To Investment Grade

April 24, 2012 10:20 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer

The Fitch Ratings agency lifted Ford's credit rating from junk status to investment grade Tuesday, a sign that the company's recovery from near collapse is almost complete.


GM To Double China Production Despite Sales

April 23, 2012 2:32 pm | by Didi Tang, Associated Press

General Motors Co. chairman Dan Akerson said Monday the automaker plans to open 600 dealerships in China this year, and nearly double production capacity despite a slowdown in sales growth.

In '72, EPA Battled Pollution; Now It's Politics

April 23, 2012 2:27 pm | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press

Some in industry and politics question whether environmental regulation has gone too far and whether the risks are worth addressing, given their costs.



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