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AirGuide To Open Operations In Mississippi

August 15, 2012 10:24 am | by The Associated Press

AirGuide Manufacturing says it will move factory operations to Clarksdale, Miss., investing $720,000 to create 40 full-time jobs.


J&J To Remove Harsh Chemicals From Products

August 15, 2012 10:22 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer

Johnson & Johnson plans to remove potentially cancer-causing and other dangerous chemicals from nearly all its adult toiletries and cosmetic products worldwide within 3 1/2 years.


Video Shows Vapor Cloud Before Refinery Fire

August 15, 2012 10:20 am | by Jason Dearen, Associated Press

An internal Chevron Corp. surveillance video shows a towering vapor cloud engulfing an area of its refinery for two minutes before it ignited into a volatile blaze, federal investigators said Tuesday.


Mercedes Shipping SUV Kits To Asia

August 14, 2012 1:55 pm | by Patrick Rupinski, The Tuscaloosa News

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Inc. has started sending kits containing all the parts of M-Class sport utility vehicles to three Asian countries where the vehicles will be assembled for sale in those nations.


GM Recalls Big Vans To Fix Fuel Leaks

August 14, 2012 1:53 pm | by The Associated Press

General Motors is recalling more than 10,000 full-size vans in the U.S. and Canada because the fuel filler pipes can rust, leak, and cause fires.


KDHE Presents Plan For Former Smelter Site

August 14, 2012 1:52 pm | by The Associated Press

The Joplin Globe reports that the cleanup at the former EaglePicher plant will begin next year, funded with $6.5M from the company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy settlement in 2005.


Federal Appeals Court Sides With Texas Against EPA

August 14, 2012 1:50 pm | by The Associated Press

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency violated the Clean Air Act by rejecting a Texas program for approving air permits.


Components Maker Expanding In Tennessee

August 14, 2012 1:49 pm | by The Associated Press

A manufacturer of custom metal-formed components is expanding operations in Tennessee's Wilson County.


Fisker Names Former Chevy Volt Chief As New CEO

August 14, 2012 1:47 pm | by The Associated Press

The luxury hybrid carmaker says that Tony Posawatz is CEO effective immediately. Posawatz, 52, spent more than 30 years at GM.

Falling GM Stock Raises Government Loss On Bailout

August 14, 2012 10:10 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer

U.S. taxpayers will lose $3.3 billion more on the auto industry bailout than the government predicted two months ago, hurt by General Motors' falling stock price.


Luxury Cars Do Poorly In New Crash Tests

August 14, 2012 10:08 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer

Most midsize luxury cars — including the Mercedes-Benz C-Class — performed poorly in a new frontal crash test developed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the U.S.


U.S. Wholesale Prices Rose 0.3 Percent In July

August 14, 2012 10:07 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

U.S. wholesale prices increased in July from June, pulled up by higher costs for cars and light trucks and the biggest increase in corn prices in nearly six years.


Union, Automakers Gear Up For Negotiations

August 14, 2012 10:06 am | by Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press

The Canadian Auto Workers union and the Detroit big three automakers are gearing up for the latest round of contract talks.


Solyndra Agrees To Settle Suit Over Layoffs

August 14, 2012 10:04 am | by The Associated Press

Bankrupt solar company Solyndra has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle accusations that it failed to properly notify employees they would losing their jobs.


Work To Start On Turkey Processor's IN Plant

August 14, 2012 10:03 am | by The Associated Press

A turkey processing company is set to break ground on a $70 million plant in southeastern Indiana that it says will employ hundreds of people.


GM Makes Bid For Ally's Overseas Operations

August 13, 2012 12:16 pm | by The Associated Press

General Motors said that it submitted a bid for Ally Financial's international operations, a move that would more than double the assets of its financing arm, but also significantly increase its debt.

Google Cutting 4,000 At Motorola Unit

August 13, 2012 12:15 pm | by The Associated Press

The reductions represent about 20 percent of Motorola Mobility's 20,000 employees, and 7 percent of Google's overall work force.


Mercedes-Benz Recalls Floor Mats From ML-Class

August 13, 2012 12:14 pm | by The Associated Press

Mercedes-Benz is recalling all-season accessory floor mats sold in model year 2012 and 2013 ML-Class vehicles because they could cause the car's gas pedal to get stuck.


US Magnesium Loses Pollution Appeal

August 13, 2012 12:12 pm | by Paul Foy, Associated Press

Utah is moving to close a regulatory loophole that let industries exceed pollution limits and escape sanctions by blaming malfunctioning equipment.


Parker Hannifin Selling Auto Air Conditioning Unit

August 13, 2012 12:11 pm | by The Associated Press

Parker Hannifin is selling its automotive air conditioning business to Germany's ContiTech AG.



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