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Lockheed Machinists OK New Deal, End Strike

June 29, 2012 9:51 am | by Angela K. Brown, Associated Press

Lockheed Martin machinists ended their 10-week strike Thursday, approving a new labor deal that includes a $2,000 bonus and annual pay increases starting at 3 percent the first year.


Last Day Of Work For AR Whirlpool Workers

June 29, 2012 9:50 am | by The Associated Press

Friday's the last day of work for nearly all the remaining employees at Whirlpool Corp.'s Fort Smith plant.


Lawson Products To Cut Jobs, Gets Credit Deal

June 29, 2012 9:48 am | by The Associated Press

Lawson Products Inc. said Thursday that it will eliminate 100 jobs as part of a restructuring and reached a deal with its lender for a new five-year, $40 million credit facility.


Schnitzer Steel 3Q Profit Falls On Higher Costs

June 28, 2012 2:34 pm | by The Associated Press

Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. said Thursday that its fiscal third-quarter net income slid 66 percent as it deals with higher costs and lower selling prices in its metals recycling unit .


Nissan To Manufacture Sentra In MS Plant

June 28, 2012 2:32 pm | by Jeff Amy, Associated Press

Company officials announced the plan Thursday, saying it will create another 1,000 jobs at the plant in Canton, north of Jackson.


Airbus Plans Factory In Alabama

June 28, 2012 2:18 pm | by Joshua Freed, AP Business Writer

European plane maker Airbus intends to build its first U.S. plant in Mobile, Alabama, a person with knowledge of the plans told The Associated Press.


U.S. Economy Grew At Modest 1.9 Percent Rate

June 28, 2012 2:16 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

The U.S. economy expanded at a 1.9 percent annual rate in the first three months of the year, a weak pace that few economists see changing much this year.


Opel Approves Plan To Cut Costs, Boost Brand

June 28, 2012 2:12 pm | by The Associated Press

GM's struggling European unit Opel says its board of directors has signed off on a turnaround plan that envisages cost cuts, new models, and efforts to win new export sales.


SC Metal Maker Expands In Sumter, Adds Jobs

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

Porter's Fabrications will spend $2.5M to increase its capacity in the Sumter plant it opened about eight years ago and will add 60 new jobs.


Google Sells Tablet, Challenges Kindle Fire

June 27, 2012 2:24 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer

The Nexus Seven is designed specifically for Google Play, the online store that sells movies, music, books, apps and other content . . .


Ohio Worker Injured At GM Plant Dies

June 27, 2012 2:22 pm | by Associated Press

Authorities were contacted Tuesday afternoon about a worker trapped by machinery at the metal processing plant in Parma, Ohio . . .


Union Carbide Corporation Dismissed In Sahu Case

June 27, 2012 2:21 pm | by Business Wire

A federal court concluded that UCC is not liable for any environmental remediation or pollution-related claims made by residents near the Bhopal plant site in India . . .


GE Adds To Work Force At Louisville Plant

June 27, 2012 2:18 pm | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press

The newest 380 employees will man a new second shift to produce the refrigerators, and the company is still hiring workers to fill the slots . . .


Oil Rises On better US Manufacturing, Housing Data

June 27, 2012 2:16 pm | by Sandy Shore, AP Business Writer

Factories received more orders in May for long-lasting manufactured goods such as heavy machinery, computers and communications equipment . . .


Nation's First "Green Gasonline" Production Facility

June 27, 2012 2:13 pm | by Sundrop Fuels, Inc.

Sundrop Fuels will use a multi-phase process to convert sustainable forest waste into clean, affordable bio-based "green gasoline" for use . . .


Boeing, Embraer Team Up On Military Plane

June 27, 2012 9:44 am | by The Associated Press

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer and U.S. company Boeing say they've agreed to share technical knowledge and market assessments on the development of a Brazilian military cargo plane.

C8 Science Panel Needs More Time On Health Reports

June 27, 2012 9:42 am | by The Associated Press

A panel studying possible links between a chemical used at a DuPont plant in West Virginia and various diseases needs at least three more months to finish its work.


U.S. Durable Goods Rose 1.1 Percent In May

June 27, 2012 9:41 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

The Commerce Department said Wednesday that orders for durable goods rose 1.1 percent in May after two months of declines.


Caterpillar Pulled From Social Indexes

June 27, 2012 9:40 am | by The Associated Press

MSCI says it removed Caterpillar from indexes that track socially responsible investments, citing concerns about the Israeli military's use of company bulldozers.


Ford To Close Philippines Assembly Plant

June 27, 2012 9:38 am | by The Associated Press

U.S. carmaker Ford Motor Co. says it will close its 13-year-old assembly plant in the Philippines at the end of the year.



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