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Stillwater Scales Back Work At Canadian Mine Site

September 3, 2014 3:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Stillwater Mining Co. is further scaling back work on a proposed precious metals and copper mine in Canada.                                         

General Dynamics Secures $5.8B Contract

September 3, 2014 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics, a Virginia based company, has landed a $5.76 billion contract to make armored vehicles for Britain.                                      

Aircraft Orders Set To Create New Jobs

September 3, 2014 10:53 am | by The Gloucestershire Echo | News | Comments

Jobs could be created as figures reveal there has been a surge in demand for new aircraft and engines.                                           

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Obama: 'Revving' Economy Calls For Higher Wages

September 3, 2014 9:51 am | by Jim Kuhnhenn, The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage on Monday in a buoyant account of the economy's "revving" performance.                             

Heineken Sells Mexican Packaging Business to Crown Holdings Inc.

September 2, 2014 10:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dutch brewer Heineken NV says it has sold its packaging business in Mexico to Crown Holdings Inc. of the U.S. for $1.23 billion (940 million euros) to reduce debt.                         

Civil Disobedience Expected in Fast-Food Pay Fight

September 2, 2014 10:01 am | by Candice Choi, The Associated Press Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

As labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize fast-food industry workers, McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants expect to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests.  

Airgas Opens New Location in North Dakota

August 28, 2014 3:41 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

One of the nation’s leading suppliers of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and related products, announced that it has recently opened a new location in Dickinson, North Dakota, significantly enhancing its local product and service capabilities for customers in the Bakken shale oil region.

Indiana Ethanol Plant Restarts After 2012 Shutdown

August 28, 2014 2:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An energy company has resumed production at an ethanol plant in Indiana along the Ohio River that was shut down more than two years ago by its previous owner.                           

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Lafayette Plant to Build Helicopters by 2016

August 28, 2014 11:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bell Helicopter is expected to begin assembly operations by 2016 at a new $26.3 million facility at the Lafayette Regional Airport.                                  

GE Opens Fuel Cell Facility

August 28, 2014 9:46 am | News | Comments

General Electric Co. is opening a new facility north of Albany devoted to the development of fuel cells.                                         

Labor Day Infographic: Beer Puts People to Work

August 27, 2014 2:11 pm | by The Beer Institute | News | Comments

A new analysis and infographic from the Beer Institute demonstrates how one job inside a brewery supports another 45 jobs outside.                                   

State Grant Spurs Toyota Expansion In Michigan

August 27, 2014 2:01 pm | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. says it's expanding its technical center in Michigan and moving 250 jobs from Kentucky.                                          

GM Moves Cadillac SRX Production to Tennessee

August 27, 2014 11:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The United Auto Workers union says General Motors will move production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to Spring Hill, Tennessee.                          

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Bombardier Workers Turn Down Latest Company Offer

August 27, 2014 11:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

 Workers at Bombardier in Thunder Bay, Ontario, continue to strike after rejecting the latest offer from the transportation company.                                 

New York Sees Surge in Local Alcohol Production

August 27, 2014 10:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New York has seen an overall uptick in the number of alcohol producers in the state, as more and more consumers turn to locally produced beer, wine and spirits.                         

Auto Supply Firm To Expand Manufacturing Plant

August 26, 2014 3:14 pm | News | Comments

International automotive supplier Continental is planning to invest about $150 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Newport News, creating 500 jobs.               

Missouri Plant Begins $17M Expansion

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

A northeast Missouri manufacturing plant that makes components for motor vehicles has begun a $17 million expansion.                       

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.              

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.                  

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.                              

Yellen: Job Market Makes Fed Hesitant on Rate Hikes

August 22, 2014 11:28 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.                 

Deere To Lay Off 460 From Iowa Plant

August 22, 2014 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to market demand.                            

Women Starting Businesses Hit Record High Despite Gender Setbacks

August 21, 2014 1:54 pm | by CBS | Videos | Comments

A new report says close to 1,300 women are starting businesses every day, but unlike their male counterparts, women often have to rely on their own money to get off the ground. Vinita Nair reports.               

Hostess Closing Bakery That Created the Twinkie

August 21, 2014 1:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hostess Brands plans to close the suburban Chicago bakery where the Twinkie was invented in 1930, cutting 400 jobs and shuttering a piece of American baking history.                         

Pet Food Factory Opens in Joplin

August 21, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The 415,000-square-foot production plant will slowly begin operating. It is expected to be near full production by April.                                      

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