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Workers Strike At Boeing?s C-17 Plant

May 11, 2010 6:29 am | by | Comments

Boeing workers who assemble the giant C-17 cargo jets in Long Beach are on picket lines in a dispute over pension and medical benefits.

Ex-Auto Czar: U.S. Could Get $40B Back From GM

May 11, 2010 6:29 am | by | Comments

Government could get back $40 billion of its $50 billion investment in General Motors, and difference would be well spent because it prevented mass job losses, Steven Rattner said.

Nokia Shakes Up Management To Tackle Rivals

May 11, 2010 6:28 am | by | Comments

Cell phone maker is reorganizing its leadership to tackle growing competition from rivals in smart phones and high-end mobile computers.


Underage Slaughterhouse Workers Testify

May 11, 2010 6:23 am | by MICHAEL J. CRUMB, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Two former underage workers testified against their former manager, who faces 83 child labor violation charges stemming from a May 2008 raid at the plant in which 389 illegal immigrants, including 31 children, were detained.

Oil Spill Blame Game Begins

May 11, 2010 6:02 am | Comments

Executives from BP, Halliburton and Transocean are trying to shift responsibility to each other.

BP Resumes Subsea Dispersant Spraying, LA Concerned

May 11, 2010 5:45 am | Comments

The EPA administrator is meeting with LSU scientists to discuss the state's concerns about the potential longterm effects.

Toyota Quarterly Profit Recovers To $1.2B

May 11, 2010 5:26 am | by | Comments

World?s top carmaker cruised back to profit in latest quarter as the company cut costs and hitched a ride on the global auto sales recovery while fighting to salvage its reputation.

U.K. Manufacturing Production Up In March

May 11, 2010 5:26 am | by | Comments

Manufacturing output in March was 3.3 percent higher than a year ago and 2.3 percent better than the previous month, U.K. government statisticians said.


Samsung Unveils $20.6 Billion Investment Plan

May 11, 2010 5:26 am | by | Comments

South Korean conglomerate to invest $20.6 billion in technologies including solar cells and medical devices, aiming to boost sales and increase its work force by tens of thousands.

Glaxo Extends Asia Push With Stake In Dong-A Pharma

May 11, 2010 5:26 am | by | Comments

GlaxoSmithKline says it has signed a strategic alliance with South Korea's Dong-A Pharmaceuticals, acquiring a 9.9 percent stake for $109.5 million.

Abbott Forms Unit, Signs Licensing Deal With Zydus

May 11, 2010 5:26 am | by | Comments

Drug and medical device maker Abbott Laboratories is licensing the products from Zydus Cadila, based in India, and will sell them in 15 emerging markets through a new unit.

NI reveals graphical system design event schedule

May 11, 2010 5:23 am | by Processingtalk | Comments

National Instruments (NI) has announced plans for NIWeek, a graphical system design conference and exhibition targeted at engineers, scientists and members of the academic community.

Singapore sand demand seen damaging Cambodia environment

May 11, 2010 3:30 am | by Reuters | Comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's thirst for sand to increase land reclamation and construction is driving an ecologically damaging sand-dredging industry in Cambodia, according to a report by a non-governmental organization. London-based Global Witness said on Tuesday that Cambodia's...

Germany needs storage solution for green power

May 11, 2010 3:30 am | by Reuters | Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany is at the forefront of installing renewable energy but there is an Achilles heel to its strategy.

U.S. Renewables plans 2 billion yuan China fund

May 11, 2010 3:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) May 11 - Private equity firm U.S. Renewables Group said it plans to raise up to 2 billion yuan ($293 million) for a fund investing in renewable energy projects in China.


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