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Panel: Govt Meddling Added to Japan Nuclear Crisis

June 9, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A panel investigating Japan's nuclear disaster says the ex-prime minister and his aides caused confusion at the height of last year's crisis by interfering in the Fukushima plant's operation.Panel member Shuya Nomura said Saturday that Naoto Kan's aides made numerous calls to the plant, often...

China's auto market revved up in May

June 9, 2012 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's auto market revved to life in May despite the weakening economy, with vehicle sales jumping nearly 16 percent from a year earlier to 1.61 million units, industry figures showed Saturday.Sales for May in the world's largest market for new vehicles were sharply higher than earlier in the...

China to sell regional aircraft to Ukraine

June 9, 2012 3:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese state media say a domestic manufacturer will sell three regional aircraft to a Ukraine-based airline.The official Xinhua New Agency reported Saturday that Xi'an Aircraft International Corp. had inked a deal to sell three twin-turboprop MA60 aircraft to Kiev-based MARS. It did not...

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Johnson & Johnson taking $600M charge in 2Q

June 8, 2012 2:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson said Friday it will add about $600 million to its reserves to cover a possible settlement of allegations it paid kickbacks to a company that dispenses drugs to nursing homes.The company said it will take a one-time charge in the second quarter to cover a possible settlement of...

J & J Snack Foods buys Kim & Scott's pretzel biz

June 8, 2012 2:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

J&J Snack Foods Corp. said Friday it acquired Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels, a soft pretzel maker based in Chicago.The companies didn't disclose the financial terms of the deal.J&J Snack Foods, which makes Superpretzel, Icee and Slush Puppie and other snack brands, says it plans to expand Kim...

FDA delays decision on first drug to prevent HIV

June 8, 2012 1:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc. says federal health regulators have delayed a decision on whether to approve its drug Truvada as the first pill that prevents HIV infection.Gilead Sciences said Friday the Food and Drug Administration will take an additional three months to review its drug...

SkyWest, ExpressJet May traffic nearly flat

June 8, 2012 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SkyWest Inc., which operates regional flights for bigger airlines such as United Airlines and Delta, said Friday that passenger traffic for SkyWest and Express Jet combined was nearly flat in May.SkyWest and ExpressJet revenue passenger miles, or how many miles all passengers flew during the...

Weekly US oil, gas rig count up by 4 to 1,984

June 8, 2012 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. is up four this week to 1,984.Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday that 1,414 rigs were exploring for oil and 565 were looking for gas. Five were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago...

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Raytheon gets $338M Tomahawk missile contract

June 8, 2012 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Defense contractor Raytheon Co. said Friday that it received a $338 million contract from the Navy for the Tomahawk Block IV tactical cruise missile.The contract includes the replacement of weapons used during the military's operations last year in Libya, along with the purchase of additional...

Boeing Celebrates First Delivery to Avolon

June 8, 2012 11:40 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

- Next-Generation 737-800 first of 12 on order - Japan Airlines to operate the airplane SEATTLE, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Avolon celebrated today the first direct-order airplane delivery to the Dublin-based leasing company. Avolon took delivery of the first of 12...

Smart Sourcing in China

June 8, 2012 11:28 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Associate Editor, PD&D | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturers losing market share to their competitors due to their inability to compete with on-price manufacturing can now manufacture goods offshore with limited risk and exposure with Smart Sourcing.

Modern Automotive Dunnage

June 8, 2012 11:12 am | by Nicky Borcea, President, Sohner Plastics | News | Comments

Virtually all automotive dunnage is custom. After design and production of dunnage trays, the cycle of shipping parts and returning the trays after production to re-fill with parts again continues until the vehicle design itself is retired.

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Team led by General Dynamics gets Army contract

June 8, 2012 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said Friday that a team led by its C4 Systems business received a contract worth up to $385 million over 10 years to create and put in place a new radar system for the Army.The new system will replace an aging and outdated fleet of radar systems currently in used at Army...

How Do You Express a Brand Through Product Design?

June 8, 2012 10:43 am | by Jessie Mumgaard, Beyond Design | News | Comments

What makes your brand unique? How is it different than your competition? The brand is the most intangible element of any product or service.

Trial order in deadly $2.3M Pa. armored car heist

June 8, 2012 9:50 am | by JOE MANDAK - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A former armored car guard has been ordered to stand trial on charges that he murdered his partner and took $2.3 million from their vehicle in Pittsburgh in February, though an FBI agent who questioned him after his arrest in Florida two months later testified Friday that the suspect told him...

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