Friday, April 30, 2004
Yahoo! News - Canada claims victory in wood export row with US: "The lumber industry is a weighty political constituency in US states and Canadian provinces important for both leaders in looming election battles.
'This supports what Canada has been saying all along: Canadian softwood lumber exports do not threaten to injure US producers,' said Canadian International Trade Minister Jim Peterson in Washington. "
Courtney Pratt, Stelco President and CEO, said, 'We appreciate that Mr. Gerstenberger is acknowledging the extent of our problem. But we're puzzled why the representative of so many of our own employees would want to turn away possible sources of help - especially as it may relate to pensions. "
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
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Friday, April 23, 2004
Most steelmakers are experiencing the effects of tight supply of these commodities - including significant rises in their prices - partly because of high demand for steel in the booming Chinese economy. "
Thursday, April 22, 2004
Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Mr. Pratt's remarks will cover the changing steel industry and Stelco's current Court-supervised restructuring process. "
“The Legislature should not waste taxpayer dollars repeatedly passing legislation, knowing it will be vetoed, ordering me do to something that I effectively did long ago,” Granholm said Tuesday in her veto letter to the Michigan Senate. "
Friday, April 16, 2004
Thursday, April 15, 2004
The layoffs will begin in September, and the plant will cease operations by year's end because of a glut of rolled aluminum on the market, Alcoa said this week. "
It's safe to say that following the 2001 terrorist attacks, Anthony forged some of the strongest personal bonds between New York and the hinterland."
Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Wall Street analysts had expected both figures to advance a smaller 0.6 percent.
February sales were also revised upward, to a 1.0 percent increase from the previously reported 0.7 percent gain. February ex-auto sales were raised to a 0.6 percent advance from a previously reported flat reading. "
'Auction is probably not a good word although that's the legal word for it. It's more of a negotiation. It's a lengthy process but it will get done,' Weirton spokesman Gregg Warren said. "
Outstanding bank loans have already grown by more than 20 percent so far this year from last year. "
Monday, April 12, 2004
Friday, April 09, 2004
Frink is a Hispanic businessman who owns Fabrica International in Orange County, Calif., a company that manufactures carpets and rugs.
'Al's extensive background as a manufacturer makes him a great candidate to serve because he has walked in their shoes and knows firsthand the barriers that are challenging American manufacturers' "
Thursday, April 08, 2004
'This is tremendous news for our members,' said Dorothy Coleman, vice president for tax policy at the National Association of Manufacturers.
The legislation would reformulate over the next two years how companies calculate their pension contributions, replacing an outdated formula with one that more accurately reflects current interest rates. It is backed by both companies and unions. "
Wednesday, April 07, 2004
Monday, April 05, 2004
The stone boats looked like any other canoe, but ranged in weight from 130 to more than 200 pounds. A typical fiberglass or aluminum model weighs about a third of that.
The goal is to build a lighter, faster canoe, Gentner said. "
Sunday, April 04, 2004
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But the outlook is shaky for the measure in the Senate. "
Thursday, April 01, 2004
The lawmakers, reconciling House and Senate bills, also agreed there should be another $1.6 billion in extra aid for major airlines and steel companies.
Democrats warned the accord was unlikely to pass the closely divided Senate. "