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Lafarge CEO Gets Big Merger Bonus as Cement Company Plans Job Cuts
The board accorded the bonus two days after Holcim shareholders approved the merger by a vote of 94%.
Takata Will Recall More Than 33 Million Vehicles
This latest recall expansion will almost double the number of vehicles linked to defective exploding airbags.
China to Invest $50 Billion in Brazilian Heavy Industry, Infrastructure
In Brazil, Beijing sees even greater scope to bolster bilateral trade, which has grown exponentially over the past decade. China became Brazil's main trading partner in 2009.
Google Backs Farm-Focused Startup as 'AgTech' Blooms
Farmers Business Network is a platform that lets farmers pool and share data gathered from arrays of sensors and computers involved with tilling the soil.
Airbus Warns of Bug that Could Affect A400M Engines
The technical glitch was discovered during an internal test after a crash in Spain.
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Canada to Retaliate Against US Over Country-of-origin Labeling 1
America's largest trade partner had previously fought the so-called COOL (country-of-origin labeling) rule at the WTO, saying it discriminated against Canadian products, and won.
Global Energy Subsidies to Hit $5.3 Trillion: IMF
"These estimates are shocking," the IMF said in a report, noting the figures were among the largest negative factors for economic growth it had ever estimated, piling up adverse effects on efficiency, growth and inequality.
Mixed Decision for Samsung Appeal in Apple Patent Case
A jury must recalculate the $930 million verdict against Samsung in the blockbuster patent lawsuit from Apple, a U.S. appeals court ruled Monday.
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Rolls-Royce Plans to Cut 600 Jobs in Marine Unit 2
The British company will trim about 10% of the division's employees, with most of the positions in Norway.
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British Manufacturing Giant JCB Breaks Ranks on Potential EU Exit
Will the United Kingdom leave the European Union later this decade? JCB chairman Bamford says the country "could exist on our own."
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Toyota City Stands as a Symbol of Japan's Auto Rise
Nearing the start of its ninth decade in auto manufacturing, Toyota and its eponymous city remain an example of growth and opportunity for the country.
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Indian Prime Minister Modi Urges South Korea to Grasp Investment Opportunities
'We have a special focus on infrastructure and developing a world-class manufacturing sector. South Korea can be a leading partner in this enterprise.'
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CEO Ghosn: 'No Reason' to Change Renault-Nissan Partnership Despite France Conflict
Carlos Ghosn's comments came after Paris gave itself and other long-term shareholders more power in Renault's affairs by doubling the number of votes they get for each share.
Thousands of Renault Workers Strike in Turkey
About half of all workers at the company's Istanbul factory launched their strike at the end of a shift.
US Manufacturing Down for Fifth Straight Month 1
Weak exports and the stronger dollar led to unexpected decline, the Federal Reserve reported.
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