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Economy Gains 192,000 Jobs

April 4, 2014

WASHINGTON—U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March and hired more in January and February than previously thought. The economy gained 192,000 jobs in March, the Labor Department said Friday, slightly below February’s revised total of 197,000. Employers added a combined 37,000 more jobs in January and February than previously estimated.


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Airbus Awards Contract for Paint Shop at Alabama Assembly Plant

April 4, 2014

MOBILE, AL—Airbus Americas has awarded the paint shop contract for its A320 final assembly line under construction at Mobile Aeroplex to MAAS Aviation Aircraft Services.


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U.S. Productivity Increases Again

April 4, 2014

WASHINGTON—Private nonfarm business sector multifactor productivity increased at a 1.5 percent annual rate in 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This gain in 2012 reflected a 3.8 percent increase in output and 2.2 percent increase in the combined inputs of capital and labor.


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Volvo Truck Plant to Hire 200

April 3, 2014

DUBLIN, VA—In response to increased demand for its trucks, Volvo increase production at its assembly plant here and hire approximately 200 hundred people.


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Factory Orders Rise in February

April 3, 2014

WASHINGTON—U.S. factory orders rose in February after two straight months of declines. New orders for manufactured goods rose 1.6 percent from January to $488.8 billion, the Commerce Department said.


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Contract Manufacturer Opens New Assembly Plant in Wisconsin

April 3, 2014

NEENAH, WI—Plexus Corp. has completed the relocation of employees to its new $50 million manufacturing plant. Some 1,100 Plexus employees and 200 temporary employees now work at the facility.


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Canadian Auto Workers to Vote on Unionization

April 2, 2014

TORONTO—Canadian auto workers begin voting next Monday on whether they want Unifor, the country’s largest private-sector union, to represent them in contract negotiations with Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.


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U.S. Manufacturing Expands in March

April 2, 2014

WASHINGTON—The U.S. manufacturing expansion accelerated in March, driven by gains in production and orders, in the latest sign that the economy is shaking off its winter doldrums and building momentum into the second quarter. The Institute for Supply Management’s index increased to 53.7 from 53.2 a month earlier. Readings above 50 indicate expansion.


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Bell Helicopter Opens New Composites Factory

April 2, 2014

BROUSSARD, LA—Bell Helicopter has opened a new composites manufacturing facility here. The $4.5 million, 28,000-square-foot plant will employ 30.


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BorgWarner to Add 200 Jobs in Michigan

April 1, 2014

AUBURN HILLS, MI—BorgWarner will expand its Powertrain Technical Center here. The expansion is expected to be complete in early 2015 and support up to 200 regular full-time jobs.


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