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U.S. launches antitrust suit over phone company merger
August 31, 2011
The U.S. federal government has launched a lawsuit against phone company AT&T over its plans to buy wireless carrier T-Mobile. Following an exhaus...

Panel looks at border post-9/11 border issues
August 31, 2011
Three current and former U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioners will be part of a live webcast looking at the American perspective on bor...

Pipeline opponents say pipeline will send Alberta crude overseas
August 31, 2011
Opponents of the proposed Alberta-Texas Keystone XL pipeline say the oil at the end of the refining process won't stay in American drivers' gas tan...

Canada's GDP takes a slight hit
August 31, 2011
Fewer exports helped push Canada's gross domestic product into negative territory in the second quarter of 2011. Real GDP for the quarter fell 0.1...

Third U.S. solar company files for bankruptcy
August 31, 2011
The Chinese solar panel industry has cast a cloud over American companies' plans. A California company that received a $535 million federal loan a...

Toyota, UBC to refine wheel casting process
August 30, 2011
Toyota and the University of British Columbia plan to retool the way the carmaker rolls out its aluminum wheels. The Japanese automaker plans to s...

Auto researchers receive grants to take projects to next step
August 30, 2011
Canadian universities plan to step up their involvement in automotive R&D with a $6.5 million government investment topped off with $10 million mor...

Airline begins Vancouver, Shanghai cargo runs
August 30, 2011
Canadian exporters now have an airborne pipeline to mainland China. A new air cargo service run by China Southern Airlines (CSA) between Vancouver...

Canadian firm inks deal to renovate nuclear plant
August 30, 2011
One of Canada's largest engineering firms has signed a deal that could add three decades to one of Argentina's two nuclear power plants. SNC-Laval...

North American companies look to source supplies from more places
August 30, 2011
North American manufacturers reported more hiccups than predicted in their supply chains during the second quarter of 2011. A review of the state ...

U.S. chemical maker plans new Ontario plant
August 29, 2011
A U.S.-based biochemical company plans to open a new production facility in Sarnia, Ont. by 2013. BioAmber Inc., through its Bluewater Biochemical...

Travel spending on the rise
August 29, 2011
World-wide spending on business travel is expected to cross the $1 trillion threshold in 2011, although travellers living in more-developed countri...

Canadian government must achieve border agreement with the US that has bottom-line benefits for industry
August 29, 2011
The report issued today by the Government of Canada on the results of its public consultations with respect to Perimeter Security and Economic Comp...

CME disappointed with B.C. HST vote, will push for additional tax reform
August 28, 2011
As a long time supporter of the introduction of harmonized sales taxes across Canada, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is extremely disappo...

Conference to look at North America-wide safety standards
August 26, 2011
A two-day U.S. conference in September will look at harmonizing safety standards North America-wide. The first North America Consumer Product Safe...

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters calls for a permanent extension of EDC's domestic financing powers
August 26, 2011
OTTAWA, August 26, 2011 - In a new report published today Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) called for the federal government to make Export...

Feds extend spam consultation deadline
August 26, 2011
The Canadian Radio-television Communications & Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has extended its deadline to hear from people affected by its E...

Report says foreign owners pay better than Canadians
August 26, 2011
A new study from Statistics Canada says manufacturers and foreign firms pay better than non-exporting, domestic companies. In most cases, the repo...

EPA awards Great Lakes cleanup cash
August 26, 2011
Water in and around the Motor City may have more sparkle in a few years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $2.2 million for f...

Industries predict slow return to "normal"
August 26, 2011
Several Canadian industries are expecting a slow few years, according to a new business survey. The Conference Board of Canada's annual summer for...

Keystone gets green light
August 26, 2011
The U.S. State Department has handed TransCanada Corp. the keys to Keystone XL. An environmental impact study released on Aug. 26 concluded the $7...

Researchers produce trace amounts of super-hard aluminum
August 25, 2011
Lab experiments by an international team of researchers have produced small quantities of a 40 per cent denser, super-hard aluminum. While the mat...

RIM looks to add new song to its repertoire
August 25, 2011
Research In Motion is looking to give up singing the blues and deliver something a little more up tempo. The Canadian company behind the BlackBerr...

U.S. government releases waste-reduction plan
August 25, 2011
The U.S. federal government has released its plans to cut into government waste. The Obama administration released their final regulatory plans Au...

Indian chemical company buys stake in Canadian operation
August 25, 2011
Tata Chemicals Ltd. has bought itself a little slice of Canada. The Mumbai, India-based chemical maker has entered into a $16 million agreement to...

Feds, Ontario invest in auto industry
August 24, 2011
Both the federal and Ontario governments are investing in the Canadian auto industry. North America's top car-producing jurisdiction is getting a ...

McGuinty predict's lower-than-expected deficit
August 24, 2011
The Ontario government has revised its estimates for this year's budget deficit. Queen's Park plans to spend $14 billion more than it brings in th...

Candy maker to open new plant
August 24, 2011
Sweet news from the candy front... McLean, Virginia-based candy maker Mars Inc. broke ground Aug. 23 on its first new U.S. manufacturing plant in ...

Chrysler to invest in Ohio plant
August 24, 2011
U.S. automaker Chrysler plans to invest $72 million keeping the doors open at a north-western Ohio manufacturing plant. The company plans to inves...

Heavy equipment maker plans new China factory
August 24, 2011
Caterpillar plans to spread its wings in China. The heavy equipment maker says it plans to build a factory to build a new model of a wheel loader ...

GM looks for partner to share hybrid development costs
August 23, 2011
General Motors is looking for a European partner to help develop hybrid vehicle powertrains. GMs Europen unit Opel is looking for a way to meet EU...

Claims grab $5 billion of BP spill damage fund
August 23, 2011
So far, BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill has cost the company $5 billion in damage payments. Fund administrators have paid out about one-quarter of t...

Drug shortage continues
August 23, 2011
Health Canada has pulled the plug on all but 17 essential drugs produced by a U.S. contract manufacturer Unidentified problems with “injectable ...

Canadian banks tighten credit
August 22, 2011
While major banks have been tightening their belts, credit unions and other Canadian financial institutions have been a little looser with the purs...

Australian steelmaker to concentrate on domestic market
August 22, 2011
The steel industry has one less player at the international level after Australia's Bluescope Steel announced plans to lay off 1,000 and get out of...

CME extends its condolences on the passing of Jack Layton
August 22, 2011
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) wishes to extend its deepest condolences to the friends and family of Opposition Leader Jack Layton, who s...

Australian company buys into Canadian manufacturer
August 22, 2011
A Canadian company making x-ray flux for the Canadian and U.S. markets is going international with the help of an Australian angel. Australian com...

DND issues call for stealth snowmobile
August 22, 2011
Canada's Far North military presence in the next few years may include stealth snowmobiles. The Department of National Defence has posted a tender...

Analysts concerned U.S. headed for another recession
August 19, 2011
Financial woes south of the border may be leading the U.S. into its second recession in three years. New economic data, including a substantial dr...

Sales take flight for Caterpillar
August 19, 2011
Heavy construction equipment maker Caterpillar says it has built on an impressive run last year with its latest sales figures. Caterpillar says gl...

UK manufacturers call for more promotion of manufacturing jobs at school level
August 19, 2011
UK business leaders are calling for the government to give students more incentive to get into manufacturing-related professions on the heels of an...

Apple plants seeds for next generation iPad
August 19, 2011
The next generation Apple iPad could be in testing as soon as October. A Wall Street Journal report says the computer company has been talking wit...

India plans to make moves in manufacturing
August 19, 2011
After making major moves at the global level on the service sector, India is planning to get industrious about industry. India plans to double its...

Carney predicts no Canadian recession
August 19, 2011
Growth may happen at a snail's pace, but Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney says Canada isn't recession bound in the second half of 2011. While o...

S&P drops Venezuela's credit rating
August 19, 2011
Hot on the heels of downgrading the U.S. to AA status, Standard & Poor's has taken a big bite out of Venezuela's credit rating. The agency panned ...

China hunts for more iron ore sources
August 18, 2011
The world's largest iron ore consumer is on the hunt for more autonomy in its supply lines. China is making a push into iron ore projects, with a ...

Job creation flattens in June
August 18, 2011
After eight months of decline in Canada's EI rolls, the number of unemployed workers stayed roughly the same in June. Statistics Canada says the n...

Solar cell makers see the light
August 18, 2011
One Ontario solar panel maker is planning to expand. Another says the red tape insulating new projects from the power grid are slowing it down. Th...

Researchers plan to improve cancer treatment with new, experimental equipment
August 18, 2011
Alberta researchers are taking the next step in cancer treatment research with a $2.5 million federal government grant. Researchers working on the...

CME plans active role in EI premium consultations
August 18, 2011
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters plans to play an important role in advocating for a better system that provides incentives for businesses to inv...

Diamond company plans to polish NWT tourism
August 17, 2011
Crossworks Manufacturing Ltd wants to give visitors to the Northwest Territories a look at how diamonds get their dazzle. The Yellowknife company ...

Atlantic investment program gets five more years
August 17, 2011
The federal and four provincial governments plan to spend another $10 million over the next five years helping businesses in Atlantic Canada reach ...

Foxconn eyes robot labour force
August 17, 2011
The rise of the robots is expected to continue in Chinese factories over the next few years. Chinese manufacturing giant Foxconn has announced it ...

India plans to make Chennai the next Motor City
August 17, 2011
The Indian state of Tamil Nadu says it plans to become the world's next big automobile manufacturing hub. The state capital of Chennai is already ...

Obama critics rant about Quebec-made bus
August 17, 2011
Critics are mad U.S. President Barack Obama is travelling America in a Canadian-made bus. The U.S. federal government bought a pair of VIP H3-45 b...

Alberta gives coal plant all-clear
August 17, 2011
The Alberta government has given the all-clear to a coal-fired power plant expected to produce twice the greenhouse gases of a natural-gas powered ...

Google puts itself on mobile map
August 16, 2011
The search for mobile supremacy has a new player - Google. Better known for its search engine, the Silicon Valley-based software company has acqui...

Second source adds to North Sea oil spill
August 16, 2011
Despite sealing off the worst North Sea oil spill in a decade, Royal Dutch Shell says oil is still coming out of the oil rig responsible. The comp...

Chinese competitive edge dulls
August 16, 2011
A Chinese business promotion agency says a rising Yuan and higher raw material costs have taken a bite out of the country's competitive advantage. ...

UK economy takes a hit
August 16, 2011
The UK rediscovered last week that it isn't immune to the bad news making the rounds in the world economy. Economic indicators released Aug. 9 say...

Battle for second Windsor, Detroit bridge heats up
August 16, 2011
Debate continues over a Canadian proposal to push through a second bridge crossing in over the Detroit River. Canadian politicians and business le...

Crimes against Canadians to get higher priority?
August 16, 2011
Mexico plans to pay more attention to Canadian safety concerns. A meeting between Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Mexican Foreign...

Corporate profits may take second-half hit
August 16, 2011
After six months of growth, the Conference Board of Canada says corporate profits may take a hit in the second half of 2011. After two-straight mo...

Canadian manufacturing numbers decline
August 16, 2011
June ended with a thud for Canadian manufacturing. Month-end numbers from Statistics Canada say manufacturing sales fell 1.7 per cent for the mont...

GM to re-open Indonesian plant
August 15, 2011
General Motors' overseas operations will be getting a $150 million revamp as the company reopens its Bekasi plant in West Java, Indonesia. Plans t...

New air travel agreement in effect with Mexico
August 15, 2011
The number of countries with more open access to Canadian skies soared to 57 last week with the addition of Mexico. An expansion on the existing a...

New air travel agreement in effect with Mexico
August 15, 2011
The number of countries with more open access to Canadian skies soared to 57 last week with the addition of Mexico. An expansion on the existing a...

Intel to bank on ultrabooks
August 15, 2011
Get ready for the next big thing in computers. Chipmaker Intel is planning to invest $300 million around the globe laying the foundation for ultra...

Researchers look at turning cow castoffs into plastic
August 15, 2011
It may give a whole new meaning to the words "car horn." Research at the University of Alberta has discovered a way to turn cow castoffs normally ...

New Brunswick runs trade surplus for June
August 12, 2011
While Canada's trade deficit, as a whole, ran $600 million higher in June, at least one province came out of the month in the black. New Brunswick...

Air traffic controllers agree to new contract
August 12, 2011
Canada's air traffic controllers have a new collective agreement. The country's 2,100 air traffic controllers voted 79 per cent in favour of an ag...

Conservatives say "no" to tax hikes
August 12, 2011
Treasury Board President Tony Clement says the ruling Conservatives plan to keep the ship sailing in the current heading. He ruled out calls from ...

Honda to build new Mexico plant
August 12, 2011
Honda's North American plans now include a Mexico assembly plant scheduled to begin operation in 2014. The Japanese automaker announced Aug. 12 th...

CME applauds government's aggressive action to support business expansion into new markets
August 12, 2011
Today's announcement by the Prime Minister to launch free trade negotiations with Honduras is a positive step and is supported by CME and our membe...

EU joins fight against Ontario green energy policy
August 12, 2011
A Texas-based company won't be alone in its challenge of Ontario's green energy policy. The European Union has joined Japan and Texas-based Mesa P...

Agreement opens skies over Canada, Cosa Rica
August 11, 2011
New agreements between Canada and Costa Rica will make travel between the two countries easier. Official ceremonies planned for Aug. 11 as a part ...

U.S. sub-committee sets guidelines for shale gas development
August 11, 2011
A U.S. sub-committee has released its recommendations for tapping into shale gas development. While the rock already supplies 30 per cent of Ameri...

Canada's trade deficit grows
August 11, 2011
Canadians bought more than they sold in June, raising the country's trade deficit from $1 billion to $1.6 billion. The month's trade numbers from ...

U.S. parks fuel saving targets on heavy trucks
August 11, 2011
Now that the smoke has cleared over U.S. plans to increase fuel efficiency in cars and light-duty trucks, heavy vehicles are being added to the mix...

CAW, Bombardier reach tentative agreement
August 11, 2011
The Canadian Auto Workers union has recommended putting an early end to a day-old strike at the Thunder Bay, Ont. Bombardier plant. Negotiators re...

Canada hopes to re-open Costa Rican trade talks
August 11, 2011
Costa Rica is next on the list of countries getting a free trade tune-up. Canada is looking to re-open talks with the South American country to up...

Manitoba manufacturers delay new equipment purchases
August 10, 2011
Amid earlier projections that Canadian manufacturers were planning to spend more on re-equipping this year, Manitoba manufacturers are taking more ...

GM gears new production in developing countries
August 10, 2011
General Motors latest drive will be into emerging markets. The automaker said it plans to add 80 per cent of new production through 2015 outside o...

Chinese exports hit highest levels in two years
August 10, 2011
The planet's biggest exporter has recorded its highest sales volume in two years. China's trade surplus increased to U.S. $31.5 billion in July, b...

CME welcomes arrival of Canada-Colombia free trade agreement
August 10, 2011
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters looks forward to hearing the good news trade stories the Aug. 15 implementation of the Canada-Colombia Free Trad...

Manitoba manufacturers delay new equipment purchases
August 10, 2011
Amid earlier projections that Canadian manufacturers were planning to spend more on re-equipping this year, Manitoba manufacturers are taking more ...

Colombia free trade deal comes into effect Aug. 15
August 09, 2011
Canadian manufacturers and exporters will have freer access to their second-largest South American trading partner next week. The bilateral tradin...

Federal, provincial governments want Navistar money returned
August 09, 2011
Both the federal and provincial governments say they're looking at their legal options after Navistar International announced last week that it's c...

Southern Ontario R&D gets helping hand
August 09, 2011
Sixteen small and medium-sized Canadian companies are getting a $750,000 hand bringing products to market after a new agreement between the federal...

Electric SUV to be built in Woodstock
August 09, 2011
An investment in Toyota's Woodstock, Ont. plant has produced a major spinoff for the southern Ontario factory. Production of Toyota's electric ver...

CME Welcomes Government of Canada Actions to Strengthen Ties with Brazil
August 08, 2011
Canadian Manufacturers & Exports welcomes the latest moves by the Prime Minister and Minister of International Trade in expanding export markets fo...

CEOs to discuss trade opportunities
August 08, 2011
Canada and Brazil will be speaking at the highest corporate levels looking for new ways to do business together. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and...

Linamar plans expansion
August 08, 2011
The wheels are churning at Canada's second-largest auto parts maker. Later this year, Guelph-based Linamar Corp. says it will be moving into a for...

Magna to expand
August 08, 2011
Magna International is expanding its presence in China, Brazil and India over the next three years. The company is planning to add 38 new plants t...

New Flyer hails two new maintenance contracts
August 08, 2011
New Flyer Industries has landed two new maintenance contracts worth an estimated US$3.8 million annually to the company for up to the next three ye...

CME Welcomes Government of Canada Actions to Strengthen Ties with Brazil
August 08, 2011
Canadian Manufacturers & Exports welcomes the latest moves by the Prime Minister and Minister of International Trade in expanding export markets fo...

CEOs to discuss trade opportunities
August 08, 2011
Canada and Brazil will be speaking at the highest corporate levels looking for new ways to do business together. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and...

Tax rules tightening on R&D?
August 05, 2011
Canadian manufacturers fear a more restrictive policy in Scientific Research and Experimental Tax Credit Canada Revenue Agency is currently proposi...

Job creation falls flat in July
August 05, 2011
The summer slump caught up with Canadian employers in July. After three months of consecutive increases, national employment numbers declined 0.2 ...

Number four chip maker names new CEO
August 05, 2011
The world's fourth-largest global contract chipmaker has appointed a new CEO. Shanghai-based Manufacturing International Corporation named Chiu Tz...

Index says Canadian manufacturers busier in July
August 04, 2011
A snapshot of new orders for Canadian manufacturers painted a pretty picture for July. The RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers IndexTM ...

Jewellery maker plans Canadian expansion
August 04, 2011
After breaking the ice in Russia, New Jersey jewellery maker Bergio International is planning an expansion into Canada. The company says it has be...

GM invests $117 million in Oshawa plant
August 04, 2011
Last year's concept car is becoming next year's reality for autoworkers at General Motors Oshawa, Ont. plant. GM announced Aug. 4 that it plans to...

Piller's to merge with Premium Brands
August 04, 2011
A staple in the Canadian food industry will soon have a new owner. Premium Brands Holdings Corporation announced Aug. 4 that it has reached an agr...

Solar panel maker adds 50 new jobs
August 04, 2011
The sun shone Aug. 4 on a Kingston, Ont. solar voltaic panel maker. Centennial Global Technology announced it will add 50 new jobs to its Kingston...

Ontario car towns pitch province to automakers
August 03, 2011
Sixty communities from Oshawa to Windsor are in Michigan this week reminding automakers why they're already building vehicles in Ontario. Delegate...

U.S. avoids debt default
August 03, 2011
American politicians have reached a compromise and avoided defaulting on their national debt.The U.S. Senate voted 74-26 on Aug. 2 to approve raisi...

FDA announces new fees
August 03, 2011
The Food and Drug Administration has just announced the fiscal year 2012 fee rates that will begin on Oct. 1, 2011 for certain import re-inspection...

U.S. lawmakers look to make it easier for companies to bring cash home
August 03, 2011
By Birgit Matthiesen Last May, a bipartisan group in the US House of Representatives introduced a measure that would allow U.S. firms to bring bac...

U.S. law bans plasticizer, limits lead levels
August 03, 2011
New U.S. legislation aimed at limiting lead levels in children's products and a ban on a plasticizer is expected to reach the White House for appro...

U.S. tightens chemical reporting rules
August 03, 2011
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is increasing the scope of information it collects from chemical manufacturers. The chemical data reporti...

Stalled labour talks close Ontario factory
August 03, 2011
Two years of stalled talks between Navistar International Corporation and the Canadian Auto Workers has permanently closed the company's Chatham, O...

French fry maker to say goodbye to oil
August 02, 2011
PEI food processor Cavendish Farms will become the first plant in Canada to switch to a bulk compressed natural gas system to keep the home fries t...

Sales grow for French luxury brands
August 02, 2011
At least one manufacturing sector hasn't been affected by a flat economy. French luxury products maker PPR, which includes names like Gucci, Yves ...

India to become Nissan production centre
August 02, 2011
Nissan Motor's expansion plans for India include turning the country into a major production hub for neighbouring markets. The Japanese automaker ...

Manufacturing demand for power drops
August 02, 2011
A new federal government report says Canada's manufacturing sector used 11 per cent less energy in 2009 than it did a year earlier. The annual rep...

Worldwide vehicle sales expected to continue growing
August 02, 2011
Domestic sales may be flat, but global interest in a new vehicle is on the rise. The global manufacturing industry rose 21 per cent in 2010 to rea...

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