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Parts woes due to Japan earthquake force Ford to suspend work at 3 plants

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. says it has idled three overseas factories to conserve auto parts following last month’s earthquake in Japan. Assembly plants in Pretoria, South Africa, and Nanjing, China, will be down this week. Spokesman Todd Nissen ...

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Fewer people sought unemployment aid last week

WASHINGTON — Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that layoffs are dropping and employers may be hiring more workers. The Labor Department said Thursday the number of people seeking benefits dropped 10,000 to 382,000 in the ...

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Layoffs and donations to charities with political ties

Defense contractor Northrop Grumman found itself in the news Thursday over two issues no company likes to see associated with its name – big layoffs and money mixed with politicians. Northrop, maker of the B-2 bomber and nuclear submarines, among ...

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Fewest requests for unemployment aid since 2008

WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in nearly three years, boosting hopes that companies will step up hiring this year as the economy strengthens. Applications sank by a seasonally ...

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