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BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort

...most BlackBerry devices and manages inventory of the devices in an agreement that offloads much of BlackBerry's manufacturing costs. Foxconn is making the Classic for BlackBerry.Chen, who took over as chief executive 13 months ago, has set...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-17/blackberry-launches-classi
Kohler introduces new odor-eliminating toilet seat

...Francisco-based Brondell introduced one in 2006 but pulled it from the market about three years ago because the manufacturing costs were high and demand "wasn't where we had hoped it would be," said the company's president, Steve Scheer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-11-24/kohler-introduces-new-odor-eliminat
Obama administration drives ahead with new cleaner gas rule

...pointed to studies it has commissioned estimating that the limits would add 6 cents to 9 cents a gallon to refiners' manufacturing costs while requiring $10 billion in capital costs. American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, a trade group...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-03/obama-administration-drive
BlackBerry posts third-quarter loss of $4.4 billion

...BlackBerry devices and manage inventory of the devices in an agreement that will offload much of BlackBerry's manufacturing costs."I'm hoping we never have to have a conversation going forward about inventory writedowns," Chen said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-20/blackberry-posts-third-qua
Standard Textile to eliminate jobs

...in the next 60 to 90 days. Mill owner Standard Textile Co. Inc. said the move is an effort to stem rising manufacturing costs. Ed Frankel, Standard Textile's senior vice president, said Wednesday that the Cincinnati-based company...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/07/12/bus_135567.shtml
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Intel unveils flash memory next-generation phones

...designed for phones that need extra storage for video, pictures and music. The design introduced Monday also cuts manufacturing costs. "This new device allows a cell phone manufacturer in the same very small footprint to be able to store up to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/15/bus_397180.shtml
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Business briefs

...149.99 on Nov. 21. Rival Sony, meanwhile, announced a much slimmer, reworked PlayStation 2 designed to cut manufacturing costs amid fierce competition in the market. Ingredient prices hurt General Mills MINNEAPOLIS - Higher ingredient prices...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/22/bus_429181.shtml
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Rising costs in China means higher prices for Americans

...which has long offered some of the world's lowest manufacturing costs, is losing its claim on cheapness as factories...2008 holiday season, largely because of rising manufacturing costs. Costs in China are climbing nationwide, but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/02/24/bus_188523.shtml
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Body-sharing by Big Three lags in world

...Chrysler Group versus their Japanese competitors. The domestic automakers must quickly reduce their labor and manufacturing costs or they might not be in business over the long term, said group President Laurie Harbour-Felax. "If they don't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/10/03/bus_98962.shtml
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Software package analyzes failures

...analysis and prediction of failures, including when and how they occur. Officials said the system can reduce manufacturing costs. "What it does is dramatically improve your ability to fix what's worth fixing and take the resulting savings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/25/bus_340772.shtml
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