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  • DENVER-- Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems is laying off 75 workers at its blade factory in Brighton, Colo.. The announcement on Tuesday comes after the company cut 30 jobs in Brighton and 90 at its tower factory in Pueblo.

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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 10- Many U.S. companies are less optimistic about doing business in China even though sales there are still rising, and most of those firms are planning to increase investment, according to an annual survey of business executives released on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON-- Car owners whose air bags have been replaced in the past three years may have had dangerous counterfeit bags installed, the Obama administration warned Wednesday.

  • Danaher Corp. and Cooper Industries said Wednesday that they will sell a tool making business they created two years ago as a joint venture for about $1.6 billion to private equity firm Bain Capital.

  • NAGOYA, Japan, Oct 10- A Boeing Co official said the planemaker has its sprawling global supply chain under control for its lightweight Dreamliner jet and plans to ratchet up production, a jump in output a Japanese supplier said could expose new supply bottlenecks.

  • MUMBAI, Oct 10- India is becoming a more important player on the G20 stage, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, is on a two-day visit to India to participate in the third annual U.S.-India Economic and Financial Partnership Meeting. Fed chief is visiting India.

  • SINGAPORE/ BEIJING, Oct 10- Asia's top refiner, China's Sinopec, has started work to build Southeast Asia's largest oil storage terminal at the Batam free trade zone in Indonesia, the company and industry sources said, in an $850- million investment aimed to boost petroleum trading.

  • BANGKOK/ SINGAPORE, October 10 Fitch Ratings Limited says Thailand's economic performance has continued to show resilience to global shocks but slower regional growth and increasing leverage in the corporate and bank sectors will constrain ratings.

  • Europe is gripped by a debt crisis and stalled growth. A budget standoff in the United States is set to trigger tax increases and spending cuts and perhaps a recession. And it's warning that even its dimmer outlook might prove too optimistic if Europe and the United States fail to resolve their crises.

  • John Mica, R- Fla., chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has accused Amtrak of "Soviet-style" inefficiency and held several hearings devoted to criticism of the railroad.

  • NAGOYA, Oct 10- Boeing Co is on course to achieve a difficult production target for its fuel-efficient 787 Dreamliner jets, an executive said on Wednesday, after the company fell behind its initial delivery schedule due to development delays. Boeing now makes three and a half of the new carbon-composite jets a month.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- A U.S. congressional report that urged American companies to stop doing business with Chinese telecom equipment makers Huawei and ZTE.

  • WASHINGTON-- The Obama administration is preparing to warn car owners whose air bags have been replaced in the past three years that dangerous counterfeit bags may have been installed, according to auto industry officials who have been briefed by the government.

  • SEATTLE-- A Michigan woman dying of leukemia says she hopes her embarrassment during a Seattle airport security pat-down might change the way the Transportation Security Administration treats travelers with medical conditions. Dunaj, 34, was making what she expects will be the last trip of her life on Oct. 2 as she traveled through Seattle en route to Hawaii.

  • WASHINGTON-- Auto industry officials say the government is preparing to warn car owners whose airbags have been replaced in the past three years that dangerous counterfeit bags may have been installed.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- U.S. regulators are having a tough time keeping pace with rapidly expanding shale oil and gas development, according to a report from a government watchdog released on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- Leading lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate on Tuesday asked federal health officials for briefings on a deadly meningitis outbreak in 10 states as a first step toward possible legislative action to strengthen federal drug safety regulations.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- Leading lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate on Tuesday asked federal health officials for briefings on a deadly meningitis outbreak in nine states as a first step toward possible legislative action to strengthen federal drug safety regulations.

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