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  • Angry French Union Workers Take Two Bosses Hostage (Goodyear plant)

    01/06/2014 3:49:09 PM PST · by dynachrome · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-6-14 | Gabriele Parussini
    Workers at a tire plant in Northern France have taken two managers hostage until Goodyear (the firm that owns the plant and has been trying to shutter it for years) meets the mabor unions demands. WSJ reports, as Goodyear winds down operations with the plant almost idle, French labor law requires the company to keep all workers employed, which means many of them don't work more than a couple of hours a day while still getting full salary. The situation is why Titan International's Maurice Taylor blasted that he "would be stupid" to operate the plant on that basis
  • 'He belongs to the ages': Obama, US leaders mourn Mandela's death

    12/05/2013 2:57:44 PM PST · by Biggirl · 138 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 5, 2013 | Fox News
    President Obama joined lawmakers and former heads of state Thursday in mourning the death of Nelson Mandela, calling him one of the "most influential, courageous and profoundly good" people to have ever lived. "He achieved more than could be expected of any man," an emotional Obama said, in remarks from the White House, adding: "He belongs to the ages.
  • Love Letter

    02/23/2013 7:58:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2013 | Charles Payne
    There have been many wonderful letters written through time on a number of topics including love (Napoleon, Beethoven and Lewis Caroll), fatherly advice (Reagan and Fitzgerald), and condolence; perhaps none better than Lincoln's letter to Mrs. Bixby, but my favorite letter of indignation, honesty, and dire warning came this week from the CEO of Titan (TWI) to the industry minister of France. On January 31 of this year, Goodyear Tire made the decison to close its sprawling commerical and farm tire plant in north France. The company in fact decided to bolt Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. It simply...
  • Goodyear's Union City, Tenn., plant to close, eliminating 1,900 jobs

    02/13/2011 1:00:55 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 75 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | February 10, 2011 at 10:45 p.m. | By Tom Bailey Jr.
    Goodyear's plant manager placed its bad-news call to City Hall at 7:58 a.m. Thursday: The Union City plant where 1,900 employees make radial tires will close by year's end. "We were just all surprised, I guess," City Clerk Carolyn Moran said, adding most everyone in this border town of 10,200 knows someone who works at the plant four miles north of City Hall. Union City sits at the Kentucky line, 115 miles northeast of Memphis. The area unemployment rate is 9.9 percent. Goodyear's fourth-quarter earnings report, released Thursday, disclosed the Akron, Ohio-based company will take a one-time $160 million charge...
  • China discloses buying spree in US firms

    02/11/2010 1:23:42 AM PST · by myknowledge · 7 replies · 596+ views
    Ninemsn ^ | February 9, 2010
    China's giant sovereign wealth fund revealed it has accumulated stakes totalling $US9.6 billion ($A11.1 billion) in major US companies including Coca-Cola, Apple and Goodyear following a buying spree last year. Most of the stakes are small, reflecting China Investment Corp's strategy of avoiding politically sensitive acquisitions. But they highlight its growing presence in global markets as it invests a portion of Beijing's $US2.4 trillion ($A2.78 trillion) in foreign reserves. The holdings were disclosed Friday in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that listed shares traded in the United States. CIC, one of the world's biggest investment funds,...
  • Goodyear to pare production, cut 550 jobs

    06/19/2009 2:54:30 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 8 replies · 372+ views
    marketwatch.com ^ | 6/19/09 | Shawn Langlois
    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. on Friday said it will cut back on production at a Tennessee tire plant due to weak industry demand in a move that will cost 550 workers their jobs.
  • Goodyear To Slash Nearly 5,000 Jobs (Obama's Fault)

    02/19/2009 8:46:03 AM PST · by an amused spectator · 14 replies · 625+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 18, 2009 | wire & staff reports
    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., the biggest U.S. tire maker, said Wednesday it plans to cut nearly 5,000 jobs this year after a sharp drop in sales led to a loss of $330 million in the fourth quarter. The job cuts equal almost 7 percent of the Akron, Ohio-based company’s work force and follow the elimination of about 4,000 jobs in the second half of last year.
  • Goodyear to close 92 tire stores by year-end

    08/19/2008 9:13:20 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies · 227+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 19, 2008
    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said Tuesday that it would close 92 money-losing retail stores with about 500 full-time workers by the end of the year. The move by the biggest U.S. tire maker affects about 11% of Goodyear outlets in North America and will result in charges of about $30 million, half of which will be recorded in the third quarter. The stores, all company owned, had combined annual losses of about $9 million, the Akron, Ohio-based company said. "Taking this action now will allow us to focus our attention on locations with the best long-term potential," said Scott...
  • Tire Troubles Steam Brickyard Fans

    07/28/2008 12:02:21 PM PDT · by Abathar · 14 replies · 144+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | 07/28/08 | Staff
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Tire troubles that plagued Sunday's Allstate 400 at the Brickyard left thousands of NASCAR fans steaming Sunday. The caution flag waved 11 times at the race -- many of them planned because of safety concerns brought about by excessive tire wear. Many fans trickled into the speedway Monday morning to renew tickets for next year's race, but some of them said they considered not coming back for another year. Jerry and Diane Stoll, Jeff Gordon fans, said memories from Sunday's race are bad, but that didn't deter them from getting tickets for next year. "I wasn't happy with...
  • Al Goodyear And The Secrets Of Ancient Americans

    05/15/2008 3:25:21 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 382+ views
    Free Times ^ | 5-14/20-2008 | Ron Aiken
    Al Goodyear and the Secrets of the Ancient AmericansUSC Professor Discovers 50,000 Year-Old Artifacts in S.C. BY RON AIKEN It was the summer of 1998, and University of South Carolina archaeologist Al Goodyear had a problem on his hands. Fourteen years of digging at an ancient chert quarry outside Allendale had begun to bear fruit: At a site called Big Pine Tree, Goodyear was well on his way to establishing that a substantial Clovis population lived here. If you’ll recall your history lessons from high school, the Clovis people — named such because the first evidence of them was found...
  • McCain convention chief quits

    05/10/2008 7:09:28 PM PDT · by LJayne · 14 replies · 112+ views
    Politico ^ | 5/10/08 | Jonathan Martin
    PR executive Doug Goodyear voluntarily steps down after past ties to Burma are revealed.
  • Clovis Speakers Discuss Man's Origins In The United States

    10/28/2005 11:53:56 AM PDT · by blam · 70 replies · 1,571+ views
    The State/AP ^ | 10-27-2005 | Meg Kinnard
    Posted on Thu, Oct. 27, 2005 Clovis speakers discuss man's origins in the United States MEG KINNARD Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. - A University of Texas archaeologist opened the highly anticipated "Clovis in the Southeast" conference at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Thursday by rejecting the premise on which many experts once based their theories on man's North American origins. At the meeting, sponsored in part by the University of South Carolina, Michael Collins called the idea that the first inhabitants traveled by way of a land bridge from Asia "primal racism." Instead, Collins said, they arrived by water, because...
  • Kenosha Dig Points to Europe as Origin of First Americans

    03/04/2002 12:05:29 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 91 replies · 5,281+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 3-4-02 | John Fauber
    A contentious theory that the first Americans came here from Europe - not Asia - is challenging a century-old consensus among archaeologists, and a dig in Kenosha County is part of the evidence. The two leading proponents of the Europe theory admit that many scientists reject their contention, instead holding fast to the long-established belief that the first Americans arrived from Siberia via a now-submerged land bridge across the Bering Sea to Alaska. The first of the Europe-to-North America treks probably took place at the height of the last Ice Age more than 18,000 years ago, said Dennis Stanford, ...
  • Archeologist finds evidence of humans in North America 50,000 years ago

    11/17/2004 10:04:06 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 53 replies · 3,117+ views
    Canoe (Canada) ^ | November 17, 2004 | AP
    University of South Carolina archeologist Al Goodyear said he has uncovered a layer of charcoal from a possible hearth or fire pit at a site near the Savannah River. Samples from the layer have been laboratory-dated to more than 50,000 years old. Yet Goodyear stopped short of declaring it proof of the continent's earliest human occupation. "It does look like a hearth," he said, "and the material that was dated has been burned." ...Goodyear, who has worked the Topper site since 1981, discovered the charcoal layer in May.
  • Scientist: Comets Blasted Early Americans

    10/28/2005 6:33:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 1,824+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/28/05 | Meg Kinnard - ap
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - A supernova could be the "quick and dirty" explanation for what may have happened to an early North American culture, a nuclear scientist here said Thursday. Richard Firestone said at the "Clovis in the Southeast" conference that he thinks "impact regions" on mammoth tusks found in Gainey, Mich., were caused by magnetic particles rich in elements like titanium and uranium. This composition, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientist said, resembles rocks that were discovered on the moon and have also been found in lunar meteorites that fell to Earth about 10,000 years ago. Firestone said that, based...
  • Kennewick Man, Meet Your Distant Cousins

    11/07/2005 3:24:22 PM PST · by blam · 59 replies · 5,718+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 11-7-2005 | Kate Riley
    Kennewick Man, meet your distant cousins By Kate Riley Monday, November 7, 2005 - Page updated at 12:00 AM COLUMBIA, S.C. — Discerning the story of America's prehistoric past is a bit like groping through an unfamiliar room in the dark. One learned scientist's tattooing tool is another's piece of rock. Ask them to agree how long it has been there and you're bound to set off an argument that makes Seattle's whether-to-monorail conflict seem like a tea party. So it goes with evolving thought in archaeology. We all know the prevailing theory. Our children's high-school textbooks talk about the...
  • Rediscovering America. (The New World May Be 20,000 Years Older Than Experts Thought)

    12/10/2003 1:30:57 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies · 2,783+ views
    Blue Corn Comics (?) ^ | Charles W, Petit
    Rediscovering AmericaThe New World may be 20,000 years older than experts thought BY CHARLES W. PETIT Late in the afternoon last May 17, a tired archaeological team neared the end of a 14-hour day winching muck to the deck of a Canadian Coast Guard vessel. It was in water 170 feet deep in Juan Perez Sound, half a mile offshore among British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Islands. For four days, team members had fruitlessly sieved undersea mud and gravel. Then, in the slanting light of sunset, a deckhand drew from the goop a triangular blade of dark basalt. Its sharp edge...
  • The Oldest Americans May Prove Even Older

    06/29/2004 4:20:56 PM PDT · by NukeMan · 31 replies · 1,657+ views
    New York Times ^ | 6/29/04 | JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
    BARNWELL, S.C., June 24 - On a hillside by the Savannah River, under tall oaks bearded with Spanish moss, an archaeologist and a graduate student crouched in the humid depths of a trench. They had reason to think they were in the presence of a breathtaking discovery. Or at the least, they were on to something more than 20,000 years old that would throw American archaeology into further turmoil over its most contentious issue: when did people first reach America, and who were they?
  • 'Scientific American' Shines Spotlight On SC Dig (Topper Site - TV Tonight)

    07/20/2004 3:03:17 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 4,153+ views
    The State.com ^ | 7-20-2004 | Doug Nye
    ‘Scientific American’ shines spotlight on S.C. dig By DOUG NYETelevision Editor Posted on Tue, Jul. 20, 2004 About 12,000 years ago, the first people to journey to the American continents did so by crossing the Bering land bridge from Asia. At least, that’s what archaeologists have long believed. But tonight’s edition of “Scientific American Frontiers” examines five archaeological sites that could prove that humans walked this land much earlier. Among the digs spotlighted is USC’s Topper excavation site in Allendale County, supervised by archaeologist Albert C. Goodyear, director of the Allendale Paleo-Indian Expedition of the S.C. Institute of Archaeology and...
  • Archaeologist's Find Could Shake Up Science (Topper Site)

    01/08/2007 11:14:54 AM PST · by blam · 82 replies · 3,227+ views
    SP Times ^ | 1-7-2007 | Heather Urquides
    Archaeologist's find could shake up science By HEATHER URQUIDES Published January 7, 2007 Archaeologist Albert Goodyear is working on the find of his life. Based on radiocarbon tests and artifacts he's found along the Savannah River in South Carolina, Goodyear believes that humans existed in North America as many as 50,000 years ago, shattering the long-held notion that the earliest settlers arrived here about 13,000 years ago in Alaska via a lost land bridge. Not everyone is convinced, but Goodyear believes further excavation and testing at the South Carolina location, known as the Topper site, will confirm his findings. He's...
  • Congressman calls for Goodyear, union to work out a deal for Humvee tires

    12/13/2006 7:37:07 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 572+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | December 13, 2006
    Excerpt - TOPEKA, Kan. The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is calling for a deal to get striking workers at Goodyear's Topeka plant back on the job. The plant makes tires for Humvees, the military's workhorse vehicle in Iraq and Afghanistan. About 12-thousand Goodyear workers in the United States and Canada have been on strike since October, including those at the Topeka plant. Congressman Duncan Hunter of California says production is down about 35 percent, creating a shortage of tires for Humvees. ~ snip ~
  • THE END OF RETIREMENT (Top 10 Companies with Pension Deficits)

    06/22/2006 10:26:20 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 55 replies · 3,641+ views
    Motley Fool ^ | June 22, 2006 | By Robert Brokamp (TMF Bro)
    Tired of reading about America's retirement woes? Then I have an alternative for you: Watch a TV show about them. Heck, you don't even have to move to your TV -- you can watch it on your computer, from the comfort of your own desk chair. The particular program I'm talking about is an episode of the PBS series Frontline titled "Can You Afford to Retire?" Of course, since you've clicked on this article, you can't be too tired of reading about all of the impending retirement woes out there, so let me sum up the program's main points and...
  • Goodyear to Build New Version of Blimp

    10/05/2005 10:10:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 1,461+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/5/05 | AP
    AKRON, Ohio - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said it will build a new version of a bullet-shaped blimp by spring to replace one that crashed in June during a violent storm in Florida. The 192-foot-long replacement blimp — still unnamed — will use parts salvaged from the crashed airship, including the gondola that holds the pilot and passengers. It also will have a new neoprene-plastic envelope, which is the massive fabric structure that fills with helium to provide lift. Officials at Akron-based Goodyear declined to reveal the new blimp's cost. Goodyear executives had been silent until Tuesday night about...
  • Goodyear Tire to Shut Down Plants

    09/23/2005 8:45:30 AM PDT · by John W · 18 replies · 669+ views
    Earthlink ^ | September 23, 2005 | AP
    NEW YORK - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said Friday it will close an undisclosed number of plants in various locations, part of a sweeping restructuring aimed at improving its North American tire business and saving up to $1 billion over the next three years. The Akron, Ohio, company, one of the world's largest tire makers, did not say how many jobs would be affected. It also did not say how many plants it will close or their locations, but added that cutting high-cost capacity will be a key consideration. Goodyear said it plans to cut high-cost manufacturing capacity between...
  • Goodyear blimp crash-lands in Coral Springs

    06/16/2005 10:23:24 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 38 replies · 2,805+ views
    Sun-Sentinel.com and Associated Press ^ | June 16, 2005, 9:13 PM EDT | AP staff
    A Goodyear blimp crash-landed Thursday near Sample Road and Coral Ridge Drive in an industrial park and the two people aboard were trapped inside while electrical crews cleared the site, authorities said. The ``Stars & Stripes'' blimp may have gotten tangled in power lines when it went down near Pompano Beach Air Park, where it's based, said Coral Springs police spokesman Mike Moser. The two people on board weren't injured, said Kathleen Bergen, spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration. FAA investigators were on the scene. Authorities said bad weather might have forced the blimp down. There were thunderstorms in the...
  • It Was a Very Good Year (America and democrats of the world can be proud of 2004)

    12/27/2004 7:46:38 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 23 replies · 912+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 27, 2004 | Pete Du Pont
    Boston Red Sox fans celebrated a World Series victory for the first time in 86 years. Weekly Reader grade school students can celebrate being better pollsters than Zogby, Fox and CBS: in October, as in 11 of the previous 12 elections, they correctly picked the winner of the presidential campaign. And SpaceShipOne became the first private craft ever to reach space--71 miles above the earth. So 2004 was a very good year in America. It was a good year too in Afghanistan, Ukraine, and Iraq. On the other hand, it was a very bad year for the United Nations, Russia,...
  • Get ready for more Moore

    11/11/2004 9:36:07 AM PST · by Kornev · 53 replies · 1,615+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/10/2004 | Army Archerd
    GOOD MORNING: Michael Moore met with Harvey Weinstein and Moore says they plan to start working -- now -- on "Fahrenheit 9/11½." "We want to get cameras rolling now and have it ready in two-three years," Moore says. "We want to document and commercialize it. Fifty-one percent of the American people lacked information (in this election) and we want to educate and enlighten them. They weren't told the truth. We're communicators and it's up to us to start doing it now. The official mourning period is over today and there is a silver lining -- George W. Bush is prohibited...
  • Michale Moores New Project

    someone i know is at a trade show today and mr. M is there..... sounds like lardo is doing a documentary about how pharmaceutical companies waste so much money. Pfizer. being the main focus....... http://www.dogsonacid.com/showthread.php?s=f1bb151acd26d75cfe6a7085b8e42e39&threadid=251614&cache=24 funny discussion.
  • Let Michael Moore Know How You REALLY Feel About him.

    11/08/2004 12:32:05 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 57 replies · 1,560+ views
    Here are some post-election comments from Michael F. Moore: THEY say that in life you get what you deserve. Well, today America has deservedly got a lawless cowboy to lead them further into carnage and isolation and the unreserved contempt of most of the rest of the world. This once-great country has pulled up its drawbridge for another four years and stuck a finger up to the billions of us forced to share the same air. And in doing so, it has shown itself to be a fearful, backward-looking and very small nation. This should have been the day when...
  • 59,054,087 Economic Optimists

    11/08/2004 5:58:55 AM PST · by OESY · 5 replies · 573+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 8, 2004 | BRIAN S. WESBURY
    ...The stock market isn't the economy. Nor is it a perfect predictor of future economic events. But it's a very reliable gauge of investor sentiment, and investors were sending a clear signal: The Kerry economic plan wasn't good for growth.... These market moves make it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that Republican presidency's are good for markets and the economy, while Democratic ones are bad. But history shows this is simply not true. It is policies that matter, not politicians or political parties. The policies that most encourage wealth creation and higher standards of living are...
  • The picture of Michael Moore that comes back to haunt him

    11/04/2004 2:26:07 PM PST · by doug from upland · 101 replies · 6,344+ views
    11-3-04 | dfu
    John McCain called Michael Moore a "disingenuous filmmaker" at the Republican National Covention. He did not know that Lard*ss was in the house. So, Lard*ss smiled, stood up, and gave the "L" for Loser sign. Today, the disingenuous filmmaker is in hiding. Have fun mocking him. He is one of the most disgusting human beings to ever be involved in the political process. Thanks to flashbunny for adding the appropriate word to the photo.
  • Goodyear could close plant, layoff 15 percent of North American work force; cut as many as 4,800

    09/22/2003 9:14:51 AM PDT · by Brian S · 11 replies · 257+ views
    <p>Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is considering closing an Alabama tire plant and layoffs at plants in 10 other states as well as other options to meet its goal of saving $1.1 billion over the next three years, company officials said Monday.</p>
  • Goodyear to close Georgia fabric plant

    07/29/2003 5:32:24 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 2 replies · 211+ views
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use.Goodyear Engineered Products will shut down its Cartersville fabric plant by Oct. 1 and will cut 120 jobs. "This business decision is based on investments that will be required to keep pace with evolving technology in the fabric industry," said Jim Pecorelli, director of manufacturing. "We will not be able to maintain fabric production as a core competency at this plant in the future." Goodyear began operations at the plant in 1929. The plant was a primary fabric supplier to the company's North America conveyor belt facilities. It also supplied fabric for...
  • Venezuelan Strike Affects Multinationals

    01/09/2003 2:39:46 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies · 562+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | January 9, 2003 | SUSANNAH A. NESMITH, AP
    "It doesn't help when you have a government that denies this is happening just because the street vendors are out there," Herrera said. "It's really Kafkaesque. An open barber shop doesn't make an economy." VALENCIA, Venezuela - Graciela Martinez can't serve Coca-Cola in her small diner, located just around the corner from Venezuela's Coca-Cola bottler in this high desert city. Coke, like many products produced by multinationals in a vast industrial park here, has been virtually impossible to get since Venezuela's opposition began a strike Dec. 2 to demand that President Hugo Chavez call early elections. Officials at Coca-Cola and...