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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/1362991/joe-sutter*100xx1421-1424-723-0.jpg">Joe Sutter, an aerospace industry legend known as the "Father of the 747," died earlier today, the Boeing company said Tuesday. Sutter was 95.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes Chief Executive Officer Ray Conner announced Sutter's death to all Boeing (NYSE: BA) Commercial Airplane employees this afternoon in an internal message.

"This morning we lost one of the giants of aerospace and a beloved member of the Boeing family. Joe Sutter, the “Father of the 747,” passed away," Conner wrote.

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Father of Boeing’s 747 dies, Boeing Airplanes CEO Ray Conner pays tribute

Joe Sutter, an aerospace industry legend known as the “Father of the 747,” died earlier today, the Boeing company said Tuesday. Sutter was 95. Boeing Commercial Airplanes Chief Executive Officer Ray Conner announced Sutter’s death to all Boeing (NYSE: BA) Commercial Airplane employees this afternoon in an internal message. “This morning we lost one of […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/5970341/sir-tim-clark*100xx2191-2194-2135-0.jpg">With four months left in this year's race between Boeing and Airbus for bragging rights over who snags the most aircraft orders, one lucrative deal is still up for grabs.

Emirates Airline is shopping for 70 wide-body jets. Both Airbus and Boeing are pushing their planes hard.

Such an order, worth up to $15.7 billion at current list prices, would ensure Boeing hits its 787 sales target in 2016 despite a dead slow global wide-body jet market.

"The Emirates order is the big prize this year — if…<div>
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This one deal could help Boeing hit — or miss — its 2016 Dreamliner sales target

With four months left in this year’s race between Boeing and Airbus for bragging rights over who snags the most aircraft orders, one lucrative deal is still up for grabs. Emirates Airline is shopping for 70 wide-body jets. Both Airbus and Boeing are pushing their planes hard. Such an order, worth up to $15.7 billion […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/10135357/ashleyfurniture*100xx1810-1815-0-838.jpg">Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. of Arcadia has announced plans to shift manufacturing by the end of October to production facilities in North Carolina, Mississippi and Wisconsin, eliminating more than 800 jobs in southern California.

The company gave 840 workers at an Ashley Furniture HomeStore factory and warehouse in Colton, Calif., 60 days' notice of the move last week, in compliance with federal regulations governing layoffs.

Employees told the L.A. Times they were notified at a brief meeting…<div>
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Ashley Furniture laying off 840 in Southern California

Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. of Arcadia has announced plans to shift manufacturing by the end of October to production facilities in North Carolina, Mississippi and Wisconsin, eliminating more than 800 jobs in southern California. The company gave 840 workers at an Ashley Furniture HomeStore factory and warehouse in Colton, Calif., 60 days’ notice of the […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/5490071/m661800-2*100xx1995-2000-0-0.jpg">The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission awarded nearly $22.5 million to a whistleblower who reported Monsanto for allegedly violating accounting rules and misstating company earnings pertaining to its Roundup herbicide product, the former Monsanto employee’s lawyer said Tuesday.

Creve Coeur-based Monsanto in February agreed to pay an $80 million civil penalty to resolve an SEC investigation into financial reporting of the company’s customer incentive programs related to its glyphosate products…<div>
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Monsanto whistleblower gets $22.5 million from SEC, lawyer says

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission awarded nearly $22.5 million to a whistleblower who reported Monsanto for allegedly violating accounting rules and misstating company earnings pertaining to its Roundup herbicide product, the former Monsanto employee’s lawyer said Tuesday. Creve Coeur-based Monsanto in February agreed to pay an $80 million civil penalty to resolve an SEC […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/10136506/img1370*100xx1597-1600-803-0.jpg">Midea America Corp.'s new research and development center is under construction at Blankenbaker Station Park.

Officials from the company were joined Tuesday by local and state government representatives to ceremonially break ground on the project. Midea is targeting a January completion date for the $10 million effort. The center will employ about 25 workers right off the bat but has enough space to grow to about 60 workers.

This is a project we've been watching for a while now, as it received…<div>
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Four things to know about Midea’s Louisville R&D center

Midea America Corp.’s new research and development center is under construction at Blankenbaker Station Park. Officials from the company were joined Tuesday by local and state government representatives to ceremonially break ground on the project. Midea is targeting a January completion date for the $10 million effort. The center will employ about 25 workers right […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/10136342/dhierin-bechai*100xx400-400-0-0.jpg">A recent pitch by Boeing Commercial Airplanes boss Ray Conner to Pakistan, offering to swap an order for five 777 jets into a Dreamliner purchase instead, could benefit both the airline and help the jet maker avoid an embarrassing production cut, an aerospace analyst suggests.

In a private letter The Puget Sound Business Journal obtained and published earlier this month, Conner urged Pakistan's Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to convert Pakistan International Airways' existing order for five…<div>
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Boeing’s pitch to Pakistan to swap 777s for Dreamliners a win for jetmaker and airline: analyst

A recent pitch by Boeing Commercial Airplanes boss Ray Conner to Pakistan, offering to swap an order for five 777 jets into a Dreamliner purchase instead, could benefit both the airline and help the jet maker avoid an embarrassing production cut, an aerospace analyst suggests. In a private letter The Puget Sound Business Journal obtained […]

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