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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:56 AM
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Dow Chemical to cut 5,000 jobs, close 20 plants
Dow Chemical Co. said today it will slash 5,000 full-time jobs about 11% of its total work force close 20 plants and sell several businesses to rein in costs amid the economic recession.

The company, one of the largest chemical makers in the world, expects the moves to save about $700 million per year by 2010. Dow also will temporarily idle 180 plants and prune 6,000 contractors from its payroll.

http://www.freep.com/article/20081208/BUSINESS06/812080...

Not that it matters. Just more people out of work.
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grannie4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:01 AM
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1. that hurts lake jackson texas
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:02 AM
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2. Hynix in S. Korea doing the same.
They're either the biggest or second biggest manufacturer of memory chips - used in everything. It's bad all over.
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:29 AM
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3. Ouch. More hemorrhaging.
K&R
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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:47 AM
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4. Dow produces other companies' inputs....
....the supply chain is shutting down from the branches back towards the trunk.

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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:06 AM
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5. And they can give that 700 million to their execs instead. nt
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:21 AM
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6. Bush and the GOP must be ashamed...how can they sleep?
Just before Xmas

What a horrible thought....

The Pubs really fucked up when they cheated for Bush....
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:22 AM
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7. "Cry me a freakin river." - Napalm Victims
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 10:23 AM by SpiralHawk
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:48 AM
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8. Yeah, cause we all know the only thing Dow produces is Napalm. n/t
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:16 PM
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9. There's always someone throwing a hand grenade in there
It astonishes me how DU holds the sins of our Grandparents against us. They hate GM because they claim GM supported the Nazis during WWII. Or GM crushed the EV1 and destroyed mankind so they are the evil empire.
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