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  • Goodyear’s earnings hit record in quarter

    By: Tire Business Staff Report Jul 30, 2014

    AKRON — Goodyear has posted relatively strong results in the second quarter, paced by the firm’s Europe, Middle East and Africa business unit and its North American operation.

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  • Hankook sales, profits dip in Q2

    By: Tire Business Staff Report Jul 30, 2014

    SEOUL, South Korea — Hankook Tire Co. Inc. suffered 7.4- and 11.2-percent drops in operating income and sales, respectively, for…

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  • Demand for Chinese NR forecast to grow

    By: Crain News Service report Jul 30, 2014

    DALLAS — Demand for natural rubber (NR) in China is forecast to grow at 6.5 percent per year, according to research by ReportsnReports.

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  • ITC backs Toyo design patent claims

    By: Tire Business staff Jul 29, 2014

    CYPRESS, Calif. — The U.S. International Trade Commission has issued limited exclusion orders and cease-and-desist orders against eight U.S. importers/distributors of tires that Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. claims are infringing on Toyo patents. The ITC's ruling prohibits the...

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  • Michelin earnings up, sales down

    By: Tire Business Staff Report Jul 29, 2014

    PARIS — Michelin Group reported a 23.1-percent jump in net income in the first half of fiscal 2014 despite a 4.8-percent drop in…

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  • U.S. duties would impact Shandong Province

    By: Crain News Service report Jul 29, 2014

    JINAN, China — Shandong Province, home to about 70 tire manufacturers, would be seriously impacted if U.S. anti-dumping tariffs…

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  • Yokohama China subsidiary wins energy efficiency award

    Jul 29, 2014

    TOKYO — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.’s Hangzhou Yokohama Tire Co. Ltd. Chinese subsidiary was commended as an energy efficiency forerunner at the annual...

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  • VMI's CFO, wife perished in Malaysia Airlines crash

    By: Crain News Service report Jul 28, 2014

    EPE, Netherlands — Auke Dalstra, chief financial officer of rubber industry machinery maker VMI Group, and his wife Aafke were on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17...

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  • China duties 'asinine' — Monro's Gross

    By: Bruce Davis, Tire Business staff Jul 25, 2014

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The specter of a new round of U.S. duties on imports of consumer tires from China is “asinine,” Monro Muffler Brake Inc. Executive Chairman Rob Gross said this week, and will result in higher prices for U.S. consumers and renewed pressure on smaller...

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  • NHTSA seeks to alter tire ID code

    Jul 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants to change the internationally recognized tire...

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