BY Wire Reports
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
1/15/13 at 4:11 AM
Halliburton laying off 130 at Duncan plant
Halliburton Co. says it's laying off 130 people at its plant in Duncan.
The Houston-based energy services company told The Duncan Banner that the layoffs began Sunday and include manufacturing and support employees.
Halliburton spokeswoman Tara Mullee-Agard told the newspaper that the company must "adjust" its manufacturing levels to meet what is expected to be needed this year.
The plant in south-central Oklahoma employs about 2,600 people.
Toyota retakes global sales crown from GM
Toyota has once again dethroned General Motors as the world's top-selling automaker.
The Japanese company sold 9.7 million cars and trucks worldwide in 2012, and it's still counting. Detroit-based GM sold 9.29 million.
Both companies saw higher sales, but Toyota's growth was far larger as it rolled out new versions of popular models like the Camry.