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Briggs & Stratton to cut 210 in Poplar Bluff

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) — A big employer in southeast Missouri is cutting jobs.

KFVS-TV (http://bit.ly/GHxT2t ) reports that Briggs & Stratton Corp. will lay off about 210 employees effective April 12 at the plant in Poplar Bluff, where small engines for outdoor power equipment are made.

Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton cites decreased market demand, especially in Europe.

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Information from: KFVS-TV, http://www.kfvs12.com

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