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What started off as a friends-with-benefits fling between metallurgical megalith Alcoa and slinky seductress Ferrari is turning into, if not full-blown matrimony, at least joint custody of the pets and the tossing of Alcoa's Emco chairs and polished aluminum coffee table in favor of Ferrari's taste in decorating. Pussy-whipped Alcoa has agreed to establish a plant in Modena to supply Ferrari with all of the aluminum bits, pieces and major structural elements it needs to pump out little prancing colts. The new facility goes online in 2006. No date's been set for the wedding. Alcoa's masculinity, however, should be available on priceline.com as you read this.

Ferrari-Alcoa Agreement on Aluminium Chassis [AGI Online]

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