The top Japanese auto safety official acknowledged Friday that Japan's recall system needs an overhaul to better respond to global problems highlighted by the debacle over Takata air bags that can explode.
The last vehicle has rolled off Opel's production line at its flagship factory in Bochum, which General Motors is shuttering as it restructures its lossmaking European subsidiary.
Hundreds of British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline's 17,000 U.S.-based employees will lose their jobs by the end of next year under the pharmaceutical industry's latest restructuring.
The U.S. trade deficit fell slightly in October as exports rebounded while oil imports dipped to the lowest level in five years.
U.S. employers added a whopping 321,000 jobs in November, the biggest burst of hiring in nearly three years and the latest sign that the United States is outperforming other economies throughout the developed world.
Sales of leases on 8.1 million acres of federal oil and gas parcels — an area larger than Massachusetts and Rhode Island combined — are on hold because of worries that drilling could harm greater sage grouse, according to government data.
igus Inc., a manufacturer of motion plastics, has been named the winner of the annual Leadership in Engineering Award in the mechanical engineering category.
The European Union is taking a big step toward giving EU member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops even if they have been approved by the food safety authority of the 28-nation bloc.
Attorneys for a former BP executive facing an obstruction charge in the 2010 Gulf oil spill asked a federal judge Wednesday to dismiss the two criminal counts as his trial approaches in March.
Google is expanding its presence in Los Angeles with the $120 million purchase of a dozen acres of vacant land in the Playa Vista area on the city's west side.
Microsoft shareholders gave a lukewarm vote of approval Wednesday for CEO Satya Nadella's $84 million pay package, after an investor advisory group said the company was paying him too much.
Germany announced a cash boost for measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions, in a bid to meet its ambitious climate target for 2020.
The Labor Department issued a rule to protect employees of federal contractors from discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Citing 60-year high corporate profits, President Barack Obama told CEOs Wednesday he wants to engage them on "some tricky questions" about how to overcome stagnant wages in the face of business successes and a rising stock market.
Japan's Takata Corp. rejected federal regulators' demand Wednesday for an expanded, nationwide recall of millions of air bags, setting up a possible legal showdown and leaving some drivers to wonder about the safety of their cars.
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits slipped below 300,000 last week, after having spiked above that level in the prior week for the first time in nearly three months.
Airgas, Inc., one of the nation’s suppliers of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and related products, announced plans to build a liquid hydrogen plant in Calvert City, KY.
SunEdison, Inc., a global solar technology manufacturer, announced they have executed power purchase agreements with 16 separate public housing authorities across Massachusetts that is estimated to save these housing authorities an estimated $60 million in avoided electricity costs.
Fluke Corporation announced the finalists in the Fluke Connect Student Contest, which tests the skills, innovation, and business application of student teams.Final projects from the selected teams are due on December 5th when they will be evaluated by the same panel of judges as well as voted on by the public on Facebook.
Boeing has completed the world's first flight using "green diesel," a sustainable biofuel that is widely available and used in ground transportation.