DuPont officials said Sunday it's still not clear what caused a toxic chemical to leak from a valve at a suburban Houston plant, killing four workers and injuring a fifth.
Chevrolet has become the first corporate participant in a public-private initiative that pays farmers not to convert natural prairie to large-scale crop production, which would release gases that are warming the planet, officials said.
In a deal that shows just how quickly falling prices can upend the energy industry, Halliburton is buying rival oilfield services company Baker Hughes in a cash-and-stock deal worth $34.6 billion.
Manufacturers in New York grew at a faster pace in November and their expectations for future growth rose to the highest level in nearly three years.
The head of the German union representing automotive workers is speaking out against Volkswagen working with anti-labor groups at its plant in Tennessee.
U.S. businesses added to their stockpiles at a faster rate in September, though sales remained weak.
Kraft Foods/Oscar Mayer says it plans to end bacon production at its Kirksville plant, eliminating 275 jobs.
U.S. retail sales rose at a modest pace in October, evidence that recent job gains and lower gas prices are lifting consumer spending.
Duke Energy is submitting plans to North Carolina regulators to move millions of tons of coal ash from four high-risk plants to other locations, including open-pit clay mines.
Wells Lamont Industrial, a U.S. manufacturer of hand and arm protection, introduces its Touchscreen Cut Resistant Glove.
Two leading developers of genetically engineered corn have sued Maui County to stop a new law banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms.
Add a U.S. Senate committee hearing to the growing list of troubles facing Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp.
The federal government started the new budget year with a higher deficit in October than a year ago, but the increase reflected quirks in the calendar rather than a deterioration in the government's budget outlook.
General Motors says it now has contacted the families of the original 13 people whose deaths GM linked to faulty small-car ignition switches to tell them about its compensation program.
The price of oil took another sharp tumble as it appeared increasingly unlikely that OPEC members will cut production to reverse a plunge that is entering its fifth month.
Wheat prices are surging this week as temperatures plunge in the U.S. Plains states and after a government report showed domestic supplies slipped.
Oilfield-services provider Baker Hughes Inc. said it is in talks with rival Halliburton Co. about a potential merger.
Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. expanded its recalls related to defective air bags on Thursday, saying a driver in Malaysia died in an air bag-linked accident earlier this year.
Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will pay nearly $2.4 million to settle a dispute with farmers in the Pacific Northwest over genetically modified wheat.
A project dubbed "SolaRoad" gets underway in the Netherlands this week, testing roadways as a potential canvas to collect solar energy. Fittingly for the cycle-crazy Dutch, the first SolaRoad is a bike path not far from Amsterdam.