A clothing manufacturer went public Thursday with worries that a Kentucky factory could be forced to close, idling about 100 employees, because the federal government is considering letting prisoners do the work.
The head of General Motors Europe says the company is in talks with unions and employee representatives on ways to cut costs and return the company's Opel and Vauxhall brands to profitability.
Nestle SA, the world's biggest food and drinks maker, managed to brush aside the impact of a soaring Swiss franc to post strong growth and bigger-than expected profits in 2011 with brisk sales in developing countries.
General Motors earned its biggest profit ever in 2011, but signs are emerging that its momentum could slow.
Nevada is becoming the first state to regulate self-driving vehicles on its roadways.
Manufacturers have been hiring more consistently than other employers, for jobs with better-than-average pay. And more factory output has raised demand in some other industries, such as shipping, leading to further hiring.
Michigan environmental regulators said Thursday that they reached a long-sought deal with Dow Chemical Co. to clean up to 1,400 residential properties in Midland, home of its corporate headquarters and a plant that polluted the area with dioxin for much of the past century.
If there's one thing Republicans and Democrats agree on, it's that small business is the answer to what ails the economy.
Olympus Corp.'s former chairman, suspected of orchestrating a massive cover-up of losses at the Japanese camera and medical equipment maker, has been arrested, media reports said Thursday.
American businesses are finding their prospects in China clouded by surging costs, intense competition, and regulatory interference, despite the country's crucial importance for their survival, according to a report released Wednesday.
Lexus is the top performer in a survey of vehicle dependability released Wednesday, but most other brands also showed improvement in an industry that has reached historically high dependability levels.
Networking company Cisco said Wednesday it is challenging Microsoft's $8.5 billion takeover of Skype at the European Union's top court to ensure Microsoft won't block other video conferencing services.
Federal officials plan to kill a proposal to build a new national high-speed wireless network after concluding it would in some cases jam personal-navigation and other GPS devices.
The world's largest maker of agricultural equipment posted first-quarter earnings of $532.9 million, or $1.30 per share in its fiscal first quarter. That's up from $513.7 million, or $1.20 per share, last year.
The 10-million-franc ($11-million) satellite called CleanSpace One — the prototype for a family of such satellites — is being built by the Swiss Space Center at the Swiss Federal Institute for Technology in Lausanne, or EPFL.
Global airlines will need $3.5 trillion of new planes through 2030, with more than a third of that demand coming from Asia, Airbus's chief executive said Wednesday.
A judge on Tuesday granted California and four other states more time to consider objecting to a class-action settlement between Honda Motor Co. and car owners over inflated fuel-efficiency claims about the automaker's hybrid vehicles.
The Boeing Co. said Tuesday that it's too early to know whether a proposal to eliminate a program to upgrade the cockpits of C-130 aircraft will affect the number of jobs the company plans to move to Oklahoma City.
A Brunswick County industrial park is being scouted as a site for a Caterpillar Inc. factory that could employ more than 1,000 people to make small excavators and tractors.