Cigarette makers Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. on Friday said they are in talks of a possible merger that would combine two of the nation's biggest tobacco companies.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it is investigating steering problems in about 500,000 Ford cars.
Citing an anthrax scare and a recurring problem with safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.
General Motors Co. has named an Infiniti executive to head its Cadillac division, which has struggled with sagging U.S. sales this year while competing luxury brands have advanced.
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday accused China of "gluttonous, naked aggression" in its drive to control territory and resources in the South China Sea.
United Auto Workers leaders said Thursday they have reached a "consensus" with Volkswagen and expect the German automaker to recognize the union if they sign up enough workers at a new local for the company's assembly plant in Tennessee.
Whirlpool will pay more than $1 billion for a controlling stake in Indesit, the appliance maker's counterpart in Italy.
Dozens of companies, including Apple, Honda and Coca-Cola, have agreed to pay their suppliers more quickly in a bid to boost small businesses, the White House announced Friday.
Both companies received millions of dollars in financial awards from WEDC, only to later lay off workers whose jobs were taken by employees at the companies' foreign facilities.
The Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship, announced Thursday, provides financial assistance to students pursuing degrees in automotive engineering.
Gov. Jerry Brown announced Thursday that he signed legislation creating a $420 million tax credit for aerospace contractor Lockheed Martin in a bill that also includes other tax incentives apparently designed to benefit California-based electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc.
Alcoa Inc. on Tuesday reported a second-quarter profit of $138 million, reversing a year-ago loss, and the results beat analysts' expectations.
Ford hasn't earned a pretax profit in Europe since 2010, and it lost $1.6 billion in the region last year.
To hear President Barack Obama describe it, there's a creeping case of cynicism setting in across the country, leading Americans to suspect that not only is Washington broken, it's beyond fixing.
The challenge targets two goals: reducing greenhouse emissions from generators producing steam used for extracting oil from the sands, and finding new ways to capture waste heat at the other end of the process.
John Wayne's heirs are taking Duke University to court over the family's right to market bottles of bourbon branded with the late movie star's nickname, Duke.
The European Union's highest court says Apple's characteristic retail store layout may be registered as a trademark.
Boeing raised its long-term forecast for new airplane demand by more than 4 percent, and it's smaller aircraft and orders from the Asia-Pacific region that are driving growth.
Samsung is facing a fresh accusation that one of its China suppliers hired children to meet production targets during a period of high demand from the South Korean electronics giant.
The House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday that includes five innovative skills-training provisions from the Senate’s Manufacturing Jobs for America campaign.