Europe's air safety authority ordered checks Wednesday on the entire global fleet of Airbus A380 superjumbo jets for cracks on parts inside the wings — extending a previous order for nearly a third of the planes to be inspected.
The Justice Department says a chemical company has agreed to pay $1.4 million in civil penalties for the unauthorized manufacturing of certain substances at plants in Ohio and Indiana.
Higher wages fit with government ambitions to transform China from the world's low-cost factory into a creator of technology with higher skills and better-paid jobs.
Obama, a Harvard University-trained lawyer, has placed greater emphasis on technology by making the point that in an era of scarce resources, government still must play a role investing in three key areas: research and development, innovation and education.
Nokia Corp. plans to stop assembling cellphones in Europe by year-end as it shifts production to Asia and will cut another 4,000 jobs, its latest attempts to cushion itself from stiff competition in the smartphone sector.
Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant has completed its 50,000th Passat, less than a year after production began.
Hoping to lure a rapidly expanding industry to Colorado, state lawmakers are trying to promote space tourism by limiting liability for spacecraft launched from Colorado that carry passengers.
Database software maker Oracle Corp. has formally rejected a court-ordered award of $272 million from German rival SAP AG, saying it would rather have another trial over SAP's theft of software and customer-support documents.
Environmental accidents are on the rise in China, mainly due to chemicals industry-related traffic and industrial mishaps, and the costs of such damage to the economy are rising.
While other parts of the economy struggled the past two years, large companies managed to rack up higher profits quarter after quarter. Now reality is catching up with big business.
Bradley County officials approved on Monday a one-time property tax abatement for Wacker Polysilicon, which is building a plant in Charleston that will produce polysilicon for solar panels.
Companies and governments posted 3.38 million jobs in December, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That's up from the 3.12 million advertised in the previous month.
Opponents of Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigration said Monday they have asked the state's three international automakers to help fight for repeal of the law.
A new study suggests that there are promising career opportunities in apps — the services and tools built to run on smartphones, computer tablets, and Facebook's online social network.
Boeing said on Monday that repairs are needed in the tail sections of some of its new 787s, although it said there's no immediate safety concern.
Fisker Automotive, an electric car maker that received a half-billion-dollar loan from the federal government, said that it has laid off workers in Delaware and California.
Research In Motion may not have many suitors at home or abroad especially with Prime Minister Stephen Harper's comments that he would like to see the BlackBerry maker remain a Canadian company, analysts said Monday.
Toyota's quarterly profit slid 13.5 percent on production setbacks caused by last year's tsunami disaster and the flooding in Thailand, but Japan's top automaker raised its annual earnings forecast, saying a recovery is on track.
The world's largest building at the time of its construction in World War II, is getting smaller by the day as workers take down the brawny facilities that once processed uranium for atomic bombs.
Legislation set to come out in the days ahead is intended to ensure that computer systems running power plants and other essential parts of the country's infrastructure are protected.