The Department of Motor Vehicles in California has issued testing permits that allowed three companies to dispatch 29 computer-driven vehicles onto freeways and into neighborhoods — with a human behind the wheel in case the onboard computers make a bad decision.
The U.S. current account trade deficit narrowed slightly in the April-June quarter, reflecting gains in exports of oil and civilian aircraft and a bigger surplus in Americans' overseas investment earnings.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2996, the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act. The Act is viewed as a critical piece of legislation in America's renewed effort to preserve and recapture manufacturing jobs.
Optimism among chief executives at the largest U.S. companies fell in the July-September quarter after reaching a two-year high in the previous quarter.
Early demand is so high for General Motors' new small pickup trucks that the company is hiring more workers to build them even before one is sold to the public.
A measure of prices that producers receive for their goods and services was unchanged in August, the latest sign that inflation is in check.
A crew from Nestlé Purina is assessing damage from a grain-dust explosion that injured four contract workers at the company's plant in Flagstaff, Arizona.
The Dreamliner is growing up. A new, longer version of the plane powered by a pair of GEnx jet engines recently landed an FAA certification.
U.S. manufacturing is poised for steady growth through 2016, according to the MAPI Foundation’s U.S. Industrial Outlook, a quarterly report that analyzes 27 major industries.
The highest court in Massachusetts has thrown out a lawsuit aimed at blocking Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to consumers.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced that the company hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Bausch + Lomb ULTRA contact lens manufacturing lines and solar array assembly at the company's Optics Center in Rochester, NY.
The Tennessee Clean Water Network says it is prepared to sue a Kingsport ammunition plant over its continued pollution of local drinking water.
ZF Friedrichshafen AG is buying Michigan-based TRW Automotive for approximately $11.74 billion.
Now that Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law a package of incentives for Tesla Motors, the electric-car maker is moving ahead with plans to build a lithium battery factory to make cheaper batteries so it can afford to mass market a new line of more affordable vehicles.
TorqTek Design and Manufacturing, LLC, a supplier of timing gears to automotive manufacturers, is expanding its North Charleston facility and is expected to create 50 new jobs in the process.
New plans for another GE Aviation manufacturing facility in the United States have emerged, as it was revealed that the Ohio-based jet engine maker will open a second plant for the production of ceramic composite materials.
A new report published by The Economist Intelligence Unit shows that while most manufacturing firms have greatly increased the volume of data they collect from the shop floor over the past two years, many are struggling to get the most out of it.
General Motors' compensation expert in cases involving faulty ignition switches has determined that 19 wrongful death claims are eligible for payments from the company.
Hundreds of workers protesting what some are calling fast-food-like wages walked off the job Saturday at a Lear Corp. plant in northwest Indiana.