Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in January, rising by the largest amount in six months, although much of the strength came from a big jump in airplane orders. A key category that signals business investment plans did manage a small gain.
A pair of federal regulatory agencies each levied record fines – particularly against auto companies – in 2014, according to a recent report on recall activity during the year.
Reports that Apple is working on a secret electric car project initially prompted skepticism from the auto industry. Now, it's also prompted allegations of talent-poaching by rival tech companies.
Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in North America to fix automatic transmissions that might not shift into park.
European Union authorities recently announced an investigation of a proposed deal between agribusiness giants Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland amid concerns over chocolate prices.
The closely watched annual list of top auto brands and individual vehicles was released this week indicating Consumer Reports' favorites among the 270 autos recently tested.
SolarCity, the California-based solar power company chaired by tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, will soon set up shop in the property that formerly housed Solyndra.
Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.
Lexus rates as the most dependable car brand for the fourth consecutive year in J.D. Power's annual survey.
China's manufacturing activity edged up to a four-month high in February although export orders decreased for the first time in nearly a year, in the latest sign of uncertainty for the world's No. 2 economy, according to a private survey.
One hundred people will get behind the wheel of self-driving Volvo cars in 2017 for the first public test of the Swedish automaker's Drive Me system.
Workers at shale oil drilling operations on the northern Great Plains could be at risk for serious injury, illness or death from inhaling tank fumes, an industry group warns.
Goodyear will pay about $16 million to settle federal regulators' charges that it failed to prevent persistent bribery in Kenya and Angola aimed at winning tire sales.
A prominent California lawmaker will again seek to place warning labels on soft drinks and other beverages containing added sugar, while industry groups gear up to combat the effort.
Workers at an automotive seat factory in Mississippi are protesting what they say are low wages and poor working conditions as they attempt to unionize in what could become a new front for the United Auto Workers in the state.
A report from a Baltimore-based financial network warns of 19 energy stocks in jeopardy of "going belly-up" in the wake of plummeting oil prices.
An Alcoa employee was killed Monday evening at a plant in eastern Tennessee, according to media reports.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the U.S. economy is making steady progress, but the Fed remains patient in raising interest rates because too many Americans are still unemployed, wage growth remains sluggish and inflation is too low.
The owners of a Mitchell, South Dakota business specializing in wood and metal manufacturing said it was an honor to be involved in the firearm industry's largest trade show.
General Motors is recalling about 67,000 Cadillac ATS compact sports sedans to fix a problem with the power sunroof controls.