Industrial and specialty gas distributor Airgas Inc. said that it bought Industrial Welding Supplies, expanding its distribution network in three southern states.
New vehicle sales surged 78 percent in Japan in March, supported by government subsidies for energy efficient cars, the Japan Automobile Dealers Association said.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday that he thinks the U.S. economy will return to its long-term growth of around 3 percent a year despite the weaknesses it still faces.
The logistics subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., the world's largest maker of construction and mining equipment, said Friday it opened a parts distribution center in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
Micron Technology Inc. has settled a lawsuit in which Oracle Corp. accused the Idaho memory chipmaker and other companies of artificially inflating prices for microchips.
An Indian environmental panel has suspended clearances for South Korean steel giant Posco to build a $12 billion steel plant in India.
The pay package for Ford CEO Alan Mulally rose 11 percent last year to $29.5 million, or a little more than $5 for every vehicle sold.
The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates declined in 29 states and rose in 8.
A pledge by the manufacturer of Apple's iPhones and iPads to limit work hours at its factories in China could force other global corporations to hike pay for Chinese workers who produce the world's consumer electronics, toys, and other goods.
The struggling BlackBerry maker said it plans to return its focus to its corporate customers after failing to compete with flashier, consumer-oriented phones such as Apple's iPhone.
Businesses have been restocking their shelves more slowly and shipping fewer long-lasting manufactured goods.
Honda says there isn't enough slack in the wiring leading to the headlight switch. Over time the wires can work their way loose and cut off the low-beam lights.
German luxury car maker Mercedes Benz inaugurated a new manufacturing plant in Hungary on Thursday, the company's first in Eastern Europe.
Coltec allegedly violated the Clean Air Act by manufacturing and selling 32 marine diesel engines that had not been certified as passing EPA standards at its Beloit plant.
General Motors soon will sell a $50 smartphone application that could replace your dashboard navigation system.
The combined overseas vehicle production of eight leading Japanese automakers is up 25.1 percent for the third straight month of year-on-year growth.
U.S. safety regulators and BMW say owners of some 5- and 6-Series cars should park them outside until a battery cable problem can be fixed.
Foreign Trade Zone procedures could exempt Fisker from customs duty payments on foreign components used in export production, which Fisker expects will account for about half of the plant's shipments.
The dispute hinges on Oracle's allegations that Google's widely used Android software for mobile devices infringes on copyrights and patents that Oracle acquired when it bought Sun Microsystems Inc. for $7.3 billion in 2010.