A surprising quarterly loss from the nation's largest solar equipment manufacturer rattled the entire sector, sending shares of every major company downward.
Japan's factory production has risen for a second straight month, boosted by car and camera manufacturing.
The company is hoping to keep milking revenue from a PC market that appears to be past its prime.
Taiwan's government said it would push for the consolidation of the island's memory chip makers with Elpida Memory, days after the Japanese chipmaker filed for bankruptcy.
High interest rates, rising production costs, and corruption scandals have all taken a toll on Asia's third-largest economy.
General Motors is likely to spend more than $500 million on employee bonuses and profit-sharing based on the company's performance last year.
Japan may cancel its multibillion-dollar plans to buy dozens of F-35 stealth fighter jets from the U.S. if prices continue to rise or delays threaten the delivery date, its defense minister said.
Rules aimed at helping drivers avoid unintentionally backing over children are being delayed again following complaints from automakers that requiring rearview video cameras systems on new autos would be too expensive.
Boeing said on Tuesday that it's on track to deliver the first of its new 747s that will haul paying passengers early this year.
A Chinese court on Wednesday began hearing Apple's appeal of a ruling against its right to use the iPad trademark in China, but no decision was announced.
A southern Indiana man has pleaded guilty to murder in the August 2009 shooting of a Pillsbury plant co-worker after allegedly crashing his car through the plant's security gate.
The contract ultimately could be worth nearly $1 billion, depending on future orders.
The steel saw features a semi-automatic cutting cycle using the latest in generation technologies to ensure fast and accurate cutting of steel bar and tubing
An independent report, meanwhile, revealed that the government downplayed the full danger in the days after the March 11 disaster
The report, issued at 10 a.m., pushed the Dow Jones industrial average above 13,000, the highest since May 2008.
After six decades of building the distinctive teardrop-shaped cars, Saab sought bankruptcy protection in December
The Consumer Confidence Index now stands at 70.8, up from 61.5 in January, while analysts had expected a reading of 63.
Businesses slashed spending on machinery and equipment in January after a tax break expired, pushing orders for long-lasting manufacturing goods down.
The state Work Safety Administration says on its website that the blast happened during the production of a high-energy fuel and propellant, guanidine nitrate.
Proview Electronics says it is now seeking to regain worldwide rights to the iPad name and is suing Apple Inc. for alleged fraud and unfair competition.