Dow Chemical Co. plans to invest an undisclosed amount in a new manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia that will make coating materials for use in that country and for export to markets worldwide.
Canadian Solar Japan K.K. said it will build and operate a solar power plant in Tsu, Mie Prefecture, becoming the first foreign solar-cell manufacturer in Japan with a mega photovoltaic plant of its kind.
Facebook has acquired patents from IBM as it girds itself for litigation, including a lawsuit by Yahoo.
Electric car owners who prided themselves on being green now find themselves in a bind as Japan's government maneuvers to restart dozens of nuclear power plants idled after last year's meltdowns.
The Conference Board says its index of leading economic indicators rose 0.7 percent in February, after a 0.2 percent increase in January.
The aerospace giant broke ground on the helicopter plant in 1982. The facility was designed to build Apache helicopters for the U.S. Army.
Automotive supplier Lear Corp. is breaking ground Friday on a plant that will bring 150 jobs to Alabama's Tuscaloosa County.
State officials announced Friday that the investment at the Robertson County site is worth $12 million and will create 160 jobs.
At least 3.1 million Americans are employed in green jobs, a sector that now accounts for about 2.4 percent of the nation's total employment, the Labor Department said.
Italian automaker Fiat says it will temporarily close plants in the country next week as a result of a month-long strike by a key group of drivers that it warns is getting more tense.
Japanese automakers are gearing up to win back the ground they have lost in global competition mainly due to the yen's appreciation, by capitalizing on their edge in eco-friendly cars.
The Kansas-based company is joining with Aviation Industry of China and the municipal government of Chengdu, where the three plan a joint venture to produce midsize jets.
Ford is pressing ahead with expansion plans despite an uncertain outlook for Asia's No. 3 economy where growth in car sales has recently waned.
A Portland Fire spokesman says an explosion involving a chemical reactor at a silicon factory has injured two people.
An explosion and fire at a chemical plant Thursday in southeastern Louisiana caused the release of hazardous vinyl chloride into the air, authorities said.
The head of Airbus says up to 2,000 jobs are at risk because Chinese airlines have frozen orders for 55 jets worth $14 billion in protest at the European Union's emissions trading plan.
The new jobs will increase the plant's work force to more to 3,500 by the end of the year, the German company said Thursday.
The government announced a $288M subsidy for General Motors Co. to guarantee it continues to make cars in Australia for another decade through its subsidiary Holden Ltd.
Japan posted its first trade surplus in five months in February on a recovery in auto and electronics exports to the United States.
The Labor Department said that weekly applications dropped 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 348,000. That's the lowest level since March 2008, just months into the Great Recession.