Japan's business conditions improved in fiscal 2010 after being hit hard by the 2008 collapse of major U.S. brokerage house Lehman Brothers, pushing up emissions from the industrial sector, the report said.
Automotive parts maker General Cable Corp. said on Thursday that it has bought a Brazilian maker of ignition wiring for cars.
U.S. wholesale prices were flat in March after a drop in energy prices offset rising costs for food and pickup trucks. The figures suggest that modest growth isn't spurring inflation.
New cars and light trucks would have to have override systems to prevent unintended acceleration in instances where the driver steps on the gas pedal and brake at the same time or accelerator control systems disconnect, under new federal regulations proposed Thursday.
China's declining economic growth fell to its lowest level in nearly three years in the first quarter, but analysts said it should rebound in coming months.
Jay Leno once joked that you could double a Hyundai's value by filling it up with gas. No one's laughing now.
General Motors is recalling about 50,000 large crossover SUVs to fix a problem with the windshield wipers.
Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. has agreed to sell the Australian distributor of its Bucyrus mining equipment to one of its dealers for $400 million.
For the quarter ended March 31, the Winona, Minn.-based company earned $100.2 million, or 34 cents per share, up from $79.5 million, or 27 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter.
Chrysler spokesman Eric Mayne said vehicle fires are complex and can occur for many reasons unrelated to the vehicle's design and manufacture.
The CEO of heavy equipment maker Caterpillar saw the value of his pay package jump as the company's global sales topped $60 billion.
The former executive for Glock Inc. was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison, even as his supporters raised questions about his conviction.
More people sought unemployment benefits last week, suggesting that the job market's recovery remains slow.
Apple's biggest competitor in the market for iPad-sized tablet computers is updating its line to include a feature that lets a tablet act as a universal remote control for an entertainment center.
Exelis Inc., the former defense unit of manufacturer ITT Corp., said on Thursday that it bought a small British maker of high-voltage power supplies.
Two employees were injured Wednesday in a lithium battery explosion that forced the evacuation of about 80 others at a General Motors Co. facility north of Detroit, authorities said.
A former executive for Glock Inc. convicted of stealing a pistol and millions of dollars from the gun manufacturing giant is set to be sentenced in Georgia for the crime.
China's passenger car sales rose a modest 4.5 percent in March from the year before as automakers cut prices to counter slack demand.
Copper prices fell again as more signs of trouble in Europe's debt crisis sent stock markets plunging on both sides of the Atlantic.
Several states have sued Apple and major publishers, alleging a conspiracy to raise the price of electronic books that Attorney General Holder says cost consumers millions of dollars.