Toyota says it is putting renewed focus on innovation in production methods and design after getting a wake-up call from its massive recalls.
Six major automakers and 19 suppliers are close to agreeing on a fast-track process for testing replacements for a resin that's in dangerously short supply.
Aircraft maker Hawker Beechcraft gave 60-day layoff notices to about 350 workers at its plant in Wichita on Monday, about a week after it reported a nearly $633 million net loss for 2011.
A Tokyo-based auto supplier has agreed to pay a $20 million criminal fine and cooperate with the U.S. government's ongoing investigation into price fixing in the industry.
The Fitch Ratings agency lifted Ford's credit rating from junk status to investment grade Tuesday, a sign that the company's recovery from near collapse is almost complete.
General Motors Co. chairman Dan Akerson said Monday the automaker plans to open 600 dealerships in China this year, and nearly double production capacity despite a slowdown in sales growth.
Some in industry and politics question whether environmental regulation has gone too far and whether the risks are worth addressing, given their costs.
Zippo Manufacturing Co., the company that makes metal-cased cigarette lighters whose lids are known for their distinctive "click," is on schedule to produce its 500 millionth lighter later this year.
Michelin is recalling more than 77,000 bus tires because sidewall defects can cause them to lose air rapidly, increasing the risk of a crash.
Auto parts supplier Newman Technology has broken ground on a $15 million factory in Albertville that will employ some 60 workers.
The company reported net income of $311 million, or 91 cents per share, for the three months ended March 31, up from $287 million, or 83 cents, a year ago.
The strike by Machinists Local 776 in Fort Worth began Monday after union members voted overwhelmingly Sunday to reject the company's latest contract offer.
For the first time in more than 20 years, U.S. automakers are questioning a pillar of manufacturing: The practice of bringing parts to assembly lines right before they're used.
Volkswagen's facility in Chattanooga is boosting employment and capacity to meet demand, moving up plans to export the vehicle to Asia and becoming a blueprint for the German automaker's future plants.
Honda is starting up production of a new gas-electric hybrid car at its southeastern Indiana factory.
Honeywell International Inc. said Friday that its profit rose 17 percent in the first quarter as strength in the U.S. offset weakness in Europe.
A Chinese court is mediating between Apple Inc. and the Chinese company challenging its right to use the iPad trademark, seeking to get the companies to settle an awkward standoff over the issue.
The average number of people seeking unemployment benefits nationwide in the past month is at a three-month high.
Lawyers for American Honda Motor Co. returned to court Thursday to try to overturn a highly publicized small claims court award to a woman who sued over the fuel economy of her hybrid Honda Civic.
Michael Woodford, who blew the whistle on an accounting scandal at Olympus Corp., took a stand at its shareholders' meeting, demanding to know why he was fired as chief executive.