A pipeline ruptured at a coal-processing plant Tuesday, sending 108,000 gallons of coal slurry into a Kanawha River tributary, about 18 miles upstream from where a large chemical spill at a different plant tainted drinking water for 300,000 people a month ago.
About 1,500 Volkswagen workers are eligible to cast ballots in a three-day election beginning Wednesday. They'll decide whether the plant becomes the South's first foreign automaker to unionize. But it wouldn't be the UAW's first foray into the state.
Villagers in southwestern China infuriated by a factory that was polluting the environment smashed its offices and equipment, and later clashed with police, underscoring the potential for such concerns to trigger violent unrest.
Toyota Motor Corp. said that 997,000 Prius cars in Japan, some 713,000 in North America, another 130,000 in Europe and the rest in other regions are being recalled for a problem in the software to control the hybrid system.
Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats because children can be trapped by buckles that may not unlatch. The recall covers 11 models sold from 2009 through 2013.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says auto parts supplier Shiloh Die Cast Midwest will expand two of its northern Indiana plants, creating about 145 new jobs by 2018.
Nestle said Tuesday it would take full ownership of Swiss dermatology pharmaceuticals company Galderma, which had been a 50/50 joint venture with L'Oreal. It will use Galderma's management to form a new unit called Nestle Skin Health SA.
The newly established Commission for Logistics and Supply Chain Collaboration, which holds its first meeting Feb. 11, aims to develop a statewide strategy featuring a partnership between government and industry in the pursuit of raising the international profile of Michigan’s logistics capabilities.
A Northern California slaughterhouse has voluntary halted operations after recalling more than 8.7 million pounds of beef products. The recall, which began Jan. 13, was expanded on Saturday to include just over a year's worth of meat products.
The U.S. brought a trade complaint against India over a solar energy program it says discriminates against American manufacturers, adding another wrinkle to a bilateral relationship strained by the recent arrest and strip-search of an Indian diplomat.
The U.S. government says Bangladesh has not made sufficient progress on improving labor standards to justify reinstatement of duty-free trade benefits suspended after the global textile industry's worst disaster.
Top executives from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, AOL, LinkedIn, and Twitter published a joint statement and sent a letter Tuesday to President Barack Obama and members of Congress. The coalition urges changes that would include a government agreement not to collect bulk data from Internet communications.
Republican lawmakers in Tennessee threatened that the state could turn off the spigot of incentives for Volkswagen if workers at the automaker's plant decide this week to approve union representation.
Monday afternoon's blast at the New Hampshire Ball Bearings Inc. plant in Peterborough is being investigated but all indications were that it was an industrial-related incident, said Peterborough Fire Department spokesman Eric Bowman.
VietJetAir says it signed a deal to buy more than 90 A320 jets from Airbus that is worth about $9.1 billion at sticker prices. The discount airline and Airbus announced the deal Tuesday at the Singapore Airshow.
New General Motors CEO Mary Barra will get a pay package worth $14.4 million this year, 58 percent more than her male predecessor, the company said Monday. GM released the figure to counter reports that said Barra, the first woman to lead a major automaker, would be paid less than former Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson.
Growth has marched steadily downward over the past two years as Beijing clamped down on a spending boom that analysts worry has pushed debt to dangerous levels. That has meant less Chinese demand for imported goods from copper and cement to factory machinery and earth movers.
The city of Detroit says it will file a plan to emerge from bankruptcy next week, just days before a March 1 deadline. The disclosure was made Monday by attorney Bruce Bennett during a hearing in the case.
A U.S. business group is urging China to expedite recently announced economic reforms, saying it will smooth the way for an investment treaty being negotiated between the world's two largest economies.
Experts on leadership say the change in tone is a necessary cultural shift for a mature company transitioning into new businesses while letting go of past successes and missed opportunities.