U.S. employers posted the most job openings in four years in June, a positive sign that hiring may pick up.
Toyota's top U.S. sales executive predicts that his company will add jobs and build more models in North America as a hedge against a strong yen.
The central banks of France and Britain, Europe's second- and third-largest economies, made grim forecasts on Wednesday, while data out of Germany, its largest economy, showed a weakening in manufacturing.
Maryland's attorney general is objecting to the proposed sale of the Sparrows Point steel mill by RG Steel.
A123 Systems said that while its operations continue to bleed cash, it has reached an agreement with a Chinese auto parts maker for an investment of up to $450M that will help the struggling electric vehicle maker stay afloat.
Boeing spokesman Thomas Brabant said the 2012 prices reflected higher costs for wages, goods, and services.
Unionized workers at South Korea's largest automaker resumed a walkout on Wednesday after failing to hammer out a wage deal with management.
Independent repair shops and vehicle owners who want to make their own repairs would get access to software needed to diagnose car trouble under a new bill.
China's government has further tightened curbs on production of rare earths used in mobile phones and other high-tech products in a move that might inflame trade tensions with Washington and Europe.
The modest 1.6 percent annualized gain in productivity from April through June signals employers may need to hire more if demand picks up.
Spyker, the tiny Dutch luxury car maker that failed to revive Swedish automobile group Saab, says it has served Saab's former owner, General Motors Co., with the $3 billion lawsuit it lodged earlier this week.
Investigators were looking at how a small, seemingly insignificant leak at one of the country's biggest oil refineries quickly unraveled into an intense fire.
Automakers are gearing up for a possible spillover of the eurozone debt crisis as the European market continues to deteriorate.
High-tech industries could reverse decades of manufacturing job losses if the region increases workforce development and attracts more startup businesses, members of Congress said.