The reductions represent about 20 percent of Motorola Mobility's 20,000 employees, and 7 percent of Google's overall work force.
Mercedes-Benz is recalling all-season accessory floor mats sold in model year 2012 and 2013 ML-Class vehicles because they could cause the car's gas pedal to get stuck.
Utah is moving to close a regulatory loophole that let industries exceed pollution limits and escape sanctions by blaming malfunctioning equipment.
Parker Hannifin is selling its automotive air conditioning business to Germany's ContiTech AG.
An Italian Cabinet official warns a judge's decision to close a steel plant employing thousands on environmental grounds will cripple the government's industrial policy.
Quinn offered his support and a $10,000 donation to workers striking outside a Caterpillar plant south of Chicago, wading into a months-long labor dispute with a company whose chief executive has been a harsh critic of his administration.
General Motors is recalling more than 38,000 Chevrolet Impala police cars in the U.S. and Canada because a part in the front suspension can crack and cause a crash.
Japan's economy grew at a slower-than-expected annualized rate of 1.4 percent in April-June, adding to worries over the global outlook.
The processing plant is the first of its kind to gain LEED gold environmental certification, said Don Schmidt, a company spokesman.
The Japanese company that owns Seymour Tubing is planning a $20M project to expand and buy new equipment for a southern Indiana factory.
Union leaders say they hope American Crystal Sugar Co. chief executive Dave Berg will reconsider his decision to skip a community meeting about the company's extended worker lockout.
India's industrial output fell a worse-than-expected 1.8 percent in June, its third fall in four months, as slumping manufacturing and investment darken the outlook for Asia's third-largest economy.
The outlook for the U.S. economy brightened a little Thursday after new data pointed to improvement in hiring and greater exports.
A frustrated but upbeat General Motors CEO told employees that he's working to wipe out fiefdoms that remain in the company and bring its culture into the 21st Century.
Toyoda said he is confident the new compact sedan Toyota will start producing next month in Brazil will win a solid portion of the country's market, where European and U.S. automakers hold large shares.