The Renault-Nissan alliance and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Tuesday they will expand cooperation in developing new vehicles, including small cars and full-size sedans.
Tech giant Apple Inc. on Monday said it will open a manufacturing plant in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa that will eventually employ 700 workers and provide material currently used only in its iPhone 5 cameras and fingerprint reading sensors.
The financial crisis of the past few years has severely sapped confidence in government around the globe, a think-tank representing the world's wealthiest economies said Tuesday.
West Virginia Potato Chip Co. has rebounded from a fire that damaged its Parkersburg plant in March. Production of the company's Mister Bee potato chips has resumed following renovations of the facility.
Blind people remain largely unwanted in the U.S. workplace, despite technological advances that dramatically boost their capabilities. Only about 24 percent of working-age Americans with visual disabilities had full-time jobs as of 2011, according to Cornell University's Employment and Disability Institute.
Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries have agreed to pay over $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil allegations that the company promoted powerful psychiatric drugs for unapproved uses in children, seniors and disabled patients, the Department of Justice announced on Monday.
The talks, initially scheduled for early October, come amid heightened political tension between the two economic giants because of European anger over the allegedly widespread online spying activities by the U.S. National Security Agency.
Orders to U.S. factories rose in September after two months of declines on a big jump in demand for commercial aircraft. But orders that signal business confidence in the economy fell.The Commerce Department says factory orders increased 1.7 percent in September from August.
Besides its size and lofty production goals, Wisconsin Brewing Co. has a management team with decades of experience in brewing, distribution, finance and construction. Its $11 million facility has a brewhouse that can make 80 barrels per batch.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has developed a new wrench aimed at preventing serious and costly injuries among gas-meter technicians. In some cases, the injuries have required shoulder surgery and have resulted in up to $100,000 in medical bills and lost work days according to researchers.
Kellogg says it plans to trim its global workforce by 7 percent, with the breakfast foods maker citing weaker-than-expected sales for the year. According to FactSet, Kellogg has 31,000 employees, suggesting the company plans to cut about 2,170 jobs.
A lawsuit that alleges a defective light bulb manufactured in New Hampshire caused a fire at a Kimberly-Clark de Mexico paper mill in Mexico has been moved from state to federal court.
The state Commonwealth Court says a lower court must determine whether a Harley-Davidson plant in eastern Pennsylvania is owed a refund on its local property taxes.
Bombardier and Gulfstream are in a dogfight that could decide which plane maker flies highest this year in terms of business jet sales. At the end of the third quarter, Gulfstream was ahead of Montreal-based Bombardier, which has been the global leader each year since 2005.
A government-appointed panel in Bangladesh voted Monday to raise the minimum wage for millions of garment workers to about $66 a month — still the lowest in the world and well below what workers have been seeking.
Attorneys for the Humane Society of the United States and other groups suing the Department of Agriculture over its permitting procedures for the plants filed a motion Friday seeking an extension of the restraining order.
Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, says its third-quarter profits rose as the takeover of new brands and higher selling prices offset the impact of lower sales volumes. The gain largely reflects the company's $20 billion purchase of the remainder of Mexico's Grupo Modelo.
The stalling of the federal government contributed to worsening business conditions in nine Midwest and Plains states, according to a monthly economic report issued Friday.
The former CEO of a company that made fire-resistant building blocks has pleaded guilty to scamming nearly $5 million from people who lost their homes in two wildfires. The Santa Barbara News-Press reports 64-year-old Penny Estes entered her plea to 28 counts on Thursday. She could face nearly 40 years in prison when she's sentenced.
U.S. factory activity expanded in October at the fastest pace in 2½ years, suggesting that the 16-day partial shutdown of the government had little effect on manufacturers.Instead, overseas demand and healthy U.S. auto sales appear to be supporting factory output.