The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, the lowest since late November and a hopeful sign hiring could pick up.
Citing a potential threat to public health, the FDA in December asked 26 companies to voluntarily stop labeling drugs important for treating human infection as acceptable for animal growth promotion.
ANA is ordering 70 aircraft with a list price of 1.7 trillion yen ($17 billion) from Boeing Co. and Airbus, in the largest order in the Japanese carrier's history.
In Kansas, candy giant Mars Inc. is opening its first new plant in 35 years to churn out millions of chocolate bars and other sweets every day.
Lawyers and advocates for women alleging Johnson & Johnson products injured them urged the U.S. Justice Department to investigate their claims the health care giant deliberately destroyed many documents critical to their lawsuits.
Young adults born in the early 1980s held an average of just over six jobs each from ages 18 through 26, a Labor Department survey showed Wednesday.
The privately held company said Wednesday that the cuts will include some management positions and what it considers duplicate roles.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra is spending time in the automaker's call center listening to customer complaints.
The World Trade Organization ruled Wednesday that China has violated international trade rules with its restrictions on the export of 17 "rare earths" and two other minerals that have key industrial and high-tech uses.
Small businesses may get an export boom under trade agreements the federal government is hammering out with Pacific and European countries.
Nissan is recalling just over 1 million cars, SUVs and vans because the front passenger air bags may not inflate in a crash. It's the company's second recall to fix the same problem.
Ohio auto dealers have struck an agreement that will allow Tesla Motors to sell its electric cars in the state.
Congress is increasingly putting the pressure on General Motors and the government's auto safety agency over a delayed recall of small cars.
Empire State Development says the company will invest nearly $100 million and build a 500,000-square-foot organic food-manufacturing plant with nearly 700 new jobs.
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in February by the largest amount in three months, helped by solid gains in demand for airplanes and autos.
A central Indiana city is looking to sell off the factory that a failed solar panel manufacturer bought with hundreds of thousands of dollars in public subsidies.
Wal-Mart has received 12 reports of incidents, including two reports of burns or blisters to the thumb.
An investment fund is taking issue with Coca-Cola's pay plan for management, saying it's particularly excessive in light of the beverage maker's slowing growth.
The Senate sponsor of an effort to rewrite the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has withdrawn the measure from consideration this year.
Thirty-five countries pledged Tuesday to turn international guidelines on nuclear security into national laws, a move aimed at preventing terrorists from getting their hands on nuclear material.