New York's food inspections have been lagging, allowing 5,000 manufacturers, supermarkets, wholesale bakeries, and other businesses to operate last year without updated inspections, state auditors reported Thursday.
The company's toy sets include a book, blocks, wheels, cranks, and other parts that children can use to build structures with moving parts. Owner Debbie Sterling, who trained as an engineer at Stanford University, got the idea for the company after realizing that construction toys are marketed to boys, not girls.
The rules announced Friday are part of a sweeping food safety law signed by President Barack Obama in 2011. They would require many larger companies that ship, hold, and otherwise transport food by roads or rail to prevent contamination as the food is moved.
A federal judge has sentenced a former manager at a kosher slaughterhouse in Iowa to 41 months in prison for harboring and exploiting workers who were in the U.S. illegally.
Americans increased their spending at a solid pace for the second straight month in December even though their income was flat. Consumer spending rose 0.4 percent in December, compared with November when spending had increased an even stronger 0.6 percent, the Commerce Department reported Friday.
Wal-Mart said Friday that its fiscal fourth-quarter and full-year adjusted earnings from continuing operations may come in at or slightly below the low end of its prior forecasts. The latest comments from the world's biggest retailer reflects accounting for some Brazil-related charges and other items.
President Barack Obama is asking major corporations for their help in putting the long-term unemployed back to work. CEOs from companies like Apple, Walmart, Visa, and Boeing are heading to the White House on Friday to deliver commitments to do their part. More than 300 companies have signed on so far, the White House said.
The Indiana Senate has approved a measure cutting the state's business equipment and corporate income taxes, a move that has some local leaders worried.
Honda Motor Co. reported on Friday a 160.7 billion yen ($1.58 billion) net profit for the October-December fiscal third quarter, up from 77.4 billion yen the year before.
The company’s Kansas City facility will be its first location outside the state of Washington. Expanding to Missouri will put Aviation Technical Services closer to some of its largest customers, allowing it to improve customer service and expand its client base.
U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del) praised President Obama’s memorandum, signed Thursday at a General Electric facility in Waukesha, Wis., to the Secretaries of Labor, Commerce, and Education that instructs a comprehensive review of the nation’s job training programs.
Federal prosecutors are seeking prison time for a former Iowa kosher slaughterhouse manager who they say exploited immigrant workers for labor, money, and sex.
Abbott Laboratories is closing one of its manufacturing plants in the Puerto Rico town of Barceloneta next year, delivering another blow to the U.S. territory's once-thriving pharmaceutical sector, officials said Thursday.
Under OSHA’s revised signage standards for general industry and construction, published November 6, 2013, organizations can now use either the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) standard from 1967-1968 or from 2011 for safety signage.
Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits rose 19,000 last week to 348,000, the highest in about a month. But the broader trend in applications remains low.
Toyota has told North American dealers to stop selling six popular models with heated seats because the fabric doesn't meet flammability standards. No fires or injuries have been reported, but Toyota can't legally sell cars that don't comply with U.S. safety codes.
The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration says it also issued 24 orders following inspections at 11 coal mines and two other mines. MSHA issued seven orders and six citations at Hanover Resources LLC's Caymus Mine in Boone County.
The seizures and arrests were announced at a Manhattan news conference where NFL and law enforcement officials displayed fake Payton Manning and Russell Wilson jerseys — complete with knockoff Adidas labeling — Broncos and Seahawks hats, Super Bowl T-shirts and other goods made to look like official NFL gear.
The White House says Obama, while in Wisconsin on Thursday, will make good on a promise to act on his own to help the middle class by directing Vice President Joe Biden to lead a government-wide review of federal job-training programs.
Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it plans to invest $80 million in its Kentucky truck plant to churn out more F-Series Super Duty trucks. The ramped up production will add 350 jobs, the automaker said.