Rising car and truck sales have prompted Ford Motor Co. to add a week of production at 13 North American factories so the company can make another 40,000 vehicles this year.
Vehicle sales in China, the world's largest auto market, rose in April but are down for the year amid tighter credit and slower economic growth.
Toyota's quarterly profit more than quadrupled to $1.5 billion, and the automaker gave upbeat forecasts as it recovers from a sales plunge caused by the tsunami in Japan last year.
The pump and valve maker said acquisition costs helped the company swing to a loss in its first quarter, even as its newly acquired business helped boost revenue sharply.
Ford is adding 27,000 Windstar minivans from Virginia to a larger recall because the rear axles can crack and fail.
Wholesale baking company Hostess Brands Inc., has notified the state it may lay off more than 180 workers in Wisconsin as part of its plan to get out of bankruptcy.
It looks just like iRobot's Roomba vacuuming machine, except the new circular roaming vacuum cleaner from Sharp Corp. is trilingual, and even knows a hip humorous dialect.
BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. said it has hired two new senior executives, including a marketing chief, as the company looks to regain market share lost to Apple's iPhone.
The automaker said the approximately $30 million project will increase the annual assembly capacity of four-cylinder engines by more than 100,000.
Mitt Romney re-ignited the bailout debate by suggesting he deserves "a lot of credit" for the recent successes of the nation's largest car companies.
The first commercial solar array approved and built on federal public land began producing electricity Monday from a sun-baked site in the Mojave Desert south of Las Vegas near the Nevada-California state line.
U.S. companies in March posted the highest number of job openings in nearly four years, a sign that hiring could strengthen in the coming months after slowing this spring.
Although the jury decided Android infringes on some of Java's copyrights, the five men and seven women on the panel were divided on whether Google's actions were permissible under "fair use" protections of U.S. law.
The solar energy product maker Energy Conversion Devices Inc. says it's cutting about 300 jobs as it cancels an auction of its solar panel unit.
Nevada drivers could soon be sharing the road with vehicles that don't need them. Department of Motor Vehicles officials said they've issued Google the nation's first license to test self-driving cars on public streets.
Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday the electric RAV4 will cost $49,800 when it goes on sale this summer. That's more than double the starting price of the gas version.
Bill Koucky's Northwest Michigan Biodiesel LLC plant is expected to be in full production within weeks, the Traverse City Record-Eagle reported.
Small business owners recovered some of their optimism during April, but they're still wary about the economy.
A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit against Ford that alleged defects in tires on the Ford Bronco were a substantial factor in a crash that left a man paralyzed.