The Volkswagen Group of America is recalling about 38,000 cars because a fuel leak in the engine may cause a fire.
Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp. are forecasting their weakest growth in yearly car sales in more than a decade as competition intensifies and the global economy slows.
U.S. factory activity grew at the slowest pace in six months in December, weakened by declines in orders and production. Yet growth was still healthy, a sign manufacturing may help drive the economy's expansion in 2015 as it did last year.
The company's record pressing plant has started work on a series of projects and once the plant reaches full capacity, it will have nine presses, able to make 7-inch and 12-inch records and producing 5,000 to 7,000 records per day.
Hasbro is doing damage control over a penis-shaped plastic cylinder extruder tool included with its Play-Doh Cake Mountain toy.
From New Mexico and Texas to Montana and New York, PNM and other investor-owned utilities are facing higher renewable energy standards starting this year as numerous states and the federal government push for a reduction in the use of fossil fuels for generating electricity.
"The CO2 emission goals set for Mississippi by EPA are unreasonable, unachievable and unfair," said Michael Callahan, CEO of Electric Power Associations of Mississippi.
The manager of a Taft Hill asphalt plant that some people want relocated says the plant is safe and it would be difficult to move it to a location that wouldn't affect anyone.
The state is offering $14.5 million in incentives for power plants to become cleaner and more efficient.
General Motors is recalling 92,221 full-size trucks and SUVs for a defect in ignition lock systems that can cause safety problems in hot conditions.
"This is the fight of the century for us," said Kevin Goodreau, vice president for business development at Direct Power & Water Corp. in Albuquerque, which designs and manufactures racks and other components for solar systems.
Impressed with an improving economy, American consumers are feeling more confident, a private survey showed.
"SB270 was never a bill about the environment," said Lee Califf, executive director of the bag alliance. "It was a back room deal between the grocers and union bosses to scam California consumers out of billions of dollars in bag fees without providing any public benefit."
Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Senator, has spoken on the floor of the Senate 83 times on the threat of climate change and the need for change. So while many expect a shift away from environmental regulations when Republicans regain the majority in the new year, people such as Sheldon Whitehouse will continue to fight to keep it in the forefront of American minds.
Despite some of the DOE program's highly publicized failures, the department now projects a profit of between $5 billion and $6 billion over the next 20 to 25 years.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is planning to install air monitors near two power plants that officials say are the largest sources of sulfur dioxide emissions in the state.
The state's largest utility needs to come up with more power before the end of 2016, and then find even more by the end of 2019 to meet the demands of Louisiana's ongoing industrial boom.
A new deposit policy for industrial and commercial users served by the Tombigbee Electric Power Association has caught many of them off-guard, as businesses will now face paying deposits several times over what they had paid in the past.
Washington state's minimum wage will rise to the highest in the nation on Jan. 1.
Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 67,000 model year 2006 and 2007 pickups because of a problem that could prevent the cars from starting, or cause them to move when the ignition key is turned.