China's trade contracted in March by an unexpectedly wide margin, adding to expectations that Beijing will launch new stimulus to shore up weakening growth in the world's second-largest economy.
Fourteen months after General Motors started recalling more than 2 million small cars with faulty ignition switches worldwide, the company says it has repaired about 70 percent of the vehicles that are still on the road.
A newly published report suggests that fracking in Pennsylvania contributed to a rise in radon levels in nearby buildings over the past decade.
Amazon.com will be able to test its new drone delivery service in U.S. airspace after all.
Nissan and BMW are recalling more than 94,000 vehicles because the fuel pumps can fail and cause stalling.
A report from the U.S. Treasury Department took several other nations to task Thursday over their monetary policies.
The nation's highway safety chief says his agency will push for quick action on a regulation requiring electronic speed limiters on big rigs. It may also contact states about speed limits that are higher than commercial truck tires are designed to handle.
At a tightly guarded factory in central Japan, Mitsubishi, a maker of the Zero fighter planes of World War II, is launching its MRJ regoinal jet and aiming to fulfill Japan's long-cherished ambitions to regain status as a major aviation power.
National networking group Women in Manufacturing this week announced its reorganization as a trade association.
Engineers from Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial Systems Engineering (ISE) recently presented NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson with a very unique gift — a titanium football manufactured by advanced 3D printing technology.
Activists in Oregon hope to organize a ballot initiative that would eliminate the state's ability to pre-empt local ordinances.
The U.S. government's highway safety agency may reopen an investigation into Jeep gas tanks that can rupture and cause fires in rear-end crashes, the agency's top official said Thursday.
General Electric is getting out of the lending business, a major profit generator, as it focuses more on its industrial business and sheds a massive financial unit that had its own set of risks.
General Motors will stop making the Chevrolet Volt for four weeks in June and July due to slow sales and to deal with the change to an all-new version of the gas-electric hybrid car.
An outbreak of a foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products has grown to include three people in Texas who became ill, according to federal health authorities.
Labor groups hope to turn up the pressure on Congress to address currency manipulation in a potential trade pact with Pacific Rim nations.
Bermudan spirits giant Bacardi indicated it would lay off about 10 percent of its employees in North America this week, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Energy sector observers expect that the $70 billion proposed deal between Royal Dutch Shell and BG Group should be just the first in a wave of oil industry consolidation.
Researchers from Washington State University believe a pesky weed could hold the key to developing a new source of rubber.
More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but applications for jobless aid overall remain low — a reassuring sign after hiring slowed last month.