China's passenger car sales rose a modest 4.5 percent in March from the year before as automakers cut prices to counter slack demand.
Copper prices fell again as more signs of trouble in Europe's debt crisis sent stock markets plunging on both sides of the Atlantic.
Several states have sued Apple and major publishers, alleging a conspiracy to raise the price of electronic books that Attorney General Holder says cost consumers millions of dollars.
German automakers BMW and Volkswagen continued an export-driven surge that contrasts with Europe's chronic debt woes and slack economy.
A new Army laboratory will develop technology such as fuel cells and hybrid systems for combat vehicles as the Pentagon steps up its push for cleaner and more reliable energy, federal officials said Wednesday.
Employers posted slightly more job openings in February, suggesting that modest hiring gains will continue in coming months.
Officials are levying a $231K fine against a company that operates an IL pasta plant for violations linked to an explosion that injured two workers last October.
Gestamp plans to invest a minimum of $100M at the former South Charleston Stamping and Manufacturing Plant, Gov. Tomblin announced.
The largest U.S. aluminum manufacturer surpassed analyst forecasts for a small loss by selling more aluminum to a wide range of customers.
Nokia Corp. on Wednesday warned that heavy competition will hit first-quarter performance, especially in developing markets.
February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $444.06 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was up 9.3 percent from January and up 35.2 percent when compared with the total of $328.44 million reported for February 2011.
The rally has been fueled by the report of another blow-out quarter, and the announcement that Apple will start putting its $97.6B cash hoard to use by paying a dividend and buying back shares.
A judge has dismissed a personal injury lawsuit that 14 West Virginia families brought against DuPont over a former zinc smelting operation, saying they failed to produce evidence that toxins from the plant made them sick.
Michelin announced plans Tuesday to break ground on a new plant in Anderson County that could create 500 jobs making giant tires for use on heavy equipment in mines, quarries and construction sites.
Ervin has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for embezzling nearly $880,000 from a manufacturing company where she worked as a payroll administrator.
Sony Corp. more than doubled its projected annual loss to $6.4B, its worst red ink ever, due to a massive tax charge.
The value of bankrupt Saab Automobile's assets covers less than a third of its debts and only some preferential creditors will get any money back, the company's trustees said Tuesday.
China returned to a trade surplus in March but growth in exports and imports was weak as U.S. and European economic woes and a Chinese slowdown weighed on consumer demand.
Volkswagen is conducting a national search to fill the most specialized of 1,000 new jobs at its Chattanooga plant.