U.S. chief executives have grown more optimistic about economic growth this year, and more of them plan to boost spending and hiring within the next six months.
The state's unprecedented oil bonanza has made it the economic darling of the nation — boasting a sturdy economy, a state government budget surplus, and its highest population ever.
Cheaper energy kept U.S. consumer prices in check last month, despite a big rise in the cost of food, the latest sign that inflation is tame.
The main difference between lithium-ion and lithium-air batteries is that the latter replaces the traditional cathode — a key battery component involved in the flow of electric current — with air. That makes the rechargeable metal-air battery lighter with the potential to pack in more energy than its commercial counterpart.
Police have surrounded a nuclear plant in eastern France after more than 60 Greenpeace activists occupied it Tuesday to protest the nation's reliance on atomic power.
European car sales grew for a sixth consecutive month in February but remained at a low level as the market recovered slowly from the financial crisis.
New U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus embraced the increasingly intertwined relationship between the two countries, saying he would push for fair trade while urging Beijing to respect human rights.
The technology company Pure LiFi has come up with the bright idea of using LED light bulbs to transmit data. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on how it works.
Obama signed a presidential memorandum on Thursday directing the Labor Department to devise new overtime rules "to ensure that workers are paid fairly for a hard day's work."
Dell CEO Michael Dell talks about how the company's move into big data services will become a big part of their business.
LEGO says they became the number two toy manufacturer by staying true to what kids want.
We truly believe manufacturers and distributors can benefit tremendously by collaborating on best practices and generating new ideas for better business models.
Contract manufacturing can be an effective way for companies to extend capacity and add flexibility to their production network, critical benefits in a highly volatile business environment.
It seems that — if we’re to believe the hype — unless you’re Apple, a skinny-jeans manufacturer, or in the organic foods business, you can kiss your growth goodbye.
Fruit supply companies Chiquita of the United States and Fyffes of Ireland said Monday they had agreed to merge to create the world's biggest banana supplier.
At a time when chains like Chipotle and smaller players like Five Guys Burgers and Fries are growing, here are a few strategies McDonald's Corp. is focusing on.
Many businesses are very good at the internal and tangible issues inside the manufacturing plant, but are not very good at external issues relating to finding new markets and customers. For a variety of reasons they struggle at industrial marketing.
In a China-dominated industry, Colson Caster has a red, white, and blue feather in its cap. According to Kevin Osborn, Operations Manager, Colson remains committed to keeping as much manufacturing local as possible, and the company’s most popular products are manufactured in its two Arkansas facilities.
The two emphasized their joint interests in cybersecurity, energy sources, and water conservation, and suggested Israel might be able to help California cope with its ongoing drought.
New Mexico will no longer tax parts and labor for maintaining aircraft under a measure that Gov. Susana Martinez has signed into law.
General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt's compensation fell 7 percent last year to $19.2 million primarily because of a big drop in his long-term pay.
Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk says a cheaper Tesla will be available in about 3 years. He also says the company is working on their version of a Ford F-150 and is 'very excited' about the China market.
The first female CEO of a major automaker explains her philosophy on climbing the corporate ladder.
Ken Oberholz, global director of manufacturing technology at Huntington Energy Services, joins Jose Lopez, senior design engineer at Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift, to discuss the importance of lean manufacturing.
In this issue, we visit Colson Caster, a domestic manufacturer that uses a vertically integrated approach to compete with low-cost offshore alternatives. We also talk to experts about preventing OSHA's top ten violations, review readers' insights into energy efficiency issues, and explore how a reliability-centered strategy can create quick ROI.