China has changed its environment law for the first time in 25 years, instituting public oversight of companies and allowing for unlimited fines against persistent polluters.
U.S. manufacturers have grown more competitive over the past decade compared with factories in China, Brazil and most of the world's other major economies.
China's government says it will open 80 projects in eight state-run industries to private and foreign investors as part of efforts to make its slowing economy more productive.
One year after the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in a pile of concrete slabs and twisted metal, Bangladeshi seamstress Shefali says she would rather starve to death than return to factory work.
Factory activity in China shrank for the fourth straight month in April, but at a slightly slower pace, in a possible sign the slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy is stabilizing.
A recent survey from Entrada Group posits a rather interesting conclusion: the U.S. is now considered the prime location for low-cost manufacturing, with Mexico a close second, and China falling far behind.
The U.S. Commerce Department is investigating allegations that Mexico is exporting far more sugar than it has in the past and selling it in the U.S. at below fair market price.
Pests, rising heat, and extreme temperatures resulting from climate change could affect where coffee can be grown around the world by 2050, devastating some communities.
President Barack Obama's administration on Monday sided with American steel producers in a politically charged international trade dispute.
Tesla Motors Inc. delivered its first eight electric sedans to customers in China on Tuesday and CEO Elon Musk said the company will build a nationwide network of charging stations and service centers as fast as it can.
The reality is that today’s big corporations are really only focused on three things — cost reduction, profitability, and increasing returns to their investors. We cannot and should not depend on them to address the middle class or the decline of American manufacturing.
Workers on strike at a Chinese factory owned by the world's largest maker of athletic shoes have rejected management's latest offer in an ongoing labor dispute that is crimping production for brands such as Nike and Adidas.
Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries.
Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States.
General Motors Co. and its Chinese partners are in the midst of what the company has said is a $12 billion investment program through 2017.
Beer consumption in Belgium has dropped 27 percent since 1992, and brewers are trying to reverse this trend.
BMW's North American President Ludwig Willisch talks about why the company is manufacturing its X series cars in South Carolina.
A federal judge on Thursday declined to toss out decade-old lawsuits that accuse IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. of supporting apartheid by letting their subsidiaries sell computers and cars to the South African government.
Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will sell high-end Lincoln cars in China for the first time later this year when it opens eight dealerships in seven cities.
As China's growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low cost producer is no longer enough to prosper.
After a nearly 20-year absence, Italian car maker Alfa Romeo is returning to the U.S. market.
A strike at the Chinese factories of the world's biggest athletic shoe maker snowballed Thursday to about 30,000 workers, making it one of the largest-ever work stoppages at a private business in China.
The Obama administration is raising concern about the value of China's currency but is declining, as in recent years, to accuse Beijing of manipulating it.
The government is considering reducing tax breaks for corporate research and development if the corporate income tax rate is cut as sought by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.