Financial markets rallied Friday as an increase in U.S. hiring suggested the world's largest economy is not heading for recession but recovering gradually.
It said the family-run workshop, which made locks, was illegal. The blast happened when sparks from a polishing machine ignited dust in the workshop.
About 700 union workers at Constellium Rolled Products in West Virginia's Jackson County are on strike after contract negotiations broke down.
Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp. is slashing 5,000 jobs over the next year, or nearly 9 percent of its global workforce, after its quarterly loss ballooned from a year earlier.
A Massachusetts company that makes medical devices says it plans to close a Wisconsin manufacturing plant in the next few years, eliminating 130 jobs.
The aircraft manufacturer told workers they would lose their jobs, only weeks after the firm reached a deal to sell the company's jet business to a company in China.
Ford Motor Co. is hiring 225 workers and adding an assembly line at a Detroit-area plant to make a new hybrid-electric transmission.
The sale of two RG Steel plants in eastern Ohio has workers wondering what happens next.
Police arrested 10 union officials in connection with the labor strife at a car plant of Maruti Suzuki, a news agency reported.
A private survey shows U.S. businesses kept hiring at a modest pace in July, suggesting the job market could be improving after three sluggish months.
The Labor Department said Monday that federal contractors do not have to warn their employees about potential layoffs from across-the-board budget cuts that could begin on Jan. 2.
The expanded work force at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga has helped decide a new production schedule that calls for employees to work four 10-hour shifts a week.
A new study predicts that two new businesses in Isle of Wight County will replace most of the 1,100 jobs lost when an International Paper paper mill closed in 2010.
Gov. Robert Bentley has announced that automotive supply company Zero RPM will expand its operations and add almost 50 jobs.
Ice cream production has ended at a Hagerstown plant that supplied Good Humor bars and other frozen goodies for nearly 30 years.
Japanese machinery maker Hitachi won a $7B deal with the British government to build and maintain trains that will connect London with other cities, a project that will create more than 900 jobs.
The Brazilian subsidiary of GM says it temporarily shut down its eight production units amid fears of unspecified action by a local union that warns of imminent mass dismissals.
Cisco Systems is preparing to lay off about 1,300 workers just a few months after the world's largest maker of computer networking equipment warned that growing economic uncertainty is making it tougher to close sales with its customers.
Police said they used pepper spray and scuffled with protesters Monday, when about 150 demonstrators challenged a cordon west of the capital.
Enviro Tech Chemical Services Inc. announced Friday it would expand a factory in jobs-starved Helena-West Helena, spending $4 million and hiring 40 more workers.
Unemployment rates rose in 27 U.S. states last month, the most in almost a year and a reflection of weaker hiring nationwide.
Honeywell plans to lay off nearly 230 workers at its southern Illinois plant as it undertakes upgrades ordered by regulators to make the site able to withstand an earthquake or tornado.
Quinn and hundreds of guests attended an event in the northern Illinois community of Rochelle to mark the grand opening of Nippon Sharyo's new rail car manufacturing facility.
Automatic cuts in federal spending will cost the economy more than 2 million jobs, from defense contracting to border security to education, if Congress fails to resolve the looming budget crisis, according to an analysis released Tuesday.
President Francois Hollande on Saturday denounced a plan by carmaker PSA Peugeot-Citroen to cut 8,000 jobs as unacceptable, and said it must be renegotiated.