The Federal Reserve is meeting this week at a time of high alert — over the slumping U.S. economy, the aftermath of the Greek elections, and the shaky financial markets.
Shares of solar equipment makers jumped Monday following the approval of subsidies in Japan that could make it one of the most attractive markets in the world.
Shares of steel companies fell Monday as investors worried that demand could fall because of slower economic growth.
Industrial output in northern Greece has fallen by nearly 40 percent over the past two years, according to Nikos Petzos, head of the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece.
Small businesses that make machines and components for other manufacturers are experiencing an upswing that could be a sign of things to come for the broader economy.
Caterpillar Inc. said Wednesday that its board has approved a 13 percent increase in the quarterly cash dividend, marking the biggest percentage dividend increase since the financial crisis of 2008.
Chinese consumers can afford to splash out more on higher quality products but also expect better value for their money than in the past, an American Chamber of Commerce study found.
U.S. companies increased their stockpiles at a faster rate in April, despite only modest growth in sales.
A steep drop in gasoline costs drove down a measure of U.S. wholesale prices in May by the most since July 2009. But outside the food and energy categories, prices increased moderately.
Solar company stocks shined Tuesday on signs that global demand for solar products is improving.
Shares of A123 Systems jumped in early trading after the embattled electronic-car battery maker said that it had developed new lithium ion technology capable of operating in extreme heat or cold.
The Great Recession shrank Americans' wealth so much that in 2010 median family net worth was no more than it had been in 1992 after adjusting for inflation, the Federal Reserve reported Monday.
Shares of steel companies fell Monday on investor concerns that industry conditions will worsen as steel prices fall and demand for the metal slows in a weakening economy.
Global investment in renewable energy reached a record of $257B last year, with solar attracting more than half the total spending, according to a U.N. report.
China's auto market revved to life in May despite the weakening economy, with vehicle sales jumping nearly 16 percent from a year earlier to 1.61 million units, industry figures showed.
Motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha Motor said it is aiming to boost global sales in marine business such as outboard motors and boats by about 70 percent.
With more than $2B in cash, bankruptcy for RIM seems unlikely in the near term, but these are troubling times for Canada's Silicon Valley.
Ben Bernanke avoided giving any signals about what the Fed might do in response to a slowdown in hiring.
U.S. wholesale businesses increased their stockpiles at a faster rate in April, responding to a strong gain in sales.
Resilient and strong are two of the best words to describe the current state of manufacturing in the U.S. according to the May Manufacturing ISM Report.
An early 200-point charge turned the Dow Jones industrial average positive for the year following a dismal stretch in May.
The changes will reflect the company's new capabilities and broader global reach following its purchase of a majority stake in Germany's W.E.T. Automotive Systems AG, Amerigon said.
The faltering U.S. job market has prompted economists to take a much dimmer view of the country's growth prospects.
The maker of the BlackBerry mobile device has steadily lost ground to Apple Inc.'s iPhone as well as phones that run Google Inc.'s Android software, such as Samsung's.