The decline for long-lasting U.S. factory goods orders, outside volatile aircraft and other transportation equipment, suggests businesses are losing confidence in the economy.
Plummeting sales in Europe — and no hope for a quick fix in the troubled region — hurt Ford's second-quarter profit and forced the company to lower its full-year earnings forecast.
More consumers are buying the least expensive iPhones and iPads, a new phenomenon that is causing Apple's breakneck growth rate to slow.
Toyota bounced back from safety recalls and natural disasters, selling 4.97 million vehicles globally in the first half of the year to retake its crown as the world's top automaker from General Motors Co.
Europe's economic crisis pushed carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen into a first-half loss of $990M, just as the company is set to clash with the French government over its restructuring plan.
The price of oil is up slightly on signs that China's manufacturing is getting stronger.
Chip maker Altera Corp. said Tuesday that its second-quarter net income fell 24 percent as revenue declined, but the results beat Wall Street's expectations and shares jumped in after-hours trading.
Caterpillar Inc. said Tuesday that its global sales rose 11 percent in June, boosted by higher North American demand that offset flat sales in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
AK Steel Holding Corp. posted a second-quarter loss on Tuesday as sales fell 14 percent and the steel maker recorded a hefty charge related to taxes.
The DuPont Co. reported a 3 percent decline in second-quarter earnings Tuesday as volumes were off in several business units including its performance chemicals, electronics and safety product businesses.
Greece, Portugal, Italy, and Spain are in recessions. Germany and France are faring better, but both are likely to grow more slowly this year than America.
Fitch Ratings upgraded its ratings on Harley-Davidson Inc. and its related businesses Friday given high demand for the motorcycle manufacturer's bikes and strong financial position.
May U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $473.92 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
Auto industry executives in the U.S. expect to hire more people and expand their factories in the coming year to handle rising sales, according to an annual survey of executives.
South Carolina's relationship with aerospace giant Boeing Co. opened doors for the state at a recent international airshow outside London, according to state Commerce Department officials.
Ingersoll-Rand PLC's net income more than doubled in its second quarter compared with year-ago results that were depressed by a big charge for the sale of a business.
The raft of gloomy economic news may be starting to hurt U.S. auto sales.
The results of the quarterly MAPI Survey on the Business Outlook point to a period of deceleration for manufacturing, a strong pillar in the U.S. economic recovery.
United Airlines ordered 150 Boeing 737s on Thursday, a big win for the jet-maker and a clear sign that the world's largest airline is shifting increasingly toward Boeing planes.
China's economic growth fell to a three-year low, and a potential recovery later this year will probably be too weak to pull the world out of its slump.
The distortion of the seasonal adjustments is likely to ease by early next month. But it means that one of the most closely watched barometers of the job market may not provide an accurate reading for perhaps three more weeks.
The slowing economy dragged down Ford Motor Co.'s European sales during the first half of the year, with the company predicting that the region's overall sales would drop to the lowest level since 1994.
Industrial production in the European Union, an important predictor of future economic growth, rose in May but was still significantly lower than it was a year earlier, the region's statistics agency announced.
U.S. wholesale prices rose only slightly last month, as higher costs for food and pickup trucks offset another drop in energy prices. But overall inflation stayed mild.