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.
Boeing beat Airbus in the aircraft order stakes at this year's Farnborough Airshow, booking potential deals worth more than double the size of its European archrival.
Airbus has scooped up the only firm order so far on the third day of the Farnborough Airshow, in a further sign that airlines are concerned about the global economic outlook.
June sales were driven by price cuts and concern about restrictions imposed by some cities on registrations to control traffic congestion, said an industry analyst.
Sales at the wholesale level dropped by the largest amount in three years, a troubling sign for future growth.
At just under $30,000 base retail price, the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the most affordable all-electric car in the U.S. market.
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in May from April, helped by cheaper oil that lowered imports and an increase in American exports to Europe and China.
Apple will start selling the iPad in China on July 20 after paying $60M to settle a dispute over the ownership of the tablet computer's name.
Alcoa backed its forecast for a 7 percent increase in global demand this year and predicted a coming aluminum shortage.
China's trade growth plunged in June, hurt by weak U.S. and European demand and a Chinese slowdown, with a potential impact on economies as far-flung as Africa and Australia.
Boeing Co. clinched the first big deal of this year's Farnborough Airshow on Monday with a firm order from Air Lease Corp. for 75 of its redesigned 737 aircraft worth $7.2 billion.
For Chicago-based Boeing, this year's show offers a chance for its revamped 737, called the 737 Max, to close a gap with a rival jet.
Audi, one of Volkswagen AG's luxury brands, saw sales jump 13 percent in June due to stronger demand in the company's home market of Germany as well as the US and China.
While overall economy grew for the 37th consecutive month, economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in June for the first time since July of 2009, according to the June Manufacturing ISM Report on Business.
Those who thought sport utility vehicles were going the way of the dodo were wrong. SUVs haven't died off amid higher gasoline prices.
Toyota Motor Corp.'s Prius hybrid remained the best-selling vehicle in Japan in June for the 13th consecutive month.
U.S. employers added only 80,000 jobs in June, a third straight month of weak hiring that shows the economy is still struggling three years after the recession ended.
The reports offered some hope for the job market after three sluggish months of hiring.