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.
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.