"The affordability of cars is probably at an all-time high," Chrysler Group sales chief Reid Bigland said last week.
Companies placed more orders with U.S. factories in May from April, demanding more computers, machinery, and other equipment that signal investment plans.
Boeing is predicting that the world's airlines will buy 34,000 new airplanes over the next 20 years, driven by strong growth in China, India, and other emerging markets.
U.S. manufacturing shrank in June for the first time in nearly three years, adding to signs that economic growth is weakening.
China's manufacturing grew in June by its slowest pace in seven months, a survey released Sunday showed, raising questions about Beijing's efforts to prevent the world's second biggest economy from slowing too quickly.
Big manufacturers have more confidence in Japan's economy but remain pessimistic overall, a closely watched quarterly survey by the country's central bank showed Monday.
The U.S. economy is growing too slowly to pull the job market out of a slump, according to the latest data that suggest June has been another weak month for hiring.
Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. said its 4Q net income soared on strong sales, particularly of its polymer pistols and modern sporting rifles, and it gave forecasts that beat expectations.
Japan's factory output declined 3.1 percent in May from the previous month as the world's third biggest economy grapples with weaker European demand and an uneven recovery from last year's tsunami disaster.
Ford Motor Co.'s shares fell in post-market trading after the company said its second-quarter profit fell due to mounting losses outside North America.
Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. said Thursday that its fiscal third-quarter net income slid 66 percent as it deals with higher costs and lower selling prices in its metals recycling unit .
The U.S. economy expanded at a 1.9 percent annual rate in the first three months of the year, a weak pace that few economists see changing much this year.
Factories received more orders in May for long-lasting manufactured goods such as heavy machinery, computers and communications equipment . . .
The Commerce Department said Wednesday that orders for durable goods rose 1.1 percent in May after two months of declines.
LDK Solar Co. on Tuesday posted a first-quarter loss of $185.2 million, reversing a year-ago profit, after booking charges related to a plunge in solar panel prices and new anti-dumping regulations in the U.S.
The world's top mobile phone maker said it expects global sales of the latest Galaxy smartphone to surpass 10 million in July even as it struggles to keep up with demand because of component shortages.
The sluggish job market is weighing on the U.S. economy three years after the Great Recession ended and it doesn't look to be getting much better any time soon.
A survey of chief executives shows fewer large U.S. companies plan to hire or boost spending in the next six months, reflecting a weaker U.S. economy.
Lexus makes the best-quality cars in the U.S., and automakers overall are much better at eliminating problems that land vehicles in the repair shop, according to a new survey of car owners.
Employers in April posted the fewest job openings in five months, suggesting hiring will remain sluggish in the months ahead.
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.