Ministers for food safety and health from 10 countries agreed to unify the standards with international requirements on food products to facilitate regulation and enforcement.
Steel industry group Eurofer says steel producers are asking the European Union to slap a 40 percent surcharge on soaring imports of below-cost Chinese steel.
Critics contend India's Special Economic Zones, set up to attact foreign investment, force farmers from their land or cheat them on its value.
French aerospace company agrees to sell its Sagem Communications business in a deal worth $551.5 million.
Columbia-based MTH Electric Trains had sued Lionel LLC, a century-old brand, accusing it of stealing train designs through a Korean subcontractor.
Canadian Auto Workers’ leader Buzz Hargrove voiced disappointment with a deal he said fails to resolve issues of foreign competition and health care.
Besides favorable manufacturing and tax regulations, gun makers are also looking for areas where gun ownership is viewed more favorably.
Damages could result from the cost of finding another supply of battery components for Pentax's new digital camera, as well as losses from the launch delay.
Westlake Chemical investing $90 million to expand production of chlor-alkali and PVC resin at its Calvert City, Ky., plant.
Swiss pharmaceutical company will invest US$700 million in the production facility.
Japanese automaker and India's Ashok Leyland investing $500 million to jointly develop and manufacture light commercial vehicles.
Beyond cutting costs for energy and waste, embracing sustainability can improve a manufacturer's reputation, get better performance out of employees and foster innovation.
General Motors located the facility in China because of its fast-growing vehicle market, large pool of talented researchers and the government's push to develop alternative energy sources.
Acquisition of Avon Bearings will expand Kaydon's offshore crane, construction and steel markets.
The union said 56 percent of production workers and 51 percent of skilled trades workers voted for the Chrysler pact.
In upcoming negotiations, Ford likely will follow a pattern established in the UAW's deal with GM, but Ford could seek deeper concessions because its financial state is worse.
Regardless of how they voted, union members say they are concerned about the deal's ramifications, particularly the lower-tier wage scale for new, 'noncore' employees who do not build vehicles or manufacture parts.
In the purchase of the troubled eye care products maker, New York-based firm Warburg Pincus also assumed $830 million debt from the manufacturer.
The blaze at Cambrex Corp. pharmaceutical plant in Iowa started in a paddle dryer that is used in the manufacture of a poultry feed additive.
Analysts expect growth over last year but are concerned that larger economic worries may impact sales in the U.S. and say sales of some major types of products are slowing down.