Jittery consumers have put off big-ticket purchases in response to the troubled housing market and high gas prices.
Ford is selling the brands, part of the company's Premier Automotive Group, to concentrate on growing its core business in the U.S. market.
Visy Industries Holdings, the world's largest privately held paper and packaging manufacturer, fined a record $32 million for price-fixing.
Heavy truck subsidiary of German automaker Daimler AG is moving 341 jobs to be closer to the truck manufacturer's customers and production sites.
John Engler says Japan is likely to see more mergers and consolidations among companies, creating partnership opportunities for American manufacturers.
Manufacturers say the California standards would raise the cost of cars and reduce their offering of sport utility vehicles and pickups.
Automaker cutting up to 10,000 hourly jobs and 2,100 salaried jobs through 2008, eliminating shifts at five assembly plants and cutting four vehicle models.
Conglomerate hopes to expand its portfolio for the metalworking industry; Simi Valley, Calif.-based Standard Abrasives employes about 375 people.
Japanese automaker is experiencing a trend of high-ranking U.S. bosses defecting to positions at U.S. automakers like Chrysler and Ford.
Company voluntarily recalled 414,000 cases of Totino's and Jeno's pizza products because the meat used may be contaminated with E. coli.
Officials said they seized more than $300,000 worth of products after investigating allegations the St. Louis company was manufacturing potentially unsanitary medicine.
At 50.9, the sector is balancing between growing and declining as the slowdown in the financial, housing and transportation segments has spilled over into manufacturing.
Despite Labor Department's report of a bigger-than-expected drop of 6,000, analysts predict unemployment to increase in coming months, reflecting a slow economy.
Commerce Department report of 0.3 increase was just lower than analysts' expectations of 0.4 percent growth, raising fears consumers will avoid shopping in coming months.
German wind-power turbine maker 's $72 million investment to more than triple its Chinese production by 2011.
With cigarette consumption declining, Altria Group hopes Black & Mild cigar maker John Middleton boosts noncigarette sales.
As much as 80 percent of the active pharmaceutical ingredients used to make drugs sold in the U.S. are imported; an estimated 40 percent of finished drugs are made abroad.
After the $1.2 billion deal, U.S. Steel renames the smaller company U.S. Steel Canada Inc. and becomes the world's fifth-largest steel producer.
Network gear maker aims to double manufacturing in China, which has the world's second-largest population of Web users after the United States.
Indian firm behind the $1.6 billion plant, also in talks to open a refinery in Iran, assures Gov. Tim Pawlenty it won't do prohibited business in Iran.