Government data revealed Tuesday that Japan's unemployment rate inched up and consumers tightened their purse strings amid rising food and oil prices.
Shipment is the first after Seoul and Washington agreed in April to lift the import ban, which was later revised due to large South Korean street protests.
World Trade Organization trade talks stalled as developing countries, led by China and India, called for wider protection of their fragile domestic agricultural sectors.
Top executive said on Monday that cutting General Electric to four businesses from six is a logical move.
New law would impose a nationwide ban on children's products containing lead beyond minute amounts, and ban chemicals in plastic that can cause health problems.
Glass container maker said Tuesday that the Sept. 30 closing of a plant in Toronto will affect about 430 employees.
Investors worry about the health of the memory chip industry as more companies in the sector consolidate.
Cosmetics company said Monday that it is selling some of its brands sold in Brazil for $104 million in cash to Brazilian consumer products company Hypermarcas SA.
Top product and manufacturing executives said Ford Motor plans to roll out new models and make its factories more efficient.
Slow boat sales and the poor economy have forced boat engine maker to cut 60 jobs and temporarily shut down production in Fond du Lac, Wis.
'I think the facts will show there was a poor understanding of the hazards of combustible dust throughout the industry, as well as within OSHA itself,' said John Sheptor.
Under the Bush administration's new forecasts, gross domestic product is estimated to grow by only 1.6 percent this year, down from a 2.7 percent growth projection made in February.
General Motors said Monday it will cut production by another 117,000 vehicles, citing continued weakness in consumer demand for pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles.
Privately-held maker of laser-based systems for defense and aerospace companies, bought by Lockheed to strengthen its offerings in guided munitions, airborne self-protection and advanced sensors.
Kellex Corp. is opening a manufacturing facility in Valdese, N.C., with plans to create 50 jobs over the next three years.
Company will restructure its home and networks mobility unit into three separate businesses the company said Monday.
Less than six months after the facility was struck by a tornado, Caterpillar has rebuilt a Mississippi plant that makes parts for the company’s machinery.
Bottler for Coca-Cola beverages said Monday it appointed Steve Cahillane as the new president of its North American business division.
Biotechnology company said Monday its chief financial officer and vice president of finance, J. David Boyle II, resigned to take a position at another company.