Automaker hoping for extra $1 billion in annual cash flow after shifting retiree health care costs to a union-run trust in 2010, part of recently ratified contract with United Auto Workers.
United States must present a 'roadmap' for rescuing global commerce talks, India's trade minister said amid uncertainty about the Bush administration's authority to negotiate a deal.
Inspectors found flaws in the safety plan at Missouri plant where the company makes Banquet and private label pot pies that were linked to a salmonella outbreak.
China's biggest independent automaker is instead focusing on high-growth markets like Asia and the Middle East until it builds its capabilities and quality standards required to compete.
Federal Reserve report shows general business conditions index remains steady, but optimism for the next six months dropped sharply.
Private-label cereal maker Ralcorp Holdings Inc. will purchase the nation's third largest cereal unit with brands like Spoon Size Shredded Wheat and Post Raisin Bran.
Larger-than-expected increase in number of laid-off workers filing for unemployment benefits — up 20,000 to 339,000 — reflected the California wildfires and a writers' strike.
Industrial output growth in October was slower than expected, but lawmakers are signaling they will take measures to tame resurgent inflation and mop up flush liquidity soon.
Inflation increase of 0.3 percent led by energy prices shooting up at the fastest pace in five months and continued hikes in food prices.
Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI says risk of a recession has climbed to at least 50 percent; manufacturing production growth to slow from 4.7 percent to 1.9 percent in 2007.
Ishiya Trading resumes production of chocolate treat Shiroi Koibito cookies, which were taken off shelves for three months after expiration date scandal.
Diversified conglomerate hopes $1.2 billion acquisition of Aearo Technologies Inc. will expand its occupational health and environmental safety business.
Esmark's purchase of Maryland's Sparrows Point mill was announced Aug. 2 and has yet to close, leaving some union members to question their support of the deal.
International officials at a World Energy Congress meeting say the world must help the booming countries develop cleaner coal operations in an effort to fight climate change.
German automaker expected to make a decision in the next six months; relative weakness of the U.S. dollar against the euro could make the U.S. more attractive.
New orders dropped 2.5 percent, continuing a six-month weakening trend and reaching lowest level since October 2006.
Automaker will comply with fuel standards imposed by Congress, but vice chairman says technology support is best way to wean General Motors off foreign oil.
French, Italian and Japanese car manufacturers made the most environmentally friendly automobiles for sale in Europe last year, while BMW and Daimler had the highest polluting cars.
Testy relations with environmentalists and questions about quality are a headache for the automaker this year, especially after unveiling new SUV that doesn't have a hybrid option.
Automaker offering leases on new FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel-cell-powered car to a limited number of Southern California drivers; the vehicle's only emission is water.