Efforts to lure two large manufacturing plants that would create more than 700 jobs received a boost Thursday when a state panel agreed to offer special, lower-cost financing.
Seiichi Ota quit after contaminated rice intended for industrial uses such as the manufacture of glue had been distributed instead as food to thousands of people.
Government of Brazil's Sao Paulo state says South Korean auto maker will build a $600 million plant in the city of Piracicaba.
Armored vehicle manufacturer is laying off more workers as its backlog of vehicles shrinks.
Federal Reserve, working with central banks in Europe, Canada and Asia, pumped billions into money markets on Thursday to combat intensifying global financial crisis.
Latin America's biggest country will produce an inexpensive generic version of an AIDS drug made by Merck after the company refused to reduce its price.
Cereal and snack maker says it has acquired Specialty Cereals Pty. Ltd., a privately owned manufacturer of natural ready-to-eat cereals based in Sydney, Australia.
Scandal involving baby formula tainted with melamine has reawakened fears over product safety, and has consumers wondering how and why it happened.
Automaker plans to eliminate Friday shifts and cut back to four-day work weeks as it reduces production at its Alabama assembly plant, according to published reports.
Conference Board said its monthly forecast of future economic activity declined 0.5 percent in August, more than the 0.2 percent decline expected by Wall Street economists.
Companies said late Wednesday they plan to reorganize their businesses into four units following their combination this fall.
U.S. is doing little to protect against the potential dangers of obsolete televisions, computers and other devices sent abroad for reuse or disposal, congressional investigators reported.
New applications for unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly last week due to the impact of Hurricane Gustav, which hit the Louisiana coast over Labor Day weekend.
Toronto food processing plant linked to Listeria-tainted meat hopes to restore consumer confidence as it prepares to relaunch products from that facility in stores next week.
Government will start considering industry proposals to sell genetically engineered animals as human food after ensuring that such animals are safe to eat.
Meat producer bought two poultry companies and majority ownership in a third in southern Brazil, home to the country's biggest producers of corn and soybeans.
General Motors says it will begin selling the G3, a rebadged version of the Korean-built Chevrolet Aveo, under the Pontiac nameplate starting next year.
Thousands of alleged child labor law violations represent the first criminal charges against operators of nation's largest kosher meatpacking plant following a May immigration raid.
Detroit's top auto executives on Wednesday asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to fund a $25 billion loan program to help the companies modernize their plants.