Supplies of unsold goods in warehouses and stock rooms rose by 1.1 percent in July -- more than double the 0.5 percent gain economists were expecting.
Chief executive testifies in a court battle that will decide whether Hexion Specialty Chemicals should be forced to go through with proposed $6.5 billion buyout offer.
Union leaders said 40,000 VW employees demonstrated Friday against European Commission action they say could open the door to a takeover of Europe's biggest car maker.
Company that makes Bratz fashion dolls is willing to share a portion of royalties from the first generation of Bratz dolls with rival Mattel to settle a lengthy legal dispute.
Government data show wholesale inflation dropped by the largest amount in nearly two years, reflecting a steep drop in gasoline and other energy products.
Six days into a strike by Boeing aircraft assembly workers, there have been no direct talks between the aerospace company and the Machinists union.
Germany warned an economic stimulus package for Europe 'would only burn up money' as EU finance ministers started talks on how to lift economies flirting with recession.
Aurora Flight Sciences, which builds pieces of an unmanned, $30 million surveillance aircraft for Northrop Grumman, will soon hire 50 people as it doubles production.
Industrial output growth rate fell to its lowest level in 18 months in August, adding to signs that China's rapid economic expansion faces a sharp downturn.
High-tech shipping label now being used by some in the wine industry aims to warn customers if there's a chance they're getting cooked cabernet.
Campbell Soup Asia Ltd. recalled 330,000 cans of soup in Hong Kong and Macau after fielding complaints that some cans emitted an 'objectionable smell.'
Drug maker said Friday it completed the sale of its Eastern and Western European businesses to Meda AB of Sweden.
Commerce Department reported Friday that retail sales dropped by 0.3 percent last month; economists had expected sales to rise by 0.3 percent.
Plum Creek Timber Co. is cutting 35 positions because of shrinking demand for boards produced at its plant in Columbia Falls.
Ford-owned Volvo Cars said Friday it may have to cut 900 additional jobs in Sweden in 2009 and will move forward the cancellation of the third shift at its plant in Goteborg, Sweden.
Heavy equipment maker evacuated its four Houston-area facilities in response to an order by authorities as Hurricane Ike edged closer to the area.
Tensions flared between Somali workers and officials at a JBS Swift & Co. meatpacking plant over when employees can break for prayer during the Muslim observance of Ramadan.
Rep. Bruce Braley of Iowa wants tougher penalties for federal child labor violations including jail time and higher fines.
World's second biggest economy shrank at a 3 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, the government said Friday.
Government vowed to punish those responsible after a major dairy recalled 700 tons of milk powder linked to a rash of illnesses in infants, reigniting fears about Chinese product safety.