Applications are a rough proxy for layoffs. The average is not far above pre-recession levels, a sign companies are laying off few workers.
Those "Nutrition Facts" labels are getting a new look and the FDA projects food companies will have to pay around $2 billion as they change the labels.
Elevated radiation levels have been detected in the air around the plant, but officials have said the readings are too low to constitute a public health threat.
Several senators introduced a bill that would curb electronic cigarette marketing while the fast-growing industry awaits regulation by the FDA.
The tweaks mean smartphone photos, ubiquitous nowadays because of social media such as Facebook and Twitter, will be closer in quality to images captured by digital single-lens reflex cameras, also known as DSLR.
Rail tank cars are an "unacceptable public risk," and even cars voluntarily upgraded by the industry may not be sufficient, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board said.
Electric car maker is considering sites in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas for a massive battery factory that would employ around 6,500 people.
The study found that every state would see significant job gains within three years, with a major impact on manufacturing job growth.
The aerospace company is now developing an Android-based smartphone, codenamed “Black,” that will self-destruct if a third party attempts to break in and extract its secrets.
Gov. Bobby Jindal is defending his harsh criticism of President Barack Obama within yards of the Oval Office, saying "in America we don't have a king." The Republican was criticized by a Democratic governor Monday after Jindal emerged with others from a meeting with Obama and said the president "seems to be waving the white flag of surrender" on the economy.
The New York Democrat says Wednesday that the agreement announced by the federal Department of Transportation and Association of American Railroads doesn't go far enough to protect upstate communities. Trains pull hundreds of tankers of highly volatile crude oil from North Dakota cross New York daily in a virtual moving pipeline to East Coast refineries.
NASA could have prevented last summer's near-drowning of a spacewalking astronaut. That's the conclusion of an investigation board created by NASA in the wake of last July's close call outside the International Space Station. Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano nearly drowned when his helmet filled with water on July 16. He barely made it back inside alive.
Despite being comprehensive and ambitious, China’s new economic reform agenda is criticized for being vague and not overwhelmingly innovative. According to a new report, however, what is encouraging this time is that China’s leaders have demonstrated a stronger will to ensure successful implementation.
Israel's defense ministry says it successfully completed final testing on a system that protects commercial planes from missile attacks. Eitan Eshel, head of research and development at the ministry, said Wednesday that testing of the "Sky Shield" system was "100 percent successful."
A federal judge has agreed to delay a lawsuit against a Texas lawyer accused by BP of falsely claiming to represent thousands of deckhands who lost money in the 2010 Gulf oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier on Wednesday agreed to the delay while a criminal case against attorney Mikal (MEYE'-kahl) Watts unfolds.
The U.S. government's auto safety watchdog likely is looking into whether General Motors was slow to report problems that led to 13 deaths and a massive recall of small cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has the authority to fine the company at least $35 million for not being forthcoming with information.
WeylChem U.S. Inc., a provider of custom manufacturing and tolling services, as well as advanced intermediates and reagents is announcing the expansion of its Kershaw County facility. The $10.8 million investment is expected to create 49 new jobs.
In a report published Tuesday, House Republicans say the FDA's computer surveillance may have overstepped federal laws designed to protect government whistleblowers. Using software that took rapid fire screen shots of employees' computers, the FDA picked up emails from the five whistleblowers to members of Congress.
The company claims that without a bridge and crew support systems, ships would be 5 percent lighter before loading cargo and would burn 12 percent to 15 percent less fuel during their trips.
The European Parliament has voted in favor of tough new anti-smoking rules governing the multibillion-dollar tobacco market including the introduction of mandatory picture and text health warnings covering about two-thirds of cigarette packs.