IG Metall expanded a campaign of brief strikes to underline its demand for a hefty pay hike, while employers stuck to their insistence on a moderate increase.
Manufacturing activity in China slowed sharply amid weaker export demand despite a flurry of official measures to boost flagging growth in the world's fourth-largest economy.
Machinists union members ended their walkout on Saturday by ratifying a new contract with Boeing; the vote was about 74 percent in favor of the proposal.
Industrial conglomerate Siemens is poised to sell its 50-percent stake in joint venture Fujitsu Siemens Computers to Fujitsu, sources familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.
Automaker is offering buyout packages to nearly 4,000 workers at its Alabama plant for the first time since the factory opened 11 years ago.
Automaker is predicting pickup truck sales will bounce back enough for it to add 1,000 workers to its Dearborn F-150 factory in January.
Papermaker says it will temporarily shut down its plant in Catawba, S.C., the week of Christmas because of decreasing demand.
Beer that started it all for Golden, Colo.-based Coors Brewing Co. survived several name changes and the Prohibition era to reach its 135th Anniversary.
World’s largest chip maker said Friday that the global financial crisis could hurt its business if important suppliers become insolvent, leading to product delays.
Next new Boeing airplanes will be designed, developed and produced with less reliance on outsourcing than the long-delayed 787 passenger jet, a key executive says.
Industry preparing to report another month of rapidly slowing sales, possibly the worst in decades, as the credit crunch and careening economy keep consumers away.
Although it was deliberately added in China, melamine sometimes accidentally leaches into the food supply in low levels, from plastic dinnerware, pesticides and fertilizers.
Automaker is suing Johnson Controls, saying the battery supplier has been charging for lead that doesn’t end up in the batteries.
Chemical manufacturer is temporarily shutting down the olefin unit in La Porte, Texas, starting Friday as a result of declining demand for products that use plastic.
Economy in Canada shrank 0.3 percent in August following hefty 0.7 percent growth in July, in what is widely seen as the first in a series of monthly pullbacks.
IG Metall is poised to launch brief strikes this weekend in the nation's struggling automobile sector as the union and employers spar over wage increases.
Aluminum maker is cutting about 100 jobs from its northern New York plant in Massena.
Commerce Department reported Friday that personal spending fell 0.3 percent last month, contributing to the worst quarterly performance in 28 years.
Union rep says Bobcat Co. is offering severance packages to about 100 hourly employees at its Bismarck plant before its six-week shutdown starts in December.