China and South Korea are investigating complaints that hundreds of Korean-invested factories have closed down, leaving workers without pay.
Japan's fair trade watchdog raided two electronics companies Thursday on suspicion of fixing prices of display panels for Nintendo's popular DS portable game machines.
Industrial output fell more than expected on weaker overseas demand for electronic devices and cars, adding to fears the nation's economy may be facing a recession.
Wireless technology company said the International Trade Commission has upheld a judge's ruling that Nokia Corp.'s handsets do not infringe on three of its patents.
Denmark-based Scandinavian Tobacco Group sold its cigarette activities to British American Tobacco PLC in a $4.1 million deal.
More workers signed up for unemployment benefits last week with applications rising by 19,000 to 373,000 — an increase larger than expected.
China accounted for 17.7 percent of Japan's total trade last year, while the United States dropped to second place, with 16.1 percent of the total.
U.S. factory orders for big-ticket manufactured goods fell by the largest amount in five months as manufacturers got caught in the weakness engulfing the rest of the economy.
Chrysler lost about $2.7 billion from August to September after Daimler sold the automaker to a New York private equity firm, Daimler said in its annual report.
Regulators imposed a record $1.3 billion fine on the software giant for failing to fully comply with a 2004 antitrust order; Microsoft has not decided whether to appeal.
Humane Society of the United States has filed a lawsuit against the government alleging that a legal loophole allows so-called 'downer' cows to get into the food supply.
LM Glasfiber, which is building a $150 million factory to produce windmill blades, showed off the first blade it produced at a temporary facility in Little Rock.
New president, CEO Lyle Jordan will focus on operations in North and South America while Robert Kjelldorff will oversee European, Middle East and African markets.
George F. Babcoke will oversee steelmaker's two European operations: U. S. Steel Kosice in the Slovak Republic and U. S. Steel Serbia in the Republic of Serbia.
European Commission regulators approved the purchase of Netherlands-based PC maker Packard Bell by Taiwan's Acer on Wednesday.
Henkel KGaA, the German maker of household products, is planning an efficiency program that could eliminate as many as 3,000 jobs, or almost 6 percent of its global work force.
Automaker currently makes motorcycles at its plant in Marysville, Ohio, employing 450 workers; there will be no layoffs when production ends in spring 2009.
Canadian automotive supplier forecasts full-year 2008 light vehicle production volumes to fall to 14.4 million units in North America from 15.1 million in 2007.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke assured Congress on Wednesday that the Fed is ready to further loosen its grip on credit to avoid recession.
Recession fears led to a further decline in optimism among consumer products senior executives in the fourth quarter of 2007, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.