The steady numbers, after four months of declines, 'indicate that the most pressing downward corrections following the crisis on the financial markets seem to have come to an end.'
Booz Allen study of 1,000 corporations says R&D spending rose 10 percent in 2006 to $447 billion, with North American companies seeing the largest increase.
Sales jump to more than 1 million units for the state-owned car maker — one of China's largest auto manufacturers.
Memorandum of understanding between Italy's Fiat and OAO AvtoVAZ is the latest move in the Italian company's push to seek industrial alliances.
State, county and local officials helped new owner put together an incentive deal to buy International Trailers Inc. plant for $2.3 million.
Manitowoc Crane's $25 million expansion project expected to add about 70 jobs and help the company meet increasing demand.
Indian carrier purchases 20 short to medium-range 737s, Boeing's best-selling airplane.
Twelve states the target of group's campaign calling on employers to automatically enroll employees to avoid a coming retirement crisis.
Chrysler workers would see gains of $10,235 over the life of the agreement; automaker would contribute $10.3 billion toward the creation of a union-run trust for retiree health care.
Agreement includes a company-funded, union-run trust called Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association and must be approved by federal courts.
United States, European Union and Japan demanded answers from China at WTO review meeting on its failures to open up markets to greater foreign competition.
Plant is expected to close Nov. 9; Ravenswood Specialty Services Inc. makes nylon raw material and a substance called Minlon.
Reagan-Udall Foundation an ambitious undertaking that puts regulators and companies in a relationship unlike that of any other industry.
Beijing Cyber Recreation District's goal is to provide direct links between tens of thousands of Chinese manufacturers and millions of individual customers around the world.
World's largest steel maker purchases 90 percent of Rongcheng Chengshan Steelcord for $26.6 million; China is the largest steelcord wire market.
Auto supplier closing after completing the sale of its last major operations to private equity group amid downturn in the U.S. auto industry.
Aluminum maker awarded $360 million contract by Lockheed Martin Corp. to supply alloy aluminum die forgings for the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet.
Ford's chief executive says the main planks of the United Auto Workers union's deals with General Motors and Chrysler will help Ford Motor Co. become more competitive.
Swedish truckmaker won its largest bus and coach order to date in Asia, selling 500 city buses to public transport company SBS Transit in Singapore for an undisclosed price.
As consumers look for alternatives to recalled Chinese-made toys, dozens of small toy companies are struggling to meet surging demand; some report online sales up as much as fivefold.
Samsung Electronic Co.'s surprise announcement it was boosting capital spending on semiconductor production by about $1.2 billion sent shares of chip manufacturing equipment makers higher.
Strong car sales offset weak demand for clothing; retail sales increase of 0.6 percent was double what economists were expecting.
Some American lawmakers are pressing for sanctions if Beijing fails to take faster action to ease currency controls that they say are fueling the trade gap.
Company spokeswoman said the decision to recall the pies wasn't based on new information, but 'an abundance of caution.'