RBC Cash Index reports confidence dropped to a mark of 29.5 in April, down from 33.1 in March; new reading worst since the index began in 2002.
Under the threat of regulation from Congress, the two industries promise to be more forthcoming about their spending.
Corporate goods prices rose at their fastest pace in 27 years on the back of expensive energy and raw material prices, the Bank of Japan said.
FCC handed down a combined $6.6 million in fines to Sears, Wal-Mart, Best Buy and other retailers, as well as manufacturers for failing to comply with new digital TV rules.
Demand will slip in the coming months amid a global economic downturn, the International Energy Agency forecast Friday, but prices may remain high because of supply uncertainties.
Analysts weren’t rushing to place any bets on Boeing’s delivery of its hot-selling 787 Dreamliner after the aircraft maker announced another six-month delay.
Company bought Intermate A/S, which makes products helping customers print out bills and invoices, to gain a foothold in the transaction printing market.
Denver-area aircraft manufacturer is ready to get back into business after an equity firm acquired the company for $10 million.
U.S. deficit in global goods and services trade expanded 5.7 percent from the previous month to $62.32 billion as a weaker dollar helped lift imports to a new high.
Specialty chemical maker raising prices of compounds used in glass coatings, catalysts and synthesis applications because the company’s costs are rising.
Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI outlook says Central and Western Europe will see a slowdown in manufacturing production, but will avoid recession.
Core machinery orders -- a key indicator of capital spending -- posted their biggest drop in more than four years in February, the government said.
Miner said it is not aware of any move by China to take a substantial stake in it, responding to a media report that helped boost the company's shares.
Automaker paying $311 million to raise its stake in Fuji Heavy Industries, and the two companies will expand their ties and develop cars together.
Union gave American Axle a proposal dealing with economic issues as formal negotiations aimed at ending a six-week strike resumed.
Boeing customers expressed disappointment but no surprise at the latest delay in delivery of the flagship 787 jetliner -- and they want compensation.
German truck maker is not required to bid for outstanding shares in Scania as a result of Volkswagen's ownership in both companies, a Swedish watchdog said.
Japanese drug maker has agreed to buy the U.S. biotechnology company to expand further into cancer research and treatment.
Government data showed German exports are still growing healthily despite the euro's near-record strength, climbing 9 percent on the year in February.
Company has agreed to pay more than $89,000 for violations under the Clean Air Act at a juice processing plant in Prosser, Wash.
Trial of the first Siemens ex-manager accused of embezzling millions of dollars is to open next month in the high-profile corruption scandal that rocked the company last year, a Munich court said.
World economy will slow sharply this year, according to an International Monetary Fund forecast, with the U.S. sliding into a recession amid housing, credit and financial slumps.
Carlos Becerra says the government has decided to nationalize the country's largest steel maker, Sidor, only days after announcing takeovers of major cement companies.
Prices this year for metallurgical coking coal products were expected to cost more than three times what they did last year.