Africa’s economic expansion was largely driven by commodities over the last decade. But today, satisfying demand involves more than just pulling ore and minerals from the ground faster. Companies like South Africa’s platinum producer Lonmin are ...
Orders to U.S. factories increased in June, led by demand for aircraft, industrial machinery and computers and electronics. Orders rose a seasonally adjusted 1.1 percent compared to the previous month, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Factory orders ...
Coal giant Alpha Natural Resources revealed plans to shed 1,100 workers at 11 West Virginia surface mines and related operations by mid-October. In Boone, where about 2,400 people work in coal mining, two mines employing 462 people could be shuttered.
SpaceX will build the world's first commercial site for orbital rocket launches in the southernmost tip of Texas. The state of Texas added $15.3 million in incentives to the geographic value of a location east of Brownsville that will allow ...
The Great Recession battered Elkhart County and, in some ways, many are still feeling the aftershocks of the downturn, five years after it ended. But it's made others, like Bumpus, leaner, forcing them to improvise and forge a new trail lest they wither on the vine.
Toyota Motor Corp. reported a 5 percent jump in quarterly profit Tuesday, outpacing expectations as vehicle sales grew in North America and Europe, offsetting a drop in Japan.
Starting this week, "gluten-free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term "gluten-free" had not been regulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.
About 100 North Carolina businesses are showing off their robots, bomb-sniffing dogs and shooting-range construction skills at one of the state's largest gathering of military contractors.
Xiaomi, a Chinese handset maker little known in the West, overtook tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. to become China's top-selling smartphone brand in the second quarter, a market research company sai.
The world's largest consumer products maker said it will jettison more than half its brands around the globe over the next year or two, leaving it with about 70 to 80 of its top performers when the nips and tucks are complete.
General Motors of Canada Ltd. has agreed to pay $9 million to nearly 3,300 salaried and executive retirees and restore most of their post-retirement benefits to pre-financial crisis levels, the Toronto Star reports.
In a month when auto plants usually shut down to retool for next year's models, the sector added a solid 14,600 jobs, according to the government's employment report.
The world's biggest hamburger chain said in a regulatory filing that there's been "significant negative impact" in China, Japan and other affected markets. These regions make up about 10 percent of McDonald's Corp.'s revenue.
China's smog-plagued capital has announced plans to ban the use of coal by the end of 2020 as the country fights deadly levels of pollution, especially in major cities.
Little action has been taken to clean up pollution caused by oil production in Nigeria's Niger Delta region, either by the government or Shell Oil, Amnesty International and other groups charged Monday.
A fire official says a mechanical failure apparently caused two explosions at a food laboratory in northern New Jersey, leaving two workers with cuts and bruises.
Botox and eye-drug maker Allergan is suing a Canadian drug maker and a hedge fund over their hostile takeover attempt, alleging insider trading and other fraud before their plan became public.
Two U.S. senators say a federal agency charged with reviewing the safety of mines failed to conduct required inspections at the government's troubled underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico.
When drilling oil or natural gas wells, employee safety and the integrity of the well are the primary concerns. To enhance safety and increase productivity, PML analyzes the rock cuttings and gases from the drilling fluid to ascertain information ...
Hewlett-Packard Co. has agreed to pay $32.5 million to settle allegations it overcharged the U.S. Postal Service for products over more than eight years.
The Japanese and Chinese governments are making preparations to hold a working-level meeting on food safety later this month following a recent scandal over expired chicken meat provided by a Chinese producer, Japanese government sources said Monday.
The Obama administration is moving to cut down on the thousands of foodborne illnesses linked to chicken and turkey each year with an overhaul of poultry plant inspection rules that are more than 50 years old.
Toyota, Ford, Nissan and Chrysler all saw double-digit sales gains. General Motors' sales were up 9 percent compared with last July, while Hyundai's rose 1.5 percent. Of major automakers, only Honda and Volkswagen saw declines.
Ignition switch problems that have plagued General Motors and Chrysler have now turned up in the motorcycle business.