Federal mine safety officials say the number of mining deaths in the nation totaled 42 in 2013, up six from the previous year.
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After making a hubbub about testing delivery by aerial drones in December, the company said its Prime Air team is testing fifth- and sixth-generation aerial vehicles and in the design phase on generations seven and eight.
Shares of General Motors Co. fell to a 10-month low Friday as the company's widening recall crisis put a coveted upgrade of its credit rating in doubt.
Federal officials have approved a funding request by West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin related to the January chemical spill in Charleston, but refused to consider the event a "major disaster."
IKEA insists the project, which has not yet been built, is more than public relations. The company believes that, long term, wind energy will help the company's bottom line, Chief Financial Officer Rob Olson said.
The Labor Department says the producer price index, which measures price changes before they reach the consumer, rose 0.5 percent in March.
Oshkosh Corp. said Thursday it plans to eliminate about 760 jobs from its defense division this summer, a decision driven by lower demand for its mine-resistant trucks and other military vehicles.
Beauty products retailer Ulta Inc. will locate a distribution center in Greenwood, Ind. and create up to 537 jobs by 2018.
A central Indiana automotive glass factory will pay a record $495,500 to settle workplace safety violations that were uncorrected following a worker's 2010 death, the Indiana Department of Labor said.
A federal judge in Kansas has set a hearing in the lawsuit against Boeing brought by two unions over pensions and retiree medical benefits.
The General Electric Co. plans to build a new U.S. global operations center in the Cincinnati area, bringing an expected 1,400 jobs to southwest Ohio.
General Motors has put two engineers on paid leave as an outside attorney investigates why the company took more than a decade to recall millions of small cars for an ignition switch problem.
Hewlett-Packard will pay the U.S. government $108 million to settle charges that former employees paid bribes to officials in Russia, Mexico and Poland.
The Irwindale City Council's action Wednesday night gives the factory 90 days to make changes to stop the spicy odors that prompted complaints from some residents last fall.
A British-based company that manufactures parts for automakers plans to expand a North Carolina factory by nearly 230 jobs over five years.
U.S. wholesale businesses increased their stockpiles for an eighth consecutive month in February as their sales rose at the fastest clip since November, good signs for future economic growth.
Malaysia on Wednesday awarded a manufacturing license to a $618 million venture that will assemble fuel-efficient SUVs for China's Great Wall Motor Co.
Workers are digging away to retrieve the last of eight classic Corvettes gobbled up by a giant sinkhole beneath a museum in Kentucky.
A Northwest Pipeline official says a pressure vessel rupture caused the March 31 natural gas explosion that injured five people and forced an evacuation at Plymouth in Eastern Washington.
British-American physicist Stuart Parkin won the $1.3 million Millennium Technology Prize for discoveries leading to a thousand-fold increase in digital data storage on magnetic disks.
An "O-ring" that links a transmission fluid line to a cooler can fail and cause leaks, potentially causing a fire. Vazin says no fires or crashes have been reported. VW plans to replace the defective parts.
A man who was indicted earlier this year for lacing frozen food products with pesticide at a factory in Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo, says he had no trouble doing so because of loose security.
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