U.S. agents have charged a Chinese woman in a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed corn companies.
Many owners whose businesses failed during the recession have taken the plunge again, restarting or opening new businesses, but they're not repeating past mistakes. Their companies are leaner, smarter and less risky.
There used to be more than 150 cigar factories here, but that was a long time ago. Political events that include the U.S. trade restrictions with Cuba caused some to close. Changing public attitudes about tobacco caused others to lock their doors for good.
The first bill drafted by Texas lawmakers in response to the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people got an icy reception from Republicans who said the tougher proposed regulations would overburden storage facilities with complexities and cost.
The Commerce Department reports that orders fell 0.5 percent, pulled down by falling demand for military and transportation equipment. That followed increases of 0.8 percent in April, 1.5 percent in March and 1.7 percent in February.
New Ford CEO Mark Fields will get a pay package worth $5.25 million this year as he takes over for the retiring Alan Mulally, but he'll get stock options that could drive that figure much higher.
Roche Holding AG says its U.S.-based biotech company Genentech has agreed to acquire American biotechnology firm Seragon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for up to $1.725 billion in cash and contingency payments.
Litigation over the 29-year-old's death was settled by GM last October, but not before it laid bare how the company allowed millions of small cars to stay on the road more than a decade after GM discovered ignition switch flaws linked to at least 13 fatalities.
Tyson Foods Inc. has signed a definitive deal to purchase Hillshire Brands Co. for $7.75 billion, two days after the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs was let out of its agreement to buy Pinnacle Foods.
A farmer-owned ethanol plant in northwest Iowa is the first commercial facility in the state to make the fuel additive from something other than corn starch.
The world's largest plant factory using light-emitting diode lighting has been built in a northeastern Japanese city devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the factory operator said.
Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, has acquired a small Czech brewery, Samson, in an effort to strengthen its claim to the trademark name of Budweiser.
The demand for portable, easy-to-eat foods has been growing, and Hormel isn't the only company hoping that can include liquid food that comes in the convenience bottle.
Brynwood Partners says it plans to leverage the 37-year-old brand's nutritional attributes and make changes to its packaging. Juicy Juice is in the 100 percent juice category.
Installation of the new solar panels began in the fall of 2013. The project has nearly doubled in size since then.
California's minimum wage will rise to $9 an hour when a new law takes effect and provides workers with the first such increase since 2008.
Weakness in manufacturing has posed a challenge to Chinese leaders' efforts to nurture growth based on domestic consumption and reduce reliance on trade and investment.
A chemical explosion Tuesday at a General Motors metal-stamping plant in Indiana killed a contractor and injured several others, authorities said.
U.S. auto sales slowed slightly in June but still maintained a healthy pace despite a record-setting string of safety recalls at General Motors and a slowdown in truck sales at Ford.
The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its manufacturing index dipped to 55.3 in June from 55.4 in May. Any reading higher than 50 signals that manufacturing is growing.
The ignition switch recalls now engulfing General Motors and Chrysler are raising new questions about the safety of the parts across the American auto industry.
Royal Philips NV said Monday it plans to spin off its fast-growing LED parts business into a separate company, to win new customers and to capitalize as manufacturers integrate LED lights into an ever-widening array of products.
Pinnacle Foods said it has scrapped its sale to Hillshire Brands, freeing Hillshire to be acquired by Tyson Foods.
The bill stemmed from a nationwide meningitis outbreak that authorities blamed on a tainted steroid produced by the now-closed New England Compounding Center in Framingham. The outbreak resulted in 64 deaths and hundreds of illnesses.
Samsung said an external audit found labor violations at dozens of its suppliers in China including failure to provide safety gear and excessive working hours.