Sale to Brazil steelmaker Gerdeau SA will leave the engineered products maker's building products unit as a standalone business.
Semiconductor equipment maker buying the supplier of automated metallization and test systems for making solar cells to strengthen position in photovoltaic industry.
Cells with higher efficiency rates can produce more energy from fewer panels, but the efficiency of the company's newly-commercialized cells fell below pilot run.
Officials at the electronics manufacturer say the decrease of 1,630 employees in six months is not part of restructuring.
Susan Schwab says progress has been made in the areas of agriculture and manufacturing, and she believes a world trade agreement could be reached before Bush leaves office.
Chairman of the Japan Iron and Steel Federation says a melding of two of the largest raw-materials suppliers is undesirable for industrial competition and pricing.
To meet demand for its GEnx engines, GE will expand jet engine production rates by more than 50 percent in the next three years.
United Arab Emirates-based investment firm buys 8.1 percent stake in No. 2 microprocessor maker Advanced Micro Devices for $622 million.
Beijing is eager to raise China's status from low-skilled factory labor to higher-paid technology jobs; 15 year outsourcing base plan promises tax breaks and aid to high-tech businesses.
Spreading bribery scandal renews old concerns about the perceived power and influence of the ''Republic of Samsung'' — as the conglomerate has been called.
To meet growing demand, state-owned Vietnam Airlines will purchase four planes and new joint venture Vietnam Aircraft Leasing Co. will purchase eight aircraft.
Shanghai Volkswagen — China's third biggest passenger-car maker by sales last year — recalling Passat models due to locking system problems.
Company to deliver solar modules with 60 megawatts worth of annual generating capacity to Spain, considered a key market for the solar industry because of government incentives.
Automakers are focusing clean-car concepts on the country because of its environmental crises, fuel shortages and pollution resulting from its embrace of the automobile.
Navigation device maker says it won't pursue its bid to acquire Dutch digital mapmaker Tele Atlas and instead signed a six-year contract extension with Chicago-based Navteq Corp.
Software maker to acquire privately held engineering software company Robobat for $42.5 million cash; deal originally made in 2006 but wasn't completed.
Congressional advisory panel says Chinese spying in America threatens U.S. technology; recommends lawmakers consider financing counterintelligence efforts.
Takeover offer from Carlsberg and Heineken worth $15.1 billion still doesn't meet British beer maker Scottish & Newcastle's standards.
Voith Paper Rolls' $4.5 million expansions to Louisiana, Georgia plants will add around 20 jobs to the current 145.
United States must present a 'roadmap' for rescuing global commerce talks, India's trade minister said amid uncertainty about the Bush administration's authority to negotiate a deal.
China's biggest independent automaker is instead focusing on high-growth markets like Asia and the Middle East until it builds its capabilities and quality standards required to compete.
Industrial output growth in October was slower than expected, but lawmakers are signaling they will take measures to tame resurgent inflation and mop up flush liquidity soon.
Ishiya Trading resumes production of chocolate treat Shiroi Koibito cookies, which were taken off shelves for three months after expiration date scandal.
International officials at a World Energy Congress meeting say the world must help the booming countries develop cleaner coal operations in an effort to fight climate change.