DSM NV will invest $450 million over three years to expand production capacity for a fiber used to strengthen body armor and military vehicle plating.
European Commission approved the British government's plan to give a $17.4 million training grant to General Motors' Vauxhall unit.
Japanese automaker is recalling 353,000 Accord sedans from the 2003 model year to address corrosion in the windshield wiper motor.
Japan Airlines International Co. has agreed to pay $110 million in fine for its role in fixing rates for international cargo shipments, the U.S. Justice Department said.
Some 550,000 workers in Germany's chemical industry have won pay increases of nearly 5 percent this year and another 3.3 percent in 2009, negotiators said.
Group says a substantial global trade deal would stand a better chance of passing through the U.S. Congress than the Colombia FTA that was all but killed this week.
Coreana Cosmetics halting an ad campaign with Nazi references following complaints from a leading anti-Semitism group and the Israeli Embassy in Seoul.
Economy grew 10.6 percent in the first quarter, slowing slightly amid gloom about the global economy, but inflation stayed above 8 percent.
Sales of manufactured goods rose 1.6 percent to $50.1 billion in February, due in part to a gradual bounce-back by Canada's motor-vehicle industry.
Express delivery company shutting down a branch that depends on a Nokia plant in Germany which is closing in June, a move that will affect some 230 employees.
Yearly inflation in countries using the euro jumped to a new high of 3.6 percent, pushing the euro to an all-time record against the dollar.
Nissan will make a new small car designed by Chrysler, and Chrysler will make a full-size pickup truck designed by Nissan.
More than a thousand workers at Kremikovtzi rallied outside the plant to protest delayed salary payments and demand a final decision on the fate of the factory.
Euro currency zone's top official, Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, said he did not see the strong euro hurting the European economy 'for the time being.'
Investor confidence in Europe's biggest economy unexpectedly declined this month with rising inflation, a strong euro and high oil prices eating into expectations.
CEO Louis Gallois likened the high value of the euro against the U.S. dollar to a 'sword of Damocles' poised to fall on the European defense and aviation consortium.
Auto components manufacturer will locate a plant in Senatobia, Miss., to supply parts to both the Nissan plant in Madison and the new Toyota plant near Tupelo.
Top U.S. health official said the FDA is planning to open an office in China as part of a change in strategy following product safety problems in Chinese imports.
Environmental officials will implement a series of temporary measures to stop construction and close heavy industries, all aimed at cleaning the city's polluted air.
Automaker will build a new $200 million engine and parts plant in Brazil that will employ 500 people and generate another 1,300 related jobs.
Sagging sales, especially in the U.S., dragged down first-quarter profits, as Royal Philips Electronics reported net income nearly 20 percent lower than analysts had forecast.
Trina Solar shelved plans to build a $1 billion polysilicon plant after the market for the raw material used in solar cells loosened, the China-based company said.
Guards used tear gas on some of the 3,600 striking workers trying to storm a factory owned by the Arcelor Mittal Galati steel company to demand higher wages.
Deal gives the biggest ice machine maker in the U.S. entry into two major new market segments -- hot food service and food retail equipment.