As snow storms stranded migrant workers on a major holiday, most were happy to be stuck in factories, enjoying a life far from the social restrictions of their villages.
Health ministry to reinforce inspections of imported processed food and consider testing for agrochemical residues in random samples, following recent food poisoning incidents.
Two Chinese businesses and a U.S. company were indicted in the tainted pet food incidents that killed dozens of animals last year and raised worries about products made in China.
Tainted pills, incorrect dosages and machinery parts found in bottles indicate major pharmaceutical factories in Puerto Rico have lapses in quality control, according to an AP investigation.
Determined to increase U.S. sales, Volkswagen AG is entering the minivan market with the elegantly styled Routan, which goes on sale this fall.
CAW Local 200 President Mike Vince says the company has put almost 600 workers on notice that the facility will close in the spring of 2009.
Montreal investor plans to resurrect the former Abitibi Mission mill in Thunder Bay, Ont., which closed last spring and put about 300 people out of work.
Maker of ATMs and voting machines will cut 5 percent of its work force, mostly in North America and Brazil, as part of a plan to save $100 million.
To meet the booming demand in the Middle East, steel maker bid $60 million to win an Egyptian government auction for a plant near the northern Red Sea coast.
Steelmakers in China, Japan and Europe protest BHP Billiton's bid for Rio Tinto, contending that a takeover would give it too much influence over global iron ore supplies and pricing.
Ford Motor Co. is bringing a small but tall commercial van, the Transit Connect, from Europe to the United States for use mainly in congested urban areas.
Akafuku Co. resumed operations Wednesday after a hiatus of about four months following a false labeling scandal.
German state government demands Nokia Corp. repay $60 million in public subsidies it received to finance a plant the cell phone maker now plans to close.
Global commerce pact drafts will underscore the bitter divide between rich and poor nations at the WTO, rather than provide a breakthrough for talks deadlocked after seven years.
Senior quality control official said the Chinese-made dumplings that made people sick in Japan may have been poisoned on purpose to damage relations between the two countries.
Alabama's Huntsville Times reports that missing Nepalese workers likely left in search of better-paying employment and some may have returned to Nepal because of homesickness.
Chip maker will develop new transistors for uses that include power supplies and automotive applications at its new design center in Pune, India.
Union sawmill workers rejected a proposal from AbitibiBowater that would reduce workers’ salaries by 10 percent and tie wage recoveries to the market price of wood.
Sapa AB signed a letter of intent to acquire one of China's largest extrusion companies, Kam Kiu.
Expanded Santa Teresa zone includes about 1,200 acres along the New Mexico-Mexico border, with about 2.3 million square feet of manufacturing and distribution facilities.
Decision was forced on the company by a series of issues, including accumulated losses of more than $1.36 billion over the past 10 years, Mitsubishi Australia President said.
Automaker's October-December profit rose 7.5 percent from the previous year as booming sales in China, Africa and South America offset declining U.S. sales and a stronger yen.
Country's top export sector by value expects to see a decline of orders from American retailers amid fear of a slowdown in the U.S. economy.
Canadian Press Harris/Decima survey says Canadians have taken a keen interest in India’s Tata Nano, the world's cheapest car.
Russia's UC Rusal will build aluminum complexes in Guinea and China in partnership with China Power Investment Corp.