A British court has ruled that Chobani, a U.S. brand of yogurt, cannot label its products "Greek" in the U.K. because they are made in America. A panel of three judges at the Court of Appeal upheld a lower court's ruling, siding with Chobani's rival Fage, which sells Greek yogurts under the "Total" brand.
The Dutch Foods and Wares Authority says it has "preventatively" blocked all shipments from a Dutch slaughterhouse after investigators found horsemeat in four shipments that were labeled as beef products. The agency did not identify the slaughterhouse, other than saying it was in the eastern province of Gelderland.
Sony Semiconductor Corp., a Sony unit, will take over some 80 percent of the about 680 workers as of last Oct. 1 at the Tsuruoka semiconductor plant in Yamagata Prefecture to produce image sensors for smartphones and cameras.
Fiat's board of directors agreed on the name Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, with headquarters for tax purposes in the United Kingdom. But the board sidestepped the thorny political issue of whether the true headquarters would be in the United States or Italy.
Speaking at his Senate confirmation hearing, Sen. Max Baucus said he wants to help the U.S. build a more equitable economic relationship with China while encouraging the Asian giant to act responsibly as it emerges as a global power.
Suzuki Motor Corp. said Tuesday it will set up a new car assembly plant in India's western state of Gujarat to supply cars to Maruti Suzuki India Corp., Suzuki's subsidiary in India. Suzuki said it will invest about $488 million for the project, and production is expected to start in 2017.
A 27-year-old seamstress who was among those pulled alive last year from the rubble of a horrific Bangladesh factory collapse has died, officials said Monday. Police are investigating the case as a possible suicide. Salma was rescued several days after the illegally constructed, eight-story Rana Plaza collapsed on April 24, 2013, killing 1,129 people.
Despite ever-growing passenger numbers, India restricted Airbus A380 flights in 2008 in an effort to help struggling domestic carriers cope with global competition. Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said that lifting the restrictions would help bring more revenue to airports and boost India's international reputation as a flight destination.
So far this year, the virus has killed 20 people in China out of 96 known infections, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. The deaths were in eastern Shanghai, neighboring Zhejiang province and southern Guangdong province. A week ago, more than 50 cases had been reported.
The Engineering Services Outsourcing (ESO) market will grow significantly in 2014 and beyond, according to the latest research findings by ISG. The total spent on ESO was $325 billion in 2012 and is estimated to be growing at three to four times the rate of total spent on engineering.
Wisconsin companies that export dairy products to China must register with the Food and Drug Administration as part of a process aimed at improving food safety in China. The FDA will provide China with a list of companies that have been inspected and licensed. That will be around April 30.
Bombardier Inc. says it's close to finalizing an agreement to start producing its Q400 propeller-driven airliners in Russia. A deal to establish a joint venture with state corporation Rostec could lead to some 100 turboprops, valued at US$3.4 billion at list prices, being built for the Russian market.
The American tech giant's London office confirmed a deal had been made but refused to offer a purchase price, which is reportedly $500 million. The company was founded by researcher Demis Hassabis together with Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman.
In the interview aired Sunday night on German public television broadcaster ARD, Snowden said if German engineering company Siemens had information that would benefit the U.S., but had nothing to do with national security needs, the National Security Agency would still use it.
Defense Minister Jonathan Coleman said the contract includes 11 Beechcraft T-6C turboprop planes as well as ground simulators and training systems that will be implemented in classrooms and on computers. Trainee pilots will begin using the new system in 2016.
New General Motors chief Mary Barra is stressing the company's support for its struggling Opel subsidiary in Europe. Barra said it was "no accident" that her first overseas trip was to Adam Opel AG in Ruesselsheim, Germany. She said "it was very important to reinforce in person my commitment and GM's commitment to Opel."
As many as 2,800 people across Japan may have been sickened by the tainted food, including pizzas, croquettes and pancakes manufactured at the plant in Gunma prefecture, north of Tokyo. Abe is suspected of lacing the food with poison four times in October.
Chrysler, of Auburn Hills, Mich., logged its ninth straight profitable quarter in the third quarter of 2013, earning $464 million and propping up Fiat, which is struggling in a down European market. Without Chrysler, Fiat would have lost $340 million in that quarter; instead it earned $260 million.
Samsung Electronics Co. has signed an agreement with Google Inc. to cross-license their patents, reducing the risk of costly legal disputes over intellectual property and likely fostering greater collaborate between the two tech giants.
Check out some of this week's top headlines from across Manufacturing.net, from Intel and Texas Instruments cutting a combined 6,100 jobs to Ralph Lauren's new 'Made in USA' Olympic attire. Also, Chrysler is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fiat and Chinese police seized almost 60,000 suspects involved in intellectual property infringement cases with a total estimated value of $28 billion.
British Prime Minister David Cameron says efforts to eradicate poverty must go hand-in-hand with curbing global warming. The comments came Friday at an Associated Press debate looking ahead to the expiration of the United Nations' "millennium goals."
The Food and Drug Administration ban effectively stops the company from shipping drugs and raw ingredients from its Toansa plant in the Punjab province. A Jan. 11 inspection by FDA staffers uncovered factory workers retesting drug ingredients that had failed quality testing, in an apparent effort to return positive results.
Swiss-based food and drinks company Nestle SA says it will build two new factories in Mexico and invest $1 billion in the country over five years. Nestle said Friday that it will build an infant nutrition factory in Ocotlan, in western Jalisco state, and a pet food facility in Silao in the central state of Guanajuato.
A Chinese-backed venture that includes the British petroleum company BP proposes two plants along the lower Columbia River to distill methanol from natural gas for use in making plastics and rubber.Each plant would cost $1 billion and employ about 120 people, The Oregonian reported Wednesday.
The most important feature, though, is its provenance — the United States. During the 2012 London games, Lauren's uniforms were a point of controversy when it was revealed that much of them were made overseas, especially in China. Ralph Lauren Corp. got the message.