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.
Friedberg, an Internet intelligence pioneer who describes himself as "extremely pro-law enforcement," is among a growing number of former national security and law enforcement officials who are questioning the current scope of the National Security Agency's data-gathering programs.
Tesla Motors has announced a $121,000 sticker price for its Model S electric sedan in China, and called it a "big risk" because the company could charge twice as much. The fledgling U.S. automaker said Thursday it will add only unavoidable taxes and shipping charges to its U.S. price of $81,000.
Chinese manufacturing looks set to contract in January for the first time in six months, according to an survey released Thursday, further evidence of a slowdown that complicates reform efforts in the world's No. 2 economy.
Lenovo, the world's biggest personal computer maker, said Thursday it expects to offer jobs to 7,500 IBM employees as part of its acquisition of the x86 server business. The acquisition will accelerate Lenovo's moves to expand beyond its traditional PC business, said Peter Hortensius, a senior vice president.
Toyota remained the top-selling automaker for a second year in a row, beating U.S. rival General Motors by some 270,000 vehicles in 2013, and set an ambitious target to sell more than 10 million vehicles this year. That would mark a milestone as no automaker has ever topped annual worldwide sales of 10 million.
Angel Gurria, the secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, said Wednesday that "everybody's going to try to recover the jobs they lost, the welfare well-being they lost, the exports they lost and they are going to recover it in the shortest period of time."
The accord, reached Wednesday, came after 10 days of negotiations between the government, the company and unions. The office of Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said the "end of conflict protocol" puts an end to the occupation of the factory by workers demanding new negotiations over severance packages.
Sales totaled almost 656,000 vehicles in 2013, buoyed by a robust economy, launches of new car models and a slight reduction in prices, said the Malaysian Automotive Association. This year, the association forecast growth to slow to 2.2 percent to reach 670,000 vehicles.
Leaders gathered in the Swiss ski resort of Davos have made it a top priority to push to reshape the global economy and cut global warming by shifting to cleaner energy sources. U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres says the world economy is at risk unless a binding climate deal is agreed in Paris in 2015 to lower heat-trapping carbon emissions from coal and oil.
Accounting and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, which conducted the survey, said the world's corporate leaders are "gradually switching from survival mode to growth mode." That could lead to more investment, growth and jobs.
Fiat SpA said Tuesday that it closed the deal announced Jan. 1 with the cash payment of $1.75 billion to a union-controlled trust fund. That's on top of an initial $1.9-billion payment, which was arranged through a special distribution from Chrysler. Fiat also made the first installment on an additional $700 million payment.
Brazil is launching Latin America's first government-run auto crash test center, and experts say it's an important step forward for car safety in a country where inferior production standards mean motorists die at far higher rates than in the U.S.
In an updated outlook, the global lending organization forecasts that the world economy will grow 3.7 percent in 2014 and that the U.S. economy will grow 2.8 percent. The global forecast is 0.1 percentage point higher and the U.S. forecast 0.2 point higher than in the IMF's October forecast.