The U.S. economy grew at a 2.4 percent annual rate, significantly slower than first thought, reflecting slower consumer spending than initially estimated.
Federal investigators say a deadly explosion at a military flare plant in West Tennessee was an accident and not caused by a criminal act.
In recent weeks, however, Beshear has called tobacco use the single-biggest factor contributing to Kentucky's dismal overall health status.
Sen. Corker blamed the UAW appeal — and the resulting delay in certifying the results of the union election — for putting a hold on expansion talks at the plant.
Vice President Joe Biden says his central message to Democrats is not to apologize for the party's policies heading into the 2014 midterm election.
"Comprehensive reform carries with it serious effects on our economy, along with the potential to unleash significant growth if done well," according to NAM.
The Irwindale City Council scheduled a public hearing and a vote on whether to declare the Sriracha plant a public nuisance — a declaration that at some point could lead to a shutdown order.
But a key category that reflects business investment rebounded on the strength of demand for electronics and fabricated metals.
Applications are a rough proxy for layoffs. The average is not far above pre-recession levels, a sign companies are laying off few workers.
Those "Nutrition Facts" labels are getting a new look and the FDA projects food companies will have to pay around $2 billion as they change the labels.
Elevated radiation levels have been detected in the air around the plant, but officials have said the readings are too low to constitute a public health threat.
Several senators introduced a bill that would curb electronic cigarette marketing while the fast-growing industry awaits regulation by the FDA.
The study found that every state would see significant job gains within three years, with a major impact on manufacturing job growth.
Gov. Bobby Jindal is defending his harsh criticism of President Barack Obama within yards of the Oval Office, saying "in America we don't have a king." The Republican was criticized by a Democratic governor Monday after Jindal emerged with others from a meeting with Obama and said the president "seems to be waving the white flag of surrender" on the economy.
The New York Democrat says Wednesday that the agreement announced by the federal Department of Transportation and Association of American Railroads doesn't go far enough to protect upstate communities. Trains pull hundreds of tankers of highly volatile crude oil from North Dakota cross New York daily in a virtual moving pipeline to East Coast refineries.
NASA could have prevented last summer's near-drowning of a spacewalking astronaut. That's the conclusion of an investigation board created by NASA in the wake of last July's close call outside the International Space Station. Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano nearly drowned when his helmet filled with water on July 16. He barely made it back inside alive.
Despite being comprehensive and ambitious, China’s new economic reform agenda is criticized for being vague and not overwhelmingly innovative. According to a new report, however, what is encouraging this time is that China’s leaders have demonstrated a stronger will to ensure successful implementation.
Israel's defense ministry says it successfully completed final testing on a system that protects commercial planes from missile attacks. Eitan Eshel, head of research and development at the ministry, said Wednesday that testing of the "Sky Shield" system was "100 percent successful."
The U.S. government's auto safety watchdog likely is looking into whether General Motors was slow to report problems that led to 13 deaths and a massive recall of small cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has the authority to fine the company at least $35 million for not being forthcoming with information.
In a report published Tuesday, House Republicans say the FDA's computer surveillance may have overstepped federal laws designed to protect government whistleblowers. Using software that took rapid fire screen shots of employees' computers, the FDA picked up emails from the five whistleblowers to members of Congress.
The European Parliament has voted in favor of tough new anti-smoking rules governing the multibillion-dollar tobacco market including the introduction of mandatory picture and text health warnings covering about two-thirds of cigarette packs.
Disentangled from showdowns or looming crises, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner held a rare one-on-one Oval Office meeting Tuesday addressing potential areas of common ground that could lay a foundation for more ambitious goals like immigration and trade that remain long shots for action this year.
The California Department of Water Resources has partnered with NASA to use the space agency's satellite data and other airborne technology to better measure the snowpack, groundwater levels and predict storms.
Federal regulators issued an emergency order Tuesday requiring more stringent testing of crude oil before shipment by rail to determine how susceptible the cargo is to explosion or fire, a response to a string of train accidents since last summer involving oil from the Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana.
Speaking at the Greater Houston Partnership’s Thought Leader Series, Timmons discussed the unique opportunities and challenges facing the manufacturing economy and the solutions that will bolster the manufacturing industry’s economic strength nationwide and throughout the world.