The government is investigating whether General Motors should recall the Saturn Ion compact car for the same steering defect that affected the Chevrolet Cobalt.
Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors would be allowed to sell cars in Arizona without establishing a dealer network under a bill approved by a state Senate committee Wednesday.
It's also a warning to anyone selling cars in the U.S.: Although the federal government's road-safety watchdog doesn't have big fangs, the Justice Department does.
The Commerce Department says the imbalance fell to $81.1 billion in the fourth quarter, down from $96.4 billion in the July-September quarter. That's the smallest gap since the third quarter of 1999.
For all practical purposes we are now in the post industrial service economy and the manufacturing crisis has now become a crisis of the middle class.
The Obama administration hopes to fight global warming with the geeky power of numbers, maps and even gaming-type simulations.
Federal aviation officials say Boeing's design and manufacture of its cutting-edge 787 jetliner is safe despite the many plane's many problems since its rollout.
A large manufacturer of nitrogen-based fertilizers has reached a deal with federal regulators to reduce ozone-causing emissions from plants in four states.
New air sampling data from southeastern New Mexico's troubled nuclear waste dump indicates there has been another small radiation release.
The European Union has fined two EU and four Japanese companies a total of nearly $1.4 billion for rigging the market of key components in the car and truck industry at the expense of consumers.
The U.S. has reached a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota and filed a criminal charge alleging the automaker defrauded consumers by issuing misleading statements about safety issues.
The Monterey County Health Department said in a statement on Monday that it was recalling Krave Jerky's garlic chili pepper beef jerky processed at Rancho Feeding Corporation in Petaluma, Calif.
The state's unprecedented oil bonanza has made it the economic darling of the nation — boasting a sturdy economy, a state government budget surplus, and its highest population ever.
The session at the federal courthouse in Raleigh comes as environmental groups amp up pressure on regulators and lawmakers to force Duke to clean up the leaky, unlined ash pits polluting North Carolina's waterways.
A state Senate committee advanced a bill on Monday that would prohibit the treatment, discharge, disposal or storage of any wastewater, solids, sludge or other byproducts resulting from hydraulic fracturing.
Cheaper energy kept U.S. consumer prices in check last month, despite a big rise in the cost of food, the latest sign that inflation is tame.
New U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus embraced the increasingly intertwined relationship between the two countries, saying he would push for fair trade while urging Beijing to respect human rights.
India canceled the contract with Italian-owned Finmeccanica's helicopter arm AgustaWestland in January amid allegations that the company paid bribes to win the $750 million deal for 12 luxury helicopters to ferry VIPs.
The new recalls aren't related to investigations over the defective ignition switches case, but the company did say they're part of a broad product safety review prompted by the ignition switch problem, which is linked to 12 deaths.
The Labor Department says the unemployment rate rose in just one state — Iowa — where the rate increased to 4.3 percent from 4.2 percent. That's far below the national rate of 6.6 percent that month.
If it isn't fermented in Tennessee from mash of at least 51 percent corn, aged in new charred oak barrels, filtered through maple charcoal and bottled at a minimum of 80 proof, it isn't Tennessee whiskey. Now state lawmakers are considering dialing back some of those requirements that they say make it too difficult for craft distilleries to market their spirits as Tennessee whiskey.
The FAA bars commercial use of drones no matter how seemingly benign. The lone exception is an oil company that has been granted permission to fly drones over the Arctic Ocean, and it took an act of Congress to win that concession.
The California Department of Toxic Substances is not banning the substances, but its manufacturers have until roughly the end of 2016 to find safer alternatives.
Obama signed a presidential memorandum on Thursday directing the Labor Department to devise new overtime rules "to ensure that workers are paid fairly for a hard day's work."
Just upgrading the nation's water and wastewater systems is projected to cost between $3 trillion and $5 trillion over the next 20 years, according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a conservative Washington think tank.