Republican Gov. John Kasich is facing criticism over the indefinite shuttering of Ormet Corp., an aluminum smelting giant along the Ohio River and the onetime largest customer of American Electric Power. About 1,000 workers — mostly unionized steelworkers — are out of work.
Occupational safety officials are investigating Chattanooga's Wrigley Manufacturing plant after a 34-year-old woman died there. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Mandie Rachael Creel Chitwood died Monday, hours after she was seriously injured in an accident at the Wrigley plant on Sunday.
The federal government is investigating Kia Sorento minivans after getting 15 complaints that the sunroofs shattered unexpectedly. Sorentos from the 2011 through 2013 model years are involved in the investigation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that in 13 of the cases, the vehicle was moving when the glass shattered.
U.S. consumer confidence fell in October as concern grew that the partial government shutdown and political fight over the nation's borrowing limit would slow growth.The University of Michigan said Friday that its index of consumer sentiment fell to 73.2 from 77.5 in September.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a radioactive imaging chemical from General Electric to help screen for Alzheimer's disease. The drug, Vizamyl, is an injection of radioactive material designed to highlight abnormal brain plaque in medical imaging scans.
The federal government is investigating Jeep Liberty SUVs after two reports of fires in the driver's side doors. Libertys from the 2012 model year were involved in the incidents reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Amid incidents of pets dying from dog treats, the Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited rules to make pet food and animal feed safer. The rules stem from a sweeping food safety law passed by Congress almost three years ago. Like rules proposed earlier this year for human food, they would focus on preventing contamination before it begins.
A jump in demand for commercial airplanes boosted orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods last month. But orders for most other goods fell as businesses cut spending, a possible sign of concern about the partial government shutdown that began Oct. 1.
Medical device maker Stryker will pay the U.S. government $13.3 million to settle allegations it made illegal payments to government employees in five countries. The SEC said Stryker subsidiaries made $2.2 million in illegal payments to government employees in Mexico, Poland, Romania, Argentina, and Greece between August 2003 and February 2008.
U.S. auto safety regulators have decided not to open a formal investigation into the Oct. 2 fire that damaged a Tesla electric car near Seattle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday there's no indication at this time that the fire was caused by a safety defect or that there was any violation of federal vehicle safety standards.
British police said Friday they have seized components of a gun made from plastic on a 3-D printer and are testing to see whether it was a viable weapon. The Greater Manchester Police force said officers found a plastic magazine and trigger, along with a 3-D printer, in a raid against suspected gang members.
Reser's Fine Foods in Topeka, Kan., is recalling about 22,800 pounds of potentially bacteria-tainted chicken, ham and beef products.The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday that the meat products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Mead Johnson said the SEC has asked for documents related to the business activities of its local subsidiary in China. The company said it is complying with the inquiry. Mead Johnson said its own investigation concerns spending connected to product promotions that may have violated company policies or U.S. law.
The United Technologies Corp. subsidiary said Thursday the contract covers 38 engines and program management, engineering support and spare parts. Pratt & Whitney, based in East Hartford, said the contract reflects cost reduction initiatives. The propulsion systems power the F-35 Lightning II.
NERA Economic Consulting’s update of a report commissioned by Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) shows that manufacturing regulatory costs increased an average of 7.6 percent per year since 1998 compared with average growth of 0.4 percent for manufacturing output.
The governors of eight states including California and New York pledged Thursday to work together to create charging stations and other fueling infrastructure needed to get 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on those states' roadways by 2025 to curb greenhouse gas pollution.
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 350,000 last week, though the total was elevated for the third straight week by technical problems in California. The Labor Department said Thursday that the less volatile four-week average jumped by nearly 11,000 to 348,250.
The U.S. trade deficit widened only slightly in August, dragged lower by a modest decline in exports. U.S. farmers sold fewer agricultural products overseas, offsetting the best month of sales for American-made cars on record.The trade deficit grew 0.4 percent in August to $38.8 billion, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.
The bill touches virtually every aspect of U.S. waterways. The legislation will allow work to advance on 23 shipping channel, flood management and other water projects that the Corps of Engineers has already studied, although actual money for the work will have to be provided in future legislation.
The report released Thursday follows Chinese data earlier this month that showed quarterly economic growth rose to 7.8 percent after hitting a two-decade low in the second quarter, easing pressure for further stimulus and allowing leaders to focus on reforms.
The city of Detroit will present a "mountain of evidence" to show that its perilous finances qualify for a turnaround in bankruptcy court, an attorney said Wednesday as a judge opened an extraordinary trial to determine if the largest public filing in U.S. history will go forward.
The FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine has run more than 1,200 tests, visited pet treat manufacturing plants in China and worked with researchers, state labs and foreign governments but hasn't determined the exact cause of the illness, the FDA statement said.
The uncertainty and weakness that hung over the U.S. job market in September before the government shut down aren't going away. Employers will likely remain slow to hire as long as the economy struggles to accelerate, consumers limit their spending and Congress keeps putting off a resolution to a budget fight that will resurface early next year.
Specialty drugmaker Amarin Corp. is eliminating half of its employees in the wake of an overwhelmingly negative Food and Drug Administration meeting that has put the future of the company's lead product in jeopardy.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors, veterinarians and patients to avoid certain sterile drugs distributed by the Specialty Medicine Compounding Pharmacy of Michigan.The pharmacy, in South Lyon near Detroit, has recalled drugs distributed in Michigan between July 1 and Oct. 19.