In choosing Mary Barra to succeed retiring CEO Dan Akerson, General Motors will become the first American automaker with a woman at the helm. Barra has been with the company since 1980, and her appointment makes GM the biggest company in America ever to be headed by a woman.
Top Republicans and President Barack Obama are lining up behind a modest but hard-won bipartisan budget agreement that seeks to replace a portion of tough spending cuts facing the Pentagon and domestic agencies.
U.S. Senate and House negotiators are planning to provide as much as $90 million to keep the production line running at an Ohio tank manufacturing plant.
Texas-based Bell Helicopter says it is building a helicopter assembly plant in Lafayette to assemble the company's new line of Short Light Single helicopters.
A judge gave preliminary approval Tuesday to failed electric-vehicle maker Fisker Automotive's description of its proposed bankruptcy plan, despite expressing concerns that the bankruptcy case was moving too rapidly.
About 75 percent of young women believe the U.S. needs to do more to bring about equality in the workplace, a new study finds, despite a narrowing pay gap and steady employment gains for women at higher levels of business and government.
General Motors Co. said Wednesday it will stop making cars and engines in Australia by the end of 2017, with nearly 2,900 jobs to be lost, because of high production costs and competition.
The European Commission has fined pharmaceuticals giants Johnson & Johnson and Novartis a combined $22 million for colluding to delay the entrance of a cheap generic form of a pain killer to the Dutch market.
A Dutch luxury bus company is testing technology — already used in the mining industry — that monitors whether a driver is becoming drowsy.
Chipmakers Rambus and Micron Technology said Tuesday that they signed a broad patent license agreement and settled all of the patent disputes between them.
Attorneys for a former BP drilling engineer have asked the judge in the case to declare a mistrial.
Need a hand lifting something? A robotic device invented by University of Pennsylvania engineering students can help its wearer carry an additional 40 pounds.Titan Arm looks and sounds like part of a superhero's costume. But its creators say it's designed for ordinary people.
General Motors product development chief Mary Barra has been named the company's new CEO, the first female head of a U.S. car company.
The most distinguishable returns come from better quality and overhead cost reduction. For example, anticipating labor needs allows us sufficient time to right-size and train our contingent workforce to manage peak periods without affecting quality. We are rarely "taken by surprise."
Sustainability is a hot topic in the food and beverage industry. As manufacturers seek to reduce costs and maintain customer loyalty, implementing sustainable practices can help to achieve these aims while at the same time ensuring that companies are playing a responsible role in their industry and society in general.
Ford Motor Company is piloting new software from Siemens that facilitates virtual navigation within its assembly plants, helping the company improve global collaboration and better share best practices.
Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the U.S. government's surveillance methods, technology companies are turning a handsome profit by mining personal data and peering into people's online habits.
Shares of General Motors Co. hit their highest level Monday since returning to the public stock markets three years ago as investors anticipated the U.S. government selling its remaining stake in the company.
October U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $435.02 million according to the Association For Manufacturing Technology.
Lawmakers took an easy step Monday when the Democratic-run Senate unanimously gave final congressional approval to a bill adding another decade to the prohibition against guns that can slip by airport metal detectors and X-ray machines.