Two Goodyear managers held captive by angry French workers were freed Tuesday after police intervened, ending two days of standoff over the factory's bleak future.
It's an assertion that has been accepted as fact by droves of the unemployed: Older people remaining on the job later in life are stealing jobs from young people. One problem, many economists say: It isn't supported by a wisp of fact.
Manufacturing continues to grow in the U.S., fueled primarily by innovations in technology and advances in the manufacturing process itself. With the advent of new, competitive technologies, next-generation manufacturers must zealously protect intellectual property and assets associated with such manufacturing technologies.
An official with Goodyear says workers at a restive plant in northern France have detained two managers in a conference room at the tire factory. "Boss-napping" became rampant in France in 2009 at the height of the economic meltdown, although the practice has since tapered off.
Coated papers maker Verso Paper is buying NewPage Holdings Inc. in a deal valued at $1.4 billion including debt.
An Indiana power plant that had been idle for six years and was scheduled to be decommissioned will find new use after a company purchased it at a bargain price.
Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell has accused a federal judge of ignoring the state's claims over BP's 2010 Gulf oil spill and asked an appeals court to intervene.
The economic reports last week were largely positive. Personal incomes rose and helped propel consumer spending to a new level. A rebound in consumer confidence bodes well for further gains.
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December for the seventh consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 55th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
A Labor Department watchdog has recommended ending a practice that allows reporters to review a key unemployment report before it is made public.
Denbury Resources Inc. is increasing its stock buyback program by $250 million.
Defense attorneys for a former BP engineer convicted of trying to obstruct a federal investigation of the company's 2010 Gulf oil spill claimed Thursday that jurors engaged in misconduct that warrants a new trial.
With the New Year upon us, let's take a few moments to consider the major sustainable energy trends in business from the past year. Many of these 10 trends represent milestones achieved in 2013 as the result of years of dedicated efforts. Others are of a more short-term nature. Each, however, played a big role in 2013.
There's no arguing the facts: in California, manufacturing is a huge element of the state's economy. Now, California's community colleges are stepping up to the plate—educating folks about the manufacturing industry while preparing them for real job opportunities.
Pike County's judge-executive is calling on elected officials from Kentucky to extend federal unemployment benefits to help out-of-work miners.
EPL Oil & Gas Inc. is buying some oil and natural gas assets from Nexen Petroleum Offshore U.S.A. Inc. for $70.4 million. The assets are located in the shallow-water central Gulf of Mexico and currently produce about 900 net barrels of oil equivalent a day.
The operator of a $2.3 billion pipeline between Cushing and the Gulf Coast expects to begin shipping oil Jan. 22.
A fiery oil train derailment's near-miss of a small North Dakota town had its mayor angrily calling for federal officials to do more to guarantee the safety of the nation's growing shipment of oil by rail.
Northwest Pipe Co., which makes steel pipes used to transport water, said Thursday that it has acquired Permalok Corp. to expand its pipe offerings for customers. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
A judge says a Chicago-area chemical company can't restart a manufacturing unit involved in an explosion and fire until it figures out what happened.
A Minnesota company says it is making good progress toward opening within a year a $350 million factory in northern Indiana to produce iron ore pellets.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is calling off its proposed $2.2 billion sale to India's Apollo Tyres, a deal that would have created the world's seventh largest tire company.
Westlake Chemical Corp. has started its new chlor-alkali plant located at its vinyls manufacturing complex in Geismar.
Mitsubishi is evaluating its completed but unopened $100 million wind turbine factory in Fort Smith now that the company has settled a technology lawsuit with General Electric Co.