National Business News

  • Tech drives productivity boom

    Trying to keep up with customer demand, Batesville Tool & Die began seeking 70 people to hire last year. It wasn't easy. Attracting factory workers to a commun…

  • Energy codes a call to arms for builders

    "Out in the middle of nowhere" in Moore County, N.C., developer Ron Jackson said he is building what America needs -- more affordable homes for the nurses, pol…

  • AT&T error led to outage, officials say

    The national cellphone system failure that affected more than 1.7 million customers and disrupted 911 services in several states was because of an error made w…

  • GM robotaxi tests close to resuming

    General Motors Co.'s Cruise autonomous car is nearing the resumption of robotaxi testing in the coming weeks, with Houston and Dallas emerging as potential loc…

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    New Apple Vision Pro headset: A weighty subject

    Everyone and his dog are saying how uncomfortable the new Apple Vision Pro headset is. But what else would you expect when you strap a pound-and-a-half object …

  • Automakers gearing up for new fast-charging EVs

    Automakers are rolling out new 800-volt electric-vehicle platforms, which promise to cut charging time in half, though BloombergNEF analysis finds a few of the…

  • Mercedes official warns against unions

    A high-ranking Mercedes-Benz Group AG executive held a mandatory anti-union meeting this week for the workforce of an Alabama plant the United Auto Workers is …

  • Chipmaker leads market surge

    NEW YORK -- Nvidia's stock price surged Thursday after delivering another blowout quarter, setting off a rally in other technology companies that carried Wall …

  • Rivian shares fall after ’24 forecast

    Rivian Automotive Inc. shares fell in trading Thursday after the electric-vehicle maker issued a disappointing production forecast and announced another round …

  • Sanitation service accused of hiring minors

    DES MOINES, Iowa -- U.S. authorities have accused another sanitation company of illegally hiring at least two dozen children to clean dangerous meat processing…

  • Unemployment aid claims drop

    The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level in five weeks, even as more high-profile companies announce job cuts.

  • Grubhub faces false-advertising suit

    The price of the turkey on rye half-sandwich from Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant in Los Angeles, purchased through the delivery app Grubhub, starts at about …

  • U.S. monthly manufacturing gauge rises

    U.S. manufacturing activity expanded in February, powered by stronger orders growth and suggesting producers are breaking out of an extended slump.