By ELAINE KURTENBACHAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Japan recorded a trade deficit of 777.5 billion yen ($8.1 billion) in February despite the weaker yen as exports of cars and auto parts slipped while energy-related imports surged nearly 12 percent.
It was the eighth consecutive monthly deficit
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A strong increase in auto output boosted U.S. factory production last month, the latest sign that manufacturing is helping drive economic growth after lagging for much of 2012.
The Federal Reserve says factory output rose a seasonally
By KYLE POTTER and AMY FORLITIAssociated Press
CLARISSA, Minn. (AP) - In 2006, an 18-year-old Minnesota man legally changed his name to Michael Jeff Landers. Six years later, authorities determined Landers was really the Indiana child who had been abducted by his paternal grandparents in 1994.
By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - A traffic stop turned into a fatal shooting on Christmas Eve when a gunman killed a police officer and bystander in the parking lot of a Houston body shop, police said.
The confrontation followed a chase that began shortly before 9 a.m. Monday when
By RANDALL CHASEAP Business Writer
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved the sale of most of the assets of failed battery maker A123 Systems Inc. to the U.S. arm of Chinese auto parts conglomerate Wanxiang Group Corp. for nearly $257 million.
In asking Judge
By By GEIR MOULSONAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - General Motors Co.'s Opel unit said Monday that it plans to end car production at one plant in Germany in 2016, but a slimmed-down factory may continue to make components.
Employees at the Bochum plant in northwestern Germany, one of four in
NEW YORK (AP) - Bankrupt battery maker A123 Systems Inc. on Sunday said it will sell most of its assets to the U.S. arm of Chinese auto parts conglomerate Wanxiang Group Corp. for $256.6 million.
Wanxiang America Corp. won an auction conducted under the supervision of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for
By By JAY REEVESAssociated Press
LINEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Clay County has almost 14,000 residents, around 100 churches and not a single place where you can buy a beer legally.
There's no Bud Light in the cooler at the corner convenience store and no fine wine for sale at the Piggly Wiggly
By By The Associated Press
RE-PORTING: Work resumed Wednesday at the nation's busiest port complex AT Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors after a crippling strike was settled, ending an eight-day walk-off that affected thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in cargo.
RUN AGROUND: Dozens
By By JOE McDONALD and YOUKYUNG LEEAP Business Writers
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Shin Cheol-soo no longer sees his future in the United States.
The South Korean businessman supplied components to American automakers for a decade. But this year, he uprooted his family from Detroit and moved home to