BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese city has announced it has scrapped plans for a copper plant after thousands of people protested the project's possible public health risks.
Shifang city in the southwestern province of Sichuan issued a statement on the Internet saying
By ERIC TALMADGEAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - Big manufacturers have more confidence in Japan's economy but remain pessimistic overall, a closely watched quarterly survey by the country's central bank showed Monday.
The "tankan" confidence index was
TOKYO (AP) - Dozens of demonstrators in Japan are protesting the restarting of a nuclear power plant - the first to go back online since all reactors were shut down for safety checks following the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Ohi nuclear plant's reactor No. 3
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's factory output declined 3.1 percent in May from the previous month as the world's third biggest economy grapples with weaker European demand and an uneven recovery from last year's tsunami disaster.
It was the second consecutive
By The Associated Press
THE CHANGE: New car and truck prices have dropped about $500 in the past year, according to the Kelley Blue Book auto pricing service.
THE HISTORY: Prices were high in June 2011 because Japanese automakers, mainly Honda and Toyota, had
DETROIT (AP) - New car prices have dropped $500 on average in the past year, mainly because Japanese automakers have restocked dealers after shortages in 2011, according to the Kelley Blue Book auto pricing service.
Prices have dropped the most for the Toyota
By MARI YAMAGUCHIAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - The power company behind Japan's nuclear crisis got support from shareholders Wednesday for a decision to take 1 trillion yen ($12.6 billion) in public funds that effectively nationalizes the utility.
By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Kazuo Hirai, the former head of Sony's game division, won shareholder approval Wednesday to steer a turnaround at the struggling Japanese electronics giant as its new president and chief executive.
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - An internal investigation has concluded that the departing chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission engaged in bullying and intimidation, creating a tense working environment at the agency.
A report Tuesday
By TRENTON DANIELAssociated Press
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - The number of people living in the precarious settlements that became glaring symbols of the Haitian earthquake's devastation has dropped below 400,000 for the first time since the January 2010 disaster,