A former General Motors Co. engineer and her husband stole trade secrets of the automaker’s related to hybrid-car technology to help develop such vehicles in China, a U.S. prosecutor said at the beginning of their trial.
President Barack Obama has put $5 billion in taxpayer money behind his goal of having 1 million electric cars on U.S. roads by 2015. The Republican presidential ticket says it’s money wasted on “losers.”
The consumer backlash against a meat product made from leftovers and treated with chemicals is making a bad situation worse for Cargill Inc. and Tyson Foods Inc. ahead of the beef industry’s peak sales period.
Cattle futures rose the most in six months on concern that U.S. beef supplies will shrink as Tyson Foods Inc. halts purchases of animals fed with a supplement made by Merck & Co. after discovering lame livestock at factories.
Gilead Sciences Inc.’s Viread pill reduced the risk of injected-drug users contracting the AIDS virus by half in a study in Thailand, a finding that may give public health officials a new weapon to fight HIV’s spread.
The grass in Melvin Korte’s 280 acres of pasture in northern Missouri is dead, burnt away in the worst drought in the Corn Belt in more than a half-century. Now he’s doing all he can to keep his herd of 63 cattle alive.