Poultry workers in the United States are routinely denied bathroom breaks to the point of being forced to wear diapers while on the production line, a new report claims.
German carmaker Opel, a subsidiary of General Motors, found itself in the spotlight Friday, with the transport ministry demanding explanations for media reports alleging irregularities in the emissions values of some of its cars.
Nissan's top executive warned Friday that he would kill a US$2.2 billion offer to buy a major stake in Mitsubishi Motors if its fuel-economy cheating scandal spreads beyond Japan.
Wal-Mart is sharpening its attack on Amazon.com. The world's largest retailer is trimming its free-shipping pilot program to two days from three, and it's cutting a dollar off the membership price. Membership is now US$49 per year.
Apple Inc. has invested US$1 billion in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing, the main competitor in China for Uber Technologies Ltd.
More than 150 China Airlines flight attendants protested outside the Ministry of Labor on Friday morning over what they call an "enslavement contract."
Taiwanese chip-maker MediaTek Inc. said Friday it planned to sell its subsidiary AutoChips Inc. to mainland China's NavInfo Co., Ltd. for US$600 million.
Japanese electronics maker Sharp said Thursday that a Taiwanese executive from Hon Hai will take over as president.
Internet giant Google said Wednesday it will ban all ads from payday lenders, calling the industry "deceptive" and "harmful."
Singapore Telecom (Singtel) on Thursday reported a full-year net profit rise, driven by increased mobile data usage as more customers browse the internet on handheld devices.