Stern Pinball, the last remaining major manufacturer of old-school pinball games, is partnering with Ford Motor Co. to make a pinball machine in celebration of the Mustang's 50th anniversary.
(AP) — The former owner and CEO of a Chicago factory where employees staged a high-profile sit-in in 2008 has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing millions from his failing company.
(AP) — Shares of the agribusiness conglomerate fell Friday, a day after the Australian government rejected ADM's bid to buy the rest of grain handler GrainCorp Ltd.
(Bloomberg) — ThyssenKrupp agreed to sell its U.S. plant to ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal for $1.55 billion.
(Reuters) — A unit of Caterpillar Inc. is being probed by federal investigators to determine if it had dumped train parts into the ocean off California as part of a scam to charge customers for parts they didn't need, the Wall Street Journal reported.
(Bloomberg) — They were in Kansas. That’s about all they knew for sure after mistakenly touching down their behemoth Atlas Air cargo aircraft yesterday.
(Reuters) — Deere & Co. reported higher-than-expected fourth-quarter profit today, lifted by strong sales of its tractors and harvesters, and forecast 2014 earnings that topped estimates.
(AP) — Shares in the jet maker show gains on the first trading day after it booked $100 billion in orders at the opening of the Dubai Airshow.
(Reuters) — Boeing Co. workers' rejection of a new labor deal has sent the U.S. planemaker in search of alternative sites to build its newest jet and could mark the beginning of the end for widebody aircraft manufacturing in the Seattle area.
(AP) — W.W. Grainger Inc., a seller of power tools and other industrial equipment, said Wednesday that its 2014 earnings may fall short of market forecasts and gave a mixed outlook for the rest of this year.
Video: Retooling Chicago
Ford's 89-year-old assembly plant on the city's Far South Side, its oldest facility still in operation, has roughly 4,200 workers and more than 500 robots. That worker-to-robot ratio is a model within the company.
With a grant from the EPA, one agency hopes to keep the industrial corridor along Cortland Avenue just as it is.
(AP) — Caterpillar Inc. said third-quarter earnings plunged 44 percent, and the construction equipment maker cut its 2013 forecast again, partly because of weaker mining equipment sales.
(AP) — Boeing Co. said today that its net income rose 12 percent in the third quarter as deliveries of commercial planes continue to accelerate. It raised its profit guidance for the full year.
(AP) — Boeing is reducing production of its 747 jumbo jet even more than planned, because of weak demand.
(AP) — Archer Daniels Midland says perks Illinois gave Sears Holdings Corporation set a precedent as the agribusiness tries to get tax breaks from the state.
Video: Retooling Chicago
C.Ideas is Illinois' largest 3-D printing job shop, serving everyone from big-name manufacturers to hobbyists.
A century after Henry Ford came up with the moving assembly line, the concept still is being tweaked at the auto company's oldest facility.
(AP) — The commercial truck and engine maker also says it is planning a private offering of $200 million senior subordinated convertible notes due 2018.
The Chicago-based railcar maker promoted Joseph E. McNeely to the post as Ed Whalen retires.