WASHINGTON—More than 80,000 hourly and salaried U.S. auto workers have signed a petition raising serious concerns about the impact Japan’s entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership will have on American jobs and the economy.
WASHINGTON—New orders for big-ticket U.S.-manufactured goods rose 4.2 percent in June, led by demand for aircraft. Orders for durable goods rose to $244.5 billion, an increase of $9.9 billion from May, the Commerce Department said. Analysts had predicted a much smaller 1.8 percent increase on average.
NEW YORK—The domestic economic outlook among U.S. manufacturers is at its highest level in five quarters, according to the PWC Manufacturing Barometer survey. The majority of manufacturing executives surveyed expect revenue growth in 2013.
SEOUL, South Korea—Hyundai Motor Co. has filed a police complaint against 13 labor activists it says led a violent clash at its biggest assembly plant that caused $2 million in damage and left approximately 100 people injured.