Ford, VW and Hyundai are poised to end the year with significant market-share gains in China.
General Motors named product chief Mary Barra as its first female CEO, replacing Dan Akerson, who will retire next month.
Donahoe points to cost controls, new revenue, labor changes and legislation hopes.
The U.S. government's first major auction of wireless airwaves since 2008 has speculators seeking gold. The January auction is crowded with people who don't own networks but hope to cash in on a scarce asset.
Scrawny cattle and high produce costs are making it difficult for Hardees, Burger King and Johnny Rockets to introduce the hamburger to Africa.
Smith & Wesson's quarterly profit fell 20%, which follows rival Remington Outdoor's forecast for sales growth between about 34% and 37% for 2013, down from earlier in the year.
Thermal-coal prices may be running out of steam as Asian power producers wind down purchases after a period of prewinter stockpiling and an underlying supply glut reasserts itself.
Freeport LNG Expansion is delaying plans to start construction on a $10 billion Texas liquefied natural gas export terminal until the second quarter of 2014, citing federal permitting delays.
Utah is experiencing a burst of activity in its oil industry, which previously dwindled for decades.
Monsanto is teaming up with a Danish biotech company to develop microscopic organisms that help plants grow and resist pests.