GM reported an 80% drop its second-quarter net profit, with earnings hit by $2.5 billion in pretax charges related to vehicle recalls and money set aside to fund a compensation plan for victims of crashes linked to defective ignition-switches.
An experimental malaria vaccine GlaxoSmithKline filed with regulators Thursday could help fight one of the world's biggest killers—but a rival compound partly developed in a Maryland kitchen could prove even more effective.
The U.S. government wants to phase out thousands of railroad tank cars that carry crude oil and ethanol within two years, as part of proposed rules to upgrade safety for trains carrying flammable fuels.
McDonald's said it will continue to use a longtime meat provider in China, except for the Shanghai facility accused of selling expired chicken and beef. The decision underscores the difficulty in finding safe food suppliers in China.