GM said the recall charges did bite, but if one looks underneath that, the company had strong, across-the-board performance.
A union has called for a factory vote, and a government bureau has ordered Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings to provide past unpaid social insurance.
Analysts expect Colgate-Palmolive to report steady single-digit growth for the first quarter on Friday.
The reporter for Brooklyn-based Vice News was released after being held by pro-Russian insurgents since April 22.
The U.S. said further sanctions are ready to be deployed, while Russia's foreign minister accused the U.S. of "running the show" in Ukraine.
Efforts by the nation's government and multinational corporations to ensure safety in the workplace have a decidedly mixed record.
Wal-Mart's Wild Oats initiative has stoked controversy about the place of major corporations in the organic food sector.
President Obama's trip to Asia has a political tone, but several key economic issues will likely to be discussed.