| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:43 AM
WASHINGTON -- More than 300 economists have signed an open letter to President Obama urging him to nominate Janet L. Yellen to be the next head of the Federal Reserve, citing her "consistently good judgment" and her commitment to reducing unemployment....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Global aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. will pay $384 million to settle charges that its subsidiaries paid bribes to government officials in Bahrain to maintain a source of business, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday.
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Mustang versus Camaro. BMW versus Mercedes. Camry versus Accord. These are among the biggest rivalries in the automobile world.
Get ready for the next epic battle: aluminum versus steel.
"This has become a real competition," said Golam Newaz, an...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The stock market is hitting new highs — just as corporate profit growth is slowing to a crawl.
Rising earnings helped drive share prices to a series of record peaks in the last few years. But that dynamic could be tested this week when companies...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Madeline Xi Cui Friedman was born in China and has lived much of her life with her family in western Howard County, but she considers herself a global citizen.
The 17-year-old high school senior attends the Shanghai Community International School in...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Ronald LeRoy Rognlien, 61, a retired defense contractor and world traveler with family ties to Westminster, died unexpectedly from a heart attack at his home in Warrenton, Va., on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013.
Born in 1952 in Baraboo, Wis.; he was the son of...
| May 11, 2011
| 4:13 PM
Vic and I are back from our trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Photographic Society of Orange County. Due to Vic's teaching schedule, he arrived April 28, a day after I did.
The good news is that we survived. The bad news is that it was...
| May 17, 2011
Joseph Wershba, a pioneering CBS reporter and producer whose work on Edward R. Murrow's "See It Now" series in the 1950s helped expose the McCarthy era's communist witch hunt and demonstrated the power of television, has died. He was 90.
Wershba, a two-...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 4:58 PM
Five days a week, Stacey Owens clocks into her job sorting papers.
She's one of 10 employees stationed at a conveyor belt, tasked with separating colored paper from white paper so it can be shredded.
Owens grabs stapled stacks of paper, puts the colored...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 3:55 PM
The Wall Street doomsday prophets may want to revisit their crystal balls: Metals producer Alcoa Inc. launched the first quarter earnings parade -- which many analysts had worried would be a dud -- with a profit.
The aluminum company had posted a loss...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 11:22 AM
Goldman Sachs had a miserable first quarter — but mainly when it comes to public relations. The firm managed to beat analysts' expectations with better-than-anticipated profit, joining a pageant of generally strong earnings reports that buoyed the...