| 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...
| May 25, 2014
| 5:40 PM
China has told its state-owned enterprises to cut links with American consulting firms just days after the United States charged five Chinese military officers with hacking U.S. companies, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.
China's action, which...
| May 19, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Chinese government officials on Monday strongly rebuked the U.S. over its claims of cyber-spying by five Chinese military officers, saying the Justice Department indictment was based on “fabricated facts” and would jeopardize U.S.-China...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:48 PM
The federal indictment of five Chinese military officials for allegedly stealing U.S. corporate trade secrets significantly escalated the cyberespionage battle between the two superpowers — and sharply contrasted their attitudes toward commercial...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 3:48 PM
Paul Norman Anderson, an unwaveringly devoted family man, painter, poet, early Laguna Beach lifeguard, businessman and 22-year member of the South Coast Water District board died Wednesday at Mission Hospital. He was 84.
Anderson was born May 4, 1927, in...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 10:19 PM
6:10 a.m. Soccer: FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup: Switzerland vs. Japan(in Tokyo).--ESPNU
8 a.m. Golf: Johnnie Walker Championship final round (in Perthshire, Scotland).--Golf
8 a.m. Motorsports: MotoGP World Championship: Czech Grand...