| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:51 PM
WASHINGTON -- U.S. industrial production last year grew faster than the overall economy, speeding up especially in the fourth quarter. Yet factories added only about 60,000 jobs over the year, just one-third the rate of growth for all employers.
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:19 PM
The tiny plastic particles found in many facial cleansers and soaps promise a gentle scrubbing and luxuriously smooth skin.
But those little beads of grit are also piling up in waterways, where they can suck up toxins and harm wildlife,...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 1:08 PM
It's been more than 40 years since architects started embracing green design principles. Spurred by the environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s, architects began to think about building homes that were more environmentally friendly.
| Apr 21, 2014
Many supporters of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, trade agreement are arguing that its fate rests on President Obama's bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan this week. If Japan and the United States can sort out...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 1:00 AM
The ongoing drought in California could dampen employment growth in coming years and have a ripple effect on several industries in the state, according to a UCLA report released Wednesday.
Economists said in the quarterly forecast that arid conditions...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:21 AM
WASHINGTON — Factories heated up last month, unexpectedly posting their biggest output gains since last summer and helping overall industrial production reverse a weather-related January decline, the Federal Reserve said Monday.
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:05 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court gave consumers a victory on Monday by allowing them to proceed with class-action lawsuits alleging that millions of front-loading washing machines they bought suffered from mold or musty odors.
By refusing to hear the appeals in...
| Jun 15, 2014
Maryland's economy has grown almost without fail in the last quarter-century, ticking up year after year.
But not in 2013.
That's according to early estimates from the U.S. Department of Commerce, which showed Maryland's gross domestic product...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:59 AM
New orders for goods from U.S. factories increased in April for the third consecutive month, signaling a rebound in the manufacturing sector after a weather-related winter slowdown.
Factory orders rose 0.7% in April compared with March, the Commerce...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 7:16 AM
WASHINGTON -- Orders for airplanes, appliances and other long-lasting durable goods fell in January for the second straight month, but the pace of decline lessened and there were positive signs in the data for the vital manufacturing sector.
| Feb 14, 2014
| 7:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- Severe weather put a big freeze on factory production last month, causing output to fall the most since the Great Recession ended, the Federal Reserve said Friday.
Manufacturing output fell 0.8% in January compared with the previous month,...