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Industrial Production

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  • As plastic-bag ban looms, L.A. plans to give out totes

    As plastic-bag ban looms, L.A. plans to give out totes
    With a plastic-bag ban set to go into effect in Los Angeles on the first of the new year, city officials are launching a campaign to get residents in the habit of using reusable totes. The city has teamed up with environmental groups and nonprofit...
  • Kickstarter campaign for U.S.-made blue laces funds in 10 hours

    Kickstarter campaign for U.S.-made blue laces funds in 10 hours
    It looks as if the blue shoelace gained some serious traction in the bid to become a symbolic yellow ribbon of support of American manufacturing on Tuesday, with a 30-day Kickstarter campaign fully funded in less than half a day.  The Bluelace Project,...
  • Sriracha odor complaints: No ruling from judge on shutdown

    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge made no ruling Friday whether to grant the city of Irwindale's request to temporarily halt production at the Sriracha hot sauce plant because of odor complaints. Judge Robert H. O'Brien said he would take the...
  • BGE says customers have recycled 30,000 appliances

    BGE says customers have recycled 30,000 appliances
    Have you turned an old appliance over to Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.? You're in good company, if so. BGE said this week that customers have recycled 30,000 appliances through its Smart Energy Savers Program, which offers $50 "rewards" for giving up...
  • Big jumps in higher-paying factory, construction jobs boost optimism

    Big jumps in higher-paying factory, construction jobs boost optimism
    WASHINGTON -- Big gains in factory and construction jobs last month have experts optimistic that the labor market is starting to produce enough higher-paying jobs to fuel stronger economic growth. "It's not just the quantity of the jobs but the quality,...
  • Gun control advocates take new look at strategy

    Gun control advocates take new look at strategy
    WASHINGTON — After a year that produced limited results, at best, for their cause, advocates of new gun-safety laws are recalibrating strategy, hoping to find more success at the ballot box and upset the conventional wisdom that opponents of gun...
  • Manufacturing sector expands at fastest pace since 2011, report says

    Manufacturing sector expands at fastest pace since 2011, report says
    WASHINGTON -- According to one report, the manufacturing sector expanded in September at its fastest pace since early 2011, an indication that economic growth is picking up in the second half of the year. The Institute for Supply Management's closely...
  • Illinois could be first state to ban microbeads

    Illinois could be first state to ban microbeads
    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,...
  • Sustainable housing an evolving term for architects

    Sustainable housing an evolving term for architects
    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. Today, green...
  • Free trade on steroids: The threat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

     Free trade on steroids: The threat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
    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...
  • Drought in California may hinder job growth for years, economists say

    Drought in California may hinder job growth for years, economists say
    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...