| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:22 PM
SACRAMENTO — California's exports are booming, and companies are shipping goods at levels not reached since before the Great Recession six years ago.
In November alone, Golden State businesses shipped merchandise worth $15.2 billion, a 14% jump...
| 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.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:05 PM
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...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:33 PM
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,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:12 PM
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...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:06 PM
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...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:20 AM
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,...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 7:22 PM
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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:44 AM
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...
| 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,...