| Jan 27, 2014
After World War II, Kurt A. Mager helped rebuild the scattered remnants of the Anker cash register business in the Black Forest region of Germany, where he grew up. He became an expert in fixing manual cash registers, a skill that led to him meeting his...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Earlier this month, the powerful Senate Finance Committee met to consider crucial legislation that would grant the president Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which would make it easier for him to negotiate deals with other countries. Maryland's own Sen....
| Jul 7, 2013
| 9:00 PM
EAST HARTFORD — For decades, aerospace manufacturers like Pratt & Whitney have fabricated engine parts by tooling, lathing, milling and forging.
Now, they're printing.
Unlike that laser printer in your office, there is no toner, no paper and...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:11 AM
WASHINGTON — Industrial production grew last month at the fastest pace in a year, pushing manufacturing output above its pre-Great Recession peak for the first time, the Federal Reserve said Monday.
Factories, mines and utilities increased...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:01 PM
SACRAMENTO -- It is still nearly three weeks before state lawmakers return to session, but some on Tuesday previewed the bills they plan to introduce, including measures involving revenge porn, ghost guns and oil taxes.
Sen. Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres)...
| May 6, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Baltimore is in many respects a charming city, with its row houses, historic neighborhoods and miles of waterfront.
But our city also has a not-so-charming problem with trash. And a major contributor is the plastic bags that pollute the landscape....
| Dec 4, 2011
Louis Borick, the founder and longtime chairman of Van Nuys-headquartered Superior Industries International, one of the world's largest manufacturers of aluminum wheels for the automotive industry, has died. He was 87.
Borick died of natural causes...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 7:16 PM
One of the more dismaying elements of the loud, ugly feud between Costa Mesa's City Council majority and the city's public employee unions is the failure of either side to recognize that many other cities are also having trouble making ends meet.
| Sep 5, 2011
| 8:16 PM
COSTA MESA — Fixtures Living, a home supply store for the kitchen, bath and outdoors, will "change everything" with the opening of a flagship store in the South Coast Collection shopping center, a store spokeswoman said.
The more than 20,000-...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 9:27 AM
The government had its own reassuring economic news in tandem with strong sales data from automakers such as Ford, GM and Chrysler: U.S. factories saw more orders in February after demand dropped the month before.
Orders for manufactured goods rose 1.3%...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 11:14 AM
President Barack Obama is initiating an "Insourcing American Jobs" dialogue with top business leaders. The latter are always looking for tax breaks and special benefits, and this could quickly degenerate into pleas for special treatment — whereas...