| 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...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 9:03 AM
| Sep 23, 2011
Kenneth Reiner made a fortune in Los Angeles in the 1940s and '50s designing and manufacturing two ingenious products: self-locking aircraft nuts and spring-loaded ladies' hair clips.
He brought the same inventiveness to a personal project he launched in...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 1:37 PM
Smoking in restaurants and jetliners, glass and newspapers in the trash bin, oil or poison down the drain — years ago, many people didn’t think twice about environmental hazards that we now shake our heads at in disbelief.
On some level,...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 10:16 AM
Americans' penny-pinching is over, as the tightwad ways of the economic downturn make way for big-spender behavior, according to a new report from Santa Monica-based research group IBISWorld.
Nearly five years after the recession began, consumers are...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 3:24 PM
Sparrows Point's new owners are setting a three-month deadline for interested parties to bid on the idled steel mill complex — in whole or in pieces.
That's slightly longer than the 10 weeks the Baltimore County property was marketed during its...
| May 16, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Strong auto manufacturing and output from utilities pushed industrial production to swell 1.1% in April, its fastest growth rate in more than a year.
Motor vehicles and parts, coming off a strong sales season, increased nearly 4%. After unexpectedly warm...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:27 AM
About 300 employees of a Holly Hill manufacturer were evacuated for hours after staff in the HR department found a threatening voice-mail that indicated a bomb had been placed on the property, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
Cops were able to trace the...