| 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)...
| Feb 13, 2013
More than 900 BlueStar residential gas wall ovens have been recalled by Prizer Painter Stove Works because of fire hazard. Some of the wall ovens have been improperly installed and/or have damaged flexible gas appliance connectors, creating the fire risk....
| Feb 27, 2011
When NovaSom Inc. was looking to produce its sleep apnea diagnostic kits, the Glen Burnie-based company didn't look to factories in Asia or Mexico. Instead, it found a manufacturer right off the Beltway in Woodlawn.
NovaSom chose Zentech Manufacturing...
| May 9, 2011
While writing her book "Plastic: A Toxic Love Story," Susan Freinkel was shocked to learn how fast the world had become plasticized. In the 1940s, few plastics existed and hardly anything was made of it. Today, the average person is virtually never more...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 8:40 AM
Break out the eggnog. Bundle up the kids in their winter coats. It's that time of the year again, the most wonderful time of the year, when families arm themselves with Bing Crosby CDs, pile into their SUVs, and hit the road in search of Yuletide spirit...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 9:03 AM
Home appliances cause an estimated 150,000 fires a year, resulting in 150 deaths and more than $500 million in property damage. A new Consumer Reports investigation has turned up disturbing findings. Although many of those fires are due to human error,...
| 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.