| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:32 AM
Edgewood-based Smiths Detection's HazMatID Elite has won the Excellence in Design Gold Award at Appliance Design Magazine's 26th Annual Excellence in Design Awards. Elite is the next generation of Smiths Detection's HazMatID, the world's most widely...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
It's hard to realize that over a year has passed since the closing of the once-proud Bethlehem Steel plant at Sparrows Point.
Opened over 100 years ago as Bethlehem Steel, the plant along with Western Electric, General Motors, Lever Brothers to name a...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:00 AM
From Michigan comes the news that the Willow Run bomber factory outside Detroit is to be demolished. One of the best-known factories that transformed the United States into "the Arsenal of Democracy" during World War II, Willow Run is also said to be...
| Sep 1, 2013
Sick of $450-a-month gas and electric bills for their Baltimore County rowhouse, James and JoAnn Allis replaced their old, inefficient air conditioner. And their windows and doors. Then they added insulation in their home's many leaky spots and coated...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:42 AM
WASHINGTON -- Growth in the key manufacturing sector unexpectedly picked up last month from an already strong pace as factories saw a surge in new orders, the Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday.
The group's purchasing managers' index, which is...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Did you forget to pre-order the iPhone 5c last night? Don't fret -- there seems to be plenty left on Apple's website.
Preorders kicked off Friday for the iPhone 5c, one of two new iPhones Apple announced earlier this week. The iPhone 5c comes in five...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
The May 5th celebration of the 1862 Battle of Puebla, a key turning point in Mexico's battle for independence from France, is actually celebrated more widely in the United States than in Mexico. Nowadays, it's an opportunity for...
| 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...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:29 AM
WASHINGTON -- Orders for airplanes, computers and other long-lasting durable goods rose more than expected in May, the third increase in four months and a sign of strengthening in the vital manufacturing sector.
Durable goods orders rose 3.6% in May...
| May 24, 2013
| 6:38 AM
WASHINGTON -- Orders for airplanes, appliances, computers and other long-lasting durable goods jumped 3.3% in April after a sharp decline the previous month, a positive sign for the economic recovery.
The increase was the second in three months for an...
| May 12, 2013
| 2:06 AM
It should've been the shot heard around the world. Chances are, you didn't hear it.
An ominous sort of history was made last week near Austin, Texas, but it seems to have largely escaped notice. There was some media coverage, yes, but less than, say,...