| 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,...
| Jul 4, 2013
Americans use almost 100 gallons of water per day per person — where they're allowed to. More jurisdictions now impose limits on lawn watering, pool filling and sometimes even car washing. Then there are government programs restricting water use...
| 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...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:47 AM
WASHINGTON -- Factories heated up last month as the manufacturing sector expanded at its fastest pace in two years, the Institute for Supply Management said Thursday.
The group's purchasing managers index jumped to 55.4 in July from 50.9 the previous...
| 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 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 6, 2013
| 3:15 PM
A Waynesboro, Pa., woman charged with allegedly operating a methamphetamine lab that exploded in her home in July pleaded not guilty this week during her arraignment in Franklin County Common Pleas Court, according to the county District Attorney’...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:25 PM
It’s easy to take for granted that there will be electricity when we try to turn the lights on in our homes.
In reality a large industry is at work providing electricity for most every appliance in our homes and offices. However the power-...
| Jun 25, 2013
Environmentalists, with typical elan, are pushing the City Council to forbid Chicago stores from packing shoppers' groceries or other purchases in plastic bags.
The ban's sponsor, Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno, 1st, says he might have enough votes to pass the...