| Feb 10, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Illinois employers announced they would lay off more than 500 workers in the coming weeks, according to notices filed with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
Specialty Foods Group Inc., meat manufacturer, said it would...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Household products maker Sun Products Corp. said Tuesday that it will close its nearly 90-year-old Baltimore manufacturing plant in June, laying off almost 300 workers and adding another name to the region's long list of former factories.
| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:29 PM
The former chief executive of Republic Windows and Doors, a company that in 2008 became a national symbol of how the economic crisis hurt workers, is planning to plead guilty this week to charges he looted the company, his attorney said Tuesday in court....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:27 PM
The cockroach infestation that closed a Foster Farms chicken plant in Central California was the latest setback for the giant poultry company, which last year faced a salmonella outbreak that sickened more than 400 people.
The U.S. Department of...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant shut down on Tuesday evening following an electric malfunction.
The outage, which occurred at around 9:25 p.m., resulted from a breakdown on the non-nuclear side of the Calvert County facility, according to a news...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 9:35 PM
SACRAMENTO — Southern California electricity ratepayers soon could get the first of possibly many refunds, stemming from the shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.
Two state Public Utilities Commission administrative law judges last...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Hot sauce is so hot right now.
For the last few months, thanks to a daily Google alert for “Sriracha,” I’ve been treated to all manner of news about the fiery sweet-and-sour chili sauce that has become one of L.A.’s most...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:08 AM
The former CEO of Republic Windows and Doors today turned down an offer from Cook County prosecutors to plead guilty to charges he looted the company in the months before its North Side plant was abruptly shuttered in 2008.
The development means that...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Even as some Fells Point residents worry that building over a capped toxic site at Harbor Point could endanger their health, records show elevated levels of cancer-causing chromium in groundwater just beyond the area targeted for an upscale development....
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:57 AM
The San Onofre nuclear plant may be permanently retired, but on Wednesday, the sirens were scheduled to sound as they have every year for an annual test.
The test -- a regulatory requirement that hasn't been suspended despite the nuclear plant's...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 3:03 PM
An executive with the company that manufactured faulty equipment that led to the shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear plant defended decisions made in the design of the replacement steam generators. The company made choices in designing support structures...