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  • Closing the gender gap [Commentary]

    Closing the gender gap [Commentary]
    Recent executive orders from the White House have rekindled a decades-long debate about gender pay disparities that persist in corporate America. Some blame the gap on lingering workplace biases that protect the "C suite" senior executives as the domain...
  • For U.S. auto factories, summertime isn't downtime anymore

    The decades-old tradition of shutting down U.S. auto factories for two weeks around July may be coming to an end, experts say, pushed out by strong demand and staggered vehicle launch dates. With sales booming, Ford Motor Co., for example, said it...
  • It's 110 degrees, but anti-Xi protesters gather in Rancho Mirage

    It's 110 degrees, but anti-Xi protesters gather in Rancho Mirage
    RANCHO MIRAGE – Protesters gathered Friday afternoon near the Sunnylands estate, hours before President Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are expected to arrive for an informal summit. The Falun Gong spiritual movement, which has been banned...
  • Lawsuits target proposed rail yard for Los Angeles harbor

    Lawsuits target proposed rail yard for Los Angeles harbor
    Environmentalists and Long Beach officials are seeking a court order to stop the Port of Los Angeles from proceeding with plans to build a $500-million rail yard that could affect low-income neighborhoods nearby. The Natural Resources Defense Council,...
  • President Xi invisible to protesters, but they remain cheerful

    President Xi invisible to protesters, but they remain cheerful
    By around 6 on Friday evening, it became clear that neither the Obama nor the Xi motorcades would be passing by the hundreds of demonstrators near the Sunnylands estate who had waited for hours in 110-degree heat. President Obama and China’s Xi...
  • San Onofre closure will remake local power grid, PUC chief says

    San Onofre closure will remake local power grid, PUC chief says
    The head of the California Public Utilities Commission said Tuesday that the permanent closure of the San Onofre nuclear plant leaves significant unanswered questions about the future energy supply for Southern California, particularly for San Diego and...
  • Residents speak up on San Onofre

    Residents speak up on San Onofre
    Money and power were on the agenda Thursday afternoon, as dozens of area residents weighed in at a California Public Utilities Commission hearing in Costa Mesa on whether to reopen two troubled units at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, and to...
  • San Onofre design choices led to nuclear plant shutdown

    San Onofre design choices led to nuclear plant shutdown
    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...
  • Plant closure over roach infestation latest setback for Foster Farms

    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...
  • Electric malfunction shuts down Calvert Co. power plant

    Electric malfunction shuts down Calvert Co. power plant
    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...
  • Former Republic Windows CEO turns down guilty plea

    Former Republic Windows CEO turns down guilty plea
    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...