| Oct 9, 2011
Nearly 130 employees who work for a third-party food-services operation at Walt Disney Co. offices in Burbank and Glendale are slated to be laid off in early November, according to the California Employment Development Department.
The firm, Lifeworks...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 9:15 AM
Rather than the Washington political circus that undoubtedly will mark Congress' upcoming hearings into the collapse of Solyndra, the government-subsidized solar panel maker, the company's problems should be viewed as an unfortunate bump in the road...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 10:13 AM
We have all been reading a lot about the Solyndra story of late, with numerous articles in the national news detailing the U.S. Department of Energy's support for this now-defunct solar energy manufacturer. The situation deserves the proper scrutiny of...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 10:47 PM
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...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 10:45 AM
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...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Despite the European auto sector acting like a complete Debbie Downer toward the world market's fortunes, with demand spiraling downward and plant closures and massive job cuts looming, automakers still found bits of candy to show off to the masses at the...
| May 24, 2012
| 4:14 PM
The owner of the financially ailing Sparrows Point steel plant is idling operations there, warning 1,975 workers Thursday that they would be laid off starting next month.
The news, the latest casting doubt on the future of the Baltimore County facility,...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 5:07 PM
Glass bottles moved briskly along new manufacturing lines — some filling with rum, others with tequila — as the plant manager explained just how groundbreaking this was for a site used to a more sedate pace.
The Baltimore County plant now can...
| Dec 2, 2012
Hearings begin Monday in a case that will decide whether Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers can expect higher distribution charges next year.
BGE is asking for increases that would come to about $6.62 a month for the typical residential electric...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 1:50 PM
Broadly speaking, a film festival's programmers can handle news of a new lineup one of two ways: all at once, or nearly; or the drib-drab approach.
The Chicago International Film Festival goes for the dribs and drabs. The 48th edition of founder and...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 5:06 PM
An aging, little-used power plant in Williamsport is slated to be closed later this year rather than meet new federal air-pollution limits, its owner announced Thursday, in what could be a spate of such shutdowns resulting from the controversial Obama...