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  • Hostess Twinkies, Ho Hos fly off shelves in Glendale

     
    The shelves at the Wonder Hostess Bakery Thrift Shop in Glendale Friday were bare as customers made runs on Twinkies, Ho Hos and Ding Dongs after the iconic snack food company asked a judge for permission to go out of business and lay off 18,500 workers...
  • Twinkie, Ding-Dong runs reported as Hostess bakery closes

     
    There was a sense of mourning Friday at the Wonder Hostess Bakery Thrift Shop in Glendale as both workers and customers came to terms with the end of the company and its famous snacks. Glendale resident Charlie Ruiz, 63, walked......
  • What was the point of bailing out GM?

    What was the point of bailing out GM?
    Today's topic: Should the U.S. government have spent billions to keep General Motors from liquidation only to eventually steer it to Bankruptcy Court? An earlier bankruptcy would have saved taxpayers billions Point: Daniel J. Ikenson General Motors...
  • Losses of factory jobs in California blamed on regulation

    Losses of factory jobs in California blamed on regulation
    The El Monte factory stopped operating just a few weeks ago, but already it feels abandoned, an appropriate setting for a "Terminator" movie. The dusty clock on the wall is frozen at 7:00. Below it, the deep pits that once held molten steel are now...
  • Pratt Executive Recommended Cheshire Plant Closing In 2008

    Pratt Executive Recommended Cheshire Plant Closing In 2008
    Ten months before announcing a decision to lay off more than 1,000 Connecticut workers, Pratt & Whitney executives were already expecting to close their Cheshire factory, according to an internal Pratt document presented Monday during the first day of a...
  • FPL customers pay to keep manatees cozy — and alive

    FPL customers pay to keep manatees cozy — and alive
    COCOA — The biggest gathering of Florida manatees ever observed survived a deadly cold snap last winter by huddling in warm water discharged from a power plant on the Indian River Lagoon in Brevard County. The 1960s-era Florida Power & Light Co....
  • Mercury reaches end of the road

    Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday that it would shut down the Mercury brand developed 71 years ago. The automaker said it would end production of Mercury vehicles in the fourth quarter. The brand accounts for 5 percent of Ford's sales. Ford plans to focus...
  • FPL asks to lower cost of fuel and other expenses

    FPL asks to lower cost of fuel and other expenses
    Florida Power & Light
  • Mishawaka: Awaiting Word of Hummer's Fate

     
    By Eamonn Brennan Cars.com Large and foreboding, the Hummer H2 casts a long shadow over the road ??? a huge, rumbling symbol of America???s gas-guzzling history. That same shadow hangs over Mishawaka, where employees have been building the hulking...
  • Barack Obama, ''Not ready to lead:' RNC

     
    by Mark Silva ST PAUL - While Republicans stage their convention here in St. Paul, the presidential campaign battle rages in states such as Michigan, where the GOP's John McCain hopes to make Democrat Barack Obama pay for a struggling......
  • GM Plant Closures Signal Product Shift

     
    Now that it???s operating under bankruptcy protection, GM has ramped up the scheduled plant closures it had previously announced. Four assembly plants will be closed this year, impacting current products. The least surprising closure is the Wilmington,...