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  • 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...
  • Analysis: No sure things in economic development

    Analysis: No sure things in economic development
    The past few weeks in Louisiana have demonstrated there are certain things economic developers armed with the taxpayers' checkbook can accomplish, and others they can do little about, especially during the current recession. And in this era, risk and...
  • 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...
  • 97 Workers Laid Off At Amtex Plant

    97 Workers Laid Off At Amtex Plant
    There are more than 800 workers who reside in San Joaquin County that work for New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI). A plant in Manteca, "Amtex" supplies car seat covers for NUMMI. With it shutting down, many workers are left wondering what they'...
  • Once again, young guns shatter hope

    SOMETIMES, SOME days, you wish you could just reach right in and rewire the brains of fools - like the fat one who apparently drove up to Randallstown High School Friday afternoon and decided to open fire on a crowd of kids after a charity basketball...
  • A factory that shaped their lives in Dundalk

    Longpoint Road is a quiet street of bungalows, some with carports, on a peninsula that reaches to Dundalk's Bear Creek. It's a place where families have for years gathered for cookouts, where John Eltringham would lend his electric cement mixer to a...
  • GM plant a sign of decline

    When the line stops at General Motors' Baltimore van assembly plant Friday, some 1,100 factory workers will face new questions about their futures that go well beyond the loss of their high-paying jobs. Those who don't retire have the security of knowing...
  • Plant makes its final run

    Workers at General Motors' Baltimore plant finished making the last van on the 70-year-old assembly line yesterday, joining another piece of the city's blue-collar past and taking their spot in the financially troubled carmaker's history. The last van...
  • 'An Inconvenient Truth'

    'An Inconvenient Truth'
    Critics have labeled Al Gore and his decades-long crusade to curb global warming as "alarmist." But if you've been warning people that the sky is falling for more than 20 years and it really is falling (or at least heating up), don't you have an...