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  • Can California afford Tesla, and will Tesla want California?

    State lawmakers from both parties want Elon Musk to know that they're ready to open the checkbook to persuade Tesla Motors to put its "gigafactory" battery plant in California. The thing is, it's not their checkbook, it's yours. But maybe they should...
  • Tesla to raise $1.6 billion to build battery factory

    Tesla to raise $1.6 billion to build battery factory
    (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc said on Wednesday it plans to raise $1.6 billion from investors to finance a new battery factory that will help the upstart U.S. automaker reach its goal of producing a lower-priced, mass-market electric car by 2017. Tesla...
  • SoCalGas names a new CEO: Dennis V. Arriola

    SoCalGas names a new CEO: Dennis V. Arriola
    Dennis V. Arriola, the son of Mexican immigrants who first settled in a trailer home in Compton, has been named chief executive of Southern California Gas Co. The 53-year-old becomes the company's first Latino chief executive, taking the helm of the...
  • Volkswagen workers reject union at Chattanooga plant, a blow to UAW

    Volkswagen workers in Tennessee narrowly voted to reject joining a union, crushing the United Automobile Workers union's attempt to unionize a foreign-owned car factory for the first time, officials announced late Friday. The 712-626 vote (53%-47%)...
  • UAW may challenge loss at VW factory in Tennessee

    Turning more than 1,500 painters, inspectors, tradespeople and maintenance workers at a Tennessee auto plant into union members was supposed to be relatively easy for the United Auto Workers union, experts on organized labor said. The effort would...
  • U.S. diplomats study how to preserve Iran's dignity in nuclear talks

    JAKARTA, Indonesia — U.S. diplomats preparing for a new round of nuclear negotiations with Iran this week are pondering an important question: How can they make the Iranians feel like the winners? The U.S. team and diplomats from five other...
  • For F/A-18 Super Hornet, the end may be on the horizon

    For F/A-18 Super Hornet, the end may be on the horizon
    Workers at Northrop Grumman Corp.'s 1-million-square-foot El Segundo facility on Aviation Boulevard have been cranking out fuselage sections for the Navy's F/A-18 fighter jet for decades. But now, the end may be near. Since entering service in 1983,...
  • Firms fined for Bakersfield plant implosion that injured spectators

    State regulators have fined two subcontractors who planned the implosion of an old power plant in Bakersfield last summer that sent shards of debris into a crowd of spectators, severing one man's leg and injuring others. California’s...
  • Geographic Constraints Choke Hartford

    When scholar and author Xiangming Chen came to Trinity College several years ago to found the school's Center for Urban and Global Studies, he discovered that not much had been written about Hartford and other mid-sized cities in New England. He and...
  • Film Factory Launches Genre Label for Spanish Scarefare

    Film Factory's Vicente Canales, one of Europe's most experienced genre pic sellers, has launched a genre label, Fear Factory, focusing on European - especially Spanish - and Latin America scarefare. Unveiled at Berlin's European Film Market, Fear...
  • Sun Products to close Baltimore manufacturing plant

    Sun Products to close Baltimore manufacturing plant
    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. Production...