| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Each spring, potted herbs and vegetables dot the fire escape of Steve Kelly's home in Mount Vernon.
He grows anywhere from six to nine types of peppers, ranging from red and yellow to cayenne and banana. His herbs include basil, tarragon, chives,...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Q: I saw a recent TV news report on a new technology that uses infrared heating elements in the course of treating potholes. The manufacturer contends the technique saves money and time, and produces repairs that are more durable. It could be an answer...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Thirty-five years ago, when a New Jersey-based outfit called General Public Utilities was irresponsibly cutting corners to increase profits, an Allentown-based outfit known as PP&L was emerging as one of nation's best-run utility companies.
| May 10, 2014
Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog.
Usually we start with how much a project will get from the state in a given year....
| Apr 27, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Toyota Motor Corp. plans to move large numbers of jobs from its sales and marketing headquarters in Torrance to suburban Dallas, according to a person familiar with the automaker's plans.
The move, creating a new North American headquarters, would put...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:34 PM
— BYK USA Inc. on Thursday celebrated the opening of its new three-story factory that mixes chemicals to make additives used in paint and other products.
The $50 million project allows the chemical company to more than double its production of...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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...
| May 18, 2014
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the national cooperative extension system — a fitting time to spotlight the master gardeners who play a large role in the organization's goals to assist and educate gardeners everywhere, especially in...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:01 AM
As an all-county baseball player at Columbia’s Atholton High School and a two-year starter at the University of Pennsylvania, Steve Sclafani had hopes of being drafted by a Major League team after college.
That didn’t happen, so he...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 6:14 PM
One year ago this week, the eight-story Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka, killing 1,129 people. The building's top floors had been added illegally, and their weight caused the lower stories to buckle. Many of...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry drove a Tesla Motors electric car past the state Capitol Tuesday afternoon, sending a not-very-subtle message that he’s in a rush to woo Chief Executive Elon Musk to build a $4 billion-plus battery factory in the Lone Star...