| Mar 9, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Times are good these days at the Linde Corp., where despite a sluggish economy nationally, the company is on a hiring binge.
The construction company, based near Wilkes-Barre in northeastern Pennsylvania, has seen its workforce nearly triple over the...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 8:08 PM
Ray Irani, once the highest paid executive in the oil industry, is getting a $14-million lump sum as part of a $26-million settlement after being ousted as chairman of Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Irani, who joined the Los Angeles oil company in 1983...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 10:07 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY — The way the Orlando Magic offense performed Christmas night, you would have thought the team has an entirely new cast, not just a couple of additions here and there.
Two frustrating scoring draughts — each lasting about a...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 9:35 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY — David Stern sounds unconcerned about the apparent trend of superstars leaving small- or mid-market cities for the bright lights of larger markets.
Asked how he wants to see Dwight Howard's situation play out and whether he's...
| May 9, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Lawsuits brought by government and private parties to address damage done to the environment became a necessary fact of life in this country long ago. In a perfect world, perhaps nobody would pollute — or at least those who did would immediately and...
| May 31, 2011
What does Tiger Woods have to do with your happiness and productivity at work?
Surprisingly, quite a bit. Tiger Woods recently dropped out of golf's top 10 world rankings for the first time in 14 years. His descent has shocked the golf world, but it...
| Jun 1, 2011
As baby boomers begin to approach traditional retirement age, the workforce is aging rapidly. But not all industries are aging at the same rate. Some companies employ significantly more older workers than others.
Just over a quarter (26 percent) of...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 5:00 AM
The reaction from the petroleum industry to the notion that Maryland ought to look before it leaps into natural gas drilling was swift and predictable: Maryland is in danger of falling behind the pace set by other states in tapping the lucrative Marcellus...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 7:01 AM
Three of the five biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Hampton Roads will soon be closed, according toU.S. Environmental Protection Agency data.
Released earlier this month on a searchable computerized map, the data identifies large, stationary...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 7:35 AM
The Yorktown Power Station and Chesapeake Energy Center, the two largest coal-fired power plants in Hampton Roads, burn on average 6,700 tons of coal every day.
The plants, which date to the 1950s, create enough electricity for 260,000 households. Yet...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 10:02 PM
When it comes to big money in politics, Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons' influence has long been apparent in Texas, where he has plowed more than $1 million into Rick Perry's gubernatorial campaigns.
Now Simmons has found a new outlet for his outsize...