| Jan 26, 2014
| 7:41 AM
Not long ago, Torsten Gessner, a top executive at a German manufacturing giant, had to decide where to locate the company's new North American headquarters. Consultants offered up a short list with some obvious candidates: San Francisco and Boston because...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Electric cars will probably remain a tiny niche of the auto industry until drivers see a serious expansion of charging stations.
But you can't just put one on every corner next to the gas station. The cars can take hours to fully charge, which would...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Kor Ecologic Inc. founder Jim Kor has been described as a shaggy introvert and hermit.
Yet this engineer is out to change the world with the Urbee, a unique hybrid vehicle that dares to be plastic, can zip across the country on 10 gallons of fuel and...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 7:49 PM
It's been a wild ride for Autobytel Inc., the online automobile marketing company launched in Orange County during the Internet's gold rush.
Founded in 1995 by Southern California car dealership owner Pete Ellis, the company promised to take the...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Trash lines the perimeter fences. Millions of square feet of commercial and hangar space are vacant. The arrival area for international passengers has fallen into disuse, and no jetliners stand at the terminal gates.
That is the bleak picture of L.A./...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:45 PM
SACRAMENTO — Preparing for months of battle over who should pay the estimated $4.1-billion cost of permanently shutting down the San Onofre nuclear power plant, which closed in June, Southern California Edison has launched a public relations...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Comcast Corp. has increased the salary of NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke and extended his tenure through August 2018.
The Philadelphia-based cable TV giant on Friday said it has extended Burke's employment contract for five years and provided...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 10:32 AM
James L. Akers Jr., a retired financial analyst and businessman who collected and restored vintage arcade machines, died Wednesday of kidney cancer at his Ellicott City home. He was 73.
The son of a dentist and a homemaker, James Lee Akers Jr. was...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:17 PM
The NFL's $765 million settlement with former players who claimed damages from head trauma was "great" for the league and the plaintiffs, said commissioner Roger Goodell during an appearance Wednesday at Under Armour's Baltimore headquarters.
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:50 PM
Headed baseball negotiations
during 1981 players strike
Ray Grebey, 85, who led Major League Baseball labor negotiations during the tumultuous 50-day strike that split the 1981 season, died Aug. 28 in Stamford, Conn. His family said he...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In a dramatic shake-up that took Hollywood by surprise, NBCUniversal has shuffled its executive ranks by forcing out film Chairman Adam Fogelson and shifting Universal Studios President Ron Meyer — the industry's longest-serving studio chief —...