| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:53 PM
WAUKESHA, Wis. — President Obama sat down at his portable signing table at a gas engine plant here Thursday to order an across-the-board review of how to improve federal job training programs.
A day after he highlighted some significant changes he...
| May 8, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Naomi Aarons Savasky died peacefully on April 15, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was 84 years old. Naomi was able to live at home for many years after her dementia diagnosis, with the support of her family, especially her son, Daniel, her husband...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Moving to Bridlewood in Vernon was a logical choice for Diane and Steve Augustus when they reached the not-quite-empty-nester stage of family life. After living for ten years in Ellington, three of their four children had grown up and left their five-...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In 2001, Generac Power Systems joined the wave of American companies shifting production to China. The move wiped out 400 jobs in southeast Wisconsin, but few could argue with management's logic: Chinese companies were offering to make a key component for...
| 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...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 8:40 AM
In the market for a hot-water-dispensing refrigerator? That was just one of the innovative and unusual products on display recently at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.
The annual event, put on by the National Association of Home Builders,...
| 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...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 9:40 AM
New Britain Mayor Tim O'Brien chose Christmas Eve to quietly announce the cash-strapped city would use $100,000 from the mayor's legal-defense fund to hire a high-power PR firm to promote a bill that would fine the landlords of properties that rack up...
| Jan 22, 2013
Before Carl R. Woese, science divided the living world into two types of organisms: bacteria and everything else.
But the University of Illinois professor and colleagues in the 1970s discovered that microbes now called archaea look like bacteria but...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 5:46 AM
It was April 23, 1991, when Pratt & Whitney's future changed in an instant.
The Air Force that day announced that its new advanced tactical fighter jet would be built by Lockheed Martin and powered by Pratt's F119 engine, a decades-long production...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Rebecca F. Parker, who had worked as an administrator for Maryland Legal Services Inc., died Jan. 17 from breast cancer at her Charles Center apartment. She was 62.
A daughter of a minister and a homemaker, the former Rebecca Fletcher was born and raised...