| May 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Deadly industrial accidents in the developing world are tragically common, but the recent collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh that took the lives of more than 500 workers has captured the American public's attention, and no wonder. Knowingly or...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Confidential surveys of water officials, water users and others involved with the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta offer some telling insight on why the delta is stuck in a perpetual quagmire.
When it comes to fixing the hub of California’s water...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 5:54 PM
ISLE OF WIGHT – The United States' historically high cotton prices of 2011 are history.
But the country's cotton industry is starting to deal with an international trade problem created by the volatile market: cotton contract forfeitures, said...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 5:03 AM
Global Focus: Fracking Australia -- Lock the Gate appears to be a fitting name for Australia’s protest movement against hydraulic fracturing. It took activists years to identify threats to public health from "fracking," a classic case of getting...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 8:56 AM
The European Commission will probe complaints that Chinese solar panel manufacturers are trying to dominate the hyper-competitive industry by resorting to shady import tactics.
The government body said Thursday that it will launch a formal...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 12:40 PM
The argument for increasing oil production in the U.S. to decrease gas prices at the pump has sparked passionate debate, but it undervalues the influence of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
In recent years, OPEC has shown an...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 4:32 AM
As the auto industry regains its footing here, both foreign and domestic automakers are exporting more cars from the U.S. than five years ago, and they plan to dramatically expand that effort over the next half-decade. The combination of plant......
| Mar 16, 2012
Douglas Oberhelman is the most outspoken business leader in Illinois.
As CEO of Peoria-based Caterpillar, he has placed himself — and the issue of Illinois' fiscal crisis — centerstage through a series of sharp-tongued op-eds bemoaning the...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 4:09 PM
The prime minister is talking about being "held hostage" by U.S. interests. Radio ads blare, "Stand up to this foreign bully." A Twitter account tells of a "secret plan to target Canada: exposed!"
Could this be Canada? The cheerful northern neighbor:...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 6:52 PM
A former assistant vice president for M&T Bank in Baltimore has been charged with mail fraud, prosecutors said, after she defrauded a federal export credit agency and an international corporation to pay American Express bills and her taxes.
| Dec 10, 2011
| 3:49 PM
Kirk-Habicht Co. in Essex doesn't do much business in Europe, but problems on the continent are buffeting the manufacturer all the same.
Its employees rely on a heavy wire to make springs tough enough for trucks, and the only plant they know of that...