| Mar 8, 2012
| 6:06 PM
Each member of the Western High School Robotics team brings a range of individual strengths that help them compete, everything from a knack for maneuvering a remote control to extraordinary math and science skills. But, they say, they also have a...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 4:26 AM
CENTURY CITY, Calif. (KTLA) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spent the night in Century City Tuesday, wrapping up a two-day campaign swing in Southern California.
Romney's whirlwind visit included fundraisers, protests and even an...
| Jun 19, 2011
Wearing a purple-and-white tie and a gray suit, Feike Sijbesma, head of Dutch multinational conglomerate Royal DSM, was whisked from meeting to meeting at the Columbia headquarters of Martek Biosciences Corp. on a recent weekday.
He had spoken to the...
| Jul 5, 2011
In a conference room in downtown Baltimore, F. Blix Winston compared the Food and Drug Administration to a "slow-moving bulldog."
"You don't want to get bitten," Winston, an expert on the federal regulation of medical devices, told a crowd of about 50...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 6:15 PM
Covidien, based in Dublin, Ireland, is a global health-care products company that manufactures and distributes medical devices, pharmaceuticals and medical supplies. With 2010 revenue of $10.4 billion, Covidien has 41,000 employees worldwide in more...
| Dec 14, 2011
The Food and Drug Administration has accused the 1-800-GET-THIN marketing company of using misleading advertising in its promotion of Lap-Band weight-loss surgery, saying the billboard, radio and television ads underplay serious risks to patients.
| Dec 16, 2011
| 10:20 PM
Like most big companies, Irvine pharmaceutical giant Allergan Inc. likes to project the image of an upstanding corporate citizen. Indeed, it devotes several pages of its website to its purported good works.
Yet it's still proper to ask: When will...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 8:46 PM
Mitt Romney criticized President Obama's health-care reforms and other regulations that some small businesses find burdensome during a campaign stop Monday at a Costa Mesa manufacturing plant.
The presumptive Republican nominee, who met with business...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 2:59 PM
The 2016 mission, dubbed InSight, will explore the interior of the planet, investigating Mars’ core, tracking seismic activity, monitoring the gravitational pull of Mars’ two moons and assessing why Mars does not have tectonic plates like...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 7:28 AM
Plans are moving forward quickly for redevelopment of the massive former GM manufacturing plant site along 36th Street in Wyoming.
The site, which currently looks like an empty construction zone, was once a thriving manufacturing hub for seven decades,...
| May 5, 2012
A proposal to speed the approval of new prescription drugs has patient advocates and biotech firms — including many based in Maryland — hoping that Congress will deliver a rare dose of bipartisanship this year.
Lawmakers are proposing a 6...