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  • Mine explosion indictment brings some solace to workers' families

    Mine explosion indictment brings some solace to workers' families
    In the months before shift foreman Dean Jones died in a massive explosion at the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia in April 2010, Judy Petersen recalls, her brother complained to his family about persistent ventilation violations. Petersen,...
  • Virgin America shares soar on first day of trading

    Virgin America shares soar on first day of trading
    Virgin America Inc. shares soared in their first day of trading Friday as investors flocked to the airline's strategy of combining low-cost fares with hipster cachet. Priced at $23 each, shares in the Burlingame, Calif.-based airline, backed by...
  • Jana Partners takes stake in McDonald's

    Jana Partners takes stake in McDonald's
    Activist hedge fund Jana Partners has disclosed a purchase of McDonald's shares, sending the stock of the world's largest restaurant company up 0.8 percent. Jana now holds 842,268 shares of McDonald's plus an option to buy up to 200,000 more shares,...
  • Filing: Colt At Risk Of Defaulting On Loan

    Filing: Colt At Risk Of Defaulting On Loan
    Weakening demand for its sporting rifles and handguns in the past year have sharply decreased revenues at Colt Defense LLC, and the gun maker reports that it is at risk of defaulting on a $10.9 million loan payment due Monday. In a filing with the U.S....
  • Former owner of Empire Towers indicted in $7million fraud

    Former owner of Empire Towers indicted in $7million fraud
    Federal prosecutors have charged the former owner of Glen Burnie's Empire Towers, a 10-story building on Ritchie Highway, with securities fraud for allegedly raising more than $7 million from investors for personal use under the guise that he was...
  • Massey ex-CEO indicted for conduct linked to mine blast that killed 29

    Massey ex-CEO indicted for conduct linked to mine blast that killed 29
    Donald Blankenship, a former chief executive of Massey Energy Co, was indicted on Thursday on charges he violated federal mine safety laws prior to the April 2010 explosion that killed 29 miners at the company's Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia....
  • Former Massey Energy chief executive indicted in 2010 mine explosion

    The former chief executive of coal giant Massey Energy Co. has been indicted on federal charges stemming from a 2010 coal mine explosion that killed 29 people. Donald L. Blankenship was indicted Wednesday by a West Virginia grand jury and charged with...
  • Farewell to a fine public servant: George H. Painter, 1926-2014

    Farewell to a fine public servant: George H. Painter, 1926-2014
    In these cynical times when working for the government is often caricatured as almost an act of moral turpitude, lifelong public servants seldom get the respect and admiration they deserve. The passing last weekend of George H. Painter, who served 35...
  • Made in California: Fender an instrument of change in guitar industry

    Made in California: Fender an instrument of change in guitar industry
    Deep inside a cavernous factory in Corona, some legendary rock names gather nonchalantly along a wall. There's Eric Clapton next to Jeff Beck, with Mark Knopfler only inches away — not the actual musicians, but the bespoke guitar necks that...
  • Report: GM Ordered Replacement Ignition Switches Two Months Before Recall

     
    The New York Times reported today that GM ordered some 500,000 replacement ignition switches from auto-parts supplier Delphi Automotive in December 2013. That was nearly two months before GM told regulators and the general public that the existing...
  • Tribune Media reports lower third-quarter earnings

    Tribune Media reports lower third-quarter earnings
    Tribune Media saw earnings decline by 24 percent in the third quarter, due in part to losses associated with its former publishing business, which it spun off in August. The Chicago-based company reported net income of $38 million, or 38 cents per...