| Apr 23, 2014
| 11:14 AM
RACINE, Wis. — One of Frank Lloyd Wright's most beguiling and troubled buildings opens to public tours for the first time next week, and when it does, it will raise an eternal, vexing question: Which matters more, beauty or utility?
It's easy to...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 8:02 AM
Nike has reportedly laid off most of the employees it had working on its line of FuelBand fitness devices, signaling that the sporting equipment giant is likely exiting the wearable-device market.
The Beaverton, Ore., company Thursday told as many as 55...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 7:24 PM
During a packed and sometimes tense four-hour public hearing Saturday, Los Angeles County transportation officials heard a litany of complaints from transit riders who said a proposed Metro fare hike would strain the budgets of students and working-...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Willis Tower, Chicago’s tallest building, will gain a large tenant in 2017 that will be boost the skyscraper’s occupancy to more than 90 percent.
The law firm of Seyfarth Shaw said Monday that it plans to relocate its Chicago headquarters to...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 8:13 PM
New York City Chancellor Carmen Farina oversees more than a million students, 1,700 schools and a budget the size of many states. Her pay: $412,193.
Los Angeles Unified Supt. John Deasy has half a million students, 1,000-plus schools, a $7-billion...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 5:29 PM
The management of the Sheraton Baltimore City Center warned the state Tuesday that it expects to lay off the majority of its workforce by the end of May and the large Fayette Street hotel could close.
The notice filed with the Department of Labor,...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:12 AM
AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, a Hunt Valley company known for its "Shadow" spy drones, has laid off 24 employees, officials confirmed on Thursday.
The layoffs, which occurred Wednesday, affect about 2 percent of the more than 1,400 employees based in...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:29 PM
The beleaguered operator of a Vernon battery-recycling plant announced the temporary layoffs of nearly all of its employees Monday, weeks after air-quality regulators shut down its operations over air pollution concerns.
Exide Technologies said in a...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 8:41 PM
Activist investor Bill Ackman is partnering with a Canadian pharmaceutical company in an effort to buy Allergan Inc., the Irvine company that makes the popular wrinkle treatment Botox.
Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. have already...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Sam Brice, a senior engineer who works for the city of Annapolis, told the mayor and city council Monday that residents expect a high level of service from local government. That, he said, requires employees who cost money.
"Your employees are your most...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:18 PM
When Sprint Corp. gave pink slips to 400 call-center workers in Altamonte Springs last month, it gave them a one-week notice — far short of the two months required by federal labor law.
The company said this week, however, that the layoffs,...