| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Despite the European auto sector acting like a complete Debbie Downer toward the world market's fortunes, with demand spiraling downward and plant closures and massive job cuts looming, automakers still found bits of candy to show off to the masses at the...
| Jan 9, 2013
The shutdown of a 102-year-old California manufacturing company points to a major flaw in California's industrial development policy:
We don't have one.
The company is Pneumatic Scale Angelus, which turned out top-of-the-line machines for sealing lids...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 4:37 AM
Nuclear cold storage: Japan announces reaching a critical shut-down stage of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, but critics aren't convinced....
| Mar 16, 2011
| 9:34 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa — Angered by repeated releases of secretly filmed videos claiming to show the mistreatment of farm animals, Iowa's agriculture industry is pushing legislation that would make it illegal for animal rights activists to produce and...
| Aug 11, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Sly Stallone's "The Expendables" opens this week and one of the stars is Terry Crews, the former NFL player who has putting together one of the most unlikely careers in Hollywood. This is a longer version of my recent cover......
| Mar 15, 2011
With the scale of the disaster in Japan still being measured, concerns are growing that last week's earthquake and tsunami could lead to a long-term disruption in the world's supply of automobiles, consumer electronics and machine tools.
Japan is the...
| Feb 19, 2007
The drama began with a tiny ad in a local newspaper -- a notice that asbestos was about to be removed from the management office at Altgeld Gardens, the all-black public housing complex where young Barack Obama worked as a community organizer.
| Jul 28, 2008
| 2:10 PM
Despite China's removing 1.5 million cars from the roads, shutting down hundreds of factories and construction sites and bringing much of the city's economic life to a standstill, Beijing's air pollution remains at stubbornly high levels.
Just 11 days...
| Jun 3, 2009
| 12:50 PM
Today's topic: Should the U.S. government have spent billions to keep General Motors from liquidation only to eventually steer it to Bankruptcy Court?
An earlier bankruptcy would have saved taxpayers billions Point: Daniel J. Ikenson
| Jun 23, 2009
The El Monte factory stopped operating just a few weeks ago, but already it feels abandoned, an appropriate setting for a "Terminator" movie.
The dusty clock on the wall is frozen at 7:00. Below it, the deep pits that once held molten steel are now...