| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:20 AM
WASHINGTON -- Big gains in factory and construction jobs last month have experts optimistic that the labor market is starting to produce enough higher-paying jobs to fuel stronger economic growth.
"It's not just the quantity of the jobs but the quality,...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:41 AM
A Southern California-based construction company is mourning the loss of its chief executive and his son, a senior project engineer, who were believed to have been killed in a jet crash at Santa Monica Airport on Sunday.
In a statement to The Times,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 8:40 AM
U.S. construction spending in July rose 0.6% from the month before, reaching a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $900.8 billion. That's the best performance since June 2009, the government said Tuesday.
The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 10:13 AM
The California construction industry lost thousands of jobs last month, according to new government data, bucking a trend that saw the industry outpace growth in other sectors amid a resurgent housing market.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said...
| May 1, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Driven by demand in multi-unit housing, construction employment rose in 152 metro areas since March 2012, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics by the Associated General Contractors Assn.
But the employment gains have been uneven.
| Mar 3, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Meet the L.A. school board candidates...
| May 16, 2012
| 4:38 PM
The Legislative Analyst's Office issued a report criticizing the Brown administration's plan to overhaul California's prison system. Although the report said the plan "merits consideration," it said the state will end up facing higher costs despite...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 1:42 PM
An Obama Administration plan to build a new federal courthouse and federal office building in downtown Los Angeles is under fire from the GOP. Times Staff Writer Sam Allen will discuss the debate during a Google+ Hangout at 2 p.m.......
| May 1, 2012
| 7:41 AM
Manufacturing in the U.S., seen by many as a major motivator of the recovery, expanded at the fastest rate in nearly half a year in April, growing to a 10-month high.
A monthly index compiled by the Institute for Supply Management showed a 54.8 level, up...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 7:14 AM
Ken Rakusin is frustrated.
You would be too.
Since 2009, the owner of Gordon Brush Manufacturing Co. has been trying to expand his 51,000-square-foot City of Commerce factory by 20,000 square feet. That would mean a larger factory floor, more office...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Barack Obama makes another historical gaffe largely ignored....