| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:11 PM
Albert "Bud" Wheelon, one of the nation's central figures in the development of the first spy satellite and later the commercial communications satellite industry, has died. He was 84.
Wheelon, who became one of California's most important technological...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Aerospace giant Boeing Co. said Wednesday it plans to complete production of the C-17 cargo jet and close the final assembly facility in Long Beach in 2015.
The move marks the end of the last major airplane production line left in Southern California....
| Aug 26, 2013
| 6:40 AM
WASHINGTON -- Orders for airplanes, computers and other durable goods, a key indicator of future economic growth, dropped more than expected last month in a bad sign for the strength of the vital manufacturing sector.
The Commerce Department said Monday...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Muriel Siebert, whose success as one of Wall Street's early, influential female analysts earned her the contacts and nest egg to become the first woman to buy a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, has died. She was 84.
Siebert died Saturday of...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 7:53 PM
The pilot flying Asiana Flight 214, which crashed in San Francisco, killing two and injuring scores more, had only 43 hours of experience flying Boeing 777 aircraft, a spokeswoman for Asiana Airlines said Sunday.
He was in training to fly the 777 when...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:01 PM
More than 60% of employers in a new survey anticipate some increase in their health benefit costs due to the federal Affordable Care Act.
The survey of 1,203 employers by the Mercer consulting firm found that 20% of those businesses expect an increase...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:55 PM
C. Gordon Fullerton waited years for his chance to go into space but less than six minutes after the space shuttle Challenger took off in 1985, he was starting to rethink it.
One of the Challenger's three main engines suddenly shut down and Fullerton,...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Sometimes, things are even better the second time around. That's what Steven Udvar-Hazy is hoping.
Nearly 40 years after co-founding International Lease Finance Corp. and pioneering its successful model of buying airplanes and leasing them to airlines,...
| Aug 7, 2013
In recent weeks the catastrophic crash of a Spanish passenger train, the lethal derailment on a French commuter line, the crash landing of a Boeing 777 in San Francisco and the deadly inferno caused by a runaway train in Canada have increased concerns...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:56 PM
The captain of a Southwest Airlines jet that slammed nose-first onto a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport last month took over the controls from the first officer just 400 feet before touchdown, federal investigators said in a report that suggests a...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Federal investigators said Thursday that a Southwest Airlines jet that crashed at New York’s LaGuardia Airport landed first on its nose gear before the main landing gear made contact with the runway.
“The landing scenario that the report...