| Aug 9, 2010
| 7:19 PM
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday he intends to close Norfolk-based Joint Forces Command over the next year, sending a shudder through the military and business communities in Hampton Roads.
In a press conference, a tough-talking Gates...
| Aug 15, 2010
| 10:33 AM
Vivek Malhotra says the pending closure of Norfolk-based Joint Forces Command could wipe out 75 jobs at his company, VMD Systems Integrators Inc., or more than half of his total employees.
At Capstone Corp. in Virginia Beach, 110 of the firm's nearly 140...
| Aug 31, 2010
After nearly a year with only part-time work, New Orleans resident James Wicht finally scored a job - in a different profession, 1,200 miles away, in a town of 3,700.
"You have to go where the jobs are," he said.
During the 30 years Frank Loria has...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 1:39 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — After spending more than two decades away from home, the USS Albany submarine will return to its birthplace next month when it is scheduled to arrive to the Newport News shipyard for a four-month maintenance project.
The U.S. Navy...
| Mar 1, 2011
| 4:21 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Newport News shipyard received a $206.7 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to plan for the upcoming mid-life nuclear refueling and complex overhaul of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier....
| Jul 6, 2010
Joseph Eliott Jr., above, lost his job at International Paper but has since been hired at the shipyard.
Daily Press file photo (color) More than 1,000 people lost their jobs when International Paper closed its mill near Franklin.
On April 30, George F....
| Oct 21, 2010
| 7:52 PM
ISLE OF WIGHT - Teresa McCaskey knows she's among the lucky ones.
When she left International Paper for the last time on April 30, she collected one week of unemployment insurance before starting her new job at Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Newport News...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 5:57 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — Three Hampton Roads congressmen, Navy officials and Newport News shipyard executives donned ceremonial safety glasses and hardhats Friday, but stood idly by while Wayne Kania, a shipyard machine hand specialist, punched a few orders...
| Feb 27, 2011
When NovaSom Inc. was looking to produce its sleep apnea diagnostic kits, the Glen Burnie-based company didn't look to factories in Asia or Mexico. Instead, it found a manufacturer right off the Beltway in Woodlawn.
NovaSom chose Zentech Manufacturing...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 8:37 AM
The Port of Virginia and Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Newport News shipyard got a boost from the White House on Monday in its federal budget proposal for fiscal 2012.
The Obama administration proposed spending $27.4 million in funding for the Craney Island...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 6:18 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — The U.S. government has filed criminal charges against a former Newport News shipyard inspector, accusing him of lying about weld certifications on Navy ships that he did not inspect.
Robert R. Ruks Jr., of Portsmouth, was accused of...