| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:42 AM
LONDON — Britain, once the world’s mightiest seafaring power, announced Wednesday that it will shut down the last naval shipyard in England, eliminating nearly 1,000 jobs and closing a chapter of history stretching back hundreds of years....
| May 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"Campaign to Stop Killer Robots.” That may sound like a clique of conspiracy theorists or the title of a summer B movie, but it's actually an alliance of human rights groups raising legal and ethical concerns about people's willingness to cede life-...
| May 2, 2013
| 8:23 AM
Seth Stainback, a 29-year-old rock singer from Virginia Beach, stood in front of a crowd of thousands Tuesday night, opening for Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band.
He and his band, Roosterfoot, sounded tough and lean. Stainback's powerful, soulful...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Lisa Harrison weighed 527 pounds on the day she was fired from her job at a Louisiana drug addiction treatment center. The 5-foot-2-inch Harrison, who believed her employer considered her "disabled" due to her weight, filed a discrimination charge with...
| Mar 20, 2012
Newport News Shipbuilding, the nation's largest shipyard, is one of the local economy's driving forces.
The yard — Hampton Roads' largest private employer, with about 20,000 workers — is the nation's sole maker of nuclear-powered aircraft...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer has sued defense contractor BAE Systems, saying its allegations about his mental condition made it impossible for him to find a job in the defense industry....
| Nov 29, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Gov.-elect Rick Scott has named two more transition teams — one for Economic Development, the other for Regulatory Reform — that are loaded with business execs and even a couple of failed candidates. The 49-member(!) economic development group...
| Jan 3, 2011
| 4:33 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Gov.-elect Rick Scott's choice to head the state's environmental protection agency is a Louisiana-educated environmental lawyer who works for a ship-building defense contractor. Scott named Herschel Vinyard as Secretary of the...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 4:33 PM
By William Gibson, Washington Bureau Two environmental groups filed a legal complaint on Wednesday accusing Florida Governor Rick Scott of appointing agency leaders who are unqualified because of ties to the industries they would regulate. Governor Rick...
| Aug 6, 2010
| 5:52 PM
The layoff's at Sealy's BAE plant have started.
Elizabeth Schoppe, who has been working at BAE for 17 years, got her notice today.
"My first thought was oh my goodness, I have to start preparing for this," she says.
BAE Systems, a company that makes...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 9:52 AM
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| Feb 13, 2011
| 6:32 PM
BAE Systems is laying off about 50 employees at their York County plant. Company officials say the layoffs are due to a reduction in workload at the West Manchester plant.
About half of the employees being laid off are union workers and the other half...