| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Big news for Ronald Kratz, II, the guy who was fired from his warehouse job in Sealy for being too fat. Well, this week the big guy got paid!
Back in 2009, BAE Systems decided Ron's weight, 680-pounds, made him too big to do his job. He was over 400...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:25 PM
The Department of Defense spends some of the money on developing new weapons...like a supersonic electromagnetic rail gun. No gunpowder to fire this baby...just electrical current... LOTS of electrical current!
Developed by the folks at BAE Systems,...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 9:39 AM
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world's largest retailer, squelched an internal investigation into allegations of bribery at its Mexican subsidiary instead of broadening the probe, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
The Times said that in...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 9:55 PM
Over the years, a steady trickle of Minnesota companies have been coming to South Dakota because of its favorable business climate, but that might turn into a gusher if Gov. Mark Dayton's plan to increase taxes on Minnesota businesses becomes law.
| Jan 31, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Eyeing budget problems galore, Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Chesapeake, is visiting six shipyards in Hampton Roads today and Friday to gauge how deep cuts in defense spending will hurt business.
He'll stop at Newport News Shipbuilding and five shipyards in...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 16, 2010
| 10:55 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- 44,000 Advanced Combat Helmets have been recalled by the U.S. Army amid concerns that they offer "substandard ballistic protection." In other words, according to Army sources, they won't deflect a bullet.
All the helmets in question...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 7:10 PM
Showcase for Commerce will celebrate its 21st anniversary with a host of changes, including a new chairman and new date.
Daniel DeVos announced his retirement from the chairman position and welcomed Ed Sheehan Jr. as his replacement during a press...
| Nov 18, 2010
| 2:54 PM
A small fleet of tugboats towed the Carnival Splendor, which was left dead in the water off the coast of Baja California last week due to a fire, to the B Street Pier to Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Thursday.
The move is being made because the 952-foot...