| 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...
| Sep 21, 2010
Northrop Grumman Corp. says Navy amphibious assault vessels will be finished at its New Orleans-area shipyard - even if the work takes longer than the yard's projected closing date of early 2013.
Members of Louisiana's congressional delegation say Navy...
| 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...
| Feb 24, 2011
Playwright who wrote 'Lone Star'
James McLure, 59, a playwright and actor best known for his two one-act plays that reached Broadway, died Feb. 17 from cancer at his home in Marina del Rey, said his sister, Jenny Schroeder.
| 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 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....
| 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...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 8:25 AM
In these dark days of government fiscal failures, unrelenting unemployment and ragged-ass recession, it's nice to know that some pols (Joe Lieberman and Chris Dodd, for example) apparently have more money than they know what to do with.
Dodd finished his...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 2:22 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With as much as $1.5 trillion in federal funds hanging in the balance, the mammoth healthcare and defense industries are scrambling to lobby a special congressional committee tasked with slashing the deficit -- but in markedly...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 11:36 AM
Northrop Grumman Corp. is one of the country's largest defense and aerospace contractors. The publicly-held company (ticker symbol NGC) is based in Falls Church, Va. Among other systems, its Central Florida units produce laser-weapon components in...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 11:21 AM
Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen is planning to build a spaceship that could replace the Space Shuttle this decade.
Allen, 58, is hoping his new company -- called Stratolaunch Systems -- will launch unmanned rockets from a flying carrier plane to...