| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Cooking isn’t rocket science, but maybe designing cookware is. A professor of engineering at Oxford University has designed a new saucepan that he says heats up faster and uses 40% less energy than conventional saucepans.
The “Flare Pan&...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:51 PM
A massive pharmaceutical merger that will send the headquarters of a major U.S. drug maker overseas ramps up pressure on Congress to curtail the ability of companies to shelter foreign earnings.
Illinois drug maker AbbVie Inc. said Friday that it...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When is a U.S.-based company not considered a U.S. company by the IRS? When it buys a smaller firm in a foreign country and — presto chango! — deems that company to be its parent, escaping the obligation to pay taxes to the U.S. Treasury on...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Cleveland and other Rust Belt cities are making a comeback as young people sick of high prices in the big city look for more manageable places to live and cities capitalize on attracting a new generation of employers.
In Cleveland, the news that...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:16 PM
I spent a few hours Wednesday in a boat on an Arctic lake with two UC Santa Barbara researchers, sending various gauges to the bottom, then moving to a new place and pulling them up — while a cold rain fell steadily on us. The air temperature was...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Two aerospace manufacturers in Connecticut landed million-dollar state aid deals on Wednesday to help them expand operations and create jobs.
In Westbrook, a fluid control systems manufacturer, The Lee Co., will use more than $20 million from the state...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:12 PM
The Florida Venture Forum announced Monday the 20 startup companies that will participate in its Seventh Annual Early Stage Capital Conference, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 15 in Kissimmee. Five are from Central Florida.
Each company delivers a six-minute...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:14 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the marketing of an electronic medical device intended to treat migraine headaches.
In an announcement released Tuesday, officials said the transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS, device...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Orthopedic products maker Zimmer Holdings on Thursday announced it will acquire Biomet Inc. in a deal valued at $13.35 billion, including assumption of debt, the companies said.
The proposed acquisition follows a flurry of billion-dollar deals by...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:18 PM
No crude oil from a 10,000-gallon spill in Atwater Village entered the L.A. River, officials said Thursday as they continued to clean up the slippery mess.
An L.A. County official said it could take a few days to clean up the spill, which occurred...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Apparently, a Food and Drug Administration warning four months ago was missed by many physicians, pharmacists and patients, so the agency, in an unusual move, saw fit Monday to remind us: Stop writing prescriptions for, stop dispensing prescriptions for,...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:11 PM
Dr. George J. Magovern
Co-inventor of heart
valve that saved lives
Dr. George J. Magovern, 89, heart surgeon and co-inventor of an artificial valve that marked a key advance in open heart surgeries, died at home in Fox Chapel, Pa., a suburb of...