| Mar 28, 2003
If Raymond Book does his job just right, no one should know he did his job at all.
At a crammed construction site wedged into downtown's west side, hulking cranes and other heavy machinery chip away at the aged exterior of the Hippodrome Performing...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 9:20 AM
Construction and mining equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. on Wednesday said worldwide dealer machinery sales fell 9 percent for the three months that ended in July. By segment, sales in resource industry, which is mainly mining, sank by 33 percent from the...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Even in the summer heat, 99-year-old S. Prestley Blake drives his green off-road cart to check on his construction project several times a day.
Blake, co-founder of the Friendly's Ice Cream empire, is spending an estimated $6 million to build a copy...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Lakeland police said today they are "confident" a 2006 Jeep Wrangler taken into evidence is the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident that killed a worker from Eustis early Wednesday after the driver blew through a construction zone.
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When Kevin Smith and his partners started a solar energy firm in Santa Monica in 2008, they expected to sell their technology to advanced economies in Europe and the United States.
But much of the action has been in a part of the world Smith initially...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 11:09 PM
A three-day cease-fire between Israel and Hamas meant to end a 4-week-old war in the Gaza Strip took effect Tuesday morning, as Israel declared it had rooted out all infiltration tunnels its troops had found.
Fire continued right up to the 8 a.m....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It's not often that drawing a sex toy will land you an Emmy nomination.
As the production designer for the pilot of Showtime's "Masters of Sex," about the lives and loves of sex researchers Virginia Johnson and William Masters, Andrew Jackness and his...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 12:32 PM
Detectives determined that a USC graduate student found dead in his apartment Thursday morning had been attacked earlier just blocks away in part because of a “significant amount of blood” leading to the apartment from the crime scene, an LAPD...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It should be one of the unqualified successes of the year — a period drama directed by, written by and starring women of color that found a large audience for a fact-based tale drawn from obscure history that shed light on the beginning of the end...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Metro Chicago lags behind many counterparts nationwide in the recovery of its manufacturing sector as well as the exports it fuels, a serious deficit as the city reaches for a bigger share of global economic activity.
While the 14-county tri-state...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The rumble of construction machinery and the thwack of carpentry will be the summer sounds for 2015 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, which is closing for renovations for at least a year and a half after its current season ends in mid-September....
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:10 PM
HAMPTON — When Connell Maynor arrives at his office at Hampton University's Armstrong Stadium, he is greeted by the sounds of construction equipment and earth movers and the rhythmic beep-beep-beep of heavy machinery in reverse.