| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:07 PM
(Reuters) - U.S. companies' borrowing to spend on capital investment rose in February, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) said.
Companies signed up for $5.4 billion in new loans, leases and lines of credit last month, up 15 percent from...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 7:54 AM
PARIS (Reuters) - European stocks will extend their rally in 2014, fuelled by a long-awaited rebound in corporate profits as the region's recovery picks up and global investors shift from emerging markets to Europe, a Reuters poll found.
| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
After Vladimir Putin's speech in the Kremlin justifying and welcoming Russian annexation of Crimea, the western press now asks what next will Putin do? How far will he go?
That question was answered by Vladimir Putin himself in his address. The Russian...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 9:34 AM
FRANKFURT, Germany — Burning cars and bankruptcies have marred the market for batteries powering electric vehicles. That isn't deterring the world's biggest chemical maker BASF from investing in the space.
The German company is betting customers...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:05 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court gave consumers a victory on Monday by allowing them to proceed with class-action lawsuits alleging that millions of front-loading washing machines they bought suffered from mold or musty odors.
By refusing to hear the appeals in...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 8:48 PM
Chicago will be the site of a digital manufacturing institute backed by $70 million in federal money and another $250 million in private and other government funding, giving the city, once a factory town, a better chance to re-establish its credentials as...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Orlando entrepreneur Ken Church said his first brush with 3-D printing came years ago when he used a tiny laser beam to put an antenna on the head of an ant.
At the time, he hoped the federal government would find a national-security use for it, said...
| Dec 3, 2013
Instead of going through Congress and making the initiative bipartisan, President Obama acted alone in mid-November, promising $100 million in grants to specialized high schools — such as New York City's Pathways in Technology Early College High...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:55 PM
The Huntington Beach Downtown Task Force, in its continuing effort to tackle problems in the area, focused last week on parking safety.
The committee decided last Thursday to recommend that the City Council look into better security measures in the...
| Oct 5, 2013
California farmers raise vast quantities of wheat, but this most basic of foods has remained an industrial commodity, absent from farmers markets. That may be changing, however, since a passionate bread baker, Andrea Crawford of Kenter Canyon Farms,...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 11:17 PM
LA MIRADA — Randy Dodge is still looking for a home away from home. It's safe to say the Vanguard University men's soccer coach can cross Biola University off the list of sites that are standing in for the Lions' on-campus facility, which is still...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Senior editor Nellie S. Huang recently interviewed Sarah Ketterer, who co-manages Causeway International Value, a mutual fund based in California, and is an investor who often ventures where others fear to tread.
Q. Why invest overseas these days?...