N&O Career Articles

One World Trade Center 'a bold but flawed giant'

NEW YORK - Ever since that awful day, when the hijacked jetliners tore into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, and the decision to rebuild was made, the question lurked: Could a new skyscraper deliver more than just a blunt statement that Americans won't be intimidated by terrorists?

Updated: Oct. 24, 2014 4:05 AM | Full Story

Beyond the corn: The new frontier in ethanol is nonfood biofuel

EMMETSBURG, Iowa � The first large ethanol plants to produce biofuel from nonfood sources like corn cobs are starting operations in the Midwest as the industry worries that they might also be the last - at least in the United States.

Updated: Oct. 16, 2014 3:14 PM | Full Story

As LA considers raising minimum wage, workers wonder how much it would help

LOS ANGELES - There's little room for surprises in James Collins' monthly scramble to manage rent, bills, debts and gas.

Updated: Oct. 14, 2014 8:09 AM | Full Story