CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2012 |
As quests go, the one Thousand Oaks garden designer David Snow embarked on is a doozy. For six months, Snow has devoted himself to saving the reputation of America's most beloved butterfly by getting the world's largest maker of pesticides to change its ways. Specifically, Snow wants Ortho to change the labels on its "Bug-B-Gon" and "Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Insect Killer" so they no longer feature images of the striking monarch butterfly caterpillar under the ominous vow, "guaranteed results.
January 26, 2008 |
Caterpillar Inc., the world's largest maker of bulldozers and excavators, said fourth-quarter earnings rose 11% as demand from China, Russia and South Africa helped overcome slower sales in the U.S., where recession is "a definite threat." Net income increased to $975 million, or $1.50 a share, from $882 million, or $1.32, a year earlier, the Peoria, Ill.-based company said. Sales gained 10% to $12.1 billion. Overseas sales accounted for about 56% of the year's $45 billion in revenue.
October 15, 2002 |
Caterpillar Inc., the world's second-biggest maker of heavy-duty diesel engines, said it would lay off as many as 3,270 workers at Illinois and Georgia plants that make truck engines because of slowing demand. Caterpillar and rivals such as DaimlerChrysler's Detroit Diesel unit are laying off workers as heavy-truck demand declines because of tougher U.S. truck-engine pollution rules that took effect this month.
April 17, 2005
Re "Jews Target Caterpillar Shareholder Effort," April 13: Protesting Israel's use of Caterpillar tractors to destroy terrorists' homes and sanctuaries is equivalent to protesting the fire department because it ruined your carpet and put a hole in your roof while putting out a fire. In both cases, look at the arsonist -- the terrorist -- as the real individual to blame. It is the action of the arsonist that creates the fire damage and the terrorist that leads to actions such as bulldozing homes.
February 2, 1998 |
Caterpillar Inc. and the United Auto Workers are to resume full-scale negotiations today, more than six years since the last time the construction equipment maker and the union had a contract. Last year, officials from both sides held six meetings with a federal mediator to figure out where they stood. Those meetings led the officials to order talks between each UAW local and factory-level executives to settle individual concerns.
January 31, 2009 |
Caterpillar Inc. announced 2,110 new job cuts on top of 20,000 announced earlier this week by the Peoria, Ill., maker of earth-moving equipment.