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Hired in 1958 as a 'computer,' Sue Finley talks about her long career at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

LOS ANGELES – Sue Finley, 80, has worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory outside Los Angeles for more than 50 years. She was first hired in 1958 as a "computer," an employee who calculated mathematical equations, such as rocket or spacecraft trajectories, by hand. She has worked on a number of projects throughout her career, including the Venus Balloon Project, Mars Exploration Rover missions and the Juno mission. Today, she is a subsystem and test engineer for NASA's Deep Space Network.

Business

Your Office Coach: Workers wonder about boss' smoke breaks

Q: My supervisor recently got very angry when a few employees lined up at the time clock shortly before quitting time. She said we must keep working every minute until the end of our shift. However, her concern for productivity seems hypocritical, as she regularly wastes time taking smoke breaks.

Business

How a small-town guy learned to lead a global company

PHILADELPHIA – These days, Terrence R. Curtin, 49, travels around the world, leading a global, $12.2 billion highly technical company, TE Connectivity Ltd. That's a lot of globe-trotting for a guy who grew up in Reading, Pa., didn't even leave town to go to college, and still doesn't live too far from his elementary school.

Business

How tape revealed how businesses can grow

PITTSBURGH – For a few years in the late-1980s, Gary Giallonardo's job was making sure the adhesive materials, fasteners and warning labels used in cars and trucks were approved by major automakers like General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. A new tape system, for example, had to stick just right to the polypropylene plastic of a car's interior.

Miami Beach

They took on the tobacco industry — and won

Miami Beach lawyers Robert Grover, Norman Ciment, Marvin Weinstein and Sherwin Stauber have accomplished much in their 53 years on both sides of the bench, including winning the first — and only — secondhand smoke case against a tobacco company.

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Sports cars and helicopters help launch Aston Martin luxury condo tower

The developers of a new ultra-luxury 66-story condo tower in Miami are unveiling their new sales center and luring international media with a day of crazy over-the-top activities.​
Jose Iglesias jiglesias@elnuevoherald.com
Sports cars and helicopters help launch Aston Martin luxury condo tower 2:03

Sports cars and helicopters help launch Aston Martin luxury condo tower

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Giancarlo Stanton talks about the Marlins' 2-0 win over the Cubs

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New York mayor looks at Miami Beach's defenses against sea level rise

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Proposals would beautify Miami underpasses with art and lights