PITTSBURGH -- When a passenger recently wondered aloud about the meaning of the phrase "Bye, Felicia," Pittsburgh Uber driver George DeBolt knew the answer, even though he's not quite in the demographic one might expect to...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Uber now spends more on lobbyists in California than Wal-Mart, Bank of America or Wells Fargo.
And for good reason: The 6-year-old ride-hailing company needs powerful friends as it faces two serious ...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The broken printer frayed Ross Armstrong's last nerve.
He had to make photo copies of the death certificate of his late husband, Jay Stern, who died in May. But it was Stern who had always handled home ...Read more
BALTIMORE -- In elementary school, Erik Anders was told he would never be able to hold down a job or live on his own.
"I was told I would never be able to live like a normal person," said Anders, 28, who has Asperger's ...Read more
Thousands of teens journeyed to this year's VidCon conference in Anaheim, Calif., to catch a glimpse of their favorite YouTube stars, and maybe even get a selfie with one of their idols.
Nicole Rose had a different ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Kansas City, Mo.-based Cerner Corp. has snagged a coveted multibillion-dollar contract to overhaul the U.S. military's electronic health records, the Pentagon announced Wednesday.
The victory is a huge boost...Read more
Yahoo unveiled a live video texting app Wednesday that could boost the company's mobile presence and help it compete against Apple and Facebook.
Yahoo Livetext allows users to connect by streaming video one-on-one like ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- A Minnesota electric cooperative has devised a unique business model for solar power: install the panels on city-owned properties and, in return, the city government gets discount-priced electricity.
In the...Read more
Silevethiel: The Vaelinel Trilogy, Book OneAndi O'Connor
Princess Irewen Donríel is betrayed and left for dead in the forests of Mistwood. Rescued by an elf prince, Irewen awakes an exile. But the nightmare is only beginning.
The world of Vaelinel is failing-its fate bound to her in ways no one fully understands. A mysterious elven ...
PITTSBURGH -- U.S. Steel president and CEO Mario Longhi told analysts Wednesday the Pittsburgh steel producer should do better in the second half of the year after slumping prices and shipments and one-time charges ...Read more
AUSTIN, Texas -- Whole Foods Market on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings per share of 43 cents and revenue of $3.63 billion, slightly below Wall Street projections and dinging the retailer's stock in after-hours ...Read more
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Facebook's mobile ad business is booming but the company's expenses and costs are also rising fast.
Bolstered by mobile ad dollars, the social media giant on Wednesday reported earnings from April to...Read more
The economy might be recovering, but millennials are still largely living with their parents, one survey says.
According to the report released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center, the nation's 18- to 34-year-old ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Mondelez International will lay off half of its 1,200 employees in its bakery on Chicago's southwest side, after deciding to make a major investment in a Mexico plant rather than its longstanding facility here. ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Guitar Center is being accused of violating federal labor law by "discriminating" against employees at its flagship stores in Chicago, New York and Las Vegas, and failing to bargain in "good faith" with the ...Read more
Twitter Inc. shares plunged to their lowest point in more than a year early Wednesday, a day after interim chief executive and co-founder Jack Dorsey bluntly told analysts the social media platform faces serious problems. ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers Wednesday voted to keep the central bank's benchmark interest rate near zero percent and offered no new hints of when it would enact the first hike since 2006.
After a two-day ...Read more
BMO Harris Bank is giving users of its iPhone mobile banking app the option to use their fingerprint as a passcode.
The bank also said it's rolling out a new feature, called Passcode, for Android users that will allow ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Windows 10 is the latest and biggest proving ground of whether the new Microsoft is better at building software than the old one.
Wednesday's release of the newest version of the company's operating system ...Read more
Q: My wife and I "cut the cable" over a year ago and have been pretty satisfied using Windows Media Center, (which allows a user to watch and record TV programs on a PC equipped with an internal or attached TV tuner). But ...Read more
Automakers say they are building the best cars ever, and there's proof on the road. The average age of vehicles in the U.S. has climbed to a record 11.5 years, according to research firm IHS Automotive.
The age continues ...Read more
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