After writing a couple of columns about kindness in the workplace -- SPOILER ALERT: I'm in favor of it -- I heard about a novel idea being tested in a place where future workers are trained.
A colleague told me the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Disappointing job gains in April were an unwelcome sign after anemic first-quarter economic growth, but analysts said it's not time to panic yet.
The 160,000 net new jobs added last month were the fewest ...Read more
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Fifth-grader Vineeth Prabhuvenkatesh has always had trouble differentiating colors. He is among the 8 percent of males who have some sort of color vision deficiency, which is most often marked by an ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- On Christmas Day, Liz Philips and her two sons Sutton, 8, and Greyson, 10, welcomed a new member into their San Diego home. They called her Alexa, and though not your traditional bundle of joy, she was ...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- When Oakland startup MegaBots needed cash to give its 15-foot-tall, 12,000-pound combat robot more firepower, the company put out a call for help online.
The founders set up a crowdfunding campaign on ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- Oil prices, battered after a slump dating back to the summer of 2014, touched the $50 a barrel level for the first time in seven months Thursday.
The prices of West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude each ...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Drivers for ride-hailing services such as Uber, Lyft, and HopSkipDrive are generally safer than the average American driver, according to a new study by automotive analytics firm Zendrive and research firm...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- Target Corp. Thursday morning told a judge that it has reached a settlement with the family of a girl who was seriously injured when she was stabbed by a man in a Pittsburgh Target store in 2013, according to...Read more
A Song ApartJeffrey H. Baer
A SONG APART revolves around Shannon Kistler, a teenaged pop singer, and Kevin Derow, her 19-year-old biggest fan. They met and fall in love unexpectedly while wishing society would accept them as they are. Then they realize they don’t need anyone else’s approval ...
LOS ANGELES -- Snapchat Inc. has broadly expanded its shareholder base over the last year, going far beyond the few venture capitalists who bankrolled the Los Angeles firm when it was merely an app for sharing self-...Read more
CHICAGO -- McDonald's is leaving the door open for a possible move to downtown Chicago.
At the company's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, CEO Steve Easterbrook said that the company "is committed to leaving no ...Read more
AKON, Ohio -- Signet Jewelers, which bills itself as the world's largest retailer of diamond jewelry, on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $146.8 million, or $1.87 a share, up from $118.8 million or $1.48 a share...Read more
SEATTLE -- Costco's profits in its third quarter exceeded Wall Street expectations, though total sales fell short.
For the quarter ended May 8, the warehouse giant, based outside Seattle, reported earnings per share of $1...Read more
CHICAGO -- US Foods, a food service distributor based outside Chicago, is going public after regaining momentum in the wake of its failed merger with Sysco last summer.
In midmorning action Thursday, US Foods stock was ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Sears Holdings is looking to generate more cash from its trusty Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard brands than the sale of washers and dryers, tools and car batteries in its own stores.
The embattled retailer ...Read more
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It's the email that praises you for being the totally wonderful person you are and thanks you for making the world a better place simply because you are in my life.
Q: What is a "reasonable accommodation"? I am an office worker and recently developed a disorder that caused an extreme pain and weakness in one arm. I could not be offered adequate pain relief and certain activities made ...Read more
For years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau worked to integrate the mortgage loan disclosures required by the Truth in Lending Act, or TILA, and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974, or RESPA. The ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- Among top theme parks in North America, SeaWorld San Diego is the only one to show an attendance decline last year, underscoring the park's still continuing struggles to rebuild visitation.
The San Diego park...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Shedding light on the precarious economic state of many American families, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday that nearly half of U.S. households reported they would have trouble meeting emergency expenses of...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- In the wake of Tribune Publishing's blockbuster announcements that it has rejected a sweetened buyout offer from rival Gannett Co. and brought Los Angeles billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong on board as an ...Read more
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