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
Ms. Lank: I have wanted to sell my house for a long time, but my wife won't agree or sign the papers. We still own the house together, and when we got divorced last year, I didn't move out. It's not a happy situation, and ...Read more
WASHINGTON –– A spending bill that funds agencies that oversee the financial industry will offer Congress one of its last opportunities to undercut President Barack Obama's financial overhaul before the November ...Read more
Just as news stories exposed concerns about the inner workings of LendingClub, the U.S. government has been opening the door for Americans from virtually any income level to dabble in the speculative world of crowdfunding....Read more
A Faithful SonMichael Garvin
A Faithful Son is a dazzling debut and genre-defying novel.
This captivating coming of age tale chronicles the life of Zach Nance, a young man struggling to find his place in an ever-shifting world and the zany cast of local characters who help him come to an understanding of ...
PHILADELPHIA -- Verizon Communications Inc. and its striking unions have reached a tentative agreement, U.S. Secretary of Thomas Perez said Friday.
The company and the unions -- the Communications Workers of America and ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- With the economy's prospects brightening after a bleak winter, Federal Reserve policymakers are increasingly signaling they are ready to nudge up a key interest rate next month.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen added ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- An environmental assessment from two federal agencies released Friday determined that fracking off the coast of California causes no significant impact, thus lifting a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing that ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- In Miami, a luxury condo tower called One Thousand Museum, is rising over Biscayne Bay. Its contractor is a Chinese firm, the largest builder in the world.
In the tiny North Carolina town of Tar Heel, the ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- A U.S. senator on Friday called for federal investigations of OxyContin's manufacturer in response to a Los Angeles Times report that found the bestselling painkiller wears off early in many patients, ...Read more
SEATTLE -- The Air Force said Friday that Boeing's KC-46 tanker program, already late and over budget, faces a further serious delay of six months to the initial tanker deliveries -- and an additional nine months beyond ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Leading scientific instrument company Thermo Fisher Scientific announced Friday it will buy Hillsboro, Ore.-based FEI Co. for about $4.2 billion in cash.
FEI's stock price shot up more than 14 percent Friday to...Read more
HARTFORD, Conn. -- The Connecticut State Bond Commission approved $22 million in grants and loans Friday for the world's largest hedge fund -- despite bipartisan complaints that the wealthy company doesn't need help at a ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Shareholders in Chicago-area drug company Baxalta and Irish firm Shire voted Friday to approve the $32 billion merger of the two firms.
The combined company, which will be run from Shire's Dublin headquarters, ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Ulta Beauty's first-quarter earnings, including the steepest sales growth the Chicago-area company has seen in a decade, looked attractive to Wall Street.
The beauty retailer's stock, which has risen nearly 51 ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Economic growth at the start of the year wasn't as bad as initially estimated, boosting the chances that Federal Reserve policymakers will raise a key interest rate next month.
The nation's total economic ...Read more
As any long-term investor knows, patience can pay, but it can be painful waiting.
Crude oil is close to a seven-month high as the world's biggest club of energy producers meets in the week ahead. On Thursday, oil ...Read more
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