PITTSBURGH -- Bill Katz's Squirrel Hill home is adorned with mementos from his travels: a silk screen from China in the living room, a painting from Mexico in the television room and the beloved collection of elephant ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Like other Americans bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, Keri and Stephen Morgret want a small business large enough to support their growing family for years to come.
But turning their startup into a ...Read more
DAYTON, Ohio -- An aging workforce, tougher regulations and waning interest among younger workers are causing a nationwide shortage of truck drivers.
Despite a need for hundreds of thousands of drivers over the next ...Read more
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Snowflakes and tumbleweeds whip past dismantled stacks of steel that used to be hundreds of oil workers' livelihoods.
Four massive drilling rigs, idled on the windswept prairie near the North Dakota-...Read more
ATHERTON, Calif. -- In 2011, Jules and Alan Nolet bought a house on a flat, sunny lot of just over an acre here. "It had a split-level house built in the '70s with massive, overgrown lawns in the front and back," Jules ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- CNN national political reporter Peter Hamby is joining Snapchat Inc. as head of news.
Hamby, who joined CNN nearly a decade ago, becomes the most notable hire for Snapchat's months-old media-partnerships ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Medtronic has entered an agreement with the Food and Drug Administration to stop selling an infusion pump except in rare cases because the company failed to fix manufacturing problems that may cause the ...Read more
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Two giant semiconductor equipment manufacturing companies -- Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron -- have called off a merger plan that would have created an industry colossus.
In the face of U.S. ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Costco Wholesale has switched from Italy to Greece as the source of the extra virgin olive oil for its Kirkland Signature two-liter bottle, in what could be a big break for the economically battered cradle of ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- The abrupt decision to close the remaining Corinthian Colleges Inc. schools left many students in shock Monday.
More than 20 students gathered outside a Los Angeles-area Everest College looking for answers ...Read more
CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Apple's latest quarterly results topped Wall Street expectations, thanks to surging sales in China and of its iPhones.
The Cupertino company reported Monday that it earned $13.6 billion, or $2.33 a ...Read more
I saw an article about how golf equipment sales reps visit the various pro golf tournaments every week and try to persuade the players to use the equipment represented by the salesmen.
A rep with a club company said that ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe goes to the White House on Tuesday, he's likely to get an earful on one topic: cars.
President Barack Obama has complained recently that the United States isn't ...Read more
Random tests of frozen shrimp collected from around the country showed harmful bacteria, the nonprofit consumer advocacy group Consumer Reports said Monday.
Sixty percent of the raw samples tested positive for one or more...Read more
CHICAGO -- American Airlines said Monday it plans major renovations of its airport lounges.
American calls the makeover the "most extensive refresh in history," starting with clubs in Phoenix and Sao Paulo, and extending ...Read more
DETROIT -- The death toll from General Motors' defective ignition switches rose from 87 to 90 last week, according to the weekly update from the compensation fund established to pay victims.
The GM Ignition Compensation ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Microsoft this week makes its pitch to a constituency that will go a long way toward determining the fate of the upcoming version of its flagship Windows software: developers.
Thousands of external developers, ...Read more
ESPN sued Verizon on Monday for an alleged breach of contract after the distribution giant moved to offer "skinny" packages of TV channels clustered by genre.
The legal action comes just one week after Verizon rolled out ...Read more
Apple Pay now supports all four major credit and debit card issuers.
Discover Financial Services, the last holdout, announced Monday that it had reached an agreement with Apple allowing its U.S. cardholders to make ...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- Mylan on Monday rejected Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' unsolicited takeover proposal, saying it "grossly undervalues" Mylan, would give Mylan shareholders "low-quality, high-risk" Teva stock, and expose ...Read more