Several years ago, Kristine Chadwick and her family were trying to buy a house in Eugene, Oregon. The market was competitive, so her agent suggested she write a letter to the seller, describing her husband, three kids, two...Read more
SEATTLE — Like many vendors at Pike Place Market, Scott Chang isn't sure when business will resume its pre-COVID normal.
True, this summer brought welcome crowds of tourists and locals to the open-air Seattle landmark. ...Read more
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, people often relied on telemedicine for doctor visits. Now, insurers are betting that some patients liked it enough to embrace new types of health coverage that encourages video ...Read more
Tesla held its third-quarter earnings call with shareholders on Wednesday — but anyone hoping the automaker would provide more details about moving its headquarters to Austin was likely disappointed.
Tesla CEO Elon ...Read more
Bitcoin rallied to a record, topping $66,000 for the first time as optimism surged for greater mainstream acceptance in the wake of the successful launch of the inaugural exchange-traded fund for U.S. investors.
While ...Read more
An California semiconductor company took its stock public Wednesday — straight into the maw of a global chip shortage that could pose either a threat or an opportunity.
The company is Navitas, based in El Segundo. Its ...Read more
Here's a handy rule for anyone struggling to decode policy debates in Washington: If the GOP is throwing a fit about something, you can be sure their complaints are bogus.
Latest case in point: a provision in the Build ...Read more
There are two things wrong with Facebook's reported plan to change its name to better reflect its role in the high-tech "metaverse."
First, the metaverse? Seriously?
Second, who do they think they're fooling?
It's still...Read more
Foul odors reminiscent of urine or sweaty socks are exposing people in older Toyota vehicles to health and safety risks, a new federal lawsuit claims.
The odors result from a design defect that allows condensation to ...Read more
The holiday shopping frenzy has always been driven by FOMO. But this year, the fear of missing out is colliding smack dab into the fear of running out.
The ongoing message we're hearing a month before Thanksgiving is buy ...Read more
Spam keeps changing and several readers wonder what to do about it. Sharon Gresham of Sarasota, Florida, says she's begun receive e-mails in a foreign language, and trying to block them hasn't worked. Ann Donovan of ...Read more
For Susie Young, the days before she was a unionized caregiver weren't ones to cheer about.
"Before the union came in, we had nothing," she said. "No training. Forget about a paid holiday or vacation. ... There's many ...Read more
A potential shortage of airport screeners triggered by a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate could mean extra-long queues at airport security checkpoints during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday travel week.
Only about 60% ...Read more
This is a story about a box.
That's it, just a box.
"It's not rocket science," said Rudy Youell. "It's almost so stupid it's ridiculous. But it's saving so much money it's amazing."
His simple box design is saving the ...Read more
It seems like an unlikely marriage: Tesla, the world's biggest electric automaker, moving its headquarters to Texas — where the oil and gas industry is etched in the state’s DNA and where, unless something changes, ...Read more
Celebrities, including reality TV star Kim Kardashian West and Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk, are touting cryptocurrency products, leading to worries that such endorsements could harm vulnerable investors.
Kardashian West ...Read more
STANTON, Delaware — Amazon's biggest, newest warehouse, with more robots than ever, brings America closer to an automated future when machines do all the work of moving everything from groceries to laptops, from makers ...Read more
In last week's column, I presented a brief overview of the Social Security rules that apply to women. Today's column has some common questions that I get from women that will help clarify those rules.
Q: Every woman I ...Read more
Q: A blinking check engine light came on setting a number four cylinder misfire code. I suspected a bad ignition coil, which I replaced. I cleared codes and the car runs great. I was able to find an auto parts store open ...Read more
When I was a youngster in Yazoo City, Miss., twice each week -- on Tuesday and Friday nights -- I delivered the hometown newspaper. One night a week, I collected for the paper. The financial rewards were small but ...Read more
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- Inside Amazon's largest warehouse -- where you'll find 10 robots for every human
- Tech Q&A: Making it harder for spammers to learn more about you