SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A trio of former Google employees who were drawn to the promise of Silicon Valley have founded a company that will pay Bay Area residents $10,000 to move away.
Launched Tuesday, San Jose-based MainStreet aims to entice people frustrated by astronomical housing costs and soul-sucking traffic to places such as Sacramento or ...Read more
UPS demonstrated blockchain-verified tracking of a shipment of Black Angus beef from Kansas to the table of a Japanese steakhouse last week.
The shipping firm said consumers want to know more about the food they consume, but there is no known global standard for tracing and verification.
UPS is partnering with agricultural technology firm ...Read more
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said Tuesday that electric carmaker has chosen Berlin as the next location for what will be the company's fourth massive Gigafactory.
Speaking at an awards ceremony in Germany, Musk confirmed the location. The company currently has such facilities in Reno, Nevada, where Tesla builds batteries; Buffalo, N.Y., ...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- E-cigarette giant Juul said Tuesday that it will cut 650 jobs, and slash its spending next year by $1 billion as the company is trying restructure itself amid a flurry of controversies surrounding its vaping products.
Juul said it will cut an additional 150 jobs on top of the 500 jobs it has already said it would eliminate by ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Tiny shampoo bottles are getting ready to disappear from another hotel bathroom.
Hyatt Hotels Corp. on Tuesday became the latest hotel chain to ditch small bottles of shower gel, shampoo and conditioner in an effort to cut waste. The Chicago-based company plans to switch from the miniature bottles to larger containers at all of its ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Microsoft Corp. released a report that showed the company has hired more women and minorities, but highlighted persistent diversity challenges facing the world's largest software maker.
The number of female employees grew by 12% in fiscal 2019, including an 18% increase in technical roles and 15% in Microsoft's executive ranks. Still...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to the gun industry, refusing to block a lawsuit against Remington Arms Co. by family members of nine people killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
The lawsuit blames the gunmaker's marketing practices for inspiring the killer, Adam Lanza, who used a Remington-made Bushmaster ...Read more
Television may never be the same.
After two years of planning, the Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday finally launches Disney+, the much anticipated streaming service that marks one of the Burbank company's biggest gambles to date.
Disney has spent more than $3 billion on technology and content in an ambitious bid to take on Netflix at its own game. ...Read more
Q: I often present to groups and have received feedback that my PowerPoint slides are dry (actually, the word "boring" was used). I agree but don't know what to do to get more creative.
--Philipp, 56, strategy team analyst
A: It is all about the story and designing slides that support the messages you need to communicate.
Let's imagine that ...Read more
New foreign investment rules proposed by the U.S. Treasury Department are compounding regulatory risks for mergers and acquisitions in the global financial technology market, analysts say.
The proposed rules, which are expected to be finalized and in force by early 2020, expand the types of transactions that come under the jurisdiction of the ...Read more
NEW YORK -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has been manufacturing more cars and trucks than its U.S. dealers are willing to accept, at one point creating a nationwide glut of about 40,000 unordered vehicles and stoking tension with some of its retailers.
Four dealers, two of whom spoke on the condition they not be named, said Fiat Chrysler has ...Read more
OLD MONROE, Mo. -- Less than an hour north of St. Louis, Missouri Highway 79 has dealt with a range of complications and closures from major flooding in recent years. But even when the nearby Mississippi River is calm, the roadway can't catch a break from the elements -- something illustrated this summer, when punishing heat caused its pavement ...Read more
Stem cell therapies are becoming increasingly versatile. Two presentations at this fall's Cell and Gene Meeting on the Mesa in Carlsbad illustrated how the field is maturing.
San Diego's ViaCyte is developing two versions of an experimental diabetes treatment, using insulin-producing cells grown from embryonic stem cells. The cells are ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Ask Navy veteran-turned-entrepreneur Todd Connor to describe the experience of leaving military service and his answer goes something like this: Imagine you are a successful lawyer in Seattle, and then your career ends on a Friday. By Monday you're living in San Antonio and can have any career you want, except being a lawyer. Figure ...Read more
California became the first state in the nation last year to require solar panels on newly built homes.
But it's starting to look like the mandate wasn't quite a mandate.
The California Energy Commission also gave home builders the option of supplying solar power from an off-site facility, mollifying critics who said rooftop solar would raise ...Read more
BEIJING -- The U.S.-China trade war reignited the debate over which developing countries in Asia could take over the mantle of the world's workshop. The front-runners? India and Indonesia.
A report published Tuesday by Bloomberg Economics shows that no one nation is able to reproduce the kind of success China enjoyed in transforming its economy...Read more
Citing market headwinds, U.S. Steel will lay off up to 40 nonunion workers at its Minntac and Keetac taconite plants on Minnesota's Iron Range, officials said.
The news comes a week after disappointing third-quarter results and three weeks after Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel idled one of its Minntac production lines in Mountain Iron in response ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Southwest Airlines is flying 49 aircraft despite concerns that they do not comply with mandatory federal safety standards, according to documents released by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
At issue are 88 Southwest Airlines Boeing 737s previously operated by 16 different foreign air carriers between ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration may punt on a decision on whether to slap tariffs on European automobiles as efforts of German automakers to highlight their new investments have helped in the talks, people familiar with the White House deliberations said.
In May, President Donald Trump gave himself a deadline of mid-November to decide ...Read more
The staff of Hearst Magazines, including those at Elle, Cosmopolitan and Men's Health, have voted to unionize, joining a growing rank of new media industry groups seeking better employment terms.
A majority of the 500 writers, video, design, photo and social staff across 24 digital and print brands said Monday they had signed union cards with ...Read more
- Disney's massive streaming gamble has arrived. It may change the TV industry forever
- California might not require solar panels on new homes, after all
- Helping veterans launch startups: 'There's a level of resilience that a lot of people in the military have, which is great for running your own business'
- Chrysler prodded dealers to absorb glut of 40,000 unordered cars
- Asia's 'mini-Chinas' struggle to capitalize on the US trade war