SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The walls weren't even up yet on the granny flat Limei Huang is building in her San Jose backyard when people started lining up to rent the space.
The first offer came from the worker who laid the unit's foundation. After his day's work, he called Huang up and asked: When it's finished, can I move in? Not long after, Huang ...Read more
"I am interested in your opinion of the following plan: Take a HECM reverse mortgage on my home, which is worth $1,000,000 and will appreciate by 3.5 percent a year. I would draw on the HECM for cash to invest or monthly income, then sell the house after 12 years, repaying the HECM from the house appreciation."
Your letter points up the ...Read more
President Trump's statement about immigrants aren't solely responsible for the drop in international travel to the U.S. but they're not helping, according to members of a new industry coalition dedicated to promoting international tourism to the country.
The coalition, dubbed Visit U.S., formally launched Tuesday and is aimed at reversing a ...Read more
A California congressman wants to meet with the Top 3 microchip makers to better understand the implications of two security flaws that affect almost all computing devices in the world.
Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, wrote a letter Tuesday to the CEOs of Intel, ARM and AMD to request a briefing. A member of the House Energy and Commerce ...Read more
Multinational businesses keen for a slice of the world's fastest-growing consumer market are finding they have to increasingly conform to China's world view if they want to stay in Beijing's good graces.
Companies from Marriott International Inc. to Qantas Airways Ltd. are scrambling to fall in line with China's stance on the treatment of ...Read more
For 35 years, Transfer Flow Inc. has been manufacturing after-market fuel tanks for pickup trucks out of Chico, Calif., which means employees must make regular trips from the quiet college town to meet with clients and potential business partners.
That has become especially difficult since regular commercial air service ended at Chico Municipal...Read more
Q: On Jan. 8, my 10-year-old, custom-built Windows 7 PC crashed. (I got the "blue screen of death.") My technician wonders whether I'm the victim of Microsoft's software patches for the AMD processor chip security problems, which locked up some computers. (The small Oregon firm that built my PC used a main circuit board from ASUS.)
My ...Read more
MIAMI -- If you're traveling on American Airlines from Miami International Airport, leave the cash at home.
The leading airline is moving to a cashless model at MIA, meaning that any transactions for additional fees, such as checked bags or overweight bags, will have to be made with credit or debit cards. The change is effective on Thursday.
Errabundis [Kindle Edition]Carol Budinger
This epic fantasy of love and transformation tells of The Lorilex, poised to destroy the world. But in the far off, dusty caravan town of Errabundis a powerful force for good is cloaked within an ordinary life. A life that must be awoken to itself if the world is to ...
When I started this streaming TV column one year ago, we were at a tipping point in TV and entertainment. Today, the pendulum has swung to the side of streamers, who have more choice and customization options, including sports and local stations, than traditional pay TV customers.
As a result, more people than ever are ditching their providers....Read more
In the early days of electronic pagination some 40 years ago, I worked for a newspaper that bought the first one on the market. It was a monster of a computer, with a screen that was more than 30 inches wide. The screen's resolution was awful. The monitor flickered anytime a task was performed. The mouse was about as big as a size-15 men's shoe ...Read more
An attempt by Qatar-owned film company Miramax to buy Weinstein Co. has thrown a wrench into plans to sell the struggling studio to a group of investors led by former Obama administration official Maria Contreras-Sweet, according to people familiar with the matter who were not authorized to comment.
Weinstein Co. has been in negotiations to ...Read more
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's plan for its own cryptocurrency include paying public workers in the digital token and using tax incentives to encourage its use, according to documents obtained by Bloomberg News.
The government intends to issue 100 million petros, with about 38 million going to institutional investors in a monthlong presale ...Read more
For all its faults, the Internal Revenue Service at least is expected to know the value of a dollar. But its math skills -- and management skills -- have been called into question by a recent internal report finding that in setting up a program allowing private bill collectors to dun taxpayers for back taxes, it spent $20 million in 2016 to 2017...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood is adding jobs and giving a boost to small businesses around the country as studios continue to ramp up production of TV series and digital content, according to a new report that is expected to be published Tuesday by the Motion Picture Assn. of America.
The MPAA ?said that jobs directly related to the production and ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A group of 22 Democratic state attorneys general, including those from California and New York, filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to block the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of tough net neutrality rules for online traffic.
The suit, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, argues that the vote ...Read more
A second lawsuit has been filed against some of the nation's largest poultry producers, alleging they have conspired to fix the price of broiler chickens for nearly a decade.
The complaint filed by Winn-Dixie Stores and its sister grocery, Bi-Lo Holdings, against Tyson Foods, Perdue Farms and Park Ridge, Ill.-based Koch Foods comes two months ...Read more
CHICAGO -- McDonald's will recycle packaging in all of its almost 37,000 restaurants globally by 2025, the company announced Tuesday.
McDonald's also announced that all of its packaging will come from renewable, recycled or certified sources where no deforestation occurs by 2025.
These are big steps for the Oak Brook-based burger giant and the...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Southern California News Group, which includes newspapers such as the Orange County Register and the Los Angeles Daily News, will be hit with "significant" layoffs in the coming months, the group's management announced Friday in newsroom meetings that took place across five publications.
Meetings were also held at the Daily ...Read more
BEIJING -- Rappler, a digital pioneer in the Philippine media scene, won international awards for its critical, unabashed look at President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly drug war.
Now the independent news site is trying to stay alive.
Philippine authorities on Monday ordered Rappler to close, infuriating media rights groups and casting uncertainty ...Read more
Twenty-two industry groups, representing thousands of U.S. businesses, sent a letter to Congress the other day calling on lawmakers to pass sweeping data-security rules. At first glance, that seems like a really good thing for consumers.
Upon closer inspection, however, the letter suggests these corporate heavyweights are aiming to sell out ...Read more
- H-1B visa bill looks dead in the Senate
- DNA spit kits: 23andMe's ancestry results 'most confounding,' new report says
- New tax law means benefits for employees, good PR for companies
- Apple will bring much of its overseas cash to the US under new tax law
- Trump's offshore oil plan will struggle to lure rigs from Guyana