| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:20 PM
The regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says there will likely be some glitches associated with Tuesday's scheduled rollout of the online health insurance marketplace in Alaska.
Susan Johnson says there may be surges in...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
It's easy to feel overwhelmed by those endless rows of cosmetics at your local drugstore. The products are plentiful, peppering an expanse of shelves in a dizzying array of compacts, lip stains and neon-tube mascaras, all housed in tightly sealed...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 8:55 AM
The U.S. economy added 162,000 jobs in July -- led by hiring in restaurants and retail stores.
Economists had been projecting higher growth based on encouraging economic indicators showing that housing is rebounding quickly, consumer confidence is...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:34 AM
After a decade of lobbying by prisoner advocacy groups, the Federal Communications Commission on Friday voted to lower inmate phone call rates.
The action seeks to address the exorbitant rates for phone calls made by inmates in jails and prisons...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Facebook already has become a powerful promotional tool for film studios and TV networks. But the social network is about to increase the value of their marketing messages around the launch of a new movie or series.
The company has begun offering...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- Business hiring slowed this month with the private sector adding just 130,000 net new jobs as the partial government shutdown hit an already weakening labor market, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday.
The figure was below the 150,000...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 3:20 PM
The Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is operating under a new name and affiliation, but management is spreading the word that it's as ritzy as ever.
The luxury property parted ways with the Ritz-Carlton Co. in July. The ownership of the landmark in Manalapan...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:21 AM
The first government shutdown in nearly 20 years ended late Wednesday after Congress agreed on a deal to fund the government through Jan. 15. and raise the nation's debt limit through Feb. 7. The 16-day ordeal took a toll on the national economy,...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Levi Strauss & Co. staged a full-on flashback to 1972 on Saturday, staging a music festival on a 40-acre estate in Topanga Canyon that included throwback bands, retro booze, tie-dye and flower-crown stations and lots and lots of slinky, hip-hugging,...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Sales of grooming tools totaled $1.1 billion for the 12-month period ending in May, according to Port Washington, N.Y.-based NPD Group, a decline of 2% from the same period a year ago.
But this doesn't necessarily foreshadow an escape from the...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:52 PM
More than 50,000 pounds of ground beef have been recalled after a possible E. coli contamination at a Kansas plant, but some packages may already have made their way to store shelves.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture determined the ground beef was...