| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Mary Barra, who started at General Motors Co. as a teenager and played a key role in the automaker's post-bailout turnaround, will become the first female chief executive in the company's history.
Despite the groundbreaking nature of her appointment,...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:38 AM
The sudden illness of Karin Akerson, the wife of General Motors Co. Chief Executive Dan Akerson, sped up the naming of a new top executive at the nation’s largest automaker.
GM said Mary Barra will succeed Akerson in January. Barra, 51, heads the...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:05 PM
As we wind down the year, I've identified major workplace trends affecting the way we work.
From an individual perspective, understanding these trends will give you an advantage. From an employer perspective, it will help make more informed business...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Despite recent moves by Yahoo Inc. and Best Buy to end work-from-home arrangements, telecommuters need not fret. Most firms have no plans to end the flexible work policies, a survey found.
A poll of 120 human resources executives by Challengers, Gray...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Tribune Co. has reached an agreement with Sony Corp. of America to acquire Gracenote Inc., a music data company.
Tribune, the parent of the Los Angeles Times, will pay $170 million for the company in a deal expected to close within the first quarter of...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:13 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo Inc. Chief Operating Officer Henrique de Castro will be leaving Thursday, the company said in a filing Wednesday.
The company did not give a reason for his abrupt departure in the regulatory filing and a Yahoo spokeswoman declined...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:41 PM
With 20 minutes to go before making their high-stakes start-up pitches, the wannabe entrepreneurs were understandably nervous.
In one corner of the room, Marc Pakravan and Robert Davis, who came up with the idea for an online shopping site for men's...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Call it a live-action "Scooby Doo" for the Funny or Die crowd.
"Ghost Ghirls," a scripted Web series produced by Jack Black, will debut next week on Yahoo Screen with 12 episodes, each with a length of around 10 to 12 minutes.
The show, created by...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:53 PM
Amid reports this summer of the National Security Agency’s accessing troves of private communications, technology companies have sought to distance themselves from allegations of cooperation with government authorities, while reassuring users that...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat is not even 3 years old. It's run by a couple of twentysomethings with no prior business experience. And it has never made a cent.
Yet investors are fighting for the opportunity to throw hundreds of millions at the...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:18 PM
First came the Dow. Then the S&P 500. And now the Nasdaq is reaching a milestone.
The technology-laden Nasdaq composite index briefly jumped above 4,000 on Monday, the first time it has hit that mark since the collapse of the dot-com bubble 13 years...