| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:29 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Identity theft has moved well beyond compromised credit cards. Financial consultant Javelin Strategy & Research found that fraudsters are piggybacking on victims' utilities accounts, running up unauthorized charges on mobile-...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 12:13 PM
In the heated County Commission re-match of Ken Keechl and Chip LaMarca, there's a mountain of cash yet to be spent.
If the past is our guide, we should expect a flurry of negativity.
Four years ago, LaMarca took the seat from Keechl. The two burned...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Wearing a black duster and a black cowboy hat, Phil Steel walked to the front of the meeting room armed with a Nerf gun and a smile.
The U.S. Army veteran was there to pitch his big idea: an ordinance that would legalize and regulate drone hunting...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Square came in handy for Camilla Barry in accepting payments at her bed-and-breakfast in the Northern California town of Rumsey — until a guest disputed a room charge in May.
That's when Barry discovered that Square Inc.,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:07 PM
A Mississippi man who tried to frame an Elvis Presley impersonator has pleaded guilty to sending threatening letters laced with the toxin ricin to President Obama and other officials, the Justice Department said Friday.
James Everett Dutschke, 42,...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:06 PM
In 2010, Zim Rogers was waiting to hear from his bosses about whether he would be promoted.
Rogers, who works in global securities, said that instead of getting a better job, he was fired after a cursory Google search turned up an 11-year-old mug shot...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:10 PM
California’s bullet train is taking heat from all sides.
Last week, Republican Rep. Jeff Denham of Turlock introduced legislation to suspend federal funding for the high-speed rail line, amid concern that the project may not get the state and...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 10:30 AM
HONG KONG - Beijing media regulators last week sent out notices to China's online video platforms to remove a quartet of U.S.-made TV shows. In recent days it has also stripped Sina.com of a couple of video broadcast licenses.
The moves may appear to...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:56 AM
What would you do for five bucks?
It sounds like a creepy question, but there’s thousands of micro-entrepreneurs on Fiverr.com offering their services for as little as $5.
The online marketplace has been connecting five-dollar freelancers with...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:34 AM
The largest tech IPO of the year will come from a company that many Americans have never heard of.
Alibaba -- a Chinese e-commerce behemoth that produces more sales and net income than Amazon and EBay combined -- has decided to go public in the U.S....
| Apr 18, 2014
| 11:07 AM
It all started in the kitchen.
That's where Jamyla Bennu first mixed up batches of hair and skin products to give to friends and relatives more than 13 years ago.
Since then, Bennu has refined her creations of organic shea butter and aloe vera juice,...