| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Amazon.com is reportedly planning to offer small and mid-size retail businesses a checkout system that would use the company's Kindle tablets to process payments, a report Wednesday said.
The Seattle online retailer could have the checkout system...
| 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 15, 2014
| 9:00 AM
You find yourself doubting the relevance of live music to your workaday life. You'd rather stay home and update your LinkedIn profile than hit up a noisy club or arena. Fair enough.
In the past, I sympathized. But not in 2014.
This is your year to get...
| 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 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...
| 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 24, 2014
| 6:33 AM
The unsealed indictment of Hunter Moore, dubbed by many as the "king of revenge porn," and his alleged associate Charles Evens cites emails from October, 2011 in which Evens and Moore discuss how to "hack e-mails" and carry out their alleged scheme....
| Jan 12, 2014
Barack Obama campaign veterans Harper Reed and Dylan Richard will launch a tech company. Don Thompson will be under pressure to improve sales at McDonald's. And with Tribune Co. spinning off its publishing assets into a separate company, its chief...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:02 PM
A 53-year-old Des Plaines man was arrested Dec. 22 at 5:14 p.m. at the Jewel/Osco, 1860 S. Arlington Heights Road, and charged with the retail theft of three packs of Marlboro cigarettes, two bottles of Grey Goose vodka and two 12-...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Two Lehigh County couples who recently intended to tour Turkey instead endured a rocky journey to get a refund after their prepaid trips were canceled at the last minute.
Tony O'Malley of Emmaus and Dick Baumann of Allentown contacted the Watchdog to...
| 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...