| Nov 11, 2014
| 1:50 PM
"Subject: Do you like the Internet? Sign this petition:"
— Organizing for Action email
Makes it sound so easy, doesn't it?
On Monday, President Barack Obama tried to squeeze the Federal Communications Commission to solve a problem that doesn't...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Regarding the Sept. 21 "On the Spot" column on passports by Catharine Hamm: She neglected to mention that passports are now required for travel to Canada or Mexico. This is undoubtedly a factor in the dramatic increase in the number of passport holders...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:01 AM
Amazon warehouse workers who hate their job and are eyeing the exit now have a lucrative payout offer.
Online retail giant Amazon.com is offering its employees up to $5,000 if they quit, Chief Executive Jeffrey Bezos wrote in a letter to shareholders....
| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Quitters wanted: Unhappy with your job? Feeling unproductive? Take $5,000 and go.
At least, that's what Amazon.com Inc. is offering its warehouse employees.
In a letter to shareholders this week, Chief Executive Jeffrey Bezos outlined the details of a...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Business author Richie Frieman has studied fine arts at the University of Maryland, launched a music-focused Internet magazine, written children's books, invented a device that keeps shirt collars crisp and created a pop culture-inspired children's...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Dear Joyce: My 22-year-old nephew told me that job postings are biting the dust -- going dead as a dodo bird. How can that be true? How can people find jobs? -- A.T.
Online shoe retailer Zappos has recently declared the end to job postings -- the...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The benefits of the digital age have been oversold. Or to put it another way: There is plenty of life left in face-to-face, human interaction.
That is the message emerging from an entertaining new book, "The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:36 PM
By now, most people have seen friends or celebrities pour buckets of ice water over their heads as part of the ice bucket challenge for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the neurodegenerative condition also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Zirtual, an online service that provides virtual executive assistants to small businesses and entrepreneurs, said it’s hiring in Chicago.
The Las Vegas-based company, whose financial backers include Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh and his VegasTechFund,...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:33 PM
The fortunes of downtown Sin City have waxed and waned, but now, thanks largely to a shoe salesman, Old Las Vegas is on a hot streak. Zappos Chief Executive Tony Hsieh is not only leading the Downtown Project to transform the area, he's also moved his...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Micheal Voltaggio, chef at Ink and Ink.sack, is trying his hand at shoe design. The "Top Chef" alum has teamed up with Malibu-based shoe company OTZ for a collaboration they're calling Culinary Brigade.
Voltaggio designed two pairs of shoes for the...