| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:10 AM
La empresaria puertorriqueña Melissa Jiménez es artífice de la tienda digital Merodea.me, la primera página de moda que vende ropa de diseñadores locales y que ayuda a impulsar las carreras de los modistas de la isla.
“Lo que queremos hacer es...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:02 PM
It’s the college football bowl season, and that means one thing.
A chance to end the season with a big victory? OK, sure.
It also the annual swag competition. No player, coach or staff member in a football program walks away empty-handed -- or...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Hoping that the best years are not in the rear-view mirror for its Acura luxury line, American Honda Motor Co. is shifting into high gear for the introduction of its redesigned 2014 MDX sport utility vehicle.
The U.S. sales arm of the Japanese automaker...