| Dec 31, 2013
| 7:21 PM
NEW YORK — Wall Street closed out an epic year with the stock market's best performance since 1995, fattening the retirement accounts for a generation of Americans crushed by the financial crisis just five years ago.
The 27% gain in the Dow...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Online sales swelled 10.3% this holiday season compared with the same period in 2012, with massive surges in mobile use, according to the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark.
During the fourth quarter, mobile traffic made up nearly 35% of all online visits,...
| Jan 6, 2014
It's important to start each year with a carefully thought out list of pragmatic resolutions. My list includes:
•Start a dynasty of ducks.
Ride a narwhal (preferably while nude).
•Watch more TV.
•Learn how to write a newspaper...
| Jan 21, 2014
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. — At the headquarters of IBM Research, a curved glass structure surrounded by acres of woods, clusters of high-powered servers hum constantly, their digital eyes trained on the clouds.
Information from weather services,...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 12:31 PM
This week marks the 30th anniversary of Apple's classic "1984" Super Bowl ad, and a tweet sent by one of the ad's creators seems to hint that Apple may have something planned for this year's NFL championship game.
During Super Bowl XVIII, Apple aired...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:27 AM
Chinese computer maker Lenovo said it would pay $2.3 billion in cash and stock for IBM’s server business, a deal that comes nearly a decade after Lenovo bought IBM's ThinkPad unit that helped the Chinese firm eventually become the largest personal...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
A Chicago business executive was ordered held in lieu of $150,000 after being charged with having sex with a 14-year-old boy who he met on Craigslist last year, prosecutors said Saturday.
Glenn A. Lapidus, 46, of the 2000 block of North Bissell Street...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:06 PM
The drama over Baltimore's dysfunctional phone system began its next act Wednesday, with the city authorizing a private attorney to defend Comptroller Joan M. Pratt amid an ethics investigation — and Pratt leveling more accusations that the...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 1:05 PM
As Maryland prepares for a major overhaul of its troubled health exchange — switching out its buggy software for Connecticut's proven technology — lawmakers and information technology experts are raising new concerns about whether there is...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler stepped up his barrage of attack's on the O'Malley administration handling of the development of the state's health insurance exchange, calling for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the web site's...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:43 AM
Lambasted and celebrated, New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy faced the full gamut of reactions to his decision last week to miss the Mets' first two games of the season to be in Florida with his wife for the birth of their first child, and to stay...