| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Emily Yoffe's recent Slate article, "College Women: Stop Getting Drunk," suggesting that parents warning to their young daughters that drinking to incapacity leaves them vulnerable to many dangers — including sexual assault — touched off a...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:06 AM
General Motors Co. named its first female chief executive Tuesday, elevating Mary Barra, a former intern who over three decades rose to head the automaker’s global product development, to its top position.
Barra, 51, joins a handful of women,...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:38 AM
The sudden illness of Karin Akerson, the wife of General Motors Co. Chief Executive Dan Akerson, sped up the naming of a new top executive at the nation’s largest automaker.
GM said Mary Barra will succeed Akerson in January. Barra, 51, heads the...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Mary Barra, who started at General Motors Co. as a teenager and played a key role in the automaker's post-bailout turnaround, will become the first female chief executive in the company's history.
Despite the groundbreaking nature of her appointment,...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Like Mugwumps, Gryffindor and Hufflepuff from "Harry Potter" before it, the world may now be divided into those for whom "Hunger Games"-related words such as Katniss, Peeta and Haymitch mean something and those for whom they do not.
The latter trio is...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Continuing their march of worldwide promotional domination, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" star Jennifer Lawrence and director Francis Lawrence joined Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on November 6 for a live Q&A with their fans as part of the movie's Global...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:50 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Even for Yahoo Inc., a company with a lengthy track record of failure, this was an epic fail.
For five days this week an untold number of its 100 million users couldn't send or receive email, prompting many longtime, loyal users to...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:30 AM
NBCUniversal's Fandango movie-ticketing website is launching a 10-part video series for Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," aiming to kindle more box office presales ahead of the pic's Nov. 22 premiere.
According to Fandango, "Catching Fire"...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
PARIS -- Is there anything people can possibly do these days to disgust or unnerve themselves? Or is the only barrier to bad behavior massive societal shunning, the likes of which isn't noticed by those who are too engrossed with themselves to pay...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:49 PM
A former member of the Obama administration who is challenging incumbent congressman and fellow Democrat Mike Honda reported Wednesday having nearly $1.8 million in cash for the 2014 race -- more than four times as much as Honda in a Silicon Valley...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Yahoo has freed up a substantial number of inactive user names and will give them to people on a first-come, first-served basis, the company announced Monday.
A month ago, Yahoo announced it would deactivate accounts that hadn’t been touched for a...