| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Now when you buy a print book from Amazon, you might be able to get a cheap e-book version of the same title.
The Seattle online retailer Tuesday announced Kindle MatchBook, a service that enables customers to get an e-book version of any book they have...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:43 AM
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit jumped by 13% in July after hitting a more than three-year low the previous month, as the nation imported more goods, such as crude oil, and exports fell, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.
The increase in the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:13 PM
WASHINGTON -- The economy grew at a moderate pace in most of the nation this summer as consumer spending rose and the housing recovery continued, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday in its periodic Beige Book report.
The overview of conditions in the...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:10 PM
Does the success of corporate America derive from the "frontier spirit" of the country's earliest settlers?
Do the roots of British industry's collapse lie in a sense of lingering national complacency?
These are assertions made by Kai Hammerich, a...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Our national art consciousness has long had at least a vague sense of contemporary art (and a few individual artists) in Asia. Japanese and, more recently, mainland Chinese artists have been part of America’s collective art conversation and,...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Key changes outnumbered costume changes during Ariana Grande’s concert Monday night at Club Nokia, where the ascendant pop-soul singer (and star of Nickelodeon’s “Sam & Cat”) touched down for the final date of her so-called...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 11:37 AM
New iPhones are on their way, but should you get one?
For more than half a decade Apple has been building amazing smartphones, but in the last couple of years, its rivals have caught up. The iPhone is still a great device, but it's no longer the...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Microsoft's purchase of Nokia came as a bit of a surprise last week, but a report Friday seems to shed light on why Microsoft may have decided to pay up and buy its partner: Nokia was testing Android versions of its devices.
Nokia built versions of...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 7:53 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Having written about Oracle at various points over the last decade means I have also followed founder Larry Ellison's obsessive pursuit of the America's Cup.
The race has always been there in the very distant background, until...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Just in time for the latest iPhones, Sprint will reportedly be launching its own early upgrade program later this month.
The program is called One Up and is scheduled to start Sept. 20, the day the new iPhones are to come out, according to CNET. The...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Christian Zucconi was nobody's idea of a Hollywood slickster when he ambled onstage one night last month at Club Nokia. Gawky, wild-haired and wrapped in what appeared to be a secondhand bathrobe, the frontman of L.A.'s Grouplove was there to perform with...