| Nov 17, 2014
| 6:36 PM
One nice thing about the junk-hauling business: You don't have to spend much furnishing the office.
Ryan Sentz and Tim Prestianni, partners in a three-year-old company called BumbleJunk, are in for about a half-million dollars, but very little of that...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Erinn Hutkin
The fact that Thanksgiving is almost here shouldn't deter those seeking holiday jobs. The turnover rate in industries that often hire for the holidays -- retail, food service and hospitality -- is higher-than-average, said John...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Some people are disappointed when they don't get what they wanted for Christmas. An even bigger letdown might be thinking you got what you wanted, then realizing after a close look that your gift is a knock-off.
The holiday shopping madness has begun,...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 5:06 AM
HARTFORD — The story of Connecticut's first successful heart transplant is one of tragedy, persistence, luck, and, ultimately, triumph.
Thirty years later, the recipient, 64-year old Andy Buczek, says he still has a great deal to be thankful for...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:18 AM
Amazon.com has installed more than 15,000 robots across 10 U.S. warehouses, a move that promises to cut operating costs by one-fifth and get packages out the door more quickly in the run-up to Christmas.
The orange 320-pound (145 kg) robots, which...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 5:44 PM
The city plans to rename Middle Ground Boulevard to City Center Boulevard in an effort to help expand the "City Center" brand.
The existing Middle Ground Boulevard, from Jefferson Avenue to Rock Landing Drive, as well as the extension of the road from...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The sky's the limit
Astronauts on a mission to Mars. Asteroids hurtling through space. A robot designed to snatch the asteroid out of its orbit.
It sounds like the broad outline of a sci-fi potboiler — one of those special effects extravaganzas...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 4:00 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — Giraffes, an elephant and a hippopotamus will soon depart Hilton Village for a long winter's nap. And so will the mini-golfers who usually are duffing around them.
Play A Round Golf and Games will close later this month in...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Package delivery company FedEx on Wednesday forecast a record holiday season this year, with 22.6 million shipments expected for its anticipated peak day on Dec. 15.
The Memphis-based company said it looks to move more than 290 million packages between...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Many retailers and package delivery companies plan to hire more seasonal workers this holiday season than last year. And if you're looking for a job, the time to apply is now.
UPS is nearly doubling its holiday staffing from last year by adding up to...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:11 PM
"Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" (HBO, Fridays). It's often the case nowadays that a big-time recording artist or act will accompany a new release with a making-of documentary, and is sometimes the case that that documentary, which is, after all, a kind...