| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Airline fees can certainly take some of the joy out of the holidays. Travel, already difficult because of decreased capacity and increased ticket prices (about 2% higher this year, according to Rick Seaney, the founder of FareCompare.com), becomes even...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Apple may have finalized a deal with China Mobile, that nation's largest carrier, to sell the iPhone.
Such a deal would give Apple access to China Mobile's 700 million customers for the first time. Though analysts have been predicting such a deal was...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:34 AM
The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission has launched an investigation into the construction of Google's mysterious barge.
The state agency is charged with monitoring development of San Francisco Bay. The probe apparently began...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
After you heard President Obama's call for a hike in the minimum wage, you probably wondered the same thing I did: Was Obama sent from the future by Skynet to prepare humanity for its ultimate dominion by robots?
But just in case the question didn't...
| Dec 7, 2013
WASHINGTON — A surprisingly robust gain in new jobs last month helped drop the unemployment rate to a five-year low, fueling optimism about the nation's economic recovery and raising the prospect that the government may finally start to ease a key...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 3:04 PM
If there’s one thing we have already learned this holiday season, it’s that we want our gratification instantly or not at all.
Ordering stuff off of the Internet is now a contest to see who can deliver it to us the quickest and cheapest....
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Amazon.com Inc. is taking its AmazonFresh grocery delivery service into its third U.S. market, expanding into San Francisco after launching tests in Los Angeles and Seattle.
The AmazonFresh site is now live and accepting orders from select San Francisco...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 5:45 PM
While it's better to give than to receive at the holidays, we all like to get presents. And having so many of our gifts shipped to our doors opens the doors for con artists to get us.
They send emails appearing to come from the post office or delivery...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:32 PM
A new eyeglass assembly lab in Halethorpe is poised to make prescription lenses for Google Glass after the wearable-computer product launches later this year.
The VSPOne facility, which opened last month, expects substantial growth from more...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:45 AM
United Parcel Service Inc. said Wednesday it would invest $70 million to add 1,000 propane-powered delivery trucks to its fleet.
The trucks, which can travel up to 200 miles on a tank of propane, will replace gasoline- and diesel-powered trucks used...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Noel Massie is president of United Parcel Service's Southern California District, which has 20,000 employees and serves 144,000 customers in the area that includes the Southland, Hawaii and the southern tip of Nevada. On top of being...