| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:00 PM
In September 2006, a pregnant woman named Peggy Young sent her bosses at United Parcel Service a doctor's note advising her not to lift anything heavier than 20 pounds for the first 20 weeks of her pregnancy, and then no more than 10 pounds until she gave...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Young v. United Parcel Service, a case in which an employer was permitted to suspend without pay or insurance a pregnant employee because she could not lift more that 20 pounds. Ms. Young's job for UPS was...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The Supreme Court opens its new term Monday with a fall lineup of cases that includes how to deal with violent threats on the Internet, the role of religious liberty in prisons and whether working women who are pregnant have a right to lighter duties on...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:32 PM
WALLINGFORD — A Hartford man was charged Tuesday after authorities intercepted two packages containing a total of 12 marijuana being sent through the United States Postal Service to a mailbox at a local UPS Store, police said.
United States Postal...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:35 AM
Reuters — A Kissimmee-based cargo plane crashed off the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten on Wednesday, killing at least one of two people on board, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration confirmed on Thursday.
The Skyway Enterprises twin-...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 3:07 AM
Amazon.com and state officials will announce Tuesday plans for new facilities in the Chicagoland region that would employ at least 1,000 people within three years, according to the state's economic development agency.
"We're beginning site selection...
| 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...