| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:10 PM
PALM DESERT — Doris Payne — demure, elegant and 83 — is a thief, as prolific and subtly conniving as they come. She doesn't use muscle and she doesn't rely on guns.
Instead, between numerous stints behind bars, for 50 years she has...
| Nov 5, 2013
The day after Halloween, I saw a person setting up his Christmas decorations. As I tried not to drive off the road, it dawned on me that the holidays will be here sooner than we think. Buying presents for family, friends and loved ones are a given. But...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Amazon has announced a deal with the U.S. Postal Service that means customers will soon get delivery on Sundays, according to the Washington Post.
"Previously, a shipper had to use its (the post office's) pricey Express Mail service and pay an extra fee...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:05 PM
E-commerce giant Amazon will provide Sunday package delivery at no extra cost in two key cities and plans to expand the program dramatically next year.
Kelly Cheeseman, an Amazon spokeswoman, didn't say whether Baltimore would be included in that...
| Sep 30, 2013
A $1.4 million combined federal grant will create a supply chain management program at Harper College to be launched in a couple of years.
The grant also covers a partnership with Northwestern University and involves developing eight layers of...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Employers tried the carrot, then a small stick. Now they are turning to bigger cudgels.
For years they encouraged workers to improve their health and productivity with free screenings, discounted gym memberships and gift cards to lose weight. More...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Eddye Vanderkwaak's life story is really two tales.
There's the girl who grew up in a dysfunctional home in Iowa until she was 14, living primarily with her father. It was a week-to-week existence, with her father borrowing from friends and family...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Last week in Vince Vaughn news, the following happened: Vince Vaughn visited David Letterman. He wore a dark suit. He spoke in his familiar, over-confident rat-a-tat. He explained that, as a native of Chicago (actually, Lake Forest), he likes to spend...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:26 PM
Overnight delivery is no longer good enough.
As online shopping has exploded in popularity, one of the few remaining barriers for the industry is the lag time between when a customer orders an item and when it's delivered, typically days later.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Two Sundays ago I was roused from my midday stupor by the doorbell. I staggered to the door to discover a big box from Amazon deposited on the stoop, and a U.S. Postal Service truck just rounding the corner on its way to make another Sunday delivery....
| Dec 4, 2013
| 8:17 AM
For its latest marketing stunt, Uber is teaming up with Home Depot to deliver Christmas trees to customers on Thursday.
The on-demand ride service said customers in 10 select cities can click on a special Christmas tree icon in the Uber smartphone app....