| Dec 5, 2014
| 2:28 PM
If Facebook is any indication, we're a nation that celebrates pregnancies. We click like on ultrasound images, send messages of congratulations and type "OMG! So adorbs!" on photos of newborns.
In the workplace, however, pregnancy is often met with...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Authorities on Wednesday released the names of the victims killed a day earlier in a murder-suicide at a UPS facility in Alabama, where police said an employee who had been fired shot dead two supervisors before turning the gun on himself.
The victims in...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 8:40 AM
Mr. Chong doesn't want me to tell you about his store (or even to tell me his first name). In fact, he doesn't want you to come at all.
When I ask him for permission to take some photos for the Los Angeles Times, he refuses -- and almost chases me out...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 12:38 PM
A gunman who recently lost his job at UPS opened fire at a UPS facility in Alabama on Tuesday morning, killing two former co-workers and himself, Birmingham police said.
UPS gave the man his final notice Monday, Police Lt. Sean Edwards told the Los...
| 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...