| Dec 26, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Amazon.com sold almost 37 million items on Cyber Monday, a pace of 426 a second to be exact.
The sales tally for Dec. 2 was one of a number of statistics the Seattle online retailer announced on Thursday.
It did not reveal how sales compared to...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:35 PM
The crush of last-minute online shopping that stymied Christmas deliveries for thousands of people served as a harsh lesson to retailers and shippers: The ever-exploding number of Internet orders is making on-time distribution more difficult.
| Dec 28, 2013
| 8:57 AM
In a just world, all the people who have piled on to the federal government for blowing the launch of healthcare.gov would take a look at the UPS Christmas Day screwup and swallow hard.
But it's not a just world, so the lesson of how the nation's...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens thinks his long bet on natural gas is finally paying off.
The legendary oilman has long declared it his mission to wean America off its addiction to foreign oil. He co-founded an Orange County company that builds...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The developer of Fox Mill Centre Shopping Center has purchased a 1.4-acre vacant lot along Route 17 as part of future expansion plans.
The parcel is located on John Hudgins Drive between the row of shops that includes Little Italy, Pizza Hut, the UPS...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:49 PM
It's pretty much expected that everyone knows everything about you in today's privacy-free world. But it's still freaky to see how easily a business can crawl into your life.
Elaine Miller, 61, recently was expecting a package from UPS. She called the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:31 PM
It's called snail mail because it's slow compared with its electronic competitors – and electrons, unlike humans, work for free.
The U.S. Postal Service is in “the midst of a financial disaster” and may need an emergency increase in...
| 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...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The president might have been able to get a joint resolution through Congress backing his policy in Syria if only (1) he had been able to hold on to the support of the president, and (2) had a policy.
As has been observed before, it can be...