| Jun 6, 2014
| 10:10 AM
United Parcel Service Inc. on Friday announced the appointment of chief operating officer David Abney to the role of chief executive.
Abney, 58, becomes the company's 11th CEO and will replace Scott Davis, 62, who will retire from the company. Davis...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Here's the thing about the dangerous jobs made famous by reality television shows such as "Deadliest Catch" and "Ax Men" -- the pay is generally lousy relative to the considerable (and literal) risk to life and limb. Fishermen and loggers can expect...
| 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...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 9:21 PM
Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the Seal Beach company that builds and operates natural-gas filling stations for some of the nation's biggest bus and truck fleets, is banking on corporate customers to buy more clean-energy vehicles this year.
| May 16, 2014
| 8:19 AM
A big container with the Amazon logo has appeared in San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza, in the city's Embarcadero district, not far from the San Francisco Bay.
What's in it? No one besides Amazon really knows, though the online retailer was planning a...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Some 80,000 football fans from around the world are set to pack into New Jersey's Met Life Stadium on Sunday for the first NFL Super Bowl championship played in the New York area, an event that has shone a fresh spotlight on the region.
| Jan 31, 2014
Here's the long and short of it: When it comes to vehicles driven by potential suitors, ladies are most attracted to the rugged masculinity of a man in a big black pickup truck, while gentlemen prefer BMWs where their romantic......
| Nov 5, 2013
Editor's note: We pulled this out of the Life & Style archives now that tipping season is here again.
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...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 9:54 AM
It was a promising plan while it lasted: United Parcel Service Inc. would send its brown-suited army scuttling throughout Europe after paying $6.8 billion to acquire Dutch delivery competitor TNT Express.
But then the European Commission, the...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 10:56 AM
All that tens of thousands of people really wanted for Christmas was to have their electricity back after fierce ice storms brought down power lines in a wide swath from Michigan through parts of upstate New York to frigid New England and Canada.
| Dec 25, 2013
| 6:18 PM
All that tens of thousands of people really wanted for Christmas was to have their electricity back after fierce ice storms felled power lines in a wide swath from Michigan through parts of upstate New York, New England and Canada.
More than half a...