| 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...
| 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 9, 2013
| 3:29 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - As many as 37 million Americans who receive health coverage through employers may be better off with the government-subsidized insurance plans that will be offered under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law for next year,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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.
| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Amazon.com made headlines this week with the announcement of Amazon Prime Air, but it isn't the only company that's testing delivery drones.
Reports this week say UPS and Google are two other companies that are also testing delivery drones for their...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:24 PM
While Google and Samsung have been busy with smartglasses and smartwatches, respectively, Microsoft has been working on a wearable device that's a little bit more intimate.
The Redmond, Wash., company has developed a smart-bra that its researchers say...
| 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....