| 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 25, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Michael Gibson thought he was a lucky man. Someone was offering him a $95,000 government grant if he'd pay a fee of only $1,500.
He did get lucky, just not in the manner he thought.
When he tried to wire the fee, the transaction didn't go through...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:07 PM
After rejecting the tearful pleas and angry demands of CTA bus riders to restore routes that were slashed this week, the transit agency’s board on Tuesday approved a big break for commuters who work at O’Hare International Airport.
| Dec 28, 2012
The manager of the Islamorada United Parcel Service warehouse called deputies when he noticed an that Ipad and Iphone were missing that had arrived at the warehouse for delivery, according to a news release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office....
| Dec 3, 2012
| 5:41 PM
James A. Buck gladly accepted the package at his Parkville office from the deliveryman wearing a UPS uniform.
But minutes later, police swooped in to arrest Buck, 54, and seized the parcel, which had contained three pounds of marijuana he sent to himself...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 6:37 AM
Among the 54 calls for medical and fire-rescue service received by the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department during the period Nov. 25 to Dec. 2 were the following:
Vero Road, 3900 block, 9:43 a.m. Nov. 30. Crews from the Violetville, Arbutus, English...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 6:35 AM
A Tacoma man was arrested Tuesday night after he allegedly held a gun to his wife's head in fight over his father's ashes.
Tacoma police said the woman signed for the ashes when the United Parcel Service delivered them to the couple's home in the 6500...
| Sep 7, 2011
Packing a moving truck is like cutting your own hair. The more you do it, the better you'll be at it. (One common pointer: The chance for success increases substantially if you keep the beer on ice until the work is done.) Here are tips to help things...