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  • Millions of workers might dump employer plans under Obamacare: study

    Millions of workers might dump employer plans under Obamacare: study
    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,...
  • Post office may need an urgent rate increase, Congress is told

    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...
  • How your company is watching your waistline

    How your company is watching your waistline
    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...
  • Congress still hates the U.S. Postal Service

    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....
  • Amazon hopes drone delivery idea will fly

    Amazon hopes drone delivery idea will fly
    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. In a...
  • Amazon is not alone: UPS, Google also testing delivery drones

    Amazon is not alone: UPS, Google also testing delivery drones
    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...
  • Microsoft develops bra to detect eating caused by stress

    Microsoft develops bra to detect eating caused by stress
    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...
  • Uber to deliver some Christmas trees on demand Thursday

    Uber to deliver some Christmas trees on demand Thursday
    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....
  • Struggle no more: Next-generation USB to be reversible

    Struggle no more: Next-generation USB to be reversible
    Work has begun on the next generation of USB connectors, and the good news is that users will no longer have to worry about whether they're plugging in their connectors upside down. Current USB connectors look quite similar on both sides, but the...
  • From Android to robots: Google executive reveals latest project

    The former head of Android is now working on a new robotics effort for Google. Andy Rubin, who cofounded and then led the Android mobile platform up until this year, is turning his passion for robots into a new "moonshot" venture for the Mountain View,...
  • LG unveils curved, flexible smartphone to better fit your body

    LG unveils curved, flexible smartphone to better fit your body
    SAN FRANCISCO -- At a special press event this week, LG took the wraps off the LG G Flex smartphone.  The bendable, flexible phone runs on Android and went on sale in South Korea only 10 days ago. Company executives said there's no word yet on when it...