| 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 22, 2014
| 8:59 AM
Target Corp. announced Tuesday that it would end healthcare coverage for its part-time workers, citing options available to them in state and federal healthcare marketplaces.
In a corporate blog post, the Minneapolis company said that the majority of...
| Dec 7, 2013
WASHINGTON — A surprisingly robust gain in new jobs last month helped drop the unemployment rate to a five-year low, fueling optimism about the nation's economic recovery and raising the prospect that the government may finally start to ease a key...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 3:04 PM
If there’s one thing we have already learned this holiday season, it’s that we want our gratification instantly or not at all.
Ordering stuff off of the Internet is now a contest to see who can deliver it to us the quickest and cheapest....
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Amazon.com Inc. is taking its AmazonFresh grocery delivery service into its third U.S. market, expanding into San Francisco after launching tests in Los Angeles and Seattle.
The AmazonFresh site is now live and accepting orders from select San Francisco...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Are we to lament that no Baltimore area politician is running for governor this year ("Running mate choices point to waning Baltimore clout," Oct. 15)? According to The Sun, Bishop Douglas Miles says that it's possible the candidates "are taking our votes...
| 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...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:08 AM
UPS expects to move more than 34 million shipments on its peak shipping day this year -- up about 21% from the same period last year.
To handle the increased workload, United Parcel Service announced it will hire 55,000 seasonal workers this holiday...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...