| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Shareholder activist Carl Icahn said Wednesday he had informed Apple that he has submitted a proposal to let shareholders vote on a larger stock buyback.
In a tweet Wednesday, Icahn wrote: "Gave $AAPL notice we’ll be making a precatory proposal to...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Airline fees can certainly take some of the joy out of the holidays. Travel, already difficult because of decreased capacity and increased ticket prices (about 2% higher this year, according to Rick Seaney, the founder of FareCompare.com), becomes even...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Apple may have finalized a deal with China Mobile, that nation's largest carrier, to sell the iPhone.
Such a deal would give Apple access to China Mobile's 700 million customers for the first time. Though analysts have been predicting such a deal was...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:34 AM
The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission has launched an investigation into the construction of Google's mysterious barge.
The state agency is charged with monitoring development of San Francisco Bay. The probe apparently began...
| 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...
| 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...