| Feb 3, 2015
| 10:30 AM
How would you like to live in an economy where robots do everything that can be predictably programmed in advance, and almost all profits go to the robots' owners?
Meanwhile, human beings do the work that's unpredictable -- odd jobs, on-call projects,...
| Feb 2, 2015
Retail therapy might not be the best medicine, but aroma therapy makes scents.
These are among the secrets to spending smarter that can be gleaned from academia's study of consumer behavior, which examines not only what we buy but why.
Here are some...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 8:00 AM
If hotel rates seemed a bit more expensive last year, it wasn’t your imagination.
The average U.S. hotel rate in 2014 was the highest ever — up 4.6% to $115 per night — and industry experts are predicting a 5.2% increase by the end...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 4:00 AM
Finding refuge from the bitter cold that settled over New York City one recent evening, Uriel Israelov, 21, enjoyed a smoke with friends in a cozy corner of Sahara East in the East Village, which he made sound like the homey bar featured on the long-...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 6:55 PM
The automated switchboard, that most satanic of corporate innovations, isn't going away even though the vast majority of consumers despise it.
In fact, the technology may play an even greater role in your life by migrating to your cellphone.
| Feb 28, 2015
| 1:06 PM
As a schoolgirl in the 1930s, Eugenie Clark spent countless hours pressed up to the tanks at a New York City aquarium, absorbed by the alligators, sea turtles and hundreds of species of fish just beyond the glass.
There was one creature, however, that...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 6:17 PM
Robert Benmosche, the former president and chief executive of AIG who led the insurer's turnaround after its $182-billion government bailout, died of lung cancer Friday at NYU Langone Medical Center, the company said. He was 70.
Benmosche became AIG's...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 11:39 AM
It's become popular to think of foods as either good or bad, something to eat or something to avoid. Carbohydrates, which had their moment as a good food back when fat was the bad guy, are now being blamed in part for the epidemic of obesity, diabetes and...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 11:51 AM
NEW YORK — Former AIG President and CEO Robert Benmosche, who led the insurer's turnaround after its $182 billion government bailout, has died of lung cancer at age 70, the company announced Friday.
The company says Benmosche died Friday morning at...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 5:52 AM
Singer Neil Diamond on Friday kicks off the world tour to promote his new album “Melody Road” at Allentown’s PPL Center – the first music artist to play two shows at the new arena, and Diamond has promised they will be full of hits...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 1:25 PM
I've spent my entire life wondering what it would be like to be in my last year of high school. I imagined fun elective classes with my friends and knowing what I want to do with my future, just like I've been told all my life. And sure, senior year is...