| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:05 AM
WASHINGTON The Pentagon's central payroll and accounting office, which pays out tens of billions of dollars a year to U.S. service members and defense contractors worldwide, likes to boast of a decade worth of clean audits by outside firms hired to...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:53 AM
Today’s cars have turned into traveling towers of Babel. Car infotainment systems freeze. Phones don’t always sync. Bluetooth sound quality is poor. And simple tasks take too many touches and clicks.
At the core of the problem: The cars...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Today's cars have turned into traveling towers of Babel. Car infotainment systems freeze. Phones don't always sync. Bluetooth sound quality is poor. And simple tasks take too many touches and clicks.
At the core of the problem: The cars and devices...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:03 PM
After a series of fiery crashes involving trains hauling crude oil, the railroad industry called on the federal government Thursday to significantly strengthen safety standards for new tank cars and require retrofitting of the nation's huge fleet of...
| Nov 11, 2013
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker returned to Chicago for her first official visit last week, during which I interviewed her at a World Business Chicago event. Pritzker, a billionaire member of one of Chicago's wealthiest families, has a business...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Vehicles Affected: Model-year 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Camaro coupes manufactured between June 9 and Sept. 6, 2013 The Problem: The required airbag warning label on the sun visor may peel off. This violates federal safety standards pertaining to occupant...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:52 AM
A big polluter could be blazing inside your kitchen, its blue flames glowing under your tea kettle or frying pan.
A new study says cooking with a gas stove can expose you to unhealthy levels of air pollution.
About two-thirds of Southern California...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:31 PM
They have this "spring ahead, fall back" business completely backward.
Do you know what time the sun sets for the Lehigh Valley this evening? By golly, it's not even evening, unless you are from the South, where they have the demented idea that...
| Nov 3, 2013
Last spring, when Douglas Rushkoff appeared on “The Colbert Report” to discuss his new book, “Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now,” I was all ears. The book title, which is a riff on Alvin Toffler's seminal “Future...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Highlights of John F. Kennedy's presidency, the events surrounding his assassination in 1963, and how the reporter who would become "the most trusted man in America" — CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite — broke the devastating news of JFK's death...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:50 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women exposed to even low levels of urban air pollution during pregnancy may be at heightened risk of having a low-birthweight baby, according to a review of evidence from Europe.
Based on data for more than 74,000 women in 12...