| Jan 18, 2012
Just one day after Research In Motion shares received boost off news that Samsung Electronics might be interested in buying the struggling smartphone and tablet maker, Samsung came out on Wednesday and said the rumored deal isn't happening....
| Nov 14, 2007
Striking TV and movie writers chose Wall Street as a symbolic backdrop Tuesday for their demand for a bigger slice of the new-media pie.
Their argument in a nutshell: Entertainment companies brag to the investment community that the Internet is a growing...
| Jan 17, 2010
When President Obama announced plans in April to spend $13 billion in federal stimulus funds on developing high-speed rail in America, he invoked the usual role models -- Japan, China and France -- as examples of fast-train culture.
He also praised...
| Oct 12, 2009
Imagine a mini personal trainer strapped around your biceps as you work out at the gym or pull weeds in the yard. It counts the calories you burn and later relays the information to a software program on your computer to create a personalized plan of...
| Jun 17, 2009
In late 2007, just before the great American financial meltdown began in earnest, Victor Wong turned down a summer job at a major New York investment bank to fire up a tiny enterprise of his own.
For good measure, he dropped out of Yale, too.
| Nov 25, 2009
Retailers increasingly offer rebates, especially for electronics and computers, and they can save you money – but only if you file for them. Here's how to collect:
Follow the instructions exactly.
Note the expiration date. Most rebates require you...
| Aug 20, 2009
More than a year has passed since your last eye exam, so you drop by your local boutique for a quick checkup. An hour later -- and $500 poorer -- you're out the door, wondering how a simple prescription framed in a piece of plastic stamped "Made in China"...
| Nov 26, 2007
In the past seven years, Seminole Tribal Council members have spent more than $280 million from accounts they control. That spending has included paying tribal members' bills, financing their vacations and buying them cars, motorcycles, furniture,...
| Apr 20, 2009
DNA evidence that gave Baltimore police a key break in the investigation of the killing of former City Councilman Kenneth N. Harris Sr. was obtained under questionable circumstances and might never be heard at the trial, according to court documents and...
| Apr 30, 2009
At Big Y Foods Inc., cashiers have an extra reason not to make any mistakes as oranges, steaks and paper towels cross their scanners.
Although cameras at checkout counters have long been routine, technology being installed at Big Y reviews the...
| Jan 24, 2010
Apple is expected to unveil its much-anticipated touch-screen tablet on Wednesday morning. A few journalists see the device as a possible savior for the newspaper business. Me? I'm wondering how it'll affect the skyline.
Don't laugh. Whatever shape it...