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  • SpaceX hopes to launch a recycled rocket. Can it cut the turnaround to a couple days?

    SpaceX hopes to launch a recycled rocket. Can it cut the turnaround to a couple days?

    On Thursday, almost a year after SpaceX first landed one of its rocket boosters on a floating platform, the Hawthorne company plans to launch a commercial communications satellite using that same booster. WATCH LIVE: SpaceX launches satellite with recycled rocket booster » The use of a recycled...

  • Rover.com acquires Santa Monica dog-sitting start-up DogVacay, which couldn't keep up

    Rover.com acquires Santa Monica dog-sitting start-up DogVacay, which couldn't keep up

    Last fall, Aaron Hirschhorn was telling investors that his Santa Monica start-up DogVacay had quarterly sales that tripled compared with a year earlier, had profits well in sight and had grand ideas for new features. But one big challenge lingered: DogVacay’s main rival in pet-setting and dog-walking...

  • Viacom's BET network shuffles top programming ranks

    Viacom's BET network shuffles top programming ranks

    The top two programming executives at television channel BET abruptly stepped down Wednesday, adding to the management turnover at struggling media company Viacom Inc. BET’s head of programming, Stephen Hill, said he would exit Friday after 22 years at Viacom and 18 years at BET. “It has been my...

  • Stocks mostly climb as oil rises sharply

    Stocks mostly climb as oil rises sharply

    U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Wednesday after a sharp increase in crude oil prices helped drive market-leading gains for energy companies. Banks and other financial stocks declined the most as bond yields headed down, which translates into lower interest rates on loans and lower profits...

  • Samsung's new Galaxy S8 phone has bigger display and new voice assistant

    Samsung's new Galaxy S8 phone has bigger display and new voice assistant

    Samsung seems to be playing it safe — at least with its battery — as it unveils the Galaxy S8, its first major smartphone since the embarrassing recall of its fire-prone Note 7. The Galaxy S8 will come in two sizes, both bigger than comparable models from last year. To maximize display space, there's...

  • Farmworker union underpaid its own organizers, judge rules

    Farmworker union underpaid its own organizers, judge rules

    The union founded on the principle of protecting farmworkers from wage abuses will have to shell out more than $800,000 in back pay to its own organizers, a Monterey County judge ruled this week. The United Farm Workers America failed to pay two dozen of its organizers for some of the hours they...

  • Women rule, and other lessons from Universal's CinemaCon presentation

    Women rule, and other lessons from Universal's CinemaCon presentation

    All signs are that Universal Pictures is poised for a massive year at the box office in 2017. That much was clear from the studio’s Wednesday presentation of upcoming movies at CinemaCon, the annual gathering of movie theater owners in Las Vegas. Even with a slate anchored by franchise bets including...

  • Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle lawsuits over unauthorized accounts

    Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle lawsuits over unauthorized accounts

    In the six months since Wells Fargo & Co. acknowledged opening millions of accounts customers didn’t authorize, the bank has junked its old sales incentives, replaced its chairman and chief executive, and paid $185 million in fines. Bank customers, meanwhile, have received just $3.2 million in...

  • 'Kong: Skull Island' conquers China's box office

    'Kong: Skull Island' conquers China's box office

    The U.S.-Sino co-production “Kong: Skull Island” ruled China’s box office last week, followed by Disney’s live-action remake “Beauty and the Beast.” The monster-themed epic topped the weekly chart by taking in a massive $72.2 million over the weekend, according to film industry consulting firm...

  • Theater owner group CEO: Blaming theatrical windows for piracy is 'completely crazy'

    Theater owner group CEO: Blaming theatrical windows for piracy is 'completely crazy'

    The head of the group representing the nation’s cinema operators voiced support Tuesday for potentially groundbreaking talks between theater owners and studios to deliver movies sooner to the home. “Let’s stop fighting publicly about the future of our release dates. This is about growing the pie...

  • How does your doctor rate? Check out this new website

    How does your doctor rate? Check out this new website

    An unprecedented statewide website takes aim at one of the most fraught issues in medicine: Rating the performance of individual doctors. Newly launched by the California Healthcare Performance Information System, the site scores 10,000 doctors in California, providing ratings in eight medical...

  • NBC's 2018 Olympics coverage will air live in all time zones

    NBC's 2018 Olympics coverage will air live in all time zones

    NBC’s prime-time coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will air live across the United States, including on the West Coast, a first since the Games became a major television attraction in the late 1960s. The move to coast-to-coast live coverage — which NBC Sports is...

  • House sends Trump bill to kill landmark broadband privacy regulations

    House sends Trump bill to kill landmark broadband privacy regulations

    The House voted Tuesday to kill landmark privacy restrictions for Internet service providers and sent the bill to the White House, which indicated President Trump would sign it and invalidate the rules before they go into effect. The measure, approved largely along party lines, repeals tough new...

  • Chinese tech giant Tencent buys 5% stake in Tesla

    Chinese tech giant Tencent buys 5% stake in Tesla

    Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. has bought a 5% stake in electric car and solar firm Tesla Inc., according to a regulatory filing submitted Tuesday. The $1.8-billion investment gives one of China’s most valuable companies another foothold in a growing industry and provides Elon Musk’s...

  • Regulators ding Wells Fargo's community-lending record, citing accounts scandal

    Regulators ding Wells Fargo's community-lending record, citing accounts scandal

    Bank regulators have given Wells Fargo & Co. a poor grade when it comes to serving low-income communities, the bank said Tuesday. In a regulatory filing and news release, the San Francisco bank said that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency had given it a rating of “needs to improve” on...

  • Uber reveals how white and male its workforce is

    Uber reveals how white and male its workforce is

    Uber Technologies Inc. shed light on the gender and racial diversity of its workforce for the first time Tuesday, releasing a batch of data that even its recruiters reportedly couldn’t access. The numbers show the ride-hailing giant is enduring the same struggles as much of the tech industry to...

  • Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features, and Snap stock falls

    Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features, and Snap stock falls

    The Facebook app’s introduction of Snapchat-like features sent shares of Snap Inc. tumbling Tuesday. Facebook Inc. said it wants to let people’s cameras “do the talking,” as more people are posting photos and videos instead of blocks of text. That’s both a compliment and a big challenge to Snapchat,...

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  • 6 pet-related businesses you can start today

    6 pet-related businesses you can start today

    Starting your own business can nurture your entrepreneurial spirit, earn you some money and give you the opportunity to spend more time with your family — including your pets. So what job can you do that doesn't necessarily require a degree, affords you time flexibility, is in a growing industry...

  • How credit card reward points created delicious results (Infographic)

    Doughnut Plant founder Mark Isreal brought his latest creation to life with the help of 80,000 points earned with his Chase Ink card. Here's how he pulled it off. Save Save

  • Bridging the digital wallet divide (Infographic)

    JPMorgan Chase commissioned Forrester Consulting to research the digital wallet opportunity from the audiences who determine the technology’s future: merchants and their customers. Save Save

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