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  • Uber employees petition for former CEO Travis Kalanick's return

    Uber employees petition for former CEO Travis Kalanick's return

    The majority of Uber’s investors may have wanted its co-founder and chief executive, Travis Kalanick, out, but some employees of the ride-hailing company are already calling for his return. In a petition that began circulating within Uber on Wednesday, employees called for Uber’s board of directors...

  • A new generation of senior housing is making 'elderly islands' obsolete

    A new generation of senior housing is making 'elderly islands' obsolete

    Recently retired, Pam Watkins wanted a new lifestyle. The former school principal saw her Dana Point neighborhood “turning over,” increasingly populated with young families busy with kids or work. She wanted more people her own age to “play with,” but didn’t want to live in a “grave-yardish” retirement...

  • Conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt gets a show in MSNBC's weekend expansion

    Conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt gets a show in MSNBC's weekend expansion

    MSNBC is expanding its live news programming lineup, including a new Saturday show hosted by conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt. Hewitt, best known as a host for the right-leaning Salem Radio Network, will have a half-hour Saturday morning program airing at 8 a.m. Eastern. The move is likely...

  • Tesla explores setting up a factory in China

    Tesla explores setting up a factory in China

    Tesla Inc. is working with the city of Shanghai to “explore the possibility” of opening a factory in the area, the maker of electric cars confirmed Thursday. Sales in China generate a hefty chunk of Tesla’s revenue, and moving some manufacturing near those buyers would slash some costs. “While...

  • Snap acquires French start-up Zenly for location-sharing app

    Snap acquires French start-up Zenly for location-sharing app

    A pricey acquisition last month appears to have helped Snapchat maker Snap Inc. bolster its newest feature just before launch. The Los Angeles tech company committed around $300 million in cash and stock to a French start-up that had developed a mapping app that shows people the precise locations...

  • Urban-style upgrade planned for Warner Center complex as Woodland Hills gets citified

    Urban-style upgrade planned for Warner Center complex as Woodland Hills gets citified

    One of Warner Center’s one-story rambling office parks is poised to go vertical as a new era of urbanization unfolds in the Woodland Hills neighborhood. The proposed $1-billion development by Adler Realty Investments Inc. is one of many big real estate plans coming together in Warner Center, where...

  • Amazon will let shoppers try on clothes before buying

    Amazon will let shoppers try on clothes before buying

    Amazon can’t provide a fitting room for trying on that new pair of jeans before purchasing them, but a new feature for Amazon Prime members is taking a crack at being the next best thing. The company on Tuesday announced Amazon Prime Wardrobe, which will allow users who pay for the e-commerce giant’s...

  • Tesla car on Autopilot warned driver 7 times before fatal crash, safety regulator says

    Tesla car on Autopilot warned driver 7 times before fatal crash, safety regulator says

    A Tesla car in Autopilot mode warned its driver seven times to put his hands on the steering wheel during the 40 minutes before the crash that ended his life last year, a newly released set of reports from the National Transportation Safety Board revealed. The reports, released this week, contain...

  • 'The Mummy' keeps its lead in China's box office

    'The Mummy' keeps its lead in China's box office

    Action-adventure film “The Mummy” topped China’s box office for the second week in a row, although it nearly lost out to more futuristic creatures. The Universal Pictures reboot, staring Chinese favorite Tom Cruise, narrowly beat 20th Century Fox’s “Alien: Covenant,” with $29.2 million in ticket...

  • Stocks falter as oil slides to its lowest price of 2017

    Stocks falter as oil slides to its lowest price of 2017

    U.S. stock indexes retreated from their record heights Tuesday after a slump in the price of oil weighed on energy companies. The Standard & Poor's 500 index slid 16.43 points, or 0.7%, to 2,437.03, and the Dow Jones industrial average fell 61.85 points, or 0.3%, to 21,467.14. Both the S&P 500...

  • Social Security benefits for spouses can pump up household income

    Social Security benefits for spouses can pump up household income

    Dear Liz: I have a friend who has a selfish, controlling husband. When talking with her recently, she told me she got only $300 a month from Social Security based on her work history while her husband gets $1,800. I told her she should be getting $900, half of his monthly amount, as a spousal benefit....

  • Despite airline scandals, carriers' stock prices keep climbing

    Despite airline scandals, carriers' stock prices keep climbing

    A passenger is bloodied as he is dragged from his seat in April after refusing to give it up to crew members on a United Airlines flight. Later that same month, a family flying home from a Hawaiian vacation is booted from a Delta Air Lines flight after a dispute over seating for an infant. In May,...

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  • 5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace

    5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace

    Each workday, the average American spends 8.8 hours at work or on work-related activities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s even more time than people spend sleeping. And because we spend so much time at work, it's in your and your employer’s best interest to make workplaces...

  • 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

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