| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Here's how Toyota Motor Corp. plans to finally put the sudden-acceleration issue to rest: Pull out the checkbook.
The automaker is reportedly close to paying a $1-billion fine to settle a four-year federal criminal investigation into whether it properly...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
When poor, persecuted Tom Perkins, mega-millionaire financier and member in excellent standing of the nation’s Richie Rich club, went off in a letter to the Wall Street Journal about how his enemies were trying to bring him down, he didn’t...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Decades before she won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Maxine Kumin was a student at Radcliffe College who had summoned the courage to show a handful of her poems to an instructor.
His comment couldn't have been more withering. "Say it with flowers,"...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:12 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing if "The Following" killed in the ratings.
The skinny: My power steering broke on Friday so I've been driving old school all weekend. Hope to get it fixed on Tuesday. On the plus side, my arms have gotten a good workout....
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Robert Pattinson's rough-around-the edges image is slowly dissipating. And we can be grateful to luxury fashion brand Dior for that.
Girls around the world latched on to the British actor thanks to his alter ego -- "Twilight" vampire heartthrob...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:17 AM
After the coffee. Before again trying to shake this cough.
The Skinny: Got my power steering fixed. Nice not to have to feel like I did 50 push-ups after driving my car. Now I just have to get my health back! Wednesday's roundup includes Verizon's deal...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The word is out that we're embarking on a new golden age of journalism.
In recent months some of the hottest names in the business — the Washington Post's Ezra Klein, Nate Silver of the New York Times, Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg of the Wall...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Some lucky person out there could be filling out a billion-dollar bracket for March Madness this year.
A really, really lucky person. Because that's what it is going to take -- a lot of luck -- to correctly pick the winners of every single game in the...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:02 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out new passwords ... again.
The Skinny: Are you as tired of choosing new passwords for work-related software and email every three to six months as I am? There are only so many variations I can come up with on the...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Apple will come out with two new iPhone models this year, and each one will feature a larger screen, according to a report Thursday.
The Cupertino tech giant will release a version of its flagship device that features a screen larger than 4.5 inches and...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 7:11 AM
After the coffee. Before going off the grid for the day.
The Skinny: It was seven years ago today that I quit smoking. While I still occasionally miss my Marlboros, I have no real desire (or the wallet) to pick it up again. Today's roundup includes a...