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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterGoogle Inc. evolved from a tiny start-up to the shining star of American enterprise in less than a decade by bringing knowledge to billions of people. There's still one thing almost no one knows: How Google works. "It's somewhat of a paradox," said...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAT&T Inc. is getting out of the business that gave Agent 86 a cunning way to enter CONTROL headquarters in "Get Smart." The nation's largest phone company said Monday that it would stop owning and operating public pay phones by the end of next year....
FEW SALES PITCHES IN AMERICA have as much power as these four simple words: "All you can eat." That applies not just to gut-busting buffets but to a smorgasbord of services that aren't dispensed with ladles. Rental cars come with unlimited miles. Cable TV...
CONSUMER CONFIDENTIALIf there's a sentiment that crops up with frequency in this column, it's that bigger is seldom better when it comes to how businesses treat consumers. So I say today, with no small surprise and puzzlement: Go get 'em, Microsoft. Google's great, don't...
Times Staff WriterSilicon Valley entrepreneur Steve Poizner pulled himself out of the running Wednesday for a seat on the California Public Utilities Commission, conceding that his financial holdings were too big and complex to avoid potential conflicts of interest....
The Charlotte ObserverNo one in Lavaris Nelson's family had ever graduated from college, and for much of her life, it seemed like the universe was determined to keep her from getting a degree, too. But on Sunday at the Irwin Belk Complex, the 31-year-old single mother of two...
The Charlotte ObserverDuring his 27 years in local government, Bobbie Shields has worked with little fanfare on some of Mecklenburg County's most significant projects, including the new uptown baseball stadium and the Little Sugar Creek greenway expansion. But the firing...
The Charlotte ObserverThe first Mecklenburg County commissioners meeting since the firing of former county manager Harry Jones descended into chaos Tuesday with shouting, bickering and name-calling. Democratic commissioners, split along their views of Jones, accused each...
Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.A federal judge offered three options Wednesday for how a potential $27 million lawsuit by 10 area 911 districts against BellSouth could proceed. U.S. District Judge Curtis Collier opened the short meeting with a quick observation: "I understand...
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The Meridian Star, Miss.The Meridian City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to no longer allow citizens to comment on items not on meeting agendas at regular council meetings -- an action that did not go over favorably with one concerned citizen. George Pugh, a Meridian native who...
The Charlotte ObserverA day after Mecklenburg commissioners fired County Manager Harry Jones, board members said Wednesday more staff shakeups are possible. Among them is a proposal to hire retired BellSouth executive Krista Tillman to help guide the county in the search for...
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Phil Mickelson's 5-iron shot sailed long and right on the par-3 seventh, stopping an inch from the fringe and leaving him in danger of losing at least a stroke to playing partner Brandt Snedeker. Mickelson ended up...
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