| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Target Corp. became the latest major company to say it will stop offering healthcare coverage for part-time workers, and experts said it won't be the last.
The Minneapolis company announced in a corporate blog post that it was changing its benefits...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:27 PM
West Virginia's governor declared a state of emergency for five counties Thursday after a chemical spill contaminated the Elk River, affecting tens of thousands of people and forcing schools and eateries to close.
[Updated, 7:25 p.m. PST Jan. 9: The...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Is it a law of evolution that the fatter the wallet, the thinner the skin? The wallet of Ken Langone, the billionaire co-founder of Home Depot, is so fat he he must sit on it funny, yet there he was the other day, crabbing to CNBC about Pope Francis'...
| Jan 2, 2014
A friend recently got stuck when he tried to explain to his son, who was struggling to find a job, how our economy got to be the way it is. He asked my help since I am a well-known crank on the matter. I offered him three short anecdotes:
| Dec 14, 2013
| 12:00 PM
A woman watering her lawn can be slightly sexy, but a silver butane tank can change a man's life.
John Divola, a photographer in chase of the sublime, discerned this as a graduate student in a ponytail, peddling his bicycle and taking pictures of...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:40 PM
In what may be the perfect mash-up of retro-nostalgia with modern-day reality TV mania, you can now grow a "Duck Dynasty" beard via Chia Pet.
We caught a blurb about the Chia Willie and Chia Uncle Si handmade decorative planters on NBC's "Today" show...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Home Depot Inc. is another beneficiary of the housing boom.
The largest U.S. home-improvement retailer said Wednesday that it would meet a profit-improvement goal one year ahead of schedule, thanks in part to demand created by homeowners.
| Dec 4, 2013
| 8:17 AM
For its latest marketing stunt, Uber is teaming up with Home Depot to deliver Christmas trees to customers on Thursday.
The on-demand ride service said customers in 10 select cities can click on a special Christmas tree icon in the Uber smartphone app....
| Nov 28, 2013
| 7:23 AM
The streets were dark and empty at 5:30 a.m. in Burbank — except at Kmart, where a few dozen shoppers in hoodies, fleece and boots huddled against an exterior wall waiting to be let inside.
With a 6 a.m. opening time, the retailer is kicking off a...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As the hardiest of shoppers prepare for the annual Black Friday consumption frenzy, many are convinced it's their one shot at a great deal.
But "that's not even close to the truth," said Matthew Ong, senior retail analyst at online personal finance...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Like the Cold War arms race, retailers' assault on Thanksgiving appears to have reached the point of unremitting insanity. Next week Target, Kohl's, K-Mart, Sears and many other retailers will be opening their stores for some Thanksgiving hours starting...