| Feb 11, 2013
Richard Artschwager, an artist who turned his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker into a distinctive approach to making sculptures and paintings that defy easy categorization, died Saturday in Albany, N.Y., following a brief illness. He was 89.
| Jun 12, 2013
Dole Food Co.: In the June 10 Section A, a Monday Business stock spotlight article about Dole Food Co. said that Chief Executive David A. DeLorenzo stepped down to run Itochu Corp. He joined Itochu Corp. to run the newly acquired Dole Asia Holdings. Also,...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 8:43 AM
In a move to bolster its cloud computing services, IBM has purchased Dallas company SoftLayer for a reported $2 billion.
"The acquisition will strengthen IBM’s leadership position in cloud computing and will help speed business adoption of...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Decades ago, many workers spent their whole lives at the same job, retiring with a full pension, and maybe even a gold watch from their boss.
Now, almost no one works at the same place for life, and there’s much less loyalty between employers...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 12:27 PM
After hiring Frank Gehry to design its Menlo Park headquarters' expansion, Facebook is once again tapping the world-renowned architect for its new New York office that will open next year.
Facebook is relocating its New York office at 335 Madison Ave....
| May 23, 2013
| 8:40 PM
The electron microscope revolutionized biology in the 1930s by providing magnifications thousands of times higher than that of light microscopes, allowing scientists to discern the inner workings of cells for the first time.
But it was not nearly as...
| May 8, 2013
| 12:52 PM
It took a lot of time, funding and the work of countless individual researchers to create the world's first bionic eye, which gives some sight back to the blind.
How long? Well, the IBM ThinkPad (remember those?) was the world's hottest laptop...
| Apr 30, 2013
L.A. poet and playwright
Ben Pleasants, 72, a Los Angeles poet and playwright who also championed the work of Charles Bukowski and John Fante in literary critiques, died of a heart attack April 18 in Crescent City, his wife, Paula, said....
| May 1, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Talk about some on-screen minimalism.
In a bid to “explore the limits of filmmaking,” IBM has created a movie that takes a character and reduces him to his essence—literally.
“A Boy and His Atom,” a new stop-motion short...
| Aug 22, 2012
Like many parents of autistic children, Elizabeth Emken's priorities changed when she heard her son's diagnosis. But most parents do not wind up running for U.S. Senate. Emken's 12.5% of the vote in the June primary makes her the GOP challenger to...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Sales at stores open at least a year rose 4.5% last week compared to the same week a year ago, according to a weekly sales index from International Council of Shopping and Goldman Sachs. That was also a 0.9% increase over sales the previous week....