Health insurance premiums went up only a little more than inflation this year, according to a new survey. The average family plan cost about $16,800. That's a 3 percent increase over last year.
While Apple unveils a futuristic new smartwatch, Amazon slashes prices on its smartphone-for-shoppers. Both companies are searching for the innovation sweet spot in mobile.
At first, Sun Han made a staggering 100-percent profit margin on his furniture. Soon everyone in his village was opening a furniture factory — and didn't need to raise pigs anymore.
Southwest Airlines has joined a growing number of airlines that are hiring social media "first responders" to help with customer relations.
Grain elevators, auto manufacturers and Amtrak passengers are still facing lengthy delays on rails, as freight train congestion continues to be a drag on the economy all across the country. The problem is particularly bad in the upper Midwest and Great Plains states, where some grain elevators have been waiting to ship their product to market since April. Many blame the delays on the huge increase in Bakken crude oil shipped by rail from North Dakota to refineries in the south, Midwest and on both coasts. The railroads deny they're favoring oil shipments over other products. On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce committee held a hearing on the matter while considering legislation to beef up the enforcement power of the Surface Transportation Board.
Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson's email about the diversity of the team's fans could end his run in the NBA. But were his comments really out of bounds?
Yes, you're busy. Now you can get a salon style, without the salon. Following a trend of on-demand everything, there's an app and service for updos and blowouts that come to you.
The Falls Church, Va.-based private contractor that conducts most of the government's background checks, was the target of a cyberattack last month that breached thousands of personnel files.
Websites including Foursquare, Netflix and WordPress are taking part in Internet Slowdown Day to make a case for unfettered access to the Internet. The slowdown will only be symbolic, not real.
The underground spaces in lower Manhattan cost more per square foot than the apartments being sold above them, according to The New York Times.
Dollar General has been courting competitor Family Dollar, but it isn't interested and instead agreed to sell to Dollar Tree. Dollar General reportedly is planning a hostile bid to disrupt that deal.
Google is the latest in a string of American technology companies that has run into roadblocks in Europe. Steve Inskeep learns more from Danny Hakim of The New York Times.
At a product event on Tuesday, Apple announced a mobile payment system called Apple Pay. CEO Tim Cook says that Apple Pay will provide a secure way to make transactions using one of Apple's devices.
As Detroit struggles to emerge from bankruptcy, the city reaches a historic deal. After years of acrimony, the city and its suburbs have a tentative deal to share control of Detroit's water system.
What happens when a shopping mall dies? Often they're turning into medical centers, churches, schools and universities and new suburban downtowns.
Officials want to overhaul the state's energy grid. Experts say the plan would help utilities withstand severe weather events, but it would also require a massive re-engineering of the power system.
On Tuesday afternoon, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the iPhone 6, a slightly larger iPhone 6 Plus, a mobile payment system and a new smartwatch.
When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost to a primary challenger in June, it was one of the biggest political upsets in years. But Cantor quickly found work with a New York investment bank, which said it was hiring him to provide "strategic guidance."
Apple unveiled its first new product line since 2010, a wearable computing device called the Apple Watch. But is it a game changer? You can't trust all the hype.
Psychology tells us that waiting for an experience can boost our happiness, as can talking about the experience afterwards. That's one reason food pilgrims seem to be queuing up and Instagramming it.