SAN FRANCISCO — The startup is housed in a garage-style space in San Francisco's tech-heavy South of Market neighborhood, but it isn't like most of its neighbors that develop software, websites and mobile-phone apps. Its mission is to find plant replacements for eggs.
Forget packed malls and big-box chain stores brimming with sleepy bargain hunters. This holiday season, a modest shopping phenomenon is brewing in Fort Wayne, Ind.
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Fancy a pint of Pliny the Elder or Heady Topper double India pale ales, but can't find them in your neighborhood? Get out your wallet.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to rule on the divisive issue of what kinds of software are eligible for patent protection in a case being closely watched by the technology industry.
Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.
Stocks rose sharply on Friday, with the S&P 500 bouncing back from a five-session drop, as an upbeat November jobs report had the unemployment rate falling to a five-year low and a survey on consumer confidence hit a five-month high.
Despite a $450 price tag, a limited-edition line of rose gold-colored metal Starbucksgift cards sold out Friday in less time than it takes to order a latte. The offering marked the second year the coffee chain has partnered with high-end daily deal site Gilt.com to sell the cards.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — AT&T, under fire for ongoing revelations that it shares and sells customers' communications records to the National Security Agency and other U.S. intelligence offices, says it isn't required to disclose to shareholders what it does with customers' data.
Nelson Mandela leaves behind a country in better economic shape than it was under white minority rule, but there are storm clouds on the horizon, with high youth unemployment rates, slowed growth, and continued economic inequality.
Sears Holdings Corp. said it would spin off its Lands' End clothing business, adding to the assets the company is shedding as it struggles with mounting operating losses and declining sales.
Endless lines. Pushy crowds. Hearing "The Twelve Days of Christmas" for the umpteenth time in a matter of hours. Spend a little time shopping this holiday season, and odds are good you'll want a good stiff drink. Not that you need to abandon your basket to grab one.
The job market may be gradually improving, but the gains aren't showing up in worker's paychecks. And the resulting belt-tightening continues to weigh on an economy heavily dependent on consumer spending.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it had disrupted the largest network of compromised personal computers, involving some 2 million machines around the world, since it stepped up its battle against organized online criminals three years ago.The Redmond, Wash.
Don't look now, but some of the same folks who have been spreading fear about the woeful lack of retirement readiness among American workers have something new to say on the subject: a financial industry study that asserts that we're doing a lot better than we think.
The U.S. economy added a better-than-expected 203,000 jobs in November, sending the unemployment rate down to 7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Friday.Economists had expected the government to report about 180,000 new jobs, down from an initially reported 204,000 in October.
Add a brand new Tesla Model S to the growing list of items you can buy with bitcoins.An auto dealership in Newport Beach, Calif., revealed Wednesday that it sold its first vehicle with the virtual currency as legal tender.
SAN FRANCISCO — Video game publisher Electronic Arts said on Thursday it halted development on upcoming projects of its "Battlefield 4" game to fix technical problems that have plagued the title recently.
Bitcoin is big business in China, home to more than one-third of the virtual currency's global daily transactions — some $65.7 million.
Fast-food giant McDonald's has committed another employee advice blunder, listing pricey suggestions for tipping au pairs, personal fitness trainers and pool cleaners on its worker resource website.
Demonstrators gathered outside fast-food restaurants in 100 cities Thursday, campaigning for a $15 an hour wage and the right to unionize.
SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter will begin showing ads to users based on their browsing history, it said on Thursday, becoming the latest Internet company to employ the controversial but increasingly widespread tracking technology.
Stocks closed lower on Thursday, with the Dow and S&P 500 extending losses into a fifth day, after data showed the economy growing more rapidly than expected, adding to thoughts that the Federal Reserve would begin to reduce its stimulus sooner than speculated.
AT&T is preparing to roll out some significant changes to its Mobile Share plan that will cut service charges for off-contract phones. Starting Dec.
E-commerce has so far been the success story of a tumultuous holiday spending season. But as the season progresses, some experts said the advantage may shift to brick-and-mortar stores more heavily than in past years.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is warning some 465,000 holders of prepaid cash cards issued by the bank that their personal information may have been accessed by hackers who attacked its network in July.
NEW YORK — Lululemon Athletica said it is implausible to believe it intended to sell hundreds of thousands of nearly sheer yoga pants and hope consumers wouldn't notice, and that a securities fraud lawsuit claiming it did just that should be thrown out. In a Wednesday night filing in the U.S.
Twitter has named Marjorie Scardino as a director, adding a woman to the all-white male board for which it's been sharply criticized. Scardino, 66, was the CEO of Pearson PLC, a publishing and education company, from 1997 to 2012, Twitter Inc. said in a regulatory filing Thursday.
She was just 22 years old, a fresh graduate from a teacher’s college and excited about life, so when Gail Wise went to the Ford showroom near her family’s home in suburban Chicago, she told the salesman she wanted something new, youthful and special.
The Great Recession changed the American workplace. More and more jobs that used to be full time are now part time, with lower pay and limited or no benefits.
Edward Hopper's famous portrait of economic hardship has just become the new symbol of unbridled wealth. The American realist's 1934 painting, "East Wind Over Weehawken," sold on Thursday for $40.5 million at Christie's sale of American Art.