NEW YORK — Grab your sunglasses, a giant cup of coffee and prepare to hit the highway: 2016 is shaping up to be the summer of the road trip.
Henry Ford had two great ideas. One was the creation of the first factory assembly line with a conveyor belt. It cut the time to produce a Model T from about a day and a half to an hour and a half. It created a massive productivity change.
NEW YORK — The government’s new rules requiring overtime pay for millions of workers have small business owners facing some hard choices.
There is an ancient saying that originated in the Bible’s Old Testament: “Nothing under the sun is truly new” (Ecclesiastes 1:9).
WASHINGTON — Online shopping is reaching such a critical mass with American households that many of the icons of the traditional mall —from Macy’s to The Gap and J.C. Penney — face an increasingly uncertain future.
AUSTIN — You’ve probably watched one — at least for a few minutes.
HONOLULU — The state of Hawaii is suing Japanese manufacturer Takata over defective air bags they say threaten peoples’ lives.
Earl’s 377 Pizza, the third restaurant from John “Sparky” Pearson and chef Chad Kelly, will open Monday, May 23.
Is that gift horse 401(k) plan you have a good deal? Have you examined its teeth? Maybe it’s time.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Hey, real estate is back! It’s not just San Francisco and its new homes “starting in the $1,000,000s,” as the now-famous billboard cries out.
MIAMI — The makeup industry is trying to convince women that looking good on the outside starts from within — but it’s unclear whether the products they’re trying to hawk are safe and effective.
Beginning tomorrow, Quakertown Park will be abuzz. Stages and vendor tents will start going up.
BEIJING — China’s live-streaming sites have become a burgeoning cottage industry, offering money-making opportunities and even stardom to their mostly female hosts and an entertaining new alternative for millions of viewers to online dramas and stodgy state-controlled TV.
Around this time of year, the cherry trees are blossoming all over Washington, D.C. People plan visits to the nation’s capital to coincide with the beauty of the blooms. Here’s a little known fact about Denton: It’s spelled different, but we have a chairy orchard abloom here year-round
BOSTON — Ride-hailing companies catering exclusively to women are cropping up and raising thorny legal questions, namely: Are they discriminatory?
Some people are “house rich” and “house poor” at the same time. They’re house rich because they own a house. They may own it outright or have a tiny mortgage balance. Either way, they’ve got a bunch of equity. But they can also be house poor.
The emails questioning my sanity arrived soon after publication of last week’s column. It reported on the use of reverse mortgages to buy new homes with 50 percent down — but never having to make a mortgage payment for the balance of the cost.
LAKE WALES, Florida — The advertisement in Where to Retire magazine caught my eye. It made an interesting offer.