After writing a couple of columns about kindness in the workplace -- SPOILER ALERT: I'm in favor of it -- I heard about a novel idea being tested in a place where future workers are trained.
A colleague told me the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Disappointing job gains in April were an unwelcome sign after anemic first-quarter economic growth, but analysts said it's not time to panic yet.
The 160,000 net new jobs added last month were the fewest ...Read more
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Fifth-grader Vineeth Prabhuvenkatesh has always had trouble differentiating colors. He is among the 8 percent of males who have some sort of color vision deficiency, which is most often marked by an ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- On Christmas Day, Liz Philips and her two sons Sutton, 8, and Greyson, 10, welcomed a new member into their San Diego home. They called her Alexa, and though not your traditional bundle of joy, she was ...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- When Oakland startup MegaBots needed cash to give its 15-foot-tall, 12,000-pound combat robot more firepower, the company put out a call for help online.
The founders set up a crowdfunding campaign on ...Read more
I was amused to read an article in The Wall Street Journal last week about a human-resources consultant who developed a popular (and apparently very lucrative) program to help corporate HR executives "understand this ...Read more
Q: A colleague left our company suddenly, leaving her work in disarray and the team upset. As the team lead, how do I handle this to prevent issues both internally and externally?
--Diana, 40, program manager
A: Keep ...Read more
"Almost everyone is going to be a caregiver at some point in his or her life, so employers need to recognize that and adapt."
That quote is from an interview I did with Cynthia Thomas Calvert, senior adviser to the Center...Read more
Employee lawsuits alleging "family responsibilities discrimination" are growing at a faster rate than any other kind of employment discrimination case, according to a new study.
What's that about?
It's about workers who ...Read more
Q: Our human resources director has been using prescription painkillers for a very long time. "Lisa" often appears foggy and dazed and occasionally falls asleep at her computer. She readily admits to taking this medication...Read more
Today's workers often want flexibility in their work. That, and the changes that followed the recession, have led to a freelance economy, shared working spaces and individualized job schedules.
But the trend toward ...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook uncovered no evidence that it suppressed news about conservative issues in its "trending topics" feature, the social media firm wrote Monday in a letter to U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman ...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Lyft is rolling out a new feature that's common among taxi and car services yet rare among app-based ride companies.
The San Francisco firm announced Monday that it will soon roll out an advanced ...Read more
CHICAGO -- After a disappointing start to 2016, Nordstrom is growing its off-price business and trying to woo shoppers with a more inclusive loyalty program.
Nordstrom customers no longer need one of its store credit or ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Viacom Inc. Chief Executive Philippe Dauman and fellow Viacom board director George Abrams filed a lawsuit Monday in Massachusetts probate court that seeks to invalidate changes that ousted them as directors...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Times owner Tribune Publishing Co. has rejected a second buyout offer from rival newspaper publisher Gannett Co., and this time it's brought in new financial muscle to fend off further overtures:...Read more
CHICAGO -- Tribune Publishing has rejected Gannett's $15-per-share offer to buy the company, but opened the door to negotiations, the Chicago-based newspaper company announced Monday.
Tribune Publishing also announced it ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Captain America and Iron Man found their match at the weekend box office in a group of furious fowl.
Sony Pictures and Rovio Entertainment's "The Angry Birds Movie" dethroned "Captain America: Civil War," ...Read more
WASHINGTON –– The U.S. economy should be solid enough to merit an interest-rate increase this year, and the central bank won't cave to political pressure to refrain from tightening during a presidential election year, ...Read more
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- LA billionaire becomes the 2nd-largest shareholder of LA Times' parent company
- Auto review: Luxurious Lexus RX makes cheaper NX look bad in comparison
- Viacom's Philippe Dauman sues to get back on Sumner Redstone trust
- Nordstrom's loyalty program is no longer cardholders-only
- California's tech industry is headed toward a new frontier