The lamest excuses for missing work

A new survey shows that people come up with some seriously sad excuses for missing work.

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 06:00am EDT

Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking

Camel maker Reynolds American snuffing out smoking in workplaces, will allow e-cigarettes

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 05:20am EDT

Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

Tiny bump for Social Security benefits for a third straight year; they're rising 1.7 percent

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 05:10am EDT

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

US gov't raises air bag warning by 3M vehicles; efforts clouded by wrong info, faulty website

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 04:52am EDT

Woman makes a living of finding the 'perfect name'

Companies such as Mattel hire Ellen Lutwak to name toys, technical products. She's named a Barbie doll fashion line and is in the process of naming the new wing of a hospital. So puns don't always work.

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 04:38am EDT
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US consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in September

US consumer prices rose tiny 0.1 percent in September as gas prices dropped for third month

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 02:04am EDT

Yahoo CEO defends strategy in face of criticism

Under fire, Yahoo CEO assures shareholders 'we've achieved more than many people realize'

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 12:10am EDT

Asia stocks down on mixed China data, weak Wall St

Asian stocks lower after oil fall drags down Wall Street, China factories fail to fire

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 10:56pm EDT

FTC names privacy expert as chief technologist

FTC appoints outspoken privacy advocate Ashkan Soltani as new chief technologist

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 09:20pm EDT

Company fined $25M for work-at-home scheme

Company that advertised lucrative work-at-home scheme fined $25M, barred from advertising

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 09:10pm EDT

Passenger jets push Boeing's profit up 18 percent

Strong passenger jet deliveries help Boeing earn $1.36B, topping Wall Street forecasts

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 08:02pm EDT

Rules on bank risk in mortgage bonds being adopted

Regulators adopting new rules on banks' risk in mortgage bonds, dropped down payment condition

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 06:50pm EDT

EPA: Gas mileage inflated on 4 Mini Cooper models

EPA finds gas mileage estimates overstated on 4 Mini Cooper models made by BMW

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 06:50pm EDT

Correction: Air Bag Recall story

Correction: Air Bag Recall story

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 06:40pm EDT

German firm wins appeal in Spain thalidomide case

Spain court accepts German firm's appeal of compensation ruling in thalidomide case

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 05:40pm EDT

FedEx predicts increase in holiday deliveries

FedEx predicts 8.8 percent more holiday shipments, a more cautious growth forecast than 2013

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 05:14pm EDT

Turner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat

Turner Broadcasting channels disappear from Dish as deadline passes to renew contract

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 05:14pm EDT

Slide in energy sector drags US stock market lower

S&P 500 falls, ending a four-day winning streak, as drop in oil price drags down energy stocks

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 04:52pm EDT

Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

Ben Bradlee, celebrated editor who guided The Washington Post during Watergate scandal, dies

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 04:05pm EDT
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Big slump is no cause to ditch stock market

While unsettling, last week's big stock slump is no reason to abandon the market, advisers say

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 03:22pm EDT
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