Facebook stores its data in this rural North Carolina town, where the privacy debate...

FOREST CITY, N.C. — It was slow at the thrift shop, and manager Stephanie Henderson, 38, was looking at her laptop, trying to discover all that Facebook had...

Investment group urges more women in Amazons senior ranks following harassment allegations

In the wake of sexual harassment allegations against a now former Amazon executive, a group that advocates for investors sent a letter last week to the online giant, urging it...

Eight mistakes to avoid when buying your first home

Buying a home is overwhelming for most first-time buyers. It’s the biggest purchase most people will make in their lives, and the process is like no other financial transaction....

Montgomery Square neighborhood has urban comforts and country appeal

Tariq and Amy Shawer said they didn’t care if they bought a new house but preferred to buy one from its original owners. Amy wanted a shorter...

For only $50,000 this Texas company will clone your pet

You love your dog. But would you spend $50,000 to clone it? If the answer is yes, then a Texas company is standing by and ready to help.  The veterinarians at Viagen Pets use a...

Today is expected to be the biggest day ever for online returns

Today is the day, UPS predicts, when you’ll finally get around to sending back that ill-fitting sweater or those too-tight jeans. The shipping company says it expects to process a...

California, home of the first soda tax, agrees to ban them

The beverage industry scored a defining victory in its battle against soda taxes this week as California lawmakers voted to bar future local taxes on sugary drinks. The state had...

The apple that never browns wants to change your mind about genetically modified foods

After years of development, protest and regulatory red tape, the first genetically modified, non-browning apples will soon go on sale in the United States. The fruit, sold sliced and marketed...

Iceland is trying to close the gender pay gap by publicly shaming companies

Iceland may be a popular stopover destination for travelers flying to the United States, but when it comes to the gender pay gap, it’s worlds away. Whereas American women were paid...

Labor Department will avoid further delay of retirement savings rule

A Labor Department rule that would set higher standards for the advice brokers give to retirement savers will go into effect June 9 without further delay, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta...