Features by Gigi Douban

A sign at a Mobil gas station in Pismo Beach, California.

Oil is cheap, but gas is still expensive in California

Shortages of the state's special blend causes prices to spike, but this feels different.
Posted In: gas prices, oil prices, california, refineries

Some schools are still testing students for drug use

The tests are legal, but their effectiveness is questionable.
Posted In: drug testing, schools, Alabama

Amazon wants you to celebrate its birthday by shopping

As it turns 20, the online retailer promotes its fee-based Prime membership.
Posted In: Amazon Prime, Amazon, anniversary
Katy Perry in an ad for CoverGirl. The cosmetics brand is one of the beauty lines Procter & Gamble will be selling to Inc.

P&G gets better looking by dumping its beauty lines

Procter & Gamble's beauty brands brought in a lot of revenue, but not much profit.
Posted In: Procter & Gamble, coty, beauty, covergirl

Philadelphia: the largest city to legalize Airbnb

Just in time for the Democratic National Convention ... and the pope.
Posted In: airbnb, Philadelphia, rental market

A computer glitch spells trouble for visitors to the U.S.

State Department says technical experts are working around the clock to fix it.
Posted In: U.S., visa, foreign students, Mexico
<span>An Uber application is shown as cars drive by in Washington, D.C.  The California Labor Commission ruled Wednesday that an Uber driver is an employee and not an independent contractor. </span>

California says Uber driver was employee

The labor commission ruling could substantially affect Uber's business model.
Posted In: Uber, ride sharing, employees

FedEx reports on last quarter and plans ahead

The company is looking to expand in Europe by acquiring a Dutch delivery firm.
Posted In: fedex, mail, shipping, european

Virtual reality is star of this year's E3

VR is poised to meet the masses in mobile technology.
Posted In: e3, virtual reality, Oculus VR

Labor Department may extend overtime to more workers

The change would mean workers with higher salaries are eligible for overtime.
Posted In: exemptions, Labor Department, overtime


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