N&O Career Articles

Petcube, the Skype for Fido

Ever been stuck late at the office while your furry friend is home alone, and wished you could give Fido or Fluffy a quick ring or text to check in?

Updated: May. 4, 2016 4:42 AM | Full Story

Many workers feel overweight, but don't use company's wellness perks

PITTSBURGH - More than half of workers in a recent survey believe they have packed on too many pounds because they sit at their desks all day, engage in stress-induced eating and are too exhausted to exercise.

Updated: May. 3, 2016 4:42 AM | Full Story

Can fixed payments transform the health care industry?

Two items stood out when employees of UnityPoint Health-Meriter first saw the total cost of knee and hip replacement surgery for its Medicare patients.

Updated: May. 2, 2016 4:42 AM | Full Story

Many worry about attaining middle-class, saving for retirement

PITTSBURGH - As a first generation college graduate, 24-year-old Ciera Young has wondered whether her bachelor's degree gives her an edge or puts her at a disadvantage when she considers that she has no savings, no car and is obligated to repay student debt while trying to get a foothold in the job sector.

Updated: May. 2, 2016 4:42 AM | Full Story

Fixes for Takata air bags can take months. What to drive in the meantime?

LOS ANGELES - The Takata Corp. air bag recall has become so massive that vehicle owners might wait months for repairs, which leaves many struggling to figure out how to get around in the meantime.

Updated: Apr. 29, 2016 4:42 AM | Full Story

Get ready to ride: Motorcycle prep for veterans and novices

CHICAGO - As the days get longer, the urge to twist the throttle gets stronger. But before you get back in the saddle, take some time to be sure you and your motorcycle are ready.

Updated: Apr. 29, 2016 4:42 AM | Full Story

Large firms find shared office space can fit needs

LOS ANGELES - When co-working firm Cross Campus opens an office in downtown Los Angeles in May, its tenants will include the typical startups looking for collaborative work environments, shared coffee bars and the flexibility of a short-term lease.

Updated: Apr. 28, 2016 4:42 AM | Full Story

Short on technicians, small-business owner started a class

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mike Fowler was worried. The owner and general manager of One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning here was confronting a shortage of qualified technicians. The workforce was aging, and demand outweighed supply.

Updated: Apr. 28, 2016 4:42 AM | Full Story

Priscilla Chan, in rare interview, tells how her goals with Mark Zuckerberg are shaped by personal story

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Priscilla Chan remembers seeing blood all over the boy's face, a sign he had gotten jumped in his own neighborhood. For the first time, just looking at someone else hurt.

Updated: Apr. 27, 2016 4:42 AM | Full Story

GoGoGrandparent helps seniors without smartphones

Don't be fooled by her age or her not-so-smart flip phone. Eighty-five-year-old Betty Lou Luce is spurring a technology movement that's spreading from bridge clubs to retirement homes across Southern California.

Updated: Apr. 27, 2016 4:42 AM | Full Story

Career development is top priority for employers seeking to retain talent

CHICAGO - As competition for talent heats up, companies are prioritizing employees' career development as a low-cost way to keep them around.

Updated: Apr. 26, 2016 4:42 AM | Full Story

Financial services industry throwing out rule book to attract millennials

MINNEAPOLIS - Enough already with the stereotyping of millennials living in their parents' basement and drowning in college debt.

Updated: Apr. 25, 2016 4:42 AM | Full Story

Charting GM's course on the road to new mobility

DETROIT - General Motors is on an acquisition and investment spree unlike anything since Roger Smith's purchases of EDS and Hughes Aircraft in the 1980s.

Updated: Apr. 22, 2016 4:41 AM | Full Story

High housing costs driving population shifts?

Fewer people are moving into some of the country's most expensive areas, including San Diego, Silicon Valley, and some Washington, D.C., suburbs. At the same time, places where the cost of living is lower, such as Las Vegas, Phoenix and parts of Florida, are showing bigger population gains, new census data show.

Updated: Apr. 21, 2016 4:42 AM | Full Story

Grass-fed beef grows, in search of standard

CHICAGO - That pricey grass-fed burger you had for lunch may have come from a cow that ate more than just grass.

Updated: Apr. 21, 2016 4:42 AM | Full Story

Brands chasing younger plus-size shoppers, but in-store options still sparse

CHICAGO - Natalie Craig is a 24-year-old fashion blogger who says she hopes she can inspire readers to own their look and feel confident.

Updated: Apr. 21, 2016 4:42 AM | Full Story