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More new vehicles get forward-crash prevention systems

More cars are coming equipped with robotic functions that protect drivers from front-end crashes with other vehicles or objects, which could result in fewer crashes and lower insurance rates for drivers.

Updated: Aug. 28, 2015 8:13 AM | Full Story

In Pittsburgh, smart card transition catches some businesses by surprise

PITTSBURGH - Liz Moore has lots to worry about as she juggles the many duties necessary to keep her popular downtown lunch counter, Bluebird Kitchen, running at a perfect simmer.

Updated: Aug. 27, 2015 8:18 AM | Full Story

Companies hope cybersecurity experts in the boardroom can counter hacks

LOS ANGELES - The board of directors at construction and engineering company Parsons Corp. needed to fill a seat two years ago.

Updated: Aug. 26, 2015 8:13 AM | Full Story

Companies start to re-imagine the annual performance review

It wasn't quite the storming of the Bastille, but a fledgling revolution was unfolding this past spring inside the conference rooms of the palm-studded, fairway-lined Trump National Doral Miami.

Updated: Aug. 25, 2015 10:38 AM | Full Story

More multilingual workers needed

PHILADELPHIA - When Dawn Taylor, 37, a doctoral candidate at Pennsylvania State University, started her part-time translation business in February 2013, she earned $15,000 that year.

Updated: Aug. 25, 2015 10:33 AM | Full Story

Paying biggest debts first might not be best, study says

Snowballing your debts - paying them smallest to largest regardless of finance charges - might not make sense mathematically, but it just might work better, according to a new academic study.

Updated: Aug. 25, 2015 4:08 AM | Full Story

Easygoing CEO is firmly in control of Toyota North America

Laid-back Jim Lentz had 48 hours to get tough.

Updated: Aug. 21, 2015 8:08 AM | Full Story

From tiny start, mat-maker becomes industry power

After installing a new tile floor in their kitchen, Robb and Lisa McMahon realized there was a problem.

Updated: Aug. 20, 2015 8:08 AM | Full Story

Why some farmers are deciding to go GMO-free

ST. LOUIS - Five years ago, Dan Beyers took his farm in a new direction. Or, rather, back in an old direction.

Updated: Aug. 20, 2015 8:08 AM | Full Story

Company is cooking up strategies to find better employees

PHILADELPHIA - Crocodile Cafe & Catering's summer menu elicits moans of pleasure from workers at Rockwell Automation in suburban Philadelphia, especially the Jamaican jerked chicken, soaked for two days in a zesty marinade, Rockwell senior administrative assistant Marisa Pellechio said.

Updated: Aug. 20, 2015 8:08 AM | Full Story

Nicolas Bernadi brings his food chops to Munchery

Nicolas Bernadi knows tomatoes. He knows they can taste differently in different dishes, different seasons, different weeks and days, different parts of the country. So for the vice president of food at meal-delivery startup Munchery, where achieving consistency as well as high quality in its dishes is both a mantra and a bedeviling oxymoron, tomatoes can loom large.

Updated: Aug. 19, 2015 8:08 AM | Full Story

Lunch is often a last-second call for workers

Lunch may be one of the most important events of the workday, but a surprising number of workers give little or no thought to where they will go to eat until they are actually headed out of the office.

Updated: Aug. 18, 2015 8:13 AM | Full Story