(Laura A. Oda)
Giant ships in West Coast ports' future

02/28/2015 06:35 PM PST
West Coast ports are scrambling to deal with the “mega-ship” — behemoths capable of carrying 19,000 containers and as long as the Empire State Building without its antenna. Billions of dollars are being spent reconfiguring ports to handle the monsters. 
Assyrians in San Jose hold prayer vigil for embattled countrymen in Syria
02/27/2015 09:57 PM PST - As their embattled fellow Assyrians in Syria are being held hostage and seeing their villages taken over by Islamic State fighters, local expats in San Jose gathered Friday night for a prayer vigil to offer spiritual support and call for the United States to come to their rescue. 

Falling gas prices don't always influence car buyers' choices, studies hint
02/27/2015 09:44 PM PST - When gas prices go down, sales of electric vehicles go down too, right? But that's not the case, new studies show: Electric-vehicle sales, and sales of high-gas-mileage cars, continue to hold steady. 

Rubicon Project holds lead among competitors in advertising technology
02/27/2015 07:07 PM PST - In the fragmented and competitive world of digital advertising, a Los Angeles company is putting up some impressive numbers, but still looking to turn a profit.

Software behind 'Big Hero 6' pushes limits on computer animation
02/27/2015 07:07 PM PST - 'Big Hero 6' has been a critical and commercial hit for Walt Disney Animation Studios, winning an Oscar and taking in more than $500 million at the box office. But the more important number may be the 39,000 hours Disney Animation spent developing the computer program that made the movie possible. 

Retirement Planner: Go with the flow when it comes to stock market
02/27/2015 07:07 PM PST - With American stocks reaching an historic high water mark last week, the feeling I now have reminds me of the days when I was the parent of teenage children. 

Psychology on order: How restaurants get you to spend more
02/27/2015 07:07 PM PST - How businesses get you to spend more 

Identity theft spreads to tax refunds: Cybercriminals file with others' ID
02/27/2015 07:07 PM PST - April 15 is still a ways away, but a growing number of Americans may be surprised to learn that someone has already filed their tax returns for them -- and also made off with their tax refunds.  

Teamsters win vote to unionize more tech shuttle bus drivers in Silicon Valley
02/27/2015 07:26 PM PST - Shuttle bus drivers for Yahoo, Apple, Genentech, eBay and Zynga -- all employed by contractor Compass Transportation -- voted Friday to join the Teamsters union.  

Give us our porn! Google reverses Blogger's no-nudity policy
02/27/2015 05:31 PM PST - Just three days after saying sexually explicit material would be banned from public Blogger forum sites, Google is backing down.