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Tech firms bumping up perks to recruit, retain

March 31, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Future of Talent Institute founder and chairman Kevin Wheeler speaks during an interview at an office space in San Mateo, Calif., Friday, March 15, 2013. Companies say extraordinary campuses are a necessity, to recruit and retain top talent, and to spark innovation and creativity in the workplace. Wheeler, whose Future of Talent Institute researches and...

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APNewsBreak: Gas trade group seeks fracking probe

March 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this file photo of Jan. 17, 2013, Yoko Ono, left, and her son Sean Lennon visit a fracking site in Franklin Forks, Pa., during a bus tour of natural-gas drilling sites in northeastern Pennsylvania. Ono and Lennon have formed a group called...

End of the line for Roadrunner supercomputer

March 30, 2013 • Business, State NewsComments (0)

This undated handout photo provided by IBM shows lead engineer Don Grice of IBM inspecting the world’s fastest computer, nicknamed “Roadrunner”, in the company’s Poughkeepsie, N.Y. plant. It’s the end of the line for the...

Bank of Cyprus big savers to lose up to 60 percent

March 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Seen through a bus stop bench, a woman passes an empty shop with a sign reading in Greek ‘for rent’ in central capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Saturday, March 30, 2013. Big depositors at Cyprus’ largest bank may be forced to accept losses of up...

Algeria’s southern unemployed demand oil jobs

March 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo dated March 14, 2013, a demonstrator holds a sign reading “I am Algerian, where are my rights?” during a protest by thousands of young unemployed men in Algeria’s southern city of Ouargla. Protests by the unemployed in southern Algeria are...

Egypt, Iran resume direct flights after decades

March 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE — In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 file photo released by the Egyptian Presidency, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, center right, participate in an arrival ceremony at the airport in Cairo,...

Business, labor get deal on worker program

March 30, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Several southwest Michigan pastors along with immigrant families and members of the general public take part in a pray-in for immigration reform event outside of Representative Fred Upton’s office in downtown Kalamazoo on Friday, March 29, 2013. (AP...

Argentina offers to pay debts with cash & bonds

March 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 2, 2012 file photo, Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez speaks at an event marking the 158 anniversary of the stock exchange in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The South American country has until midnight Friday, March 29, 2013...

NYC deal is key in sick days push, advocates say

March 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, May 9, 2012 file photo, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn laughs during a news conference at City Hall in New York. Quinn on Thursday, March 28, 2013, announced a deal between New York City legislators, labor...

Virtual reality, goggles and all, attempts return

March 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This publicity image provided by Oculus VR shows a virtual reality headset. The virtual reality headset, the doodad that was supposed to seamlessly transport wearers to three-dimensional virtual worlds, has made a remarkable return at this year’s Game...