Do-It-Yourself Laundry Detergent

While having clean clothes is obviously both hygienic and neighborly, how they get that way may be more open to imagination and experimentation than you may have considered. And consider you should, because as it turns out, the companies supplying the soaps you use to make your attire springtime fresh may be doing little more […]

6 Unusual Jobs

Bounty hunters, private investigators, body guards–you’ve seen these jobs on TV, but do you know how they function in reality? Ever wonder what the job’s about, how you get paid, and how much? Here are six strange professions, along with the skinny on pay and duties. Many of these careers are seeing growth in a […]

Where Home Prices Are Rising

The number of homes for sale is down in many markets, with asking prices up–especially in these places. This month, after three years of record declines, the battered housing market has shown some signs of hope. Tuesday the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city Home Price Index, which is a gauge of sale prices in the country’s major markets, […]

EBay CEO envisions PayPal in more offline settings

The waiter comes to your table and asks: “Will you be paying by cash, credit or PayPal?” Don’t be surprised to hear that question six months or a year from now, says John Donahoe, the CEO of PayPal’s parent company, eBay Inc. Although PayPal is best known as a way to pay people or buy […]

Chelsea Clinton to wed in upstate NY

The 30-year-old daughter of Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton was expected to wed her boyfriend, investment banker Marc Mezvinsky, at a ceremony Saturday evening with 400 to 500 guests. Details of the wedding were kept fanatically close to the vest, with shopkeepers, innkeepers, vendors and restaurateurs sworn to secrecy. Roads were closed, the skies […]

Best Deals On Cyber Monday

Black Friday gets all the hype, but Cyber Monday – the Monday following Thanksgiving – is really when retailers cash in. Last year consumers spent $887 million online (excluding travel) on Cyber Monday – $292 million more than on Black Friday, according to a survey by ComScore. Cyber Monday’s history is brief. It was created […]

3.1M customers face Oscar night without broadcast

NEW YORK – Millions of cable subscribers faced the prospect of Oscar night without the Academy Awards broadcast Sunday after ABC’s parent company switched off its signal to Cablevision customers and the two companies blasted each other for failing to reach a deal in a dispute over fees. In dueling statements dispatched early Sunday, the […]

‘Best Job’ To ‘Best Taxi Ride’

PERTH, Australia (AFP) – Australian tourism authorities are seeking five foreign couples to take part in what is touted as the world’s longest, and most extraordinary, taxi ride. Building on last year’s highly successful “Best Job in the World” campaign, officials are hoping to promote remote and rugged Western Australia by launching the “Extraordinary Taxi […]

Insider Secrets to Get Your Resume Read

It’s becoming harder than ever to get your resume read by a real person. “HR people are drowning in resumes, and despite their best intentions, many can’t keep up,” says executive recruiter Mike Travis. Help your resume win the attention it deserves by following these up-to-date tips from industry insiders. * “Keep it shorter, tighter, […]

Underpaid Celebrities and Other High-Profile People

People often assume that high-profile careers come with big paychecks. In reality, jobs with lots of visibility don’t always pay as much as you might think. “Glamour, for all it is worth, may not be worth very much financially,” says Lori Gersh Weiner, career expert and the author of “Good Manners Are Contagious.” Here are […]