Columnists

Ikea Makes Push for Growth

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Oct 23
Ikea, whose stadium-sized furniture stores draw shoppers from miles around, is going where its shopper are: online.

The Meaning of Organic Beyond Food

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Oct 23
There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.

Verizon Reports Higher 3Q Net Income, Revenue

Oct 23
Verizon Communications Inc. reported higher net income and revenue in its third quarter, helped by strong wireless subscriber growth and demand for its high-speed FiOS Internet services.

Google's Streaming Music Service Adds Mood to Mix

By Michael Liedtke | Oct 23
Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.

Oh, Canada! A Kelowna Wedding Awaits

By Jim Gladstone | Oct 23
American LGBT couples looking to marry in a country where their unions are sanctioned from sea-to-shining-sea, but unwilling to wait until U.S. courts put an end to their foot-dragging would be hard-pressed to find a more romantic locale than Kelowna, CA.

Top Mortgage Firm Accused of Abuses

By Alex Veiga | Oct 23
One of the nation's largest servicers of home loans may have denied struggling borrowers the chance to fix loan problems and avoid foreclosures, New York's financial regulator has alleged.

Gov't Auto-Safety Website Leaving Drivers in the Dark

Oct 23
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged car owners to have exploding airbags immediately removed from their vehicles, the agency's website provided little information about the problem.

Most Men Find HIV 'Insignificant' In Their Lives

By EDGE | Oct 23
The Kaiser Family Foundation's new study shows that most gay men are not concerned about HIV/AIDS, and 30 percent have never been tested.

Transgender, Gay Inmates Sue Over Jail Rights

By Gillian Flaccus | Oct 22
Gay, bisexual and transgender inmates filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against San Bernardino County and its sheriff, alleging they are kept in a segregated unit that doesn't give them equal access to rehabilitation services.

Court Justice Suspended Over Role in Porn Scandal

By Mark Scolforo | Oct 22
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended one of its members over his participation in a state government pornographic email scandal that involved employees of the attorney general's office.