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  Naquasia LeGrand was frying chicken, sweeping floors and serving customers for $7.25 an hour when she was recruited by union organizers to join a campaign for higher pay. In the 15 months since, the 22-year-old KFC employee from Brooklyn has become...

Wage fight propels worker from KFC to White House

Updated: 3/2/2014 04:21 PM

  Q: I’ve just started a new job and I’ve recently discovered that some of my coworkers are taking advantage of my state’s lax concealed weapon laws and bring their own personal firearms to the office. As a child, I was a victim...

Career Coach: Guns a worry for employee; DUI a blot on record

Updated: 2/27/2014 11:24 AM

  A variety of mobile wallet systems store credit or debit card information on phones in encrypted form, offering more security than standard plastic cards with magnetic stripes. To make a purchase, simply tap the phone on a card reader or wave a bar...

Incentives are coming for payments by phones

Updated: 2/27/2014 10:44 AM

  PlayStation stands out among the long list of famous Sony brands as one that hasn’t faded or succumbed to a nimbler competitor. Months after hitting global markets, the latest version of the video-game console went on sale in Tokyo, a big...

Beleaguered Sony counting on new game machine

Updated: 2/25/2014 01:05 PM

  One of the key trends in hotel design in recent years has been a sharp focus on creating a hotel lobby that is a destination, not just a pass-through. If successful, such lobbies keep paying guests happily hanging out and spending money on site...

Hotels turn lobbies into destination place

Updated: 3/2/2014 06:55 AM

  Too busy to pick up a paintbrush? Waterlogue, a photo app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, uses your snapshots as rough drafts for watercolor-inspired works of digital art.

App turns photos into watercolors

Updated: 2/25/2014 12:38 PM

  Studies have shown that listening to music that fits the cadence of what you’re doing — running, cycling, aerobics — makes you work harder.

The science of workout music

Updated: 2/28/2014 02:52 PM

  This year's Academy Awards nominees reflect a Hollywood truism: The margin between the dust bin and the Oscar red carpet is often razor thin. The development process of any film can be lengthy and arduous, full of challenges in obtaining financing...

Being a Best Picture nominee isn't easy

Updated: 2/28/2014 02:47 PM

  To make a backdrop for the short film "The Painter," the producers figured they'd cut out a few newspaper stories about the gun violence in Chicago. Within weeks, the wall was plastered from top to bottom with tragic stories, creating a stunningly...

Wheaton filmmakers show violence in Chicago through a child’s eyes

Updated: 2/27/2014 03:50 PM

  I fancy myself a backpack-carrying, adventure-seeking traveler, at home in hostels and on hiking trails. But there I was, on a luxury cruise ship, sipping wine with silver-haired foxes, fox-trotting with male escorts in the ballroom, and escorting...

Luxury cruise and biking? Surprisingly good combo

Updated: 2/27/2014 01:17 PM

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