• California labor commission rules Uber drivers are employees, which could clobber the $50 billion company

    Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    The California labor commission has ruled Uber drivers are employees, Reuters reports.  The decision was made after a San Francisco driver, Barbara Ann Berwick, filed a claim against the company.  The commission sided with her largely because it deemed Uber was "involved in every aspect of the operation."  It's potentially a huge blow to Uber's business model, at least in California.

  • This 1961 AT&T Video Predicts Online Shopping

    Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    The earliest efforts to envision the Internet didn't begin until the 1960s. But AT&T was ahead of the game, as evidenced by this 1961 film showcasing the predicted technologies of the future.

  • Uber driver is employee, not contractor: California Labor Commission

    Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    A San Francisco-based driver for smartphone-based ride-hailing service Uber is an employee, not a contractor, according to a ruling by the California Labor Commission.The ruling, filed o

  • 20 great places for new moms to work

    Published: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    If you're a new mom, the bad news is that, unlike all other developed countries in the world, the US doesn't ensure any paid time off for new moms. The good news is that some companies are stepping up their game to make up for where US policy lacks. Companies like Google, which offers 18 weeks of paid leave to new mothers if they are the primary caregiver, are realizing that offering new parents more paid time off can be a real competitive advantage.

  • The 3 questions one CEO hopes to hear from everyone he interviews — but hardly ever does

    Published: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    At the end of most job interviews, the hiring manager will turn the tables and ask, "So, do you have any questions for me?" Most candidates use this time to learn more about salary and job requirements — but David Melancon, CEO of btr., a corporate rankings platform that focuses on holistic performance, says these are three questions that are far more important, and most people fail to ask them.

  • The 25 most beloved CEOs in America

    Published: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Can't stand the big boss at work? Try getting a job at Google, Nike, or Goldman Sachs. Employees at these companies have three of America's most beloved CEOs. That's according to a new report by Glassdoor, an online jobs and careers community. The 2015 Highest-Rated CEOs report relied solely on the input of employees who elected to participate anonymously in an online company review survey.

  • Gas price in Tulsa shoots up to another 2015 high

    BY ROD WALTON, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Lower gas prices finally seem to have led to higher gas prices. Demand fueled by the year-long collapse in crude oil and refined fuels prices has spiked what may be a short-term jump in gasoline at the pump. Many QuikTrip stations lifted their price of regular unleaded by 12 cents to $2.599 per gallon late this weekend. Some stations were still lower, but overall the Tulsa average is hovering nearer to $2.60 per gallon for the first time since December 2014. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Netflix's new homepage makes it much easier to find movies you like

    Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Get ready for a new-look Netflix, Mashable reports. Netflix announced its much anticipated redesign to its user experience had finally begun to roll out to the masses, the first such major change in four years.

  • Tulsa has third-cheapest home insurance in state, study says

    BY LAURIE WINSLOW, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Home sweet home. Tulsa homeowners have something to cheer about, considering that the city has the third-cheapest homeowners insurance in the state, based on an analysis of 55 cities within Oklahoma by ValuePenguin. Tulsa homeowners on average pay $3,651 annually for home insurance, which is 21 percent lower than the state average of $4,610. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Police Shut Down Girls' Lemonade Stand for Ridiculous Reason

    Published: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Sisters who set up a lemonade stand to fund a Father’s Day gift on Monday were shut down by the police due to a lack of permit. Andria Green, 8, and her sister, Zoey, 7, set up the lemonade stand to raise the $105 they needed for tickets to the Texas water park Splash Kingdom. They were selling lemonade for 50 cents and kettle corn for one dollar on their street in the town of Overton, but about an hour after opening, police showed up and told the girls they needed a permit to sell the lemonade. Police agreed to waive the fee of the permit, which normally would cost $150. “The officer told them they had to go to city hall to get a permit,” Overton Police Chief Clyde Carter tells Yahoo Parenting. “Then the city told them they had to check with the health department, which they didn’t do.”

  • Taco Bell execs sent 'Millennial Word of the Week'

    Published: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Taco Bell executives are studying a strange new vocabulary emerging on this side of the border — the lingo of its young customers, The Associated Press reports. CEO Brian Niccol said the company features a "Millennial Word of the Week" at its headquarters as a reminder of how the chain's biggest fan base communicates. Niccol said the words are "curated" by a group of employees in their 20s who send out an email every Tuesday or Wednesday. The words are also posted on screens and monitors around the office in Irvine, California.

  • Rupert Murdoch preparing to step down as CEO from 21st Century Fox

    Published: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Rupert Murdoch , the 84-year old CEO and controlling shareholder of Twenty First Century Fox , is preparing to step down as CEO of the media giant and hand that title to his son James, according to numerous sources close to the Murdoch family says CNBC. An announcement is expected in the near term, while it's unclear whether the reorganization would take place this year or at the start of 2016. Mr. Murdoch will continue to be the executive chairman of Fox, while his son Lachlan would also become an executive co-chairman of the company.

  • Page Six exclusive: Lester Holt wants Brian Williams' $10M salary

    Published: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Lester Holt — who’s primed to permanently take over for fibbing Brian Williams on “ NBC Nightly News ” — wants the same $10 million-per-year salary Williams was getting, says Page Six. Holt’s agents want to quietly renegotiate his contract with NBC as the network tries to reach a resolution over Williams, who will not return to “Nightly News” following an internal investigation. But insiders tell us it’s Holt who’s got the upper hand as NBC News has no backup anchor plan.

  • Blue Bell may have identified the source of listeria at its Broken Arrow plant

    BY LAURIE WINSLOW, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Brenham, Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries has pledged to “reassess everything" about the operations at its three ice cream facilities, including its Broken Arrow plant. Meanwhile, the Associated Press reported Wednesday that Blue Bell Creameries told the U.S. Food and Drug Administration it has likely identified the source of listeria in its Broken Arrow plant, where ice cream might have been contaminated by equipment and sealed-ingredient buckets stored in a non-sanitary room. The FDA also has confirmed a surface area at Blue Bell's plant in Alabama tested positive for listeria. Blue Bell has not pinpointed a contamination source at its Texas plant, according to the AP article. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Global airlines to shrink size of allowable carry-on bags

    Published: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    NEW YORK - Millions of fliers might soon want to buy new carry-on suitcases, CBS News reports. Global airlines announced Tuesday a new guideline that recommends shrinking carry-on bags, in an effort to free up space in packed overhead bins. Fliers might either need to buy smaller suitcases or pay a fee to check their bags, typically $25 each way.

  • How to make sure your startup doesn't destroy your personal life

    Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Founding a company or being one of the first employees at an early-stage startup is attractive for many reasons. It's exhilarating to build something from nothing, and there's always the hope for a large payout for your efforts. But for many, the untold story is that starting a business comes at the sacrifice of your personal life. A startup demands grueling schedules and laser-focused dedication, making it easy to become separated from the people and things you care about, Mashable reports.

  • Starbucks releases 6 new Frappuccino flavors that sound super sweet

    Published: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    So many choices, so little time. In honor of the 20th anniversary of the illustrious Frappuccino, Starbucks has release six new flavors: Cotton Candy, Caramel Cocoa Cluster, Lemon Bar, Cinnamon Roll, Red Velvet Cake and Cupcake, Mashable reports.

  • Tech CEO shares the 3 most important things he looks for in job candidates

    Published: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    CEOs have a knack for weeding out talent. Gary Ambrosino, who has over 30 years of experience running high-tech companies and is currently CEO of software company TimeTrade, tells Business Insider he looks for three things in every job candidate. He also explains how he determines whether  job seekers possess those critical traits.

  • Millennials are twice as likely as anyone else to lie about being fired — and it says a lot about this generation

    Published: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    LinkedIn recently released the report "New Norms @Work," designed to shed light on the workplace attitudes of the ever-elusive millennial. One finding stood out. According to the data, collected from 1,000 US-based full-time employees, people ages 25 to 34 were much less likely to admit having been fired from a previous job than older workers. It's not that previous generations are pathologically honest — on the contrary, 56% of all workers say that if they'd been fired, they would "work to hide this information" from prospective employers.

  • 16 things successful people do on Monday mornings

    Published: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    Monday mornings are the most critical time of the workweek — they set the stage for the day and week ahead. "Because you've stepped away for a couple days, these back-to-work mornings are the most memorable for the rest of the week," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job." "They influence your mindset in a positive or negative way, depending on what actions you decide to take," Taylor says.