Category: Business

Movie Ticket Sales Sagging? Time to Bring Out the Toys

With DVDs fast becoming relics and box-office numbers stagnating, movie studios are looking to toys and other licensed products to raise revenue.

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Apple Pay Violates Patents Held by Security Technology Inventor, Lawsuit Alleges

The suit accuses Apple Pay of using technology that was pitched to Apple and Visa officials, but the companies never signed a license agreement.

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A Vital Drug Runs Low, Though Its Base Ingredient Is in Many Kitchens

Suppliers of a simple, critical medication — sodium bicarbonate solution — have run out, leaving doctors to juggle chemotherapy and postpone surgery.

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UnitedHealth Overbilled Medicare by Billions, U.S. Says in Suit

The Justice Department said adjustments to patients’ charts were made to reap greater payments, but the company said it broke no rules.

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James Donovan Backs Out as Nominee for No. 2 Treasury Job

The longtime banking and investment management executive at Goldman Sachs says he wants to focus on his family.

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Retiring: Baby Boomers Look to Senior Concierge Services to Raise Income

The concierges help their customers complete the relatively mundane activities of everyday life, a way for the semi- and fully retired to continue to work.

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Vocations: The Zen of Dying

A nurse at the Zen Hospice Project tries to offer a higher level of quality and attention, helping dying people live fully right up to the end.

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Tech Tip: Uncovering Missing or Deleted Photos

If you inadvertently trash files from a drive or memory card, you may be able to get them back with file recovery software.

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Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden

The decision does not mean that Mr. Assange, who has been living in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, is in the clear.

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Common Sense: Washington Post, Breaking News, Is Also Breaking New Ground

As with Watergate, the paper’s scoops about the administration are helping shape the national conversation. They are also driving its digital success.

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