Why would such an otherwise nondescript town be a place to see how the country is doing? The answer lies in Union Pacific's 2,850-acre, eight-mile-wide Bailey Yard, the world's largest rail yard, where around 139 separate trains carrying 14,000 rail cars roll through every day. In a strong economy, the number of trains coming through rises. As the economy flattens … Read more
After seven years and tens of thousands of miles, I've had the rare opportunity to explore much of the best of the United States (and some of Europe) during my annual CNET Road Trip.
Since 2006, I've explored the most interesting destinations for technology, the military, architecture, aviation, and much more, in the Pacific Northwest, the Southwest, the Southeast, the Rocky Mountain region, the Northeast, Western Europe, and the West Coast. But that means that the U.S. Midwest has (so far) been ignored.
Starting Monday, I'll be on Road Trip 2013, and will be … Read more
I've always said that if there is ever a time to talk about video games, it's at a college football game. Of course, I'm almost always wrong about these kinds of things. But not this time! I've finally been validated in the form of a halftime show marching band. Check it out.
Update at 1:36 p.m. PDT: Details added.
Despite announcing 10 percent layoffs and a weak financial outlook earlier this week, Yahoo plans to build a new data center and open a customer care center in Nebraska, according to an announcement Friday by Nebraska's governor.
The project will entail building a 150,000 square-foot data center in La Vista, a suburb of Omaha. And the Internet search pioneer will open a customer care center in Omaha.
Under the state's Nebraska Advantage Tier 4 business incentives package, Yahoo will apply for various business incentives and tax breaks. And, … Read more