| May 3, 2015
| 4:59 AM
The stock market bounced back on Friday as investors picked up companies that had dropped earlier in the week. Major indexes recovered nearly all their losses from a fall the day before.
"It's an odd day in the markets," said Jack Ablin, chief investment...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 1:25 PM
"Scandal" star Joshua Malina has a brand-new video gig. So do "Today" weathercaster Al Roker, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt and CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter.
Now viewers can catch a glimpse of them, along with such programs as "Late...
| Apr 18, 2015
| 5:00 AM
As singers croon in Spanish during a new television commercial for Target, three generations laugh around the dinner table long after the food has been cleared away.
This is sobremesa, a common practice in Latin cultures of lingering after a meal to...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 11:28 AM
What will people do on Saturday evenings? That’s the biggest question in social media as people react with shock that "Sabado Gigante" is ending its 53-year run.
Times writer Yvonne Villarreal wrote, "The campy show, which has aired for 3,000...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Twitter is getting a makeover amid concerns that its user growth is slowing.
The social media platform updated its home page Wednesday, offering visitors the option to click on several popular topics without signing into an account.
| Apr 14, 2015
| 12:13 PM
Hitting a home run with your pitches takes practice, but you have to start somewhere. Here are my best tips for pitching journalists, myself included.
Don't send what's called Twitter spam. Some people are unfamiliar with the term and take great offense...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 12:41 PM
Bruce Eric Kaplan, the author and illustrator of a new memoir, “I Was a Child” (Blue Rider: 193 pp., $25.95), simultaneously holds two of the most coveted day jobs on the planet. He's a TV writer (he has worked on “Seinfeld,”...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 3:01 PM
Snapchat hasn’t revealed many usage statistics over the last year, but Chief Executive Evan Spiegel let out a little tidbit Monday, saying that more than 40 million users watched the Coachella “Our Story” on the social media app over the...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 12:24 PM
Elgin staff members are beta testing a smartphone app tied to the city's 311 system that the city hopes to officially launch in May.
"It's available in the Apple and Google online stores, but currently this is a soft launch," senior management analyst...
| Apr 30, 2015
The Houston Rockets have fired their social media manager after he posted a tweet with an emoji of a gun pointed at a horse's head as they were beating the Dallas Mavericks.
The Rockets confirmed the dismissal of Chad Shanks on Wednesday. Shanks wrote on...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 4:52 PM
A Minneapolis man was ordered detained Wednesday after authorities say he got angry and used his Twitter account to threaten law enforcement officers after some of his close friends were arrested for allegedly trying to join the Islamic State group in...