| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Despite having authority to regulate airline fees on international tickets, the U.S. Department of Transportation decided on Nov. 6, 2012 not to enforce its statutory requirement. This decision was in response to a formal July 2, 2012 complaint by...
| Feb 4, 2014
Welcome to the "year of action." In last week's State of the Union address, the president vowed to do whatever he has to to help the economy, even if that means working around Congress: "What I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to...
| Feb 2, 2014
The Shah of Persia refused to be taken to the Derby Day, saying "It is already known to me that one horse can run faster than another."
— William James, "The Principles of Psychology, Volume 2"
I'm with the shah on this one. I feel the same...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:38 PM
Joy Covey, who helped take Amazon.com Inc. public as the Internet retailer’s chief financial officer, died Wednesday when her bicycle collided with a van on a downhill stretch of road in San Mateo County. She was 50.
Covey was riding her...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:44 AM
WASHINGTON -- Two senators introduced legislation Wednesday to outlaw tax deductions by companies for penalties paid as part of government settlements, responding to concerns that JPMorgan Chase & Co. could end up with a huge write-off if it settles civil...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 2:06 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama was assured that the healthcare insurance website was ready to launch on Oct. 1, even as private contractors and some administration officials knew the site had failed in early testing, a senior White House advisor said...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:35 AM
It's a video about a dog named Milo and his 30-something, urban-dwelling owner. Or is it?
Milo and his mom stop at Chic Petique for treats, then walk to a newish town house in the style of hundreds built in Philadelphia's ring neighborhoods during the...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:31 PM
This article originally ran in print on March 7, 2012.
The international group of computer hackers known as Anonymous lost some of its mystery Tuesday with the arrest of five men, including a 27-year-old Chicagoan, said to be connected to a clique of...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 3:31 PM
It has been almost 10 years since Bashur the dog left a war zone in Iraq for a quiet home in the Chicago suburbs, and in that time, a lot has changed.
Once small enough to fit in the palm of the Army officer who rescued her from a life in the wild,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
A recent headline in the Wall Street Journal noted, "More doctors dismissing patients who refuse vaccines for their children." This story was especially interesting to me, as I now only accept new patients who plan to vaccinate their children.
| Dec 31, 2013
| 12:01 PM
A spotlight-loving Chinese business mogul said Tuesday that he wanted to expand his empire into media by purchasing the New York Times.
Chen Guangbiao, who made his fortune recycling material from torn-down buildings, said he plans to discuss the...