| Mar 1, 2012
| 11:13 AM
It's rare to step into a theater and feel so completely embraced by a show's mood before it has even started, but I shouldn't have been surprised. The popcorn, the string of lights, the calliope, the canvas circus tarps enclosing the stage...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 12:08 AM
The North American Summit in Washington, D.C., was the scene of a Mexican-American standoff of sorts when the presidents of both countries fired verbal shots at each other over the drug and gun violence that has plagued the border region for the past...
| Jan 6, 2012
It was a great pleasure to discover "Woodrow Wilson And The Progressive Era" authored by Arthur S. Link. I wanted to get a more complete understanding of what "progressive" meant in the context of its historical setting. The formal definition, however,...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:28 AM
In 2011, large and small businesses were inundated with new, digital marketing tools.
Many waded through the options and scrambled to establish a presence among traditional online websites and in social media circles, while others found participation...
| Apr 5, 2012
Not much news came out of this week's North American Leaders' Summit at the White House. Probably because most reporters fell asleep in the Rose Garden, listening to President Barack Obama, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico and Prime Minister Stephen...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 7:12 PM
Former Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs was a key player in a conspiracy with five major book publishers to drive up the price of digital books, federal and state officials said in antitrust lawsuits filed against the companies.
| Feb 22, 2012
| 1:34 PM
Ya gotta give Sylvester Salcedo credit: it’s not every Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate who’d drive 2,000 miles to stage a campaign stunt in a Mexican border town where litter problems can include severed heads.
Salcedo made the trip last...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 11:48 AM
[This post contains major Breaking Bad spoilers. Do not read unless you are completely caught up with the show.]
Breaking Bad’s first half of season 5 ended in dramatic fashion, with Hank finally putting the pieces together and realizing that...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 6:24 PM
About 1,000 Baltimore-area residents are expected to receive thousands of dollars each under a landmark $175 million settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Wells Fargo over accusations of discriminatory lending practices.
Under the terms...
| Jul 17, 2012
If you own an LCD TV or computer monitor, you could be in for a refund.
Makers of LCD screens have agreed to settlements totaling more than one billion dollars in a price fixing case.
The class action case focuses on items sold between 1999 and 2006....
| Dec 11, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Global banking giant HSBC will pay $1.92 billion in a record settlement with U.S. regulators to resolve money-laundering allegations.
The U.S. Treasury said Tuesday that HSBC allowed hundreds of millions of dollars from Mexican drug trafficking...