| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Every year, there's always one Super Bowl ad that generates a bit of next-day controversy. And this year's ad appears to be Coca-Cola's "It's Beautiful" ad.
The one-minute ad features children and adults from all walks of life, from across the country,...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
ABC's "Modern Family" is one of the most-loved programs on television. So why are advertisers sparking backlash when they try to adopt its storylines?
Coca-Cola Co. and General Mills have vaguely similar businesses. One makes and distributes sodas,...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:55 PM
The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing the safety of caramel colorings used in a variety of foods, including colas and other dark soft drinks, to determine whether the agency should act to limit consumers' exposure to a chemical created during...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Caramel color is an additive that gives your bubbly soda that distinct amber hue.
But some of the artificial coloring also contains a potentially carcinogenic chemical called 4-methylimidazole or 4-MeI.
Although there are no federal limits on its use,...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When veteran tech executive Scott Maddux brought a digital video recorder into his home in 1999, the machine radically changed his boob-tube habits. At last, he could save shows to watch later and skip programs he wasn't ready to see. "I lived and...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 4:30 PM
AT&T is cutting its longstanding ties with Fox's "American Idol," severing a sponsorship that has lasted 12 years, while the program grapples with ratings declines and age.
"We've been proud to be a part of this groundbreaking TV series for the past 12...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:50 PM
The team behind McHenry Row and Canton Crossing is planning offices for the Phillips Food headquarters and warehouse in Locust Point the group purchased in November.
Mark Sapperstein's 28 Walker Development bought the 1215 East Fort Avenue site in...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 6:59 AM
When the winter Olympics gets underway next month in Sochi, Russia, Under Armour's logo will be seen by millions of viewers around the globe as the Baltimore-based brand sponsors two U.S. teams and another from Canada.
The Olympic sponsorships —...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:17 PM
A new ad featuring a sexy Scarlett Johansson is slated to run during the Super Bowl — as long as it gets one significant tweak. Advertiser SodaStream has to take the words right out of ScarJo's mouth.
No, not the ones in the beginning where she...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: Any info on my vase marked, "Made in Japan"? It seems to be clay and is 11.5 in. tall. Note that the surface is not smooth.
A: Our reader is on the money. The surface on a pottery vase seen in photos sent is pebbly. Imagine the skin on an avocado;...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 8:00 AM
We agree with The Sun's editors that obesity is one of the country's most serious health issues ("A new kind of cola war," Oct. 22). However, targeting soda alone, absent a focus on actions and efforts to achieve healthier diets and lifestyles, will not...