Column | Mar 28, 2015 | 7:30 PM
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Story | Nov 5, 2013 | 1:35 PMNorwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
Column | Mar 28, 2015 | 5:10 PM
Financial planners often counsel clients to keep up to a year's worth of living expenses in a fairly liquid savings account for emergencies. Long-term joblessness, a major illness or the death of a partner could certainly chew up that hefty sum, but...
Story | Mar 28, 2015 | 2:33 AM
Federal prosecutors say they've charged a suburban Chicago man with bankruptcy fraud for concealing ownership of autos worth almost $300,000. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago says 49-year-old Joseph W. Campbell was arraigned Friday in federal court....
Story | Mar 28, 2015 | 8:44 AM
Thousands of employers in the state who were overcharged for workers compensation insurance premiums will have to wait at least a few more weeks before collecting a share of the $420 million court settlement, according to one of the attorneys involved....