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  • On the Spot: Stranded in Florence between Lufthansa and Vayama

    Question: I recently returned from a trip booked through Kayak/Vayama and had a disturbing experience. Last month, we were to travel home from Florence, Italy, by way of Munich, Germany, where we would embark for Los Angeles. Because of problems at the...
  • Supermarkets boost sustainable seafood offerings

    Supermarkets boost sustainable seafood offerings
    The specialized market for sustainable seafood has gone mainstream. Even Wal-Mart is promoting its environmental credentials in the seafood aisle. More supermarket shoppers are demanding to know they are buying from operations that don't threaten fragile...
  • Hiko could lose license for hiking electric rates

    There was no doubt in the minds of the thousands of PPL customers who signed up to buy electricity from competitive supplier Hiko Energy that they would save money. The only uncertainty was how much they'd save. The promotion they enrolled under...
  • Hasbro Lets Consumers Design their Own Toys Through 3D Printing

    Hasbro has paired up with Shapeways to launch SuperFanArt, a site through which fans of the company's toys can create their own playthings with a 3D printer. The companies are using My Little Pony to launch the effort, which if successful, could...
  • Plant protein is a better alternative to seafood [Letter]

    Plant protein is a better alternative to seafood [Letter]
    Even assuming that sustainable seafood certification is credible and responsible with meaningful standards, problems remain ("Supermarkets boost sustainable seafood offerings," July 18). According to U.S. law, a fish may be considered a product of the...
  • Court ruling gives boost to FutureGen 2.0 'clean coal' project

    Court ruling gives boost to FutureGen 2.0 'clean coal' project
    State regulators have the right to force Illinois consumers to purchase electricity from a proposed "clean coal" facility for the next 20 years in order to help fund the $1.6 billion federal project, according to an appellate court decision handed down...
  • Rauner speaks out against limits on ride-sharing industry

    Rauner speaks out against limits on ride-sharing industry
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner on Tuesday urged Gov. Pat Quinn to veto a bill that would provide oversight of the largely unregulated industry of ride-sharing, including requiring drivers of companies such as Uber to have commercial...
  • How to escape the medical care debt trap

    How to escape the medical care debt trap
    The single biggest cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States isn't job loss or irresponsible use of credit. It's medical expenses. An analysis this year by NerdWallet Health found that about 60% of all bankruptcies are health related. And a...
  • Why won't a grocer set up shop in South Shore?

    Why won't a grocer set up shop in South Shore?
    I never thought I would have to fight for a grocery store in my ward. When I was first elected alderman of the 5th Ward in 1999, I naively thought retailers would flock to this South Side community after taking note of all of its selling points —...
  • Howard County making a healthy effort [Letter]

    Howard County making a healthy effort [Letter]
    This is in response to the article by Amanda Yeager regarding Howard County's limits on sugary drinks and junk food at county-sponsored events ("Ban on sweets sours Fourth of July vendors," July 2). As a physician, I am very concerned about the...
  • Health plans shrinking choice of providers

    When it comes to health insurance, a growing number of patients are confronting a trade-off. An insurer cannot drop you or charge higher premiums if you get sick. That's good news. But in return, you're likely to find that available health plans impose...