| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Chicagoans feeding dollars into park vending machines are buying granola bars and dried fruit instead of mini donuts and cheesy potato chips — and they’re not complaining, according to a study by Northwestern University researchers released...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:30 PM
General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra has made several trips to testify before Congress, most recently this month, about her company's defective ignition switches. The biggest headline-grabbing moment was her apology for the company's apparent 10-year...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine.
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Baltimore County State Del. Jon S. Cardin, who lost the primary campaign for attorney general, says he was the victim of the "most negative smear campaign in a Democratic Party primary in Maryland's modern history."
In a Facebook post this week,...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:42 PM
The economy's strong second-quarter growth showed the recovery has regained momentum after a brutal winter and could signal a quicker end to the era of rock-bottom interest rates.
The nation's total economic output, or gross domestic product,...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 6:12 AM
Concerns that homeowners are unwittingly being taken advantage of by unscrupulous individuals remain top of mind for authorities, despite improvements to the housing market.
In the past few weeks, a Chicago City Council committee urged the Cook County...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:30 PM
It's no secret that America is often unhappy with Comcast customer service, as the cable provider has ranked dangerously low in recent surveys in the customer satisfaction department. Frustration with cable fees has heated to the point that one...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 1:50 PM
The House on Friday unanimously passed bipartisan legislation that would allow consumers to “unlock” their cellphones when switching providers.
The chamber's approval comes a week after the Senate passed the bill, so it advances to the...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Now that consumers can use digital currencies like bitcoin to buy rugs from Overstock.com, pay for Peruvian pork sandwiches from a food truck in Washington, D.C., and even make donations to political action committees, states are beginning to explore...
| Aug 1, 2014
Trunk Club, a 5-year-old Chicago-based e-commerce company, will be acquired by Nordstrom for an undisclosed amount in a deal linking two retailers with a shared stake in combining fashion with careful customer service.
Trunk Club provides personal...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:55 PM
This fall, Andrew High School staff expect to open a new outdoor learning center to benefit students and the community.
A summary on the District 230 Foundation's website said the project will "allow teachers from all departments to connect their...