| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:55 AM
A recent study of the post-crisis American economy suggests that cities that promote knowledge and creativity will be future “boom towns.” The founders of the III Points Festival are ready to light the fuse in Wynwood this weekend.
| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:56 AM
Emily Graslie, the first chief curiosity correspondent at the Field Museum, has been furiously filing YouTube videos about precisely what goes on behind those grand doors. As Steve Johnson reported in the Tribune this week, the 24-year-old known for her...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:43 AM
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit jumped by 13% in July after hitting a more than three-year low the previous month, as the nation imported more goods, such as crude oil, and exports fell, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.
The increase in the...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:01 AM
It’s only August, but retailers such as Wal-Mart and Toys R Us are already getting a jump on what is expected to be a difficult holiday season.
On Wednesday, discount giant Wal-Mart said it would bring back its layaway program this year after last...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:11 AM
At this rate, shoppers hoping to get in on "Black Friday" deals will have to eat their turkey for lunch, as both Target and Toys R Us announced plans to open Thanksgiving evening.
In its earliest opening ever, Target said it will welcome bargain hunters...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Dale Rech, an avid USC football fan who lives in Florida, decided a few years ago that he wanted to attend USC's game at Notre Dame. Rech dived into the secondary ticket market, choosing StubHub. He was willing to pay a premium.
"The seat I ended up...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:52 PM
The longer CBS and Time Warner Cable continue to fight over retransmission fees, the more calls there will be for government to intervene on behalf of Time Warner customers who've been cruelly denied their right to watch "Under the Dome" and "Ray Donovan....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Much to the chagrin of 3.2 million Time Warner Cable customers, Nielsen reported Tuesday that CBS finished on top of the ratings for the week of Aug. 5-11. That's the first full week the network was blacked out on Time Warner's systems in Los Angeles, New...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Here's an assumption underlying many a Big Idea online: If you make it easier for people to act on their impulses in a way that benefits your business, they will.
A good example of this is Comcast's reported anti-piracy initiative. And my hunch is...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Back in January 2011, I predicted that the Federal Communications Commission's approval of the Comcast-NBC merger would be a disaster for the consumer.
Allowing the merger of a major cable operator with a major network would undermine the public...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 1:02 PM
The Justice Department on Tuesday filed an antitrust suit seeking to block the merger of US Airways and American Airlines, but buried inside the complaint is some internal correspondence by US Airways executives, including Chief Executive Doug Parker,...