| Dec 20, 2010
King Cotton is back.
More than a decade after the state's "white gold" crop started losing its luster, booming commodity prices have farmers cashing in on growing export demands — and have turned great swaths of Central California a snowy white...
| Nov 17, 2009
| 1:55 PM
The last time I visited the Baltimore courtroom where Mayor Sheila Dixon is on trial, it was for a homicide case, and a medical examiner was among the many witnesses. This time, the alleged crime is theft and, instead of a medical examiner, the state...
| Jun 11, 2010
| 2:53 PM
SANTA ANA, Calif. — Until two years ago, George Powell didn't think about recycling.
At that time, he was 56, had been mostly retired for four years and was spending most of his time with his young son and golfing.
It was on a field trip to the...
| Jul 11, 2010
A recession can curb the urge to shop among even the most fanatical fashion devotees. Add unemployment (or underemployment) to the mix and, suddenly, high fashion nose-dives to the bottom of any priority list — hovering in importance near that $1,...
| Jul 12, 2010
| 8:44 PM
COSTA MESA — Fashion isn't just about sewing and coordinating clothes, handbags, accessories, shoes and jewelry.
It also involves planning runway shows and photo shoots, sales and writing.
And some of that is missing from fashion-school...
| Jul 23, 2010
Who: Kim Bolufé
What: Bolufé is the owner of three Bolufé fashion boutiques: at Mizner Park and at the Town Center mall in Boca Raton; and at City Place in West Palm Beach.
The back story: Bolufé grew up in New York City where she would accompany her...
| Aug 11, 2009
From extending the life of a razor blade to wardrobe essentials to saving big on home maintenance and repairs, a Newport News reader has a slew of suggestions for On the Cheap readers on how to lower their living costs.
And, with the weather putting a...
| Nov 29, 2009
The midsize CTS helped ignite the rebirth of Cadillac, with its dynamic design and good appointments.
Now it's time for CTS to capitalize on its popularity with a couple of derivatives, a wagon and coupe.
First up is the 2010 wagon, called Sport Wagon...
| Dec 1, 2009
Here's a statistic that will have you reaching for the newspapers in your recycling bin. "If every American family wrapped just three presents in re-used materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields." That's according to the...
| Sep 13, 2009
The $300-billion fashion business is in the midst of an epic shake-up that is changing the way clothes are designed, marketed and purchased. The Internet -- the same force that has splintered the media and music industries -- is challenging the taste-...