| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:03 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Isaiah Thomas felt discouraged during the opening weeks of the 2011-12 NBA season. He was a rookie, and he was struggling to earn playing time with the Sacramento Kings. Doubt crept into his mind.
Thomas needed advice and a...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Mandalay Sports Media has acquired Roadside Entertainment, a sports and entertainment production company based in New York City and founded by veteran producers Ron Yassen and John Hirsch. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Roadside and its staff will...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Can your footwear speed you up? We gave four new running shoes, each touting an impressive design technology, to four college runners. One shoe was super-flexible, one super-bouncy, another super-flat and another super-light. The verdict: Set your...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 7:55 AM
Charlie White and Meryl Davis, who won an Olympic gold medal in Sochi, Russia, for ice dancing, will be contestants on the upcoming season of "Dancing With the Stars," which starts March 17 on ABC. But they'll be competing against each other, not as...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Reebok said June 23 its TCPRE senior and junio goalie throat collars have been decertified by BNQ in Canada due to the risk that a skate blade could penetrate the collar, posing a laceration hazard to the throat. It is recalling about 3,300 collars in the...
| Jun 7, 2014
Under Armour, which has wooed consumers with sweat-wicking T-shirts and other innovations, is banking on a new fabric that conforms to the foot like a second skin to help the company break into the crowded athletic shoe market.
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Ever lust after a product displayed in a store that’s closed for the day? Or struggle to find the item you saw in a magazine or YouTube advertisement? Maybe you’re curious about something on a shelf but can’t find a salesperson to...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Serving in America's Congress is one of the few jobs for which applicants trumpet their inexperience. Running against Washington while simultaneously asking voters to send you there makes sense when Congress is as popular as a porcupine in a bag of...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Are consumers getting tired of jeans?
One retail analyst thinks so.
Changing the color and fit used to be enough to prompt shoppers to go out and buy something new, but "the lack of any real innovation in jeans has created consumer fatigue," Marshal...
| May 16, 2014
| 5:20 PM
At 24, Brian Jaffe got a job in the entertainment industry, sitting behind a desk all day. In just a few short years, his physique was not what it used to be.
"I got out of shape," says Jaffe, now 28. "I was at a job that didn't allow me enough time...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:18 AM
Stroll through shops in a town-like setting or escape to the comfort of an air-conditioned mall.
City Center at Oyster Point. 701 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Offers 230,000 square feet of retail shops and restaurants. Host to a weekly farmers'...