| Nov 28, 2012
| 10:39 AM
On Thursday, Groupon Inc.’s board members will reportedly debate the fate of Andrew Mason, the chief executive of the struggling daily deals site.
But then again, “it would be weird” if they didn’t, he said. “It’s...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 11:28 AM
Daily deals site and Groupon competitor LivingSocial cut 9% of its workforce Thursday, laying off 400 employees as it evaluates its recent “hypergrowth,” a spokesman said.
Though several dozen of the employees worked in LivingSocial’...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 4:16 PM
T. Rowe Price had reduced its stake in daily deal website Groupon, while increasing its ownership in Kayak Software Corp., the travel comparison site, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Baltimore-based investment...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 8:48 AM
Fiore's IV Italian Restaurant
17 Whiting St., Plainville
860-747-1700 and http://www.fioresplainville.com
Fiore's IV calls itself "a taste of Italy in downtown Plainville," and that's right on the money. A Groupon deal made us want to visit, and...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 9:05 AM
The takeaway message of "The Voice" Season 5 blind auditions, Night 4: "Life ... is full of second and third chances," and if you're motivated, you can make those chances pay off. That's what Shakira told contestant James Irwin last season when he...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:58 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- As Twitter made public its stealth filing for an initial public offering, it parted with some of its Silicon Valley brethren by saying it would only issue one class of shares, meaning it plans to give all shareholders a vote.
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Of the many ideas at Chicago Ideas Week, the biggest one to catch on may be Chicago Ideas Week itself.
We've reached Year Three of this annual festival of discussions, demonstrations and interactive experiences, and what recently seemed new now feels...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:13 AM
Thousands of union workers, community activists and a smattering of politicians rallied Tuesday evening on the Near West Side to "take back Chicago" and send a message to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and what they dubbed his "corporate, greedy, elitist friends."...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Frank Muscarello felt like a failure.
It was 2011, and he was in the crowd at the Chicago Entrepreneurial Center’s Momentum Awards dinner. The business he’d spent 16 years building was gone, vaporized after the 2008 economic collapse....
| Oct 20, 2013
With Chicago-area unemployment stubbornly higher than the national average, the fabled City That Works isn't exactly living up to its name these days.
The Pullman rail car factories are long idle, the famed Chicago stockyards have vanished, and even...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Coupons aren't just for groceries: Use them for big travel savings.
Whenever I search for travel coupons online, retailmenot.com is always in the mix. You might as well make visiting travel-coupon sites part of your trip planning.
"Friends at Orbitz,...