| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:05 AM
In the days when my husband the sportswriter traveled the country covering the NFL, my kids would often meet him at the door upon his return home.
"Mom's on the edge," Joe would say. "You gotta take us to the mall for dinner."
So you see, the...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The boldest new format that FremantleMedia will be hawking at Mip is Italy's "Masterpiece," touted as the world's first talent show for wannabe writers. Perhaps more important, "Masterpiece" stems from changes under way at Fremantle's growing Italo...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 3:23 PM
CHICAGO — Investors filled up on shares of GrubHub in the company's first day of trading.
GrubHub shares rose as high as $40.80 on Friday and ended up 31%, at $34. The Chicago company's gains came even as the overall stock market fell, with the Dow...
| Apr 4, 2014
Shanna King was intrigued by the idea of a relaxing candlelight yoga class at a small, low-budget studio in Chicago. Looking for more information, King emailed customer service.
Owner Joe Young responded but didn't address her questions. So King sent...
| May 30, 2014
| 3:12 AM
Happy Freebie Friday!
Today is National Donut Day! Munch on free Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts and save with retail coupons for Father's Day gifts.
Like Doreen's Deals on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:54 AM
Jason Child, who is Groupon’s chief financial officer, on May 14 sold his five-bedroom, 5,389-square-foot house in Hinsdale for $1.65 million.
Child, who joined Groupon from Amazon.com in 2010, paid $2.52 million in February for a six-bedroom, 7,...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Once summer break begins, boredom can set in. Before the whining starts, we’ve come up with a list of activities proven with local families. Because there are two kinds of fun we search for during Maryland’s summer – in the shade and...
| May 23, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Tickets are on sale for concert seating and fancy meals at this summer's Taste of Chicago, and as in years past Mayor Rahm Emanuel's move to make some money for the city on Chicago's long-free midsummer extravaganza also will benefit a private ticket...
| May 6, 2014
| 1:18 PM
If you could get a $5 lunch for $1, would it taste better? Be a more satisfying lunch?
If you chose the bargain, guess again.
Price affects consumer satisfaction, and getting a deal doesn’t necessarily make diners like their food better,...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 4:13 AM
Going to a music festival at Mount Airy Casino's outdoor stage summer featuring eight bands and headlined by a tribute to the ska-punk band Sublime sounds like a great time.
Getting tickets at 37 percent off makes it even better.
Lehigh Valley music can...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Chicago-based online deals company Groupon has acquired Canadian grocery coupon startup SnapSaves, the companies said Tuesday.
SnapSaves, which launched in August, gives shoppers cash back on some items after they upload grocery receipt pictures. It...