| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:12 PM
CHICAGO — Groupon is giving away stuff now.
The Chicago-based company, which is trying to reshape itself into a sprawling e-commerce marketplace, has started offering national brand promotion codes and coupons that do not require an upfront...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:15 PM
The contestants on "The Biggest Loser" are just that — players in a reality show game who are subjected to harsh workouts, screeching coaches and weigh-ins on national television. The role is not for everyone, not even for everyone desperate to lose...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 1:12 PM
A Northern California woman is suing Groupon and a Huntington Beach day spa claiming she purchased online vouchers for a treatment that left her with chemical burns.
Rebecca Fisher of Hayward has taken action against an owner and employee of CloudMover...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Cyber Monday has been the largest online shopping holiday in the past two years, according to Shop.org, an arm of the National Retail Federation that focuses on Internet retailers.
Generally, bargain experts agree that Cyber Monday, which is Monday,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Bargain-hunting shoppers on Cyber Monday broke consumption records, making the online shopping bonanza the biggest e-commerce day in history, according to data from IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark.
Online sales surged 20.6% compared with the same day...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Bargain-hunting shoppers turned the latest Cyber Monday into the biggest e-commerce day in history, according to data from IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark.
Online sales surged 20.6% compared with last year's Monday after Thanksgiving. Los Angeles was...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Zagat is back with its holiday tipping survey, revealing that 57% of diners tip on the post-tax amount on the bill, men try more often than women to tip their way to faster seating or a better table and that the average American will tip the babysitter...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:19 AM
BJ's Wholesale Club is offering discounted memberships through the daily deal website Groupon.com.
Through the Groupon deal, shoppers can get a BJ's membership for $35, regularly $50. The deal also includes a $25 gift card, bringing the membership...
| 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
| 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...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:35 AM
The mother of a bicyclist killed last spring while riding in the Old Town neighborhood filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the man charged in his death as well as the man’s employer.
Robert Cann, who went by Bobby, was riding his bicycle in the 1300...