| Feb 22, 2014
| 8:48 PM
Chicago will be the site of a digital manufacturing institute backed by $70 million in federal money and another $250 million in private and other government funding, giving the city, once a factory town, a better chance to re-establish its credentials as...
| 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,...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 12:46 PM
The ride-sharing app company Uber last week raised $1.2 billion in venture capital on terms that valued the company at $17 billion. As Will Oremus at Slate.com observed, that's almost as much as Hertz and Avis combined.
It's more plausible to see Uber's...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Our friends at crazytowndeals.com pointed out this deal:
"Groupon has a great deal on Memberships to the Watermen's Museum in Yorktown.
The daily deal website is offering $20 for a one-year individual membership (a $40 value) or $29 for a one-year...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:34 AM
San Francisco will offer “Star Wars” creator George Lucas a choice lot across a street from the Bay and near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for the home of the director’s planned cultural arts museum, should he choose his...
| 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...
| Mar 9, 2014
Seeing rockers Third Day and Skillet playing together at Reading’s Santander Arena on March 22 will be great. But seeing the two spiritually uplifting rock bands for nearly 25 percent off the ticket price would be even better. Lehigh Valley......
| Jan 31, 2014
Seeing Yellowcard, the pop-punk band whose 2003 album “Ocean Avenue “ went platinum and its title song double-platinum, at Allentown’s Maingate Nightclub at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 will be great. Yellowcard But seeing the band for him for just...