| Apr 11, 2014
| 3:06 AM
It's Freebie Friday!
The next big thing arrives in stores today as Samsung introduces its hot new Galaxy S5. Verizon is offering a buy-one-get-one free deal on the new water-resistant smartphone. Save on everything Easter with coupons: $12 off...
| Apr 13, 2014
Chicago will host its first Venture Capital Summit on Oct. 15-16 during Chicago Ideas Week, a source close to ChicagoNext, World Business Chicago's tech council, told the Tribune.
Entrepreneur Matt Moog, CEO of Viewpoints.com, will lead the two-day...
| Feb 25, 2014
Just about anywhere you look you see "tips" on how to "save" money on the big-ticket travel services: air tickets, hotel accommodations, rental cars and cruises. But if you're really being careful, you will want to take advantage of ways to cut the...
| 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,...
| Jan 21, 2014
You can expect some new ways to arrange hotel accommodations this year, as well as a few changes in the old ways. And, as usual, along the way you'll have to watch out for gotchas.
The biggest change this year is a new website that allows you to...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Honest price advertising will be the main hotel question mark in 2013. As I've reported, the Federal Trade Commission informed big chains that their practice of posting low-ball rates, then adding mandatory "resort" and other fees is deceptive. Instead,...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Shares of Groupon fell more than 6 percent on Tuesday despite a broader market rally, as investors react to the planned departure of a top executive.
The company said late Monday that Jeffrey Holden, the senior vice president of product management, will...
| 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 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 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...
| 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...