| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 22, 2013
Steve Maxwell had spent most of his recent Thursday lunchtimes downtown selling Indian specialties out of his Curried food truck in the roundabout in front of NBC Tower, but on a late July Thursday he pulled up at about 8:30 a.m. to find three other...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Good morning, Greg, this is your computer talking! While you slumbered, I was up all night, analyzing your online habits from the previous day. Why? Because that's what computers do now: keep track of every website you visit and then decide what you...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat is not even 3 years old. It's run by a couple of twentysomethings with no prior business experience. And it has never made a cent.
Yet investors are fighting for the opportunity to throw hundreds of millions at the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:32 PM
This blog's Meet the Commenters feature dwindled out in February (with several of you who'd promised me entries seemingly off the hook), but I've long meant to revive it and get more of you (and the newer arrivals) to fill......
| 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...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:22 PM
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...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Groupon is honoring Presidents Day by giving customers an Alexander Hamilton -- $10 off $40 spent on a deal for any local business.
The promotion, which began this weekend, allows customers to "honor our money-minded Commander-In-Chief."
| 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...