| Jul 25, 2012
| 8:20 AM
One year after New York made same-sex marriage legal in the state, a report backed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg found that the Marriage Equality Act boosted the economy by $259 million in NYC alone.
At least 8,200 same-sex marriage licenses...
| May 31, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. dumped its membership in conservative advocacy group ALEC ahead of what is expected to be a contentious annual shareholders meeting.
The American Legislative Exchange Council, known for its role-shaping controversial legislation, has...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Coca-Cola Co. and Kraft Foods Inc. bowed to consumer pressure this week and cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative lobbying group that has recently backed controversial voter ID and so-called “stand your ground&...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 10:48 AM
For confectionery-crazed Angelenos, the newest development in vending culture is the sweetest one yet: a 24-hour cupcake-dispensing machine at Sprinkles, the Beverly Hills-based Holy Grail of cupcakery. And it’s pink.
The automaton will vend...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 7:58 AM
For all the grief the glitchy Facebook IPO has caused Nasdaq (or is it the other way around?), the exchange operator has still managed to woo major companies away from its competitor, the New York Stock Exchange.
Nasdaq OMX Group Inc.’s newest...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 1:45 PM
Standing in the driveway of Arleen Dvorine's Lutherville property, it is clear she has successfully realized her dream of converting an old carriage house into an office and home.
The 240-year-old, one-story structure served as the stable for the long-...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 12:39 PM
For advocates of gender equality, this week's ouster of two of corporate America's most powerful women served as a reminder of how little progress U.S. companies have made in promoting women to executive positions.
In particular, Yahoo Inc.'s decision to...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Terrorism expert Brian Jenkins says the war in Iraq was a "distraction" that kept the U.S. from focusing after the 9/11 attacks on what should have been its priority, Al Qaeda....
| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Every Wednesday when the weather is warm, the Tribune runs a full page of ads for local golf courses, most of them including great deals at great courses (today, Chalet Hills for as low as $34.50 a round, one of......
| May 9, 2012
| 9:33 PM
Bill Parcells delivered a classic parting shot after splitting with the New England Patriots over creative freedom issues with owner, Robert K. Kraft. ”It's just like a friend of mine told me,” Parcells said. ” ‘If they want you to...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Coffee gets cheaper as Smucker slashes prices 6%...