| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Microsoft Corp. will buy wind power from a new Illinois wind farm for the next 20 years to offset its power needs, part of a plan by the technology company to become offset its carbon output.
The 175-megawatt wind farm is under construction 60 miles...
| Jul 11, 2014
We need to deliver some bad news. Are you sitting down?
Actually, that's the problem. Studies link sitting all day on your posterior--the way you likely work every day--to numerous ailments, including cardiovascular disease, deep-vein thrombosis,...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 3:34 PM
A Sunrise man accused of carrying out illegal gun sales in South Florida parking lots and traveling to the Middle East with desires to fight in the Syrian conflict, will remain in jail for now, a federal judge ruled Friday.
Fernando Diego Rabanal, 26,...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 6:38 PM
I don't get the Trader Joe's phenomenon.
I like a lot of TJ's products. And the prices are great.
But I don't get it.
Waiting in line before dawn on opening day. Driving from Davenport or Mount Dora to Winter Park. Circling the parking lot for 15...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 3:13 PM
My mom likes to say that she left South America for the Land of Opportunity, only to have South America follow her here. It's our bit of gallows humor for talking about rising economic inequity here in the United States — an inequity that appears to...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Here’s an ingenious idea for getting shelter dogs up for adoption out into the public eye: put their pictures in a furnishings store. In Singapore, two shelter agencies — Save Our Street Dogs and Animal Lovers League — collaborated...
| Jul 13, 2014
A task force created by Mayor Rahm Emanuel recommended Monday that the city increase its minimum wage to $13 per hour from the current $8.25 by 2018.
In the wake of the Minimum Wage Working Group's report, the only agreement among workers and store...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:53 AM
The hilly scrublands of the Cleveland National Forest, just east of San Diego, are home to the Lions, Tigers & Bears rescue sanctuary. Its 1 1/2-hour tour, by appointment only, is a well-spent $32 for adults and $17 for kids 12 and younger ( 979-...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 7:06 PM
California's low-wage workers now have a little more money to pay their rent, see a doctor or hold an occasional backyard barbecue, now that the Fourth of July has come and gone.
The state's minimum wage rose one dollar Tuesday to $9 an hour.
| Jul 5, 2014
| 6:44 AM
Hannah Choi Granade doesn't have the typical pedigree of someone running a global air-conditioning company. After all, she's young, Asian-American and a Harvard graduate to boot.
The successful 35-year-old CEO turns heads at trade shows or even client...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:35 AM
One step at a time.
That handy cliche has become the mantra of the Paitsel household, as my husband and I put in extra hours at nights and on weekends to build a playroom and, in general, improve the flow of our home.
From selling furniture to...