| Aug 23, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Roommates Hexuan Wang and Yiwei Huang spent their first day on the University of Illinois campus running errands just like other freshmen.
The two young men hit Wal-Mart for necessities like hangers, light bulbs and Coca-Cola. They found the bookstore,...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:05 PM
The Palatine Public Library will be giving away prizes in September, which is National Library Card Sign-up Month, as part of a push for more people to obtain library cards.
Other libraries, such as the Mt. Prospect Public Library, also are offering...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:44 PM
McDonald's Corp. and Kraft Foods Group Inc will begin selling the fast-food giant's McCafe brand packaged coffee in grocery stores across the United States starting early next year, the companies said on Tuesday.
The coffee will be packaged in 12-...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 11:59 AM
(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp and Kraft Foods Group Inc will begin selling the fast-food giant's McCafe brand packaged coffee in grocery stores across the United States beginning in early 2015, the companies said on Tuesday.
The coffee will be packaged...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:33 AM
Keurig Green Mountain Inc. said on Thursday it will hike coffee prices by up to 9 percent in November, becoming the latest major drinks maker trying to cover soaring coffee costs.
The move was also due to increasing costs for packaging materials, energy,...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Coca-Cola Co., the world's largest beverage company, is targeting the increasingly buzzy energy drink market by taking a minority stake in a key industry player, Southland company Monster Beverage Corp.
In what one analyst called a "blockbuster deal,"...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Consumers who want to change cellular providers could soon find it easier to keep using their existing cellphones under a bill that advanced Thursday in the Senate.
Similar to the law that lets consumers keep their phone numbers when switching networks,...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The La Quinta Resort & Club near Palm Springs is working this summer on spiffing up its casitas, villas, spa suites, lobby, pool areas and even the lush landscaping on the grounds of the hotel, which opened in 1926.
The Waldorf Astoria property...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:56 PM
For foodies, charity begins with three upcoming events where food is the focus of the fundraising.
The Sweet Soiree – The Science of Chocolate, 6-8 p.m., May 13, Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-467-6637,...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Father’s Day is June 15 and dad is likely so over getting a tie or new golf tees. Surprise dad with a gift he truly deserves this year. Here are our Father’s Day gift picks for 2014.
Creed Green Irish Tweed; $165-$330 at...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:22 AM
At some point, four people sharing two double beds and one bathroom gets old. The maid service doesn't compensate for the stale muffins in the lobby and coffee you have to make on the desk. It's time to look into renting a house or condo at the beach....