| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:05 AM
A group of 17 American retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Target Corp. and Macy’s Inc., have signed on to a five-year agreement to help improve safety at garment factories in Bangladesh.
The accord is separate from a legally binding plan...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 1:59 PM
It's all about family at Biaggio's Pizzeria and Family Restaurant. Father-son duo Joseph and Salvatore Ruffino began serving their family's traditional Italian cuisine June 10 in South Whitehall Township's Crest Plaza shopping center.
"We want our...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 10:01 AM
An old familiar Grayslake restaurant is now gone, and the new owners are planning to landscape the grounds.
The Country Squire, 19133 W. Illinois Route 120, was built as a mansion owned by the Sears family. Over the years, it was repurposed for use as a...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Orchard Supply Hardware is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy but already has a waiting rescuer – larger competitor Lowe’s Companies Inc.
Lowe’s is offering to buy most of the San Jose company’s assets for $205 million in cash...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 10:23 AM
An investigation is ongoing into the death of a shark earlier this month that was shipped from New York to L.A. and placed in an above-ground pool in a Van Nuys backyard for a Kmart commercial shoot....
| Feb 17, 2013
When lawmakers raised taxes on Illinois residents and businesses, they also increased corporate income tax breaks for a select group of companies.
In 2011, businesses were eligible to claim about $161 million in tax credits — double from the...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 3:30 PM
>> 50 Years Ago — If McCabe School were renamed for the family having the most children enrolled the name would have to be Kramar.
Sixteen youngsters all grandchildren of Mrs. A.R. Kramar, Valley Pioneer, are now enrolled at McCabe. There are three...
| May 29, 2013
Julia Child had a problem in 1960. After spending much of the previous decade wrestling a book of French recipes for Americans into shape, she was stuck on what to call it. Suggestions, 45 or so, came and went without a winner. Finally, Judith Jones,...
| Jan 9, 2013
He's been a big-time investor in the retail sector for more than 15 years and was chairman of Kmart after it emerged from bankruptcy about a decade ago. A few years later, he paired it with once-dominant Sears.
Yet even as Eddie Lampert is poised next...
| Jan 11, 2013
When prices essentially match, what stores are left to sell is themselves.
More than just the products they move, they compete on the basis of the shopping experiences they offer and the identities those experiences bolster. Customer loyalty has never...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 8:33 PM
Ronald Eugene Werner, 70, of Meyersdale, entered heaven's gates on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 after a very short but courageous fight with cancer. Born Oct. 19, 1942 in Pocohontas, the son of the late Merle E. and Eleanor (Bolden) Werner. He was a 1961...