| Feb 5, 2015
| 8:38 AM
This story originally appeared in the Sun Sentinel on October 20, 1986:
Home Depot may have once been a competitor to Pat Sher, but he has adopted its last name for his new venture -- Office Depot.
The founder of the Mr. HOW Warehouse home improvement...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 9:52 AM
SOUTHINGTON — The town's 2014 grand list of taxable property increased a healthy 1.46 percent, officials said.
The new total is $3.83 billion, compared to $3.77 billion on the 2013 grand list.
Assessor Brian Lastra said investments from business,...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 3:47 PM
Cyberspace is the new "Wild West," President Barack Obama said Friday, with everyone looking to the government to be the sheriff. But he told the private sector it must do more to stop cyber attacks aimed at the U.S. every day.
"Everybody is online, and...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:53 PM
TurboTax, the country's most popular do-it-yourself tax preparation software, said Friday that it has temporarily stopped processing state tax returns because of an increase in fraudulent filings.
State agencies have reported a rise in filings with...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 12:50 PM
Goodbye, Kmart. Hello, Lowe's.
Kmart at 1360 N. Ashland Ave., in the Wicker Park Commons shopping center, will close in mid-April, parent company Sears Holdings said, joining several hundred Kmart and Sears stores that have closed over the past...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 9:12 AM
More than 50 Deerfield High School students gathered Feb. 13-15 to sell community wares in a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity.
The idea of the sale is not only building a home for someone without one, but teaching students about people in the...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 12:57 PM
The hacker gang that looted as much as $1 billion worldwide from banks was unusual: It stole directly from the banks, instead of ripping off their customers.
But this was hardly a bit of Robin Hood banditry that spared innocent account holders. Security...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 2:33 PM
The head of an Annapolis-based advertising firm that works with top consumer brands is betting the next breakthrough in electronics won't be in smart phones or televisions. Instead, Compass Marketing CEO John White believes the next frontier is the...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 12:27 PM
Home Depot, the nation's largest home-improvement retailer, says it has started to hire more than 80,000 seasonal workers for the spring selling season, the company's busiest period.
That’s level with the last few years. The positions include both...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 1:47 PM
As they finish tallying their holiday take, many retailers are reporting that the key shopping season was good for their bottom lines. But they are entering the new year with some caution.
Wal-Mart, Target, Nordstrom, Home Depot, Macy's and Kohl's...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:45 PM
After a year that saw destructive cyberattacks on major U.S. companies, President Obama's call to stiffen America's digital defenses could help bolster the bottom lines of top defense and aerospace contractors facing cutbacks in Pentagon spending.