| Oct 26, 2013
| 2:23 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores. Plus, I have loads of savings on fun things to do as well as dining deals.
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| Feb 16, 2014
The hangtag on your door says ComEd installed a "smart meter" on your home. Now what?
There's a slew of products available to help you take advantage of the technology to lower your energy usage and save money. But knowing what will work with the new...
| Jan 2, 2014
A friend recently got stuck when he tried to explain to his son, who was struggling to find a job, how our economy got to be the way it is. He asked my help since I am a well-known crank on the matter. I offered him three short anecdotes:
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Business news in the south suburbs.
Dots, a national women's fashion discount retailer, has started going-out-of-business sales at all 360 of its stores, including eight in the south suburbs.
Customers holding gift cards can use them...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:40 PM
In what may be the perfect mash-up of retro-nostalgia with modern-day reality TV mania, you can now grow a "Duck Dynasty" beard via Chia Pet.
We caught a blurb about the Chia Willie and Chia Uncle Si handmade decorative planters on NBC's "Today" show...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:16 PM
This year's streak of nasty weather is wreaking havoc on the economy, causing plunging worker productivity, soaring heating bills, canceled flights, damaged crops and frozen hiring.
But the bitter conditions, which last month left thousands stranded...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Remember the 1980s? Art museums are starting to. Now that a full generation has passed, curators have some historical distance on that time, when so much changed in American art and American life.
Last year, Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art did a...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — If you're planning to shop for a home in the next few weeks, here's an early spring buying season come-on that just might save you some money if you qualify.
Fannie Mae, the largest mortgage investor in the country, has a bulging...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Is your outdoor space reminiscent of your parents’ house circa 1971? Wobbly plastic tables and half-broken nylon lawn chairs in muted hues hardly scream summertime fun. Luckily, updating your outdoor decor has never been easier or more affordable....
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Barnes & Noble Inc., the last-standing major chain in the national bookstore market, received a conditional proposal from a private investment management firm to take over 51% of the company for $22 a share.
The offer came through Thursday night,...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Amazon.com Inc. and The Home Depot Inc., both giants in their respective retail fields, are heralding the arrival of spring with major hiring surges.
E-commerce king Amazon said it will take on more than 2,500 full-time workers in several states as...