| 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 17, 2014
The Illinois Tollway has more than 1,000 cameras deployed across its 296-mile system to enforce payments, yet each winter, drivers have gotten away with more than 900,000 violations for unpaid tolls in I-PASS lanes because snow, ice and road salt spray on...
| 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 22, 2014
If you're planning to shop for a home in the coming 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 portfolio of houses...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:09 AM
Feb 20 (Reuters) - Wall Street securities analysts revised their ratings and price targets
on several U.S.-listed companies, including Eli Lilly, Facebook, HomeAway and Tesla Motors , on
* Arris Group Inc : RBC, UBS, Needham,...
| 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...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:50 AM
Feb 20 (Reuters) - Canadian stock index futures pointed to a
lower open on Thursday following data showing a slide in China's
factory activity and in France's service sector.
But shares of BlackBerry Ltd were set to
jump after Facebook Inc's stunning $19...
| Feb 18, 2014
Home Depot will add nearly 2,000 seasonal employees in South Florida for spring and summer — its busiest selling seasons.
In Broward County, about 720 new employees will be hired at its 16 stores, the company said.
In Palm Beach County, Home...
| Feb 18, 2014
Negative thoughts are not allowed in Kristy Luurs-Munch's room. Not when her father, Jerry, catches a glimpse of himself in the mirror and realizes he hasn't had a haircut since that awful day in October.
Not when her best friends gently peel off her...
| 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 11, 2014
| 11:28 AM
Maryland has long been considered among the bluest of blue states, firmly in the Democratic camp. Its recent progressive record on social justice has only further burnished that reputation: passing the Dream Act to allow in-state college tuition —...