| 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:
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:35 PM
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| Sep 25, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Updated for Sunday print column: I have a hate/love relationships with self-checkout lanes. I hate them because they’re often quite fussy — unexpected item in the bagging area? Again? — and, at grocery stores, it’s a pain to look...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Now that we’ve reached the Fall season with hunting, fishing and hiking in full swing, it’s time to look at some of the new gear that’s available to make you safer, comfortable and more secure in the wonderful outdoors to make it a...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:28 PM
A relentless winter has left local governments scrambling to replenish their supplies of road salt and some consumers finding empty shelves when they turn to hardware stores for ice-melting materials.
State officials say they have enough salt to meet...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Electronic City is hidden in plain sight on Burbank Boulevard. People drive by it a lot, never thinking to go in, until one day that one unique light bulb blows on the flashlight and nobody carries a replacement.
Howard Pollyea probably stocks it. Since...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 4:55 PM
A vast but vacant Sears Roebuck & Co. product distribution center in Boyle Heights — a landmark in East Los Angeles since the 1920s — has sold for $29 million to a Los Angeles developer who plans to bring it back to life, perhaps with housing,...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:14 PM
An innocuous-sounding bill before Congress, the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act, has the potential to crush many of Connecticut's small businesses and stifle entrepreneurs.
The bill was handily passed in the Senate by a bipartisan majority and is now...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 10:32 PM
It’s no secret Chicago winters can be brutal. The snow, sleet, freezing rain and pure cold, windy, icy air that sometimes doesn’t seem to let up until April can feel like it’s relentless.
But seasoned Chicagoans have figured out ways...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 8:17 AM
For its latest marketing stunt, Uber is teaming up with Home Depot to deliver Christmas trees to customers on Thursday.
The on-demand ride service said customers in 10 select cities can click on a special Christmas tree icon in the Uber smartphone app....
| Jan 4, 2014
| 9:16 AM
The whiteboard that keeps track of Jack Andraka's schedule would be an exhausting blur for anyone, let alone a 16-year-old high school student: Last-minute requests are squeezed into already full days, scientific conferences bump up against speaking...