| Oct 15, 2013
| 12:00 PM
"I ate cat vomit," declared weatherman Scot Haney on WFSB's morning newscast, adding, "right here on television!" Minutes earlier, the Hartford station's on-air banter had gotten a little weird when Haney spotted what he thought was Grape-Nuts cereal left...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Despite the hostile reception from village residents to a proposed $50 million Wal-Mart development in Tinley Park and a "no" vote from a local school district, Mayor Ed Zabrocki intends to press forward with plans to bring in the superstore.
| Oct 19, 2013
| 3:53 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. Save $10 at Macy's until 1 p.m. and Plus, I have loads of savings on fun things to do, and dining deals, too, so...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:31 AM
It's a retailers' arms race for consumers' holiday dollars -- and Best Buy warned Tuesday that promotional discounts this season could hurt profitability.
As stores race this year to kick off Black Friday sales earlier and earlier, Best Buy plans to...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As the hardiest of shoppers prepare for the annual Black Friday consumption frenzy, many are convinced it's their one shot at a great deal.
But "that's not even close to the truth," said Matthew Ong, senior retail analyst at online personal finance...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 7:23 AM
The streets were dark and empty at 5:30 a.m. in Burbank — except at Kmart, where a few dozen shoppers in hoodies, fleece and boots huddled against an exterior wall waiting to be let inside.
With a 6 a.m. opening time, the retailer is kicking off a...
| Nov 30, 2013
Want to date yourself? Tell someone how long you expect a new washing machine to last.
"Whatever happened to washing machines lasting for 20 years," says Kathy Neri of South Windsor. "Or how about 10?"
How about five? How about three?
| Nov 29, 2013
| 11:48 AM
Tamara Woods traveled 3,000 miles just for Black Friday shopping in the U.S., an annual pilgrammage she makes from Northern Ireland. But even a trip that long didn't prepare her and her husband for the lines at Tommy Hilfiger at the Premium Outlets...