| Jun 1, 2014
| 3:48 PM
GRISWOLD — To Jim Bardia, the path to a better wind turbine is the same as the one to a faster race car.
It is incremental improvements here and there that shave seconds from a lap time and cents from a kilowatt hour.
Bardia, a former race car...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Sportscaster Andrés Cantor's career has been marked by goals. Literally.
He is known as the broadcaster who roars "Goooal!" to call points during soccer broadcasts on Spanish-language TV. He's not just a celebrity among Spanish-speaking Latinos but also...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:47 AM
In recent months global Internet retail behemoth Amazon.com has green-lit six new original TV shows, announced an online streaming deal with HBO and tested same-day grocery delivery on the West Coast.
Up next? Possibly a smartphone. And, if...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:38 PM
WASHINGTON — Lowe's Cos., the home-improvement retail giant, has agreed to pay a $500,000 civil penalty and roll out a new record-keeping policy for contractors that could encounter lead paint.
The settlement, announced Thursday, ended a federal...
| 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....
| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Increasing activity by data hackers has produced millions of victims and one clear winner: the credit monitoring business.
Services with names such as BillGuard and Identity Guard report a surge in sign-ups from people anxious to be protected. Nervous...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The job: Bill Dombrowski is president of the California Retailers Assn., a trade group based in Sacramento that includes most of the country's largest store chains, including 7-Eleven Inc., Safeway Inc., Macy's Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Home Depot...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:58 AM
SOMERS — While many Connecticut gardeners could still face a late frost and are putting off planting, at Grower Direct Farms in Somers, spring is underway, and they are already thinking of fall mums.
The wholesale nursery is in the midst of...
| 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Several days after Traci Fox visited a small independent resort in the Catskill Mountains, she received an unexpected call from a shoe store. Where did she want it to ship the $400 worth of pricey sneakers that she'd ordered?
Just one problem: She hadn't...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 12:00 PM
A woman watering her lawn can be slightly sexy, but a silver butane tank can change a man's life.
John Divola, a photographer in chase of the sublime, discerned this as a graduate student in a ponytail, peddling his bicycle and taking pictures of...