| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:25 PM
I suppose the iron's time has past, but still it's kind of sad to imagine a Monopoly game without the familiar metal token. But let's face it, who actually irons anymore? The public has spoken in an online contest and the iron is out, replaced by a cat...
| Mar 27, 2013
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At least once as kids, we all gave an action figure's head the ol' 360-degree spin. Watching the confusing 3-D sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," you know how that toy felt.
I get that a bad guy posing as the president (Jonathan...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 9:34 AM
The cat’s in the Monopoly bag, with a new feline token chosen to replace the tiny iron statuette voted out of the popular property-inspired board game this week.
Fans of the wheelbarrow and shoe tokens can now breathe easy -- the pieces will...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Shoppers trod carefully in January, lured into stores by retailers dangling post-holiday clearance deals but spending sparingly to balance out higher payroll taxes and lingering economic uncertainty.
Same-store sales at major retailers such as...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Three new Lay's potato chip flavors will hit grocery stores next week.
Only one will prevail and be added as a new chip flavor to Lay's product line.
Frito-Lay launched a promotional campaign titled "Do Us a Flavor," in which consumers nominated...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Skechers, the Manhattan Beach footwear maker, has a new line of shoes targeted at teen girls, retailing at stores such as DSW and Dillard’s.
Sounds normal, until this: The collection is called “Daddy’$ Money.” The sneakers have...
| May 15, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Turner Broadcasting execs will talk up cable's gains over the broadcast nets and efforts to court viewers on multiple screens at its upfront presentation at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
Turner entertainment chief Steve Koonin and TNT/TBS/TCM programming...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:25 AM
What began life as a toy has grown into a series of action movies and now a big-time attraction at Universal Studios.
Transformers: The Ride — 3D incorporates giant screens, moving platforms and special effects — including a secret...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 9:18 PM
While supporters of the Boys and Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley did their best to conceal the fates and fortunes they had been dealt, they did nothing to hide their enthusiasm for the youth organization that staged their annual Texas Hold'...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Nerd alert: In July, you will see a crazy fanboy or two in a "Star Wars" costume running across the Golden Gate Bridge with a lightsaber in their hand and a crazy grin spread across their face.
After successfully raising over $100,000 from over 400...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 7:12 PM
On May 23, several members of Girls Inc. of Washington County started their Memorial Day observance early by visiting the BG Randolph Millholland Armory in Hagerstown.
They were there as part of a partnership with Girls Inc., the Maryland National...