| Dec 5, 2014
| 8:37 AM
Consumer Reports recommends following these seven spending rules to avoid breaking the bank this holiday season:
1. Thou shalt manage receipts. You might need them for proof of purchase for warranties or to make a return. Have a designated place where...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The benefits of the digital age have been oversold. Or to put it another way: There is plenty of life left in face-to-face, human interaction.
That is the message emerging from an entertaining new book, "The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:36 PM
By now, most people have seen friends or celebrities pour buckets of ice water over their heads as part of the ice bucket challenge for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the neurodegenerative condition also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Zirtual, an online service that provides virtual executive assistants to small businesses and entrepreneurs, said it’s hiring in Chicago.
The Las Vegas-based company, whose financial backers include Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh and his VegasTechFund,...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:33 PM
The fortunes of downtown Sin City have waxed and waned, but now, thanks largely to a shoe salesman, Old Las Vegas is on a hot streak. Zappos Chief Executive Tony Hsieh is not only leading the Downtown Project to transform the area, he's also moved his...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Micheal Voltaggio, chef at Ink and Ink.sack, is trying his hand at shoe design. The "Top Chef" alum has teamed up with Malibu-based shoe company OTZ for a collaboration they're calling Culinary Brigade.
Voltaggio designed two pairs of shoes for the...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:10 AM
La empresaria puertorriqueña Melissa Jiménez es artífice de la tienda digital Merodea.me, la primera página de moda que vende ropa de diseñadores locales y que ayuda a impulsar las carreras de los modistas de la isla.
“Lo que queremos hacer es...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:02 PM
It’s the college football bowl season, and that means one thing.
A chance to end the season with a big victory? OK, sure.
It also the annual swag competition. No player, coach or staff member in a football program walks away empty-handed -- or...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Amid complaints over the effectiveness and efficiency of HealthCare.gov, the website set up to enable Americans to avail themselves of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama on Monday shared his own frustrations with what he called...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Calphalon is recallin more than 20,000 XL 9 speed blenders because of possible injury hazard. A piece of the blender’s mixing blade unit can break off during use. The recall involves model 1832449, also identified as model ME600BL. The model...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Sure, summer uniforms (a.k.a. anything that's lightweight and airy) are what you want to wear this time of year, but that's no reason to retire your staples from last season. Rather than invest in a completely new a warm-weather wardrobe, why not update...