| 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...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Cuisinart has recalled about 25,000 (7-cup) food processors because of laceration hazard. The reversible slicing/shredding disc can loosen when in use and the blade can strike and break the food processor’s cover. The cover’s broken plastic...
| 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...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Pint-sized stars flooded the pink carpet at the recent Teen Choice Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre in anything and everything from jeans and leather pants to cheeky cocktail dresses and skin-tight minis. Power couple Ellen DeGeneres (who won the award...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Hoping that the best years are not in the rear-view mirror for its Acura luxury line, American Honda Motor Co. is shifting into high gear for the introduction of its redesigned 2014 MDX sport utility vehicle.
The U.S. sales arm of the Japanese automaker...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Jared Kupiec, recently deposed chief of staff for Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra, came under renewed scrutiny last week because he supposedly:
a. Snorted caviar off a city-owned iPad.
b. Tried to sneak stolen lobsters through the Stop and Shop self-...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Thousands of retailers are offering free shipping today, with delivery guaranteed by Christmas Eve.
But which retailers are the most reliable when it comes to shipping during one of the busiest weeks of the year?
One survey, based on shipping...
| May 17, 2013
| 11:32 AM
One thing to know about our book club
We are the iD Movement Book Club, based in Wood Dale. We like to take quotes from the books we are reading and text or email them to each other during the day as encouraging notes.
We meet every six...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 9:49 AM
Flowers make beautiful gifts. But ordering online can be pretty unpleasant, Consumer
Reports discovered. It surveyed 28,000 of its subscribers about their experiences
shopping at the 52 largest retail websites. Online florists 1-800-Flowers and FTD...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 9:35 AM
The iPad has opened up new worlds to business people and the average Internet user alike. But this victory doesn’t come without downsides. A new article on CNET.com claims that the iPad is making men more effeminate. How, you ask?
| Oct 31, 2012
| 8:13 AM
This caught my eye this morning: Zappos, the online shoe and clothing retailer, lost a court battle in trying to defend its Terms of Service language from lawyers who are suing the company for losing the online data of 24 million customers.