| Apr 11, 2011
| 3:21 PM
If you read newspapers, then you probably remember the '60s. The adults lectured us about the evils of marijuana while holding a Jim Beam in one hand and cigarette in the other.
That bit of hypocrisy pales compared with what kids are seeing out of...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 3:50 PM
How could a product sell for $438 in one store and $29.99 a few blocks away? It's a mystery that retired dentist Robert Fradkin is still trying to figure out.
"It boggles my mind," said Fradkin, 77, of Delray Beach. "It just goes to show how screwed...
| Apr 11, 2015
| 9:20 PM
As spring's warmth takes hold and you make your way to wineries, farmers markets and other outdoor attractions, be on the lookout for the Lehigh Valley's tastiest new addition on wheels: the Bob-B-Q Sliders & Sides food truck.
The enterprise, co-owned...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 7:09 PM
In a sea of new downtown Allentown restaurants, Johnny's Bagels & Deli won't have to fight hard to make a name for itself.
That's because the eatery, known for its signature New York-style, hand-rolled and kettle-boiled bagels, is a Lehigh Valley...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 8:05 AM
Now that's love, 2015 style!
When Mark Porcaro and his then girlfriend Sharmin Islam saw a movie that featured a "flash mob" proposal, she commented, "That's how I would want to be proposed to."
Fast forward to this past weekend when at Foxwoods...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Express Scripts, which handles prescription-drug benefits for millions or people nationwide, is dropping coverage for 66 brand-name drugs next month in an effort to keep costs down. Rival CVS Health is dropping 95 drugs from its own list of covered drugs....
| Nov 17, 2014
| 6:31 PM
If companies want to reward customer loyalty, offer a real reward. Don't make a nifty-sounding promise and then renege when the customer tries to cash in.
Airlines are notorious for moving the goal posts. United, for example, announced in June that it...
| Nov 7, 2014
What's in your digital wallet, Apple Pay or Google Wallet?
Here's a quick look at two forms of mobile payment that use NFC, or near-field communication, for quickie checkouts (no credit card required) at participating retailers.
| Nov 7, 2014
| 1:38 PM
The drugstore chain CVS has been making a big deal of its intention to become not merely a corner drugstore, but a healthcare provider. It changed its corporate name from CVS Caremark to CVS Health, and took tobacco products off its shelves to reinforce...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Last month, the philanthropic Rockefeller Brothers Fund announced it would sell off the fossil fuel stocks that helped to enrich it. Pitzer College, one of the Claremont Colleges, had beaten the Rockefellers to the punch. Its decision to divest, in April,...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Wal-Mart is no longer price matching buy-one-get-one-free sales from competitors in Florida stores.
Instead, the world's largest retailer's new "Savings Catcher" grocery app will refund the difference on a Wal-Mart gift card.
"Matching BOGO offers...