| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Jerry Stahl believes it's impossible to shock an audience anymore, but in his new novel, "Happy Mutant Baby Pills" (Harper Perennial, $14.99 pp.), he comes close.
His main character, Lloyd, falls in love with a murderous woman named Nora who wants to...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:58 PM
The letters keep coming, sometimes 20 a month asking for Dennis Gaubatz's autograph. Sometimes it's a football card that the old Colt receives. More often, it's the cover of one of the three national magazines on which Gaubatz appeared in his five years...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 4:57 AM
From the landmark Heublein Tower, the scenic view of Simsbury shows most properties as specks on the landscape — with the exception of one: the sprawling suburban campus of The Hartford Financial Services Group.
Even from a distance there is no...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 9:11 AM
It seems to me that we should stop defining eras by presidents and begin defining them by the best and/or (possibly) most influential television show.
This is tricky territory because clearly we’re not about to use the most popular show of the...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:21 PM
TIC Gums in Harford County is perhaps the biggest privately owned player in an invisible part of the food industry.
It's not chewing gum, though the company does get some visitors who assume that's what it makes. The name refers to a different kind of...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Columbia-based W.R. Grace & Co. said Friday that it has agreed to buy a Dow Chemical Co. division for $500 million.
Grace is paying cash for Dow's Unipol polypropylene licensing and catalysts business, including a Louisiana manufacturing plant. Dow said...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:36 PM
July 25 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday:
** Dell Inc founder Michael Dell raised his $24.4 billion bid by less than 1 percent just hours before it was to be put to a vote,...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Chemical maker W.R. Grace & Co. is about to go where it hasn't been for nearly 13 years: out of bankruptcy.
The Chapter 11 case, one of the longest on record, got underway as the Columbia-based company faced more than 100,000 asbestos-related claims....
| Sep 2, 2011
| 4:29 PM
Longtime Los Angeles Teachers Union leader A.J. Duffy has changed his mind. He’s fought against charter schools, but now he’s starting his own; he’s protected tenure but now wants it easier to fire bad teachers, even to limit the...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Newell Rubbermaid Inc., which makes its eponymous containers and Sharpie markers, said it will trim its workforce by more than 10%, shake up its executive leadership and rework its organizational structure to help streamline the company.
| Jul 12, 2012
| 3:39 PM
Blood drives need donors
The Red Cross is hosting two blood drives July 18, according to a press release.
The first takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mission Hospital Laguna, 31872 Coast Hwy., in the auditorium on the basement level. Parking is...