| Oct 24, 2014
For the past five years, Jeff Quest has been building an impressive collection of first-edition, signed spy novels, including works by John le Carré, W. Somerset Maugham, (former Tribune columnist) Bill Granger and many others. "I'm very intent on...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Daniel Loeb was a persistent thorn in Sony Corporation's side for more than a year, but the investor's hedge fund, Third Point, no longer has a stake in the troubled technology maker.
After trying and failing to pressure Sony to spin off its...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 8:17 PM
Awkwardly, Paul Konerko clasped his hands. Anxiously, Konerko removed his hat and rubbed his scalp.
As Chicago's attention focused on the man who did his best to deflect it for 16 seasons with the White Sox, Konerko reminded everyone Saturday night at...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Ted Leonsis, the former senior AOL executive-turned-sports-team-owner/tech investor/dabbler in whatever interests him, sat down with his coffee Wednesday in the Argo Tea on the first floor of Tribune Tower and told me the building is haunted.
Oh no, not...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 8:51 AM
A recovery in eBay Inc's core e-commerce business will take longer than expected and any gains for investors would have to come from the separation of its PayPal unit, analysts said, a day after the company trimmed its full-year revenue forecast.
| Sep 28, 2014
Maryland consumers who shop online at Amazon.com after Tuesday will be paying more — 6 percent of the sale.
Yet most shoppers will click "place your order" anyway.
The world's largest online retailer will begin collecting Maryland's sales tax as...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: Any info on two ceramic parrots I inherited from my parents? They came from my grandmother, who displayed them on her mantelpiece. I know they're old because I remember being told as a child to look but "don't touch."
A: Our reader has a great story....
| Oct 8, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Learn how to sell secondhand goods on eBay in a free seminar at 10 a.m. Oct. 11 at Whitehall Township Public Library.
'How to Sell on eBay' seminar is free and open to anyone who may be interested, according to the library's website.
The library is at...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 8:25 AM
If Douglas Mechutan was slightly less selective in his collecting, he might venture into the realm of hoarder.
But his compact Pompano Beach apartment is so artistically appointed with fashion prints, animal skins and autographed celebrity photos that...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 7:11 AM
Hewlett-Packard Co se dividirá en dos empresas que cotizarán en bolsa para separar sus negocios de computadoras e impresoras de sus operaciones de servicios y equipos corporativos, de más rápido crecimiento.
La empresa dijo que sus accionistas tendrán...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Hewlett-Packard Co said it would split into two listed companies, separating its computer and printer businesses from its faster-growing corporate hardware and services operations, and eliminate another 5,000 jobs as part of its turnaround plan.