| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:30 PM
A Gallup poll released Jan. 6 showed that Americans' daily spending has rebounded to an average of $96, the highest since the financial crisis in September 2008. That's not counting normal household bills or big purchases.
By coincidence, I've been...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Dan Shaw will flash you a wide grin and tell you he is the mayor of Danville, arguably one of the most unique "towns" in the world.
His mini-village with a 1940s theme is tucked inside a large airplane hangar on the outskirts of Geneva in a rural pocket...
| Jan 12, 2014
Barack Obama campaign veterans Harper Reed and Dylan Richard will launch a tech company. Don Thompson will be under pressure to improve sales at McDonald's. And with Tribune Co. spinning off its publishing assets into a separate company, its chief...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Like many revolutionary manifestoes, "The Solution Revolution" seeks the overthrow of government as we know it.
But for authors William Eggers and Paul Macmillan — who work in public-sector practice at Deloitte — this is a revolution very...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:13 AM
The line for wristbands likely will begin to form at dawn Saturday, and there is talk among fans of camping overnight in the parking lot to assure a prime spot. Already there are Internet negotiations from around the country to barter with those lucky...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Bryan Cranston led the way in the Directors Guild of America's TV nominations with a pair of nods for helming episodes of "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family."
The winners will be announced Jan. 25 at the Century Plaza following voting by the DGA's 15,...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:50 PM
You've always wanted your own little Space Mountain in the garage, right? Or maybe a miniature Expedition Everest in the backyard? Well, what would you think about owning an actual working roller coaster that once was used at Walt Disney World?
| Jan 6, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Two women pleaded guilty Friday to using stolen medical records to open or take over credit accounts at department stores and setting up a cottage industry selling fraudulently obtained goods.
Chanell Cole, 30, and Yolanda Welch, 39, are scheduled to be...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 1:19 PM
An Indiana man has been arrested after stealing the brains of dead mental patients and selling the brain samples on eBay.
The Indianapolis Star is reporting that David Charles, 21, allegedly broke into the Indiana Medical History Museum multiple times...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: We received these Chinese silver spoons from an antique dealer as a wedding gift years ago. We were told that they are 19th Century, from the Shen Xing dynasty. What is their value today?
A: The era mentioned was part of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)....
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:25 AM
What appears to be a prototype for the original 2007 Apple iPhone was sold on eBay on Monday morning for $1,499.
The rare Apple item was sold after receiving 37 bids.
It's unclear if the device is authentic, but some aspects of its specs check out,...