| Jan 31, 2015
| 6:26 PM
Not since Alexander Graham Bell twisted pairs of wires together in the 1870s has the simple telephone technology that has served Americans for generations — the landline — faced such a threat to its existence.
It's not just that droves of...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 4:04 AM
With some family history sleuthing, Aurora resident John Muschler learned that his great-grandfather Johann Friedrick Muschler and his older brother George Andreas immigrated to Aurora in 1852 from Germany when they were in their late teens and early 20s....
| Jan 23, 2015
| 9:01 AM
A one-time Leesburg aviation figure who lied about the airworthiness of a propeller sold on eBay to an Oregon buyer was sentenced to one year in federal prison, officials announced today.
Clive Felix Ure, 58, of Zephyrhills also must pay more than $67,...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 12:16 PM
An estimated $250,000 worth of high-end headphones were stolen from a Costa Mesa company's warehouse over the weekend, police said.
Workers at Audeze at 1559 Sunland Lane arrived at the facility about 6:30 a.m. Saturday and found a door cut open.
| Jan 22, 2015
| 9:32 AM
EBay plans to cut 2,400 jobs, or 7 percent of its work force, in the first quarter as it prepares to spin off its PayPal business, which employs hundreds in the Baltimore area.
The job cuts will fall across its PayPal, marketplaces and enterprise...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 9:15 PM
Boynton Beach has eBay to thank for one of the city's newest historical artifacts.
A century-old postcard with a picture of the Coquimbo — a Norwegian ship that hit a sandbar approximately 350 yards off the city's shores in 1909 — has been...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 3:49 PM
Somewhere in my endless stacks of sports memorabilia, I have Minnie Minoso's autograph.
I'm a bit embarrassed to admit I don't know exactly where it is at this moment, though expect that to be remedied in the near future.
In a statement regarding...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 1:25 PM
Orlando native Hector Perez has spent well over $1 million at vehicle auctions throughout the past 15 years.
And Saturday was no different for the local business owner. He purchased a Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Tahoe for a total of $7,000 on Saturday from...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 11:37 AM
Since 2009, bankers have stopped paying any meaningful interest on deposits, Consumer Reports notes. And when they do lend, it can be at rates in excess of 10 percent, even to borrowers with excellent credit.
Fortunately for consumers, new intermediaries...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:49 AM
Most writers I know will admit that they suffer bouts of writer's block from time to time, ones they might combat by taking their dogs for long walks, disappearing into the soothing dark of a movie matinee, or chasing double-shots of espresso with a...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 10:45 AM
One of Southern California's most luxurious resorts, the Montage Laguna Beach, has been bought for $360 million by a Chicago real estate investment trust in one of the priciest hotel deals in years.
At a cost of $1.4 million per room, the deal...