| Sep 30, 2014
| 11:29 AM
EBay plans to spin off its PayPal unit next year, bowing to activist investor Carl Icahn's argument that the move would free the fast-growing payments business to compete more fiercely in the competitive mobile payments market.
The move, announced on...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 24, 2014
Bill Fournier found his first fossil in high school, and has been interested in them ever since. He travels the state, finding them in places like Rainbow Reservoir in Windsor and on King's Island in the Connecticut River, and purchases some on eBay and...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:16 AM
With consumers rushing to buy the new iPhone 6, Moto X or any other late-model smartphone, a related industry is bustling: recommerce companies that will buy your old smartphone, sometimes for hundreds of dollars.
And unless you have a good reason not...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 11:07 AM
A gas station clerk figured something odd was going on after watching a man use three credit cards to fill up gas tanks in his pickup truck on Wednesday, according to a Palm Springs police arrest report.
It led to a police investigation that resulted...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It may be hard to imagine as you gaze upon your shiny new iPhone 6, but there just may come a day when you'll want something even newer and shinier.
At that point, you may decide to sell your iPhone on eBay or Craigslist to offset the price of its...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Apple wants you to ditch your wallet and pay with your iPhone.
The company took aim Tuesday at the increasingly vulnerable credit card system, integrating a mobile payment system called Apple Pay into its new iPhones.
The effort, which has been...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 1:00 PM
When Neel Kashkari, the Republican candidate for governor, steps into a television studio with Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday night, he'll be facing one of the most experienced debaters in American politics.
Brown has participated in no fewer...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 9:03 AM
It was important to look your best. After all, The Beatles were in town.
Today, it's hard to believe such things were important. But for four 15-year-old girls from Highlandtown, preparing to head into downtown Baltimore for a rock concert, such matters...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 1:10 PM
He’s told you what to wear and how to speak, behave and decorate. Now he’s telling you how to set your table. Connecticut resident Clinton Kelly, co-host on ABC’s “The Chew and co-host of TLC’s long-running “What Not To...