| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
On the top of my washer-dryer, there's a bucket full of old cut-up T-shirts and other scraps that we use for cleaning instead of buying paper towels. I stock up on six months' worth of toilet paper at a time -- it comes out to 50 cents for a giant roll....
| Nov 11, 2014
| 3:37 PM
MinXi Fu of West Hartford was up at 3 in the morning Tuesday to take advantage of a consumer-centric holiday from China that takes its name from the four digits in the date — 22.214.171.124 — Singles' Day.
China's largest e-commerce company,...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:52 AM
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is open to working with eBay Inc's PayPal to expand its payment options, Bloomberg reported, citing an interview with the Chinese e-commerce company's vice chairman.
"If you look at our footprint of being the largest online...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: How can I find approximate value for 12 Limoges chargers that I inherited? Should they be on my insurance? I don't want to sell them.
A: Seen in images sent, the reader's plates have Limoges, Hand Painted, 22 Carat Gold, and French Decoration...
| Nov 10, 2014
Some say the dining room is dead — we say it has already been reincarnated. The key detail that makes today’s dining rooms up-to-date? A chic, savvy mix of chairs. Truth be told, the age of using one type of anything — fashion, bedroom...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Creating an animal, insect or rodent costume can be so tricky.
But leave it to Soojin Lee, the costume designer at South Coast Repertory, to evoke characters for the theater's children's production of E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web."
| Nov 17, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Former MLB slugger Jose Canseco is having an unusual fall sale.
Late Monday afternoon, Canseco tweeted that he was selling the finger he shot off along with the gun he used during the accident.
Canseco even tweeted a picture of the gun, which he...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Hey, all you would-be Hannibal Lecters out there — this is your lucky day.
Infamous ex-baseball player Jose Canseco, who has certainly had his ups and downs career-wise, reportedly shot off his middle finger last week while cleaning his gold-...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 3:58 PM
NEW YORK (IFR) - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will sell its first-ever bond on Thursday, a jumbo trade expected to be around $8 billion in size that comes just two months after the company's record IPO.
It is looking to sell up to seven tranches,...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 8:10 AM
People this week named Australian actor Chris Hemsworth ("Thor," "The Avengers," "Snow White and the Huntsman") the sexiest man alive. Leading the Wrap to ponder, why hasn't Ryan Gosling ever been crowned? Because Gosling doesn't want it, sources say....
| Nov 20, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Dozens of crooks in Broward County paid the price for their retail-related offenses this week when authorities teamed up with local stores to crack down on organized retail crime.
The Broward Sheriff's Office, local police agencies, Homeland Security...