| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As the hardiest of shoppers prepare for the annual Black Friday consumption frenzy, many are convinced it's their one shot at a great deal.
But "that's not even close to the truth," said Matthew Ong, senior retail analyst at online personal finance...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 9:47 PM
The end of the college football season occurs this weekend for some teams which means that the first group of athletes eligible for the draft can sign with agents.
Securing new clients is the critical rite of passage for agents. There are many qualified...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 1:34 PM
When Georgette Sleeth became a mother, she figured she needed to learn how to scrapbook.
One craft led to another and, soon enough, Sleeth found herself facing her biggest project yet: creating the Girl Cave.
An ever-evolving concept, the Girl Cave...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 4:04 AM
Twice this year, the city has awarded no-bid energy consulting contracts to a Baltimore company recommended by the head of the city's energy office, who was once listed as a "special partner" in the firm.
Bovaro Partners LLC has received renewable-...
| Dec 4, 2013
Last week the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department published draft regulations for tax-exempt "social welfare" organizations that increasingly have become banks for anonymous political donations. But the regulations stop short of...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:43 PM
A judge's ruling Tuesday that the city of Detroit's bankruptcy case may go forward — and that its pension obligations are not entitled to special protection but can be reduced, along with other debts — sends a chilly message to workers in...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — For one of the least productive congressional sessions in modern history, the final word about tax overhaul was entirely in character: Nothing's happening.
But is that good or bad news for homeowners, buyers and small-scale real...
| Apr 22, 2013
My colleague Mary Schmich and I will join the Pickin' Bubs tomorrow at 9:30 p.m. at the Grafton Pub & Grill, 4530 N. Lincoln Ave. for Songs of No Cheer. Here are some of the questions we've been getting. Q.......
| Feb 4, 2012
| 3:38 PM
Convicted stalker Felix Velazquez hoped the plan to kidnap his former girlfriend would have a happy ending — winning back her affections and bringing about a reconciliation.
So he devised "Operation Stitches," a crazy and meticulous scheme...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 7:11 AM
When Nora Dunn sold her financial planning practice, along with everything else she owned in 2007 to follow her dream of full-time travel, she knew she wanted to share her adventure. Theprofessionalhobo.com, Dunn's web site, chronicles how she's managed...
| Jun 29, 2011
For a cake that can inspire so much cursing, the angel food cake owns a seriously perverse name. Attaining that sweet tower of angelic goodness is a lesson in suffering.
It looks so innocent, and it tastes so heavenly, and it is such a demon —...