| May 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Rupert Murdoch still believes in romance.
The billionaire press baron's publishing company, News Corp., said Friday that it has agreed to purchase Harlequin Enterprises from Canada's Torstar Corp. for about $415 million in cash.
The world's leading...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Holding a whiteboard, the University of Maryland, College Park students scrawled their complaints and posed for a picture.
"My name is Justin and I spent $114 on ONE textbook," a student wrote. "My name is Jeff and I spent $736 on textbooks," wrote...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Back in 2000, Entrepreneur's StartUps magazine featured an article about Janice McLean Deloatch as she was trying to launch a business in Maryland that dispensed pantyhose from vending machines.
The venture didn't take off. But the Abingdon resident took...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's publishing company News Corp. swung to a profit in its fiscal first quarter -- its first financial reporting period as a stand-alone company -- but revenue slipped nearly 3%.
News Corp. separated from the more profitable...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Veteran publishing executive Jack Griffin has been named chief executive of the new Tribune Publishing Co., leading a group of eight newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.
The publishing chain is being spun off as a separately...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 8:07 PM
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs founded Ball So Hard University in jest, but three months later, the joke has become a serious legal dispute.
In a recorded introduction for an early-November game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, when players...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 3:54 PM
Rashida Webb loves shopping for vintage T-shirts at thrift stores, but not all of her finds fit well. Others could use a little extra embellishment.
While she has had a tailor alter her vintage clothing, the practice got to be expensive. What to do?...
| Aug 10, 2011
There's an old-timey feel, a genuineness, to FoundRe, a small woodworking business.
Handmade wood frames and architectural and decorative pieces fill the small gallery/showroom in Chicago, an uncontrived and utilitarian space that could belong to some...
| Oct 17, 2012
Nonsense was big business for Larry Sloan, who co-founded a Los Angeles publishing company in the 1960s to print books that were blueprints for silliness.
The series of word-game books, "Mad Libs," became absurdly popular and marked its 50th...
| Oct 17, 2012
Some times you just have to drop everything to pursue your dreams, right? That's what Jean Latz Griffin decided to do when she stepped away from the world of news media and founded her own company called CyberINK.
If you check out the site...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 4:15 PM
The Newport Beach City Council voted to outsource its printing services and to inch forward in what could eventually be the privatization of its refuse collection services.
The shutting down of the city's in-house print shop in favor of a contract...