| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Peter Lanza, the father of the man who killed 20 children and six educators in an elementary school in Connecticut, wishes his son, Adam, had never been born because the massacre was an act that “couldn't get any more evil.”
In a series of...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Builders showcase their best design and handiwork in a model home. They try to include every option and every detail that a buyer might want. In addition to the dazzling array of amenities found at 1 Monticello Circle in Ellington, the house has another...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Ronald Reagan, Newt Gingrich and, most recently, Tea Party conservatives have attacked federal funding for the arts, but the National Endowment for the Arts has so far survived the broadsides.
Nevertheless, as arts advocates lobby lawmakers in Washington...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:32 PM
Amtrak trains operating in Chicago and across the Midwest have slogged through numerous delays and cancellations this winter, a problem fueled not only by unusually heavy snow and frigid temperatures but also, oddly, the unintended consequences of rolling...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 7:34 AM
Jeffrey R. Immelt, chairman and chief executive of Fairfield-based General Electric Co., made $11.27 million in 2013, a steep decline from the $20.45 million he took home the prior year, a federal filing Thursday showed.
The drop in earnings for the...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 10:39 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Instagram has landed a major advertising deal for up to $100 million over the next year from Omnicom.
The deal comes just four months after the popular photo-and-video-sharing service rolled out the first sponsored posts from Michael...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:33 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry's plan to jump-start the Palestinian economy to boost his political efforts kicked off this weekend in the Czech Republic's capital, Prague.
A conference in Prague brought together some 100...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Kor Ecologic Inc. founder Jim Kor has been described as a shaggy introvert and hermit.
Yet this engineer is out to change the world with the Urbee, a unique hybrid vehicle that dares to be plastic, can zip across the country on 10 gallons of fuel and...
| Dec 20, 2012
For a class of troublesome flame retardants, this appeared to be the end of an era.
After years of study, scientists in the U.S. and Europe had reached an alarming conclusion: Flame retardants called polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, build up...
| Mar 5, 2013
At Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, course registration is a case in economics. Every student is allotted a bag of points and must spend them bidding against each other for seats in classes.
The more popular the class, the more...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Concerns about utility smart meters are frequently dismissed as tinfoil-hat paranoia. But it's not so easy to dismiss Jonathan Libber.
The Baltimore man delivers his arguments against the wireless devices in the calm manner of an attorney. He is, in...