| Jan 26, 2014
Debates both silly and serious are raging over mascots. In the silly category is the uproar over Clark the Cub, recently invented to promote the ballclub at Clark and Addison. Critics have nitpicked various aspects of Clark, including a drawing in which...
| May 6, 2014
| 3:17 PM
The mother of an Ellicott City man who died a year ago following an obstacle race in West Virginia has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the organizers of the Tough Mudder event.
Mita Sengupta, mother of Avishek Sengupta, claims that Tough Mudder...
| May 12, 2014
| 8:15 PM
Robert F. Erburu, the last chairman of Times Mirror Co. with close ties to its founding Chandler family, which owned the Los Angeles Times for more than a century, died Sunday at his Santa Barbara home. He was 83.
Erburu, a civic leader and prominent...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:44 AM
General Mills Inc., maker of Cheerios and other grocery staples, has reversed a recent change to its online legal policy after an outcry by consumers.
The policy had been quietly updated last week to include terms under which any dispute with the...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Cheerios has released its first-ever Super Bowl ad, and it's ridiculously cute.
The ad, which can be viewed above, features the interracial family that starred in a Cheerios' ad that prompted controversy last year. In this year's ad, the father tries to...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:30 PM
HSN has shopped for and found its partners to expand its footprint in Hollywood.
The shopping giant has named United Entertainment Group as its marketing partnership agency of record.
HSN already has opened a Los Angeles office with UEG to develop and...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 7:28 AM
General Mills Inc. said it will no longer use genetically modified organisms to make its signature breakfast cereal, Cheerios, because of consumer demands.
The company made the announcement in a blog post Thursday saying it would no longer source...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 11:44 AM
General Mills announced Thursday that it will no longer use genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) in its Cheerios breakfast cereal, and says the cereal will taste the same.
The company says the cereal formula has not changed, only the way its...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:05 PM
No more GMOs in your Cheerios.
General Mills Inc. said it is no longer using genetically engineered ingredients to make its signature cereal.
The switch comes after a nearly yearlong campaign by a consumer activist group to pressure General Mills to...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 1:10 PM
It’s good news that General Mills has decided not to include genetically engineered ingredients in Cheerios. Not because crops whose DNA has been tinkered with in a laboratory are dangerous to human health. There’s still a dearth of evidence...
| Jan 7, 2014
Re "In plain Cheerios, no more GMOs," Business, Jan. 4
I was taken aback by General Mills' announcement that it will remove from plain Cheerios ingredients derived from genetically modified crops.
The company acknowledged that there are no...