| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
ABC's "Modern Family" is one of the most-loved programs on television. So why are advertisers sparking backlash when they try to adopt its storylines?
Coca-Cola Co. and General Mills have vaguely similar businesses. One makes and distributes sodas,...
| 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 19, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Few companies are potentially more vulnerable to climate change than the world's biggest food and beverage brands.
Droughts are diminishing agricultural yields, and severe cold snaps like the one that crippled parts of the U.S. this year resulted in...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Students at Youth's Benefit Elementary School in Fallston received a big surprise Thursday morning when they learned their school was the grand prize winner of $25,000 in the Scott Shared Values Box Tops for Education Sweepstakes.
Scott Brand and...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:25 PM
The long war on trans fats may be drawing to a close.
The government proposed new rules Thursday that would all but ban the artery-clogging fats, a move that will force makers of margarine, frozen pizza and other processed foods to reformulate their...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Kellogg Co., maker of breakfast brands such as Cocoa Krispies cereal and Eggo waffles, said its U.S. morning foods unit suffered a 3.3% sales decline in the second quarter.
Overall North American sales were up 3.3% to $2.4 billion, while the American...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
After each gay couple made their way down Minneapolis City Hall’s five flights of marble stairs – past flashy floral arrangements and packs of photographers, past a brass quintet and a gay men’s chorus – they paused for a private...