| Jul 20, 2011
| 3:12 PM
Here are the top deals at Chicago supermarket Dominick's for the week of July 14.
My favorite deals at Dominick's this week are the produce sales, and $1.50 Ritz crackers after combining store and manufacturer's coupons.
All deals begin Thursday, July...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 6:18 AM
Lisa's Country Kitchen in Jefferson City, Tenn. is giving 300 lucky fans the opportunity to have lunch with Clint Bowyer, driver of the No. 33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet, on August 24, 2011.
The two-hour event, scheduled to kickoff at 11 a.m....
| Sep 26, 2011
When Sally Pofcher took the CEO job at Paper Source four years ago, she found too much of a good thing.
The Chicago-based independent stationery and crafting store reflected the quirky tastes of its founder Sue Lindstrom, an artist obsessed with paper...
| Aug 4, 2012
As the Midwest crunches into sweet corn season, a new type will be appearing on grocery store shelves — even though shoppers have no way to recognize it.
It's genetically modified sweet corn from the biotech giant Monsanto, engineered to resist a...
| Aug 12, 2012
Founded in 1974 by the father-and-son team of Charley and Ron Woodsby, Talk of the Town Restaurants has 11 eateries, which include Charley's Steakhouse, Vito's Chop House, FishBones, MoonFish, Texas Cattle Co., Johnnie's Hideaway — and now Charley's...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 12:31 PM
There used to be a time when the only people who cared what junk-food companies did were health advocates.
How I long for those days.
Can we not have our artery-clogging pizzas, breaded chicken filet sandwiches and crème-filled cookies without...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Soaking in a bath tub, Michael Phelps wears nothing but a small swimsuit, a pair of goggles atop his head and a stern look. Next to him, a pair of blue jeans spills from a Louis Vuitton bag.
It marks a sophisticated turn as a pitchman for the Baltimore...
| Nov 12, 2012
On a warm September day in Chicago, Rishad Tobaccowala counseled a roomful of Leo Burnett executives on how to sell high-tech gadgets -- told in terms of hot dogs.
Tobaccowala, who has spent 30 years at Leo Burnett and affiliated agencies,...
| May 22, 2012
| 9:02 AM
General Mills Inc. will get rid of 850 jobs in an attempt to cut costs and boost productivity as items such as Cheerios cereal, Progresso soups and Hamburger Helper become costlier to make.
The downsizing will affect 2.4% of the Minneapolis company&...
| May 24, 2012
| 11:24 AM
After jobless claims reached a five-month high in April, last week’s tiny dip came as a relief. But a heavy slide in orders for long-lasting goods is less soothing.
Applications for unemployment benefits shrank by 2,000 last week to a seasonally...
| Oct 9, 2012
Q: I really did enjoy everyone celebrating Julia Child's birthday. But, I do remember another chef that was on television before her, James Beard. I remember seeing his cooking shows and I guess there are no tapes or films that were saved, or maybe...