| Feb 19, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Once upon a time, Hollywood was the mecca of "income inequality" -- that is, before those two words became dirty. Movie stars put out press releases boasting of their multimillion dollar salaries. MGM's boss, Louis B. Mayer, was proudly the nation's...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Barnes & Noble Inc., the last-standing major chain in the national bookstore market, received a conditional proposal from a private investment management firm to take over 51% of the company for $22 a share.
The offer came through Thursday night,...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:12 AM
J.C. Penney Co., the retailer attempting a return to glory using deep discounts and Super Bowl tweets typed with mittens, said its holiday sales grew last year for the first time since 2011.
The Plano, Texas, company said sales at stores open at least a...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Longtime Oscars sponsors Coca-Cola and Hyundai Motor have dropped their support of the event, their places taken by PepsiCo and General Motors, ABC disclosed Thursday.
The Walt Disney network said J.C. Penney, another veteran Oscars advertiser,...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:35 PM
In Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's clear-eyed, 2012 documentary "Detropia," which anticipated many of the things that would happen in (and to) the bankrupt Motor City in the year that followed, a union leader laments the disappearance of good, middle-class...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 2:11 PM
J.C. Penney's announcement last month that it would close 33 underperforming stores, including its Phillipsburg Mall location raised an obvious question: "What is the future of the Phillipsburg Mall?"
In recent years, the mall has been hemorrhaging...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Loft — a women's clothing boutique — will open a new store in Abingdon's Boulevard at Box Hill this spring, the shopping center's developers said Monday.
The shopping center near I-95 at Emmorton and Woodsdale roads already includes a...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Celebrity chef Paula Deen is ramping up her comeback effort, less than a year after her Southern belle-image was tarnished by revelations that she used racial slurs and was accused of discriminatory behavior in a lawsuit.
Paula Deen Ventures has received...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Retail heavyweights such as J.C. Penney Co., Gap Inc., Nike Inc. and Walgreen Co. are joining forces with the Retail Industry Leaders Assn. to try to protect the industry from hackers and other cybercriminals.
On Wednesday, the companies and the trade...
| May 5, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog.
The Marquis shopping center in upper York County is expected to bring in about $1...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Davis "Pat" Patterson McNamee, a former Navy and commercial airline pilot and 52-year resident of Corona del Mar, California, died in his home with family by his side on April 28th, 2014. He was 87 years old.
Pat was born in Seattle, WA on December 4th,...