| Mar 11, 2011
Losing your cell phone is a bummer, period. Unfortunately for Floridians, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa rank among the top 20 metropolitan areas when it comes to lost or stolen cell phones, according to a new market-research survey.
| Mar 24, 2011
| 8:53 AM
It's time to hang up the whisks. After 40 years in the newspaper business — 34 of them with the Chicago Tribune as a food writer and editor — I will be retiring April 1. It has been a 40-year feast, to say the least.
In 1973, when I started...
| May 25, 2011
| 2:10 PM
In Wednesday's Tribune, we look at genetically modified foods and those trying to get them labeled as such or pulled from stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods.
The subject of genetically modified crops is full of passionate voices on both...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 2:17 PM
The report that a lawyer in Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's office sent an email and left a voicemail message suggesting that the state should act quickly on a request from someone who claimed to be an important political supporter of the lawyer's...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 10:29 AM
Faith E. Wachter doesn't normally spend as much as $17 on shampoo in a single shopping trip. But by stocking up on haircare products recently, the Ellicott City resident saved more than $4 on gasoline for her car — and just in time for a drive to...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Florida remains in the minority of states where it is still legal - not to mention simple - to text, surf the Web or make a call on your cell phone while driving. But an unlikely group of like-minded individuals – including pop star Justin Bieber, a...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 3:38 PM
Alan Mark Silbergeld, a retired Consumer Union attorney and consumer advocate who was an aficionado of vocal music, died Friday of complications from lymphoma at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Homeland resident was 72.
"He was a leading consumer advocate on...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 10:59 AM
The Problem Solver (Jon Yates) and the former Problem Partner (Kristin Samuelson) were thrilled to meet about three dozen readers who joined us Thursday at the Tribune Tower for lunch, conversation and a tour of the newsroom.
These faithful fans came...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 2:17 PM
“Significant Objects: 100 Extraordinary Stories About Ordinary Things” only slightly exaggerates. It is 100 stories about 100 things, though only a handful of the stories are extraordinary. In fact, fewer are memorable.
Not that it matters;...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 12:03 AM
Concerned citizens can submit petitions asking the U.S Food and Drug Administration to take a closer look at certain food ingredients.
The Government Accountability Office calls these petitions "the most formal path for an individual or organization to...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Republican state Rep. Christie Carpino of Cromwell, seeking a second term representing the 32nd House District this year, is being challenged by Democrat Christopher Phelps.
Carpino was elected in 2010, unseating 10-term Democrat and former Deputy...