| Jun 12, 2013
| 3:00 AM
News Corp. has moved closer to its historic breakup that is expected to test whether investors share Chairman Rupert Murdoch's confidence that there is a solid future for newspapers.
On Tuesday, shareholders approved measures that will allow Murdoch's...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:42 AM
After the coffee. Before cleaning five days of mail off my desk.
The Skinny: I've been listening to a lot of Jackson Browne lately. Might explain the somber mood. Anyway, back in Los Angeles after five days in D.C. I'll miss family but not the humidity....
| Jun 15, 2013
| 12:09 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's no-bid deal for new expressway billboards guarantees the city far less than half the $700 million the private vendor expects to make and essentially requires Chicago to repay all the upfront cash the mayor touted as a key selling...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Towson University's new arena opens to the public Wednesday night when the Harlem Globetrotters tip off the first of three games in three nights.
The traveling basketball troupe is making a special stop — it usually tours in the United States from...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Love Usher and Nicki Minaj? That probably means you prefer Pixar films to other kids' movies, according to a new study by Echo Nest.
The Somerville, Mass.-based music data mining company thinks it can predict your movie tastes based on the music you...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Working at Aetna for some employees also means having your face seen by more than 100,000 drivers daily — at least this summer.
Five employees, and one Aetna employee's son, are featured on billboards in the Hartford region this summer as part...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Pizza and beer are a tasty pairing. A profitable one too.
BJ's Restaurants Inc. specializes in deep-dish pizza and offers its own brand of craft-brewed beer, a combination that has helped it grow from a single restaurant in Santa Ana to 132 locations in...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry made a splash by arriving in Connecticut on the wings of an advertising blitz declaring the Lone Star State "Open for Business." Perry wants Connecticut businesses to move to Texas. There's nothing new in governors alighting in other...
| Jun 22, 2013
It's the off-season for cruising at Port Everglades with only a handful of ships in-house on weekends, compared to as many as eight during peak season November through April.
Port officials are using the down time to promote a new marketing, advertising...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Nationally, the highest-rated shows among young adults in April and May were “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS, “Modern Family” on ABC and “The Voice” on NBC.
But in Baltimore, those viewers preferred a different show:...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:30 AM
U.S. advertising spending during the first quarter of 2013 was flat compared to the year-earlier period, reflecting television network ratings woes and caution amid mixed signals on the economy.
Marketers during the January-March period spent $30.2...