| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:13 PM
A hard-hitting, $54-million public health campaign designed to scare smokers into quitting appears to have prompted 100,000 people to give up cigarettes, according to a new report. That works out to a cost of $540 per quitter.
The Centers for Disease...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Last week: We mourn the loss of Clay Shaw, who died this week at age 74. My family had the privilege of knowing Congressman Shaw for many years and long admired his dignified and steadfast commitment to public service. He was among the last of the great...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Twentieth Century Fox is taking its campaign to promote Digital HD on the road. Through the drive-through, actually.
Under a a high-profile partnership among Fox, McDonald's and Microsoft's Xbox One, the studio's "The Wolverine" will be the sole movie...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:28 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- In a major step in building up its advertising business, Twitter will begin showing ads to users based on their Web browsing history, the company said Thursday.
Twitter is following the example of Facebook, Google, Amazon and other...
| Nov 26, 2013
2014 Nelson Algren Literary Awards
- NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The 2014 Nelson Algren Literary Awards (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Chicago Tribune Company LLC (“Chicago Tribune”). Contest is...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Consumers went in search of cyber deals Monday amid a barrage of emails and Web offers from retailers.
But Cyber Monday may be losing its significance as the biggest online day of the season, thanks to this year's earlier and more diluted kickoff to...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The brain drain continues at Hulu, putting more pressure on newly installed CEO Mike Hopkins to stabilize the Internet video venture's executive ranks.
John Vilade, previously Hulu's VP of national ad sales for Eastern and Central regions, has left the...
| Dec 2, 2013
More couch potatoes have turned to the TV-watching behavior known as "catch-up viewing." Now, in an effort that could expand the ways advertisers pay for TV, Comcast wants to wring more cash from the process.
While using video-on-demand to try a show...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Brie Daugherty doesn't object to the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. replacing a gas line in her Arbutus neighborhood.
It's the flooded basement — courtesy of a sewer line broken by a BGE contractor — that bothers her.
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Bay Area toy maker GoldieBlox said Wednesday that its intention is to be "friends" with the Beastie Boys and that it meant no harm in creating a parody version of the act's mid-'80s hit "Girls" for an online commercial.
The music has been pulled from...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:39 AM
It’s as much a part of Thanksgiving tradition as watching football and skipping the cranberry sauce: that moment when you pull back from the table, turn on the news and laugh at people huddled outside stores under blankets, waiting for Black Friday ...