| Jul 12, 2014
| 7:45 AM
The best advice about trading in your car is to avoid it.
You'll always get more money selling it on your own, sometimes thousands more.
A quick tour of Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com used-car valuation service shows you why. Take a 2010 Honda Accord EX...
| Aug 1, 2014
Trunk Club, a 5-year-old Chicago-based e-commerce company, will be acquired by Nordstrom for an undisclosed amount in a deal linking two retailers with a shared stake in combining fashion with careful customer service.
Trunk Club provides personal...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:24 PM
BitTorrent Inc., the San Francisco company behind the most popular technology for sharing files online, is branching out into a new arena: snoop-proof calling and texting.
The company announced the availability Wednesday of a preliminary, test version...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Baltimore's Virtual Supermarket is up and running for the first time in about nine months under a retooled program that makes free the delivery of groceries in one of the city's food deserts.
The city relaunched the program this month with two sites in...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Doorstop, makeshift weight, a decent step stool or an ironic dress: Phone books have many uses these days, but their intended purpose isn't always one of them.
1.2 million phone books have already been distributed this year to Chicago doorsteps. And Dex...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Burbank residents can now leave comments for city officials on issues slated to be discussed at upcoming meetings as part of a pilot program to increase community engagement, especially for those who may not be able to attend a meeting in person.
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Question: I'm going to Europe this summer. I will buy a Eurail pass, so I don't care what major city I land in. I just want the cheapest fare. But some search engines allow you to see only one city at a time. I have now filled out five different city...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Apartment-finding services are popular in Chicago, especially for those on the hunt for their very first place. Here's what 9 services will and won't do for you.
>>FYI: All of these services are free to search for an apartment. When you're ready to...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Whether you stay or go, it's smart to back up important files, photos and other information from your computer and other electronic devices.
MICROSOFT allows users to store data in the cloud with OneDrive. Once you create a free account, you...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:36 PM
The National Security Agency denied a report that it has exploited the "Heartbleed" bug to spy on consumers for the past two years.
"NSA was not aware of the recently identified vulnerability in OpenSSL, the so-called Heartbleed vulnerability, until...
| May 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Apparently unfazed by the current congressional proposal to undo its earlier airline passenger protection rules, the Department of Transportation proposed a set of new, additional consumer protections. The most important deals with fees: DoT proposes that...