| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The number of Chicago-area jobs with foreign-owned companies has grown 40 percent in a generation, from 1991 to 2011, but the pace of this rise has slowed over the past decade, according to a report released Friday by a Washington think tank.
| May 31, 2014
| 10:29 AM
That Steve Ballmer is buying a sports franchise is no surprise to anyone who worked with him over the many decades he was at Microsoft.
As a boy, born and raised in Detroit, he badly wanted to play basketball, but ended up a manager for his high...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Nokia said June 18 it is recalling about 500 travel chargers known as the AC-300 charger accessory kit. The plastic cover on the charger's exchangeable plugs can come loose and separate, exposing internal components that pose an electrocution hazard if...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Marsha Ambrosius knows how to craft a hit.
The singer-songwriter -- formally known as one-half of the neo-soul/spoken-word hybrid Floetry -- had already crafted tracks for Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys and Jamie Foxx before she broke out with her solo...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 12:56 PM
Before tens of thousands of attendees flooded the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday afternoon for two days of free concerts and endless celebrity-spotting as part of the 2014 BET Experience at L.A. Live, rehearsals were underway for the awards...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Days before the Friday launch of the second annual BET Experience, L.A. Live was packed with workers feverishly getting ready for the three-day festival.
Inside Staples Center, crews were preparing the arena for a weekend of shows that will include...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Depending on what you wanted to spend, the three-day BET Experience at L.A. Live meant live music from urban chart-toppers, copious celebrity shoulder rubbing or entry into a highly rated awards show.
Expectations for this year's festival were high...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 6:36 PM
The Black Entertainment Television Awards has firmly distanced itself from the violence at two parties, one in which a person was killed and four others injured.
BET officials said neither gathering was affiliated with Sunday's ceremony.
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Before a word is even said, Maxwell already knows the first thing everyone wants to ask him. "When is the album coming," he says with a laugh.
"It's a good question, because it means people care," he says, speaking by phone from his Las Vegas hotel...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:06 PM
The BET Awards continued its reign as one of cable’s most-watched awards shows. The telecast featured no shortage of showstopping moments with Pharrell Williams bringing out special guest Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Chris Brown's first...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:01 AM
The 2013 world of the year, selfie, now has a younger sibling: groufie. The word — it means just what it sounds like, a group selfie — is a bit awkward, but that may be because it was coined by the marketers of the world's No. 3 smartphone...