| Apr 18, 2014
A warehouse built by onetime Chicago merchant Montgomery Ward & Co. is now home to the sleekly chic U.S. headquarters of an imported corporate citizen: Britain-based vacuum cleaner-maker Dyson.
The company that made an everyday household appliance hot...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Law enforcement officials and smartphone makers met in the middle Thursday, with two major industry players agreeing to meet cops halfway on “kill switches.”
Users of phones with Google or Microsoft operating systems will soon be able to...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:07 PM
When the Los Angeles Film Festival kicks off Wednesday night with "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho's post-apocalyptic thriller set aboard a train traversing a frozen wasteland, it won't be the only communal viewing of action on ice.
Just a stone's throw away...
| 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...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:21 PM
The following items were gathered from police reports:
A 40-year-old Rockford woman was jogging west on Le Moyne Parkway from East Avenue at 6:58 a.m. April 29 when a thin man in his 20s ran up from behind, grabbed her and put his hand over...
| May 18, 2014
| 2:15 PM
When it comes to Lauryn Hill, expect to wait.
Fans of the acclaimed neo-soul singer are still holding out for a proper studio follow-up to the 1998 Grammy-dominating LP “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” In a 2012 note on her Tumblr, she...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Twenty years ago, when Microsoft was on the rise, it decided to spend the then princely sum of $100 million on an ad campaign to tell the world about itself. The image spots asked "Where do you want to go today?" While the actual commercials were...
| 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 11, 2014
| 7:38 PM
Large crowds of Kings fans swarmed L.A. Live on Wednesday evening hoping to see their team win the Stanley Cup, but many were left disappointed after finding out that there was no outside viewing of the game and that restaurants and bars were filled to...
| 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.
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:59 PM
According to credit card companies, exclusion is in.
American Express is embarking on a concert series in select U.S. cities that is offered only to its card members. On Friday night, the series appeared in downtown Los Angeles with a performance by...