| Oct 28, 2014
| 3:07 AM
Amazon.com and state officials will announce Tuesday plans for new facilities in the Chicagoland region that would employ at least 1,000 people within three years, according to the state's economic development agency.
"We're beginning site selection...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The sky's the limit
Astronauts on a mission to Mars. Asteroids hurtling through space. A robot designed to snatch the asteroid out of its orbit.
It sounds like the broad outline of a sci-fi potboiler — one of those special effects extravaganzas...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 5:44 PM
The city plans to rename Middle Ground Boulevard to City Center Boulevard in an effort to help expand the "City Center" brand.
The existing Middle Ground Boulevard, from Jefferson Avenue to Rock Landing Drive, as well as the extension of the road from...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Package delivery company FedEx on Wednesday forecast a record holiday season this year, with 22.6 million shipments expected for its anticipated peak day on Dec. 15.
The Memphis-based company said it looks to move more than 290 million packages between...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Many retailers and package delivery companies plan to hire more seasonal workers this holiday season than last year. And if you're looking for a job, the time to apply is now.
UPS is nearly doubling its holiday staffing from last year by adding up to...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:11 PM
"Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" (HBO, Fridays). It's often the case nowadays that a big-time recording artist or act will accompany a new release with a making-of documentary, and is sometimes the case that that documentary, which is, after all, a kind...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 4:00 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — Giraffes, an elephant and a hippopotamus will soon depart Hilton Village for a long winter's nap. And so will the mini-golfers who usually are duffing around them.
Play A Round Golf and Games will close later this month in...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 4:23 PM
TAMPA — As the NFL revels in pink in October honoring breast cancer awareness, what's the color scheme for a horrible NFL franchise?
Is it too harsh to paint the Tampa Bay Bucs in funeral black? Perhaps a dullish gray? Or maybe the blue hue from...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 12:17 PM
UPS plans to hire 4,000 seasonal workers in the Chicago area this holiday season, almost 20 percent more than last year, to help with a big increase in deliveries from a rise in online shopping.
UPS, which last year hired 3,400 workers, is working with...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 1:39 PM
To accommodate rising online orders, UPS has launched a service that lets customers pick up packages at nearby businesses such as hardware stores and dry cleaners if they aren't home when the driver arrives, the carrier announced Wednesday. It also is...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 5:18 PM
The long-awaited Brooks Crossing development in the Southeast Community appears to be moving forward.
The city will fund $3.3 million for Phase 1 of street reconstruction and utility replacement, the Economic/Industrial Development Authority Board...