| Mar 16, 2014
Warm breezes will soon hint at spring, inspiring Chicagoans with vacation homes to set a date to open cottages and cabins in a wide arc stretching from Lake Michigan's eastern shores to the vest-pocket lakes of northern Illinois and Wisconsin.
| Nov 2, 2013
The Honda Accord covered my 11-mile morning commute to downtown Los Angeles, downhill on the 110 Freeway, without burning a single drop of gas. In the evening, I made it halfway back before the gasoline engine tapped the tank.
In all, the plug-in hybrid...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:46 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Although Florida's tax code is littered with hundreds of exemptions for select industries and specific businesses, lawmakers are using the rebounding economy to go bigger -- exempting everything from pool pumps to toilet seats.
| Mar 31, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Universal Orlando has gone nostalgic with the opening of its fourth hotel, Cabana Bay Beach Resort.
"It reminds me of my childhood," said Lisa Schenning of Lexington, Ky. She and her 16-year-old son, Adam, sat poolside Monday at the start of their...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 1:05 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida shoppers could get sales-tax "holidays" on computers, hurricane supplies, dryers, toilets, gym memberships and a raft of other goods under a plan advanced in the state House Wednesday.
Lawmakers are using the state's budget...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:14 AM
TALLAHASSEE --Because you asked for it (not really), here's the entire text of House Speaker Will Weatherford's session-opening speech:
Opening Day Speech - 2014
House Speaker Will Weatherford
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Remarks As Prepared
Welcome back to...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:55 PM
You really want to know what it'll take to work off Thanksgiving dinner? Let's just say, you'd better cancel your plans to watch football after dinner, or to go shopping on Friday: It could take you into the weekend to work it all off.
In a bid to focus...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Roger Wittenberns, founder of the Lady Fitness of America health club chain, has sold his Fort Lauderdale mansion for $6.5 million.
The four-story home at 10 Harborage Isle Drive has seven bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, an eight-car garage (with lifts)...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 1:46 PM
On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is slated to hear 90 minutes of oral arguments in a case that will determine whether bosses who have religious objections to birth control can deny their female employees the contraceptive coverage to which they are...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 2:57 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama praised both Lawrence H. Summers and Janet L. Yellen as "highly qualified" to be the next Federal Reserve chief, but said he had a "range of outstanding candidates" and reiterated that he would not make a decision until the...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Lululemon founder Dennis “Chip” Wilson, whose yoga wear company is dealing with another round of consumer complaints over its pants, doesn’t think the quality concerns are the retailer’s fault.
Instead, he told a Bloomberg...