| Dec 19, 2012
Coffee is now good for you. According to a research study, it may help prevent Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's, stroke and dementia as well as help you live a little longer. But java lovers know this: Another study says that drinking three or more cups of...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 7:34 PM
A gunman at a Connecticut elementary school killed 26 people, including 20 children, on Friday. It is among the world's worst mass shootings. Here is a look at some others:
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:41 PM
You might think that customers buying their lunch at McDonald’s would order meals with fewer calories if someone handed them a slip of paper reminding them that women should eat no more than 650 calories at lunchtime and men should not exceed 800...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:27 PM
For years, politicians and labor unions have pilloried Wal-Mart and other large employers for paying workers so little that many qualify for government health insurance at taxpayers' expense.
Now critics fear the public will get stuck with an even...
| Jun 28, 2013
So what did Bernie Sahlins, who died June 16, have in common with such fellow Chicagoans as Cyrus McCormick, Ray Kroc, Gustavus Swift, George Pullman, Potter Palmer, Wallace C. Abbott and Aaron Montgomery Ward?
Not much, you may be thinking. Sahlins ran...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 6:32 PM
First, it was the silverware.
For more than six years, Moe's Southwest Grill has been selling its burritos at Annapolis' historic City Dock, the waterfront store among the few "fast-casual" restaurant chains to successfully set up shop despite the...
| Feb 2, 2013
If the cult of ramen still mystifies you, you could do worse than to grab a counter seat at the new Little Tokyo branch of Shin-Sen-Gumi, a small restaurant chain that introduced high-quality ramen from Japan's Hakata region to Los Angeles. Most ramen...
| Mar 19, 2013
Can women really have it all? We posed the age-old question to three female business leaders; here is an edited transcript of those conversations.
Nicole Loftus, founder and CEO of Zorch International:
"Not only can we do it all, but it's our duty...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 12:40 PM
What does Oscar-nominated actor and former Evanston Township High School student Michael Shannon plan on doing as the most high-profile film of his career, "Man of Steel" — which co-stars Russell Crowe, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner and, in the role of...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Two men arrested in connection to the September Ocoee witness killing of Alex Zaldivar were indicted this afternoon by the Orange County Grand Jury.
Emmaneul Wallace and Donnell Godfrey were arrested in December on charges of first-degree murder and two...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:10 AM
McDonald’s had another rough month as sales at restaurants open more than a year slid in April, a month after the world’s largest burger company said the gauge dipped 1% during its first quarter.
This time, the Oak Brook, Ill., chain...