| Nov 26, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Shoppers descend on malls and Best Buys on Black Friday each year, hungry for outrageous markdowns and incredible deals. But beware. This is the last holiday shopping season before Americans will switch over to the chip-and-pin technology popular in...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 8:27 AM
With a goal of preserving its storied history while ensuring residents' dealings with the village avoid becoming too cumbersome, Plainfield's Village Board voted Monday to change the town's demolition ordinance.
The new ordinance seeks to simplify the...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 3:12 PM
Ryan Wojcik is in high spirits heading into the holidays.
He is in a new city, has several promising job prospects on the horizon, and is in a better financial position than he was a few years ago, when he graduated from Purdue University with a...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:12 PM
Hartford's city council has recently approved an ambitious $350-million plan to redevelop some of Hartford's long-vacant real estate north of downtown,bringing in housing, retail space, a brewery and a ballpark — but the city is placing its bet on...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 6:36 AM
As Black Friday has now morphed into a two-day event with the addition of shopping deals on Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday has in many cases similarly stretched into an extended affair.
Cyber Monday, typically the largest online shopping day of the year, is...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 1:44 PM
If you think of the Delmarva Peninsula, also called the Eastern Shore, as countless chicken houses or an alternate northern route to Philadelphia with less traffic, you have overlooked a lot of best-kept secrets just off the beaten path.
| Dec 5, 2014
Ho, Ho, Ho(dor)! It's the time of year for geek-friendly holiday shopping. Whether you're shopping for fans of “Game of Thrones,” “Star […]...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Gardeners live to work with their hands. That's why a gift book for a gardener should be a physical thing. It should be brightly wrapped, unwrapped, handled and flipped through, and then curled up with when there's nothing to do with your hands but turn...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 7:40 AM
NEW YORK — Signs of weakness in China's economy and a weak start to the holiday shopping season knocked the stock market lower on Monday.
KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 13 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,055 as of 10:05 a.m....
| Oct 31, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Go wild for coreopsis leavenworthii, also known as leavenworth's tickseed.
November's plant of the month also is Florida's official wildflower.
This sunny-faced bloomer produces abundant 1-inch yellow blooms with chocolate centers. As with most...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Decked out in matching uniforms — black, long-sleeved jerseys with "Santa Baby" on the front — Christy Horn and several relatives took a midmorning break from Black Friday shopping for a photo shoot in front of a mall Christmas tree display,...