| Nov 11, 2014
| 3:37 PM
MinXi Fu of West Hartford was up at 3 in the morning Tuesday to take advantage of a consumer-centric holiday from China that takes its name from the four digits in the date — 220.127.116.11 — Singles' Day.
China's largest e-commerce company,...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Beijing mom Wang Rongrong is married, but each year she eagerly looks forward to China’s “Singles Day.”
After putting her 1-year-old son Momo to sleep, Wang got in front of her computer and began her four-hour countdown to China’...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Autumn temperatures have fallen in Florida just enough to rekindle a new interest in taking on bike paths, jogging trails and swimming. You can sit on a park bench, close your eyes, and hear the unmistakable sidewalk pounding. As temperatures fall just...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 10:42 AM
The world has changed since the National Garden Clubs Inc., a St. Louis-based association, was in its prime: From 1957 to 1959, the group had about 475,000 members, said Kathleen Romine, administrative assistant with the group. Today the group has about...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Two Virginia gardening authors recently released new books, and both share their passion for seasonal material. One focuses on growing cut flowers for bouquets, while the other shows how to use simple blossoms and foliage to create eye-catching windowsill...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Delray Beach resident Chiemeka Fevecque, 17, always enjoyed gardening at home with her grandmother.
Her passion for tending and tilling blossomed when a community garden opened just two doors down from her house last summer.
But when other gardeners...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 3:11 AM
Tae Young Kim is caught in a bind. The Illinois Tollway says his Prospect Heights limousine business owes nearly $800,000 in tolls and fines, an amount he says is impossible to pay.
That debt — the result of thousands of unpaid tolls over...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 9:28 AM
Holiday shopping is expected to be stronger this year than last, with one retail group calling for the biggest gain in three years.
Consumers will spend an estimated $488.6 billion at shopping centers during November and December, a 4 percent sales...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Congratulations to the winners of the annual Best Bets awards.
Every year, Orlando Sentinel publishes Central Florida's favorite picks of local dining, shopping, services and entertainment -- all chosen by you, our readers.
We're proud to announce...
| Oct 31, 2014
In a barren Georgia warehouse on a cold January day, Jennifer Lawrence was doing something unusual for the young Oscar […]...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 11:39 AM
The first stop Jamie Snydel makes after a 12- to 13-hour workday is at the concierge desk of her apartment building to pick up packages.
"I don't have time to shop in stores," said Snydel, sales manager for an online menswear startup. Instead, she...