| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:59 AM
Retailers had a shaky September, as lukewarm back-to-school shopping and a plunge in car purchases caused sales to slide from August, according to the government.
Retail sales last month amounted to $425.9 billion, down 0.1% from August, the U.S. Census...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:03 AM
The nation’s first four-star female general led New Yorkers in commemorating Veterans Day, part of the annual display of thanks to those who have served their country and an indication of the changing face of the military.
Led by President Obama,...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:45 PM
When local police started quizzing people about their immigration status, some immigrants relocated – but they usually did not leave the United States, a new study finds.
A working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Baltimore officials hope prospective homebuyers can be enticed with three words: Cold, hard cash.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to increase incentives for people who buy homes in Baltimore. Municipal employees will be eligible for a $5,000 loan,...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Aberdeen: The funeral service for Agnes Mayer, 90, Aberdeen, will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at Faith United Methodist Church, Aberdeen, with Pastor Jack Erickson officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery. Agnes died...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:33 PM
The U.S. Census Bureau calls them the "oldest of the old."
That category is reserved for those 85 or older, and they are the most rapidly growing age group. At Oak Trace, which provides independent-living and assisted-care facilities in Downers Grove,...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The theater industry has had a lot of numbers thrown at it recently, and all of them seem to suggest live attendance is on the wane.
Or do they?
First there was the Americans for the Arts report touting that theater, symphony and opera attendance was...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 1:40 PM
“I live on San Mar Road, and some of these expensive vehicles are coming down through Mount Lena, 70 mph. Older people are out on the road, whatever, 70 mph, showing off their big, expensive vehicles. The police better come before someone’s...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Suzanne M. Bianchi, a UCLA sociologist who helped alter perceptions of working mothers during three decades investigating changes in American family life, died Nov. 4 at her home in Santa Monica. She was 61.
The cause was pancreatic cancer, said her...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Retailers are going into the Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Christmas shopping season with a smaller degree of panic after government data showed better-than-expected sales in October.
Retail sales jumped 0.4% last month, according to the U.S. Census...
| Nov 21, 2013
Extravagance can be intoxicating, and those who grow accustomed to extravagance, only to be deprived of it, can miss it terribly. That accounts for much of the powerful hold John F. Kennedy has on a generation of Americans even today. He led people to...