| Oct 12, 2009
Imagine a mini personal trainer strapped around your biceps as you work out at the gym or pull weeds in the yard. It counts the calories you burn and later relays the information to a software program on your computer to create a personalized plan of...
| Jun 17, 2009
In late 2007, just before the great American financial meltdown began in earnest, Victor Wong turned down a summer job at a major New York investment bank to fire up a tiny enterprise of his own.
For good measure, he dropped out of Yale, too.
| Nov 25, 2009
Retailers increasingly offer rebates, especially for electronics and computers, and they can save you money – but only if you file for them. Here's how to collect:
Follow the instructions exactly.
Note the expiration date. Most rebates require you...
| Aug 20, 2009
More than a year has passed since your last eye exam, so you drop by your local boutique for a quick checkup. An hour later -- and $500 poorer -- you're out the door, wondering how a simple prescription framed in a piece of plastic stamped "Made in China"...
| Nov 26, 2007
In the past seven years, Seminole Tribal Council members have spent more than $280 million from accounts they control. That spending has included paying tribal members' bills, financing their vacations and buying them cars, motorcycles, furniture,...
| Apr 20, 2009
DNA evidence that gave Baltimore police a key break in the investigation of the killing of former City Councilman Kenneth N. Harris Sr. was obtained under questionable circumstances and might never be heard at the trial, according to court documents and...
| Apr 30, 2009
At Big Y Foods Inc., cashiers have an extra reason not to make any mistakes as oranges, steaks and paper towels cross their scanners.
Although cameras at checkout counters have long been routine, technology being installed at Big Y reviews the...
| Jan 24, 2010
Apple is expected to unveil its much-anticipated touch-screen tablet on Wednesday morning. A few journalists see the device as a possible savior for the newspaper business. Me? I'm wondering how it'll affect the skyline.
Don't laugh. Whatever shape it...
| Jul 26, 2009
There's a postage stamp-sized place in Paris' 16th arrondissement that houses a collection of luxury goods that would be the envy of any upscale boutique. Louis Vuitton monogram-covered handbags and wallets crowd shelves with Hermès scarves and ties,...
| Jul 22, 2009
The Bethlehem Area School District has worked its way off the state's academically troubled list, defying the trend of struggling urban districts in Pennsylvania.
"It's huge," Superintendent Joseph A. Lewis said of preliminary Pennsylvania System of...
| Oct 13, 2009
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