| May 8, 2012
The problem facing cigarette manufacturers decades ago involved tragic deaths and bad publicity, but it had nothing to do with cancer. It had to do with house fires.
Smoldering cigarettes were sparking fires and killing people. And tobacco executives...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Best Buy Co.’s Chief Executive Brian Dunn has resigned from the struggling electronics giant, the company said Tuesday.
There was no bad blood affecting the decision, according to Best Buy, “no disagreements … on any matter relating to...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:44 AM
6 Innovative Ways to Help Your Favorite Charity This Holiday Season Without Spending A Dime!
As the economy continues to squeeze donors, a recent report conducted by Campbell Rinker showed disturbing results -- that nearly 7 in 10...
| Dec 29, 2011
On January 1, 2012, more than 200 new laws, covering everything from local library boards to murder, will go into effect.
Chicago Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson says some that might impact you the most include:
- Toll hike
| Jan 6, 2012
| 1:05 AM
North Dakotans use more electricity and have higher bills than residents in neighboring states, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reports.
While North Dakotans pay nearly the lowest retail price per kilowatt for electricity in the nation, their...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 7:22 AM
When it comes to TVs -- often the flashiest, most buzzed-about gadgets at the International Consumer Electronics Show -- it takes several years for reality to catch up to the hype.
HDTV debuted at CES in 1998, but it was another five or six years...
| Oct 16, 2012
In a soda market completely dominated by Coke and Pepsi, it wouldn't make much business sense to purchase Royal Crown Cola unless you also had plans to get your hands on Mountain Dew or Dr Pepper.
I'm guessing Japan's SoftBank has just such an idea in...
| Oct 17, 2012
Just when the economy could use an extra lift, Americans seem poised to provide it. They are in the mood to do a little shopping.
Calling it a "shopping spree" would be going too far. But with the holiday season drawing near, and the global economy stuck...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 12:53 PM
All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner with salad bar starting at 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Sipesville fire hall. Takeout available. Benefits the Sipesville Volunteer Fire Co. 814-445-4899
The Meyersdale Medical...
| May 16, 2012
| 7:14 AM
Most of us, especially in this economy, are constantly hunting for deals and savings.
We found spring is a great time to save some cash on a wide range of products and services.
According to Yahoo Finance, May is the month you will find some of the...
| May 17, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Sears Holding Co. may be back from the brink, once again earning a profit in its first quarter. J.C. Penney, however, has been less blessed as consumers and investors roundly trounced its turnaround effort this week.
On Thursday, Sears said it earned...