| Aug 21, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Looks like Best Buy Co.’s new chief executive has his work cut out for him, with the electronics retailer’s profit falling 91% and its stock plunging to a nine-year low.
The sour earnings report came the day after Best Buy announced Hubert...
| Sep 19, 2012
The Clybourn Corridor, aka the Forever 21-Apple Store-Whole Foods Triangle, is poised to become even more retail-licious in the coming year. Target, Nordstrom Rack, Sephora, Anthropologie and others have plans to move in soon, and all those shopping...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 3:16 PM
Judging from Apple's 2 million-plus iPhone 5 pre-orders, the frenzy surrounding Friday's release of the coveted device will mean long lines and frustration for some consumers.
Officials at Orlando area malls with Apple stores, including Mall at...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 11:04 AM
Holiday parties are a great chance to gather friends and family together for a good time. Food and drink are important components, but so is the entertainment factor. Here are some ideas to keep the action going and multiply the fun.
| Mar 16, 2012
| 3:51 PM
About 8:30 Friday morning, Brian Dorr emerged, with a large smile and his arms raised, from the Apple Store at The Mall in Columbia, as blue-shirted employees cheered and slapped him high-fives.
He and his wife, Donna, got what they came for: the third-...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 10:59 AM
With a dozen brain-eating zombies standing in the way, it's clear that coming to Jewel was a bad idea. You can run away, but you still face a dilemma: Do you try to scavenge supplies at a nearby Walgreen's or a bar in Wicker Park?
Navigating the streets...
| May 3, 2013
| 12:49 PM
The young musicians of the Civic Orchestra, as enamored as they were of the prospect of being mentored by Yo-Yo Ma, didn't see it coming.
The world's most celebrated cellist, who's the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's creative consultant, was chatting...
| Nov 25, 2011
It being Black Friday today, Apple's annual sale (online and in Apple Stores) is here and the discounts are coming in about as expected -- small price drops but nothing too dramatic. The iPad, some Macs, some iPods and some accessories are on sale....
| Nov 23, 2011
Leave it to the speedy animators at Next Media Animation to satirize Black Friday, the very American shopping tradition viewed by serious consumers as a competitive sport. Black Friday, the traditional kickoff to the manic Christmas shopping season, has...
| Nov 25, 2011
Shoppers take it easy at the Grove on Black Friday...
| Dec 5, 2011
Apple Store: A new Apple Store will open in New York's Grand Central Terminal on Friday....