| Jul 9, 2010
| 12:25 PM
Danny Black can run his closet design business from just about anywhere — his Mount Washington office, on the way to meet with clients, at home on weekends and even during his family's summer trips to Ocean City.
"Most clients don't know I've...
| Jun 12, 2007
As movie studios battle one another at the box office with their summer blockbusters, toy manufacturers that have hooked their fortunes to these films are facing a similar fight as they vie for the attention of young boys.
Yet, with nine movies having...
| Dec 1, 2008
Consumers opened their wallets this weekend not only for Black Friday retail sales but also for the movie industry, which recorded its second-highest Thanksgiving weekend box office ever.
Ticket sales for the five-day period totaled $236 million, spurred...
| May 10, 2007
You rock. We totally mean that. You're our favorite of the tabloid celebrities. We appreciate your operatic life (Paris gets in fights with Shana Moakler, you get abducted by your dad). Plus, you have talent. We haven't forgotten "Mean Girls....
| Jun 14, 2010
| 5:30 PM
During a stay at a resort two years ago, Carol Arand bought $4,000 in genetic tests after a spa physician praised their potential to improve her health.
If ever she got sick, Arand reasoned, she could take the results to her doctor. "I hoped that this...
| Apr 21, 2009
In the tense state of Durango, Roman Catholic Archbishop Hector Gonzalez announced over the weekend that the fugitive drug trafficker who tops Mexico's most wanted list was living nearby.
And everyone knows it, he added. Except, it would seem, the...
| Apr 22, 2009
David Kim insists it tastes like his mom's. He says despite machines that rumble as they chop and wash and mix and label, his factory-produced kimchi can compete with what appeared on the table after his mother spent hours laboring over wilted cabbage and...
| Jun 16, 2009
State regulators have rejected a request from Connecticut Natural Gas that might have raised customers' rates by 1.9 percent.
In a decision issued Monday, the state Department of Public Utility Control said it would instead cut CNG's revenues by $16.8...
| Jan 8, 2009
5 tips on avoiding scams
1. Be vigilant. Scams appear to be more prevalent during this economic downtown.
2. Beware of financial-services firms requiring upfront fees. Lenders cannot do so.
3. Credit repair services can't require you to pay until...
| Aug 22, 2009
| 12:36 PM
Just a few years ago, Alex Sink wouldn't have envisioned her position today: Atop the Florida Democratic Party, hoping to lead a resurgence after it has been out of power in state politics for so long.
In an eventful summer, the first-term chief...
| Feb 23, 2010
| 6:38 PM
Edsel Hulse, a veteran who lives in Hollywood, said he's expecting his Citizens Property Insurance Corp. windstorm insurance policy premium to increase this year because state legislators in 2009 approved allowing the insurer to boost premiums by up to 10...