| Feb 20, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Office Depot Inc. is buying smaller rival OfficeMax Inc. in what it’s calling a “merger of equals,” creating a heftier office-supply company to challenge industry leader Staples.
In the $1.2-billion all-stock deal, OfficeMax...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Some members of the Rev. David Carl Olson's congregation are homeless. A few work minimum-wage jobs, he said, but they still cannot afford to leave shelters.
His faith calls him to live in a world with "profoundly more justice," said Olson, who...
| Feb 24, 2013
It's a pretty good bet that when stars arrive on the Oscar red carpet Sunday they'll be wearing clothes, jewelry and accessories selected with the help of a fashion stylist. And fans are more aware than ever that their idols don't create their looks...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 8:18 AM
Here we go again. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced another voluntary recall of several brands of pet treats due to possible salmonella contamination, which can be dangerous both to pets and to people who handle the treats.
| Mar 17, 2013
Easter is early this year, but not to worry: A whole season's worth of deals on everything from basket stuffers to hams to clothing is packed into March -- so hop to it.
Jewel-Osco: Ham coupon
There's a coupon on the front of the Jewel ad...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 1:53 PM
J.C. Penney Co. is falling deeper into a rut, reporting yet another quarter of tanking sales and net loss as the department store chain struggles in its reinvention.
The Plano, Texas, company reported a net loss of $552 million, or $2.51 a share, in its...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 5:08 PM
The Nottingham woman had ducked into a bathroom at the White Marsh Sears when she heard a voice from the adjoining stall: Her neighbor had found the toilet-paper dispenser empty. Could she pass some under the divider?
As she gathered a bunch,...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 12:15 PM
In the ‘90s, all eyes were on South Beach as the uber-destination for fashion spreads, music videos and ad campaigns. There was a sizzling sultriness that only Miami could bring at the time. After Versace’s death in 1997, shooting in Miami...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:13 PM
A 32-year-old reputed gang member was arrested just after midnight Tuesday on suspicion of selling methamphetamine in Glendale with his ill 2-year-old son in tow, police said.
Eric Lopez of El Monte was taken into custody on suspicion of possessing...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 7:23 AM
EcoScraps, a provider of organic, chemical- and manure-free lawn and garden products, recently announced that its sustainable, 100 percent organic, potting soil is now available at more than 1,700 Target stores nationwide, according to a news release....
| Nov 22, 2012
There's art to the gift of giving. Some folks have mastered it; others not so much. It starts with a good eye and an understanding of your own budget. Worried that you might not have what it takes? Not to fret, we're making things easy this season. From...