| Jul 20, 2013
Nearly every grocery chain in Hampton Roads launched a new "lower prices" campaign in the past year. And — although it may seem impossible — prices are actually lower in 2013.
In an informal study of the six major supermarkets in the area...
| Jul 19, 2013
Dear Answer Angel: You make me jealous when you write about fashion finds at thrift and consignment stores. The ones I've been in are disorganized and filled with ratty sweaters and stretched-out T-shirts. Any tips on how to find the best shops?
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Los Angeles police officials said Thursday afternoon that additional patrol units would be deployed to the Westside to brace for possible protests against the George Zimmerman trial verdict.
The pre-deployment will allow officers to respond to any...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Organized "bash mob" crime rampages of roving groups attacking innocent people and businesses have been striking cities around the United States. Law enforcement agencies in Southern California have reported few similar problems -- until now.
| Jul 19, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Najee Ali is an old hand at activism. Jesse Jackson was his mentor; he's Al Sharpton's protege. So Ali thought he had everything in place for a peaceful protest of the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case this week.
But somewhere between the opening...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 4:52 PM
"Whole grain" has become a healthy eating buzz phrase, and food companies aren't shy about using it to entice us to buy products. Browse the bread, cereal or chip aisles of your favorite grocery store, and you'll see the upsell.
Last year, nearly 3,...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Specialty sporting goods store Sport Chalet Inc. is now offering same-day delivery service, hopping on a crowded bandwagon that includes Amazon, Wal-Mart, Google and EBay.
“Sometimes there just is not enough time for a customer to visit our...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Decades ago, many workers spent their whole lives at the same job, retiring with a full pension, and maybe even a gold watch from their boss.
Now, almost no one works at the same place for life, and there’s much less loyalty between employers...
| May 12, 2013
| 5:56 AM
We love Mother's Day. A time to honor the many fabulous women doing a wonderful job with their kids.
Just not in FloriDUH.
So in honor this holiday we're sharing a few of our favorite bad mom tales we've posted since last Mother's day.
Read 'em and...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 11:43 AM
The recent announcement that Atomic Books will expand and make beer available at special events is an intriguing -- and promising -- development for all indie bookstores.
We've all seen how hard it is for the small stores to compete these days. They'...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 1:50 PM
At some Baltimore-area tax preparation offices, deadline day was proving anticlimactic.
The big rush had come not on Tax Day but in early February, said Vince Williams, manager of Liberty Tax on East Coldspring Lane.
The deadline for both federal and...