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  • The great escape

    The great escape
    Sick of Christmas yet? For months, stores have been shoving holiday decorations at us, with twinkly lights, mechanical elves and ornament-festooned trees crowding the aisles. And it's only going to get worse. Christmas is still a ways off. Enough time...
  • Geography is covering new ground for travelers

    Geography is covering new ground for travelers
    Forget about learning the state capitals, at least, as the sum total of your knowledge of geography. "Geography is about meaning, not knowing place names and memorizing lists — that was school geography," said Daniel Edelson, vice president for...
  • North Dakota's oil rush lures Chicago-area residents

    North Dakota's oil rush lures Chicago-area residents
    — He dropped out of north suburban Richmond-Burton Community High School, and a few years later Andy Turco found himself staining decks in the summer, plowing snow in the winter and going without work for a month or two in between. Nearly...
  • Contracts, packages and fees — what to consider when choosing a cell phone and plan

    Contracts, packages and fees — what to consider when choosing a cell phone and plan
    More people are ditching their home phones and relying on their cell phones only. So, how do you know what kind of phone and plan you need? One of the best ways to get acquainted with the wide variety of phones is to go to the websites of phone plan...
  • The Book Stall is ready to turn the page

    The Book Stall is ready to turn the page
    As the nation's independent bookstores fight for their lives in the bare-knuckle scrum that is modern publishing commerce, all eyes are on Winnetka. "Oh yes," said Oren Teicher, CEO of the American Bookseller's Association. "I am very, very aware of the...
  • Chemicals in the crib

    Chemicals in the crib
    Three popular brands of baby mattresses that were marketed in recent months to families and day care centers contained toxic flame retardants linked to increased cancer risk, according to laboratory tests conducted for the Chicago Tribune. One member...
  • Amazon.com to hire more than 50,000 extra workers for holidays

    Amazon.com, the online retailer that has many brick-and-mortar companies on the defensive, said it will hire more than 50,000 seasonal employees nationwide for the holiday shopping season. That’s more than double the 20,000 full-time workers that...
  • Iowa's Amish

    Iowa's Amish
    KALONA, Iowa — A white van, its sides covered with the words Kalona By-Ways Tours, sits parked in front of an Amish country store, a steady stream of plainly dressed men and women coming and going. "I call this the Amish Wal-Mart," tour guide...
  • At this end of the Earth, there's still beer!

    At this end of the Earth, there's still beer!
    KODIAK, Alaska — On a cool evening before the onset of winter, beer drinkers met to toast to the latest installation of the Kodiak Island Brewing Co. With Xtratuf boots and windbreakers still on, these craft-brew lovers sampled the likes of Liquid...
  • Disney, surf and sand on West Oahu

    Disney, surf and sand on West Oahu
    It's the hot, dry side. The sunset spot. The leeward shore, downwind from all the cool and wet. But among each of the six major Hawaiian islands, the "west side" has its own personality. Big resorts on the Big Island. Sea cliffs and funky towns on Kauai....
  • $770: The cost of your Christmas shopping, Gallup poll says

    $770: The cost of your Christmas shopping, Gallup poll says
    For the average American, $770 is no small sum. But that’s how much they’ll each shell out on average for Christmas gifts this year. That’s roughly the equivalent of three iPhone 5 smartphones, with tax. Consumers have boosted...