| Jan 2, 2013
| 11:26 AM
When our old microwave expired recently, the Glendale Sears provided the opposite of “retail irrelevance,” as Nat B. Read claims it to be in his letter to the editor (“Sears store is an outdated model,” Mailbag, Dec. 29). We...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Lunch meat purveyor Hormel Foods is making a run at the supermarket's middle aisles, buying the Skippy peanut butter brand for about $700 million.
The Austin, Minn., company, also known for its Spam canned ham, is acquiring Skippy from Unilever's U.S....
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Burbank took a huge hit this week when state officials in charge of winding down local redevelopment stripped the city of roughly $30.5 million that had previously been earmarked for affordable housing projects.
It was the latest ax to fall after the...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 5:47 AM
Chicago's "rooftop pastor," the Rev. Corey Brooks, said Tuesday he gave $2,000 in church members' donations to disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who is on trial on racketeering charges.
Brooks said Kilpatrick, who was forced to resign as...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:17 PM
Art Linares, a Cuban-American and one of the youngest members of the General Assembly, has come to Hartford with an ambitious agenda: finding agreement between Democrats and Republicans.
The 24-year-old Republican from Westbrook is also one of the...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 4:01 AM
An executive suite in the city school system's headquarters that underwent $250,000 in lavish renovations last year will soon be empty.
Jerome Oberlton, who repeatedly came under fire for his spending habits as the system’s chief technology...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:51 PM
In the aftermath of the Newtown shootings, the national conversation on gun control is supposedly getting serious. To me, it looks like both sides are sticking to their familiar entrenchments. Still, there are glimmers of hope that some common-sense gun...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 7:24 PM
Gun-control advocates, including parents of victims of mass shootings, delivered nearly 300,000 signatures to a Wal-Mart store a short drive from Sandy Hook Elementary School Tuesday morning, calling on the nation's largest firearms seller to pull...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 1:56 PM
NEW YORK CITY -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc will buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made products over the next decade in areas like sporting goods and high-end appliances in what the world's largest retailer called a bid to help boost the U.S. economy.
| Jan 16, 2013
| 4:45 AM
Cops don't see it that way.
In Florida, if a person finds lost or abandoned property, they are required to report it to law enforcement. If you don't report it or return the property when asked, it's considered theft. Detectives...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 4:48 AM
An El Jobean couple, Teara Anne Sander, 22, and Terry Wayne Davis Jr., 32, are accused of swiping a $578 TV from a Walmart in Murdock, according to a news release from the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office.
How is this for brazen?
The store's ...