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  • ALS Assn. drops its bid to trademark 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

    The ALS Assn. has announced it is withdrawing two trademark applications it submitted for the phrases “Ice Bucket Challenge,” and "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" after getting flak for its attempt. In a statement on its Facebook page, the...
  • Made in America festival looks to go beyond music

    In the next few hours, tens of thousands of fans will descend on Grand Park for the first day of the Made in America festival. The two-day event that could attract up to 50,000 fans during the Labor Day weekend isn’t just an experiment for...
  • Helen Bamber dies at 89; tireless activist for torture victims

    Helen Bamber dies at 89; tireless activist for torture victims
    Helen Bamber's father read to her as a child in pre-war Britain, but there was nothing warm or comforting about the experience. He read passages from Hitler's anti-Semitic treatise "Mein Kampf" and articles by Hitler's chief propagandist, Joseph...
  • Saturday: Shop 'til you drop -- for a good cause

    Saturday: Shop 'til you drop -- for a good cause
    Should you happen to find yourself shopping at a Macy's this Saturday, you can always excuse it as charitable giving. The national retailer holds its ninth annual “Shop For A Cause” charity event on Saturday [Aug. 23] -- which invites...
  • Why the very rich aren't giving much of their fortunes to their kids

     Why the very rich aren't giving much of their fortunes to their kids
    What do Sting, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have in common? All three have huge fortunes, and none of them are giving it to their kids. Sting just revealed that most of his $300 million won't end up with his six adult children. "I certainly don't...
  • An income cap might not be so crazy

    An income cap might not be so crazy
    Concern about rising wealth and income inequality has generated all kinds of solutions, often focused on improving the lot of the people at the bottom with measures such as minimum wages. But instead of putting a floor on what people get, why not put a...
  • Making money is part of new social mission for entrepreneurs

    Making money is part of new social mission for entrepreneurs
    In recent months, some of the most successful business gurus in Central Florida have teamed up on a project that won't earn them a dime. In fact, it's costing them money. But members of the new Entrepreneurs In Action initiative are getting a...
  • Glastonbury Police Officers Assocation To Hold Annual Car Show

    Glastonbury Police Officers Assocation To Hold Annual Car Show
    GLASTONBURY — The Glastonbury Police Officers Association will be hosting its annual car show on September 28. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Riverfront Community Center located at 300 Welles St. All vehicle styles and years...
  • Sarah Wood, philanthropist

    Sarah Wood, philanthropist
    Sarah Wood gives good advice — and she follows it. Wood, wife of former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood, is co-founder with her husband and vice president of the Wood Family Foundation. She is in her second year at the University of Illinois at Chicago,...
  • At 88, billionaire inventor Alfred Mann's motivated by more than money

    At 88, billionaire inventor Alfred Mann's motivated by more than money
    Many executives would have given up after sinking a decade and $1 billion into an unsalable product. Wall Street had hammered the company's stock after regulators issued yet another round of safety concerns. Analysts piled on, some declaring the product...
  • Pasadena repurposes parking meters to collect change for homeless

    Pasadena repurposes parking meters to collect change for homeless
    It's a quandary faced by anyone who's been asked for money by a homeless person: Will my spare change stave off hunger or support an addiction? Pasadena is now testing an alternative to giving to the panhandler. Fourteen repurposed parking meters...