| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:17 PM
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — On Christmas Day 2009, Tommy Rees was a reedy, lightly regarded quarterback prospect a couple of weeks away from enrolling early at Notre Dame. There was a starter already on campus. There was a new coach who barely recruited him....
| Nov 20, 2013
| 4:55 PM
A vast but vacant Sears Roebuck & Co. product distribution center in Boyle Heights — a landmark in East Los Angeles since the 1920s — has sold for $29 million to a Los Angeles developer who plans to bring it back to life, perhaps with housing,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Like the Cold War arms race, retailers' assault on Thanksgiving appears to have reached the point of unremitting insanity. Next week Target, Kohl's, K-Mart, Sears and many other retailers will be opening their stores for some Thanksgiving hours starting...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Home Depot, the country's largest home-improvement retailer, reported a 43% jump in third-quarter earnings, thanks largely to the housing recovery.
Net income rose to $1.35 billion in the quarter that ended Nov. 3 from $947 million a year earlier....
| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:31 AM
It's a retailers' arms race for consumers' holiday dollars -- and Best Buy warned Tuesday that promotional discounts this season could hurt profitability.
As stores race this year to kick off Black Friday sales earlier and earlier, Best Buy plans to...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:31 AM
A true recovery of Florida's economy, one where jobs are plentiful and consumers feel confident, won't happen until the state's housing market muscles up and starts throwing its weight around again.
We've definitely seen some of that in the last year,...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Kevin Dowling is a retired dentist who lives by a lake in Windermere, votes Republican and spoils his grandkids.
He also shaves his legs. Dowling, 65, is not a closeted cross-dresser.
To his wife's dismay, he's a cyclist.
And his passion is part...
| Nov 18, 2013
About a year ago, on a family vacation to Sri Lanka, Dhiraj Rajaram found himself on a jet ski with his son, pausing where the river met the Indian Ocean. He was ready to turn back, but his son, who had enjoyed the ride so far, persuaded him to continue...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Even though employers won't be required to offer health insurance under Obamacare for more than a year, many already are fretting about the uncertainties raised by the law.
Confusion over how the law will work and an evolving set of rules make it...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Art Van Furniture is poised to call Downers Grove home, as the village council signed off on a tax-incentive agreement to bring the Michigan-based chain to town.
The council voted unanimously at its Nov. 12 meeting to allow Art Van to open at 1021...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 2:23 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores. Plus, I have loads of savings on fun things to do as well as dining deals.
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| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:49 PM
When Amazon.com opens a huge distribution center next year in Southeast Baltimore, consumers across the state who buy books, electronics, toys or anything else from the online seller will no longer be able to avoid the state's 6 percent sales tax....