| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:30 AM
He may be huge on YouTube, but few in Hollywood know who Shane Dawson is. Not yet, anyway.
The 26-year-old is best known to 12 million-plus subscribers across three different YouTube channels, but he's about to make a name for himself in film and TV,...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Book reports and homework are the likely the last thing your kids are thinking about right now. Yet, retailers are already ramping up for back-to-school season with promotions on school supplies, clothing and gadgets. With so many sales events, parents...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Before the makeup line, the book deal and the product endorsements, Michelle Phan was just another girl trying to make it big on YouTube.
She rose to fame with her viral video tutorials, sharing makeup tips and emulating looks inspired by Lady Gaga,...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:24 PM
Immigrant youths covered the dirty concrete floors of the Border Patrol holding cells here, sprawled shoulder to shoulder and draped in grubby Red Cross blankets, enveloped in a haze of sweat and body odor.
Groups of girls and boys stared out the...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:20 AM
The fewest Americans in seven years filed applications for unemployment benefits last week as the labor market continued to improve.
Jobless claims dropped by 24,000 to 297,000 in the week ended May 10, less than any economist projected in a Bloomberg...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:47 AM
At last, a place in Chicago that pays attention to sports!
Not buying it? A little overwhelmed at times — especially during the playoffs — by all the city's sports chatter? Tired of the seemingly unceasing hum that forces even the most...
| May 23, 2014
| 10:09 AM
Kevin Diaz belonged to the Ambrose gang that claims territory roughly from California to Kedzie between 60th and 66th streets, according to police and the boy’s older brother.
The gang shouts “A Love or No Love” in videos meant to...
| May 25, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Christina Brown peeked around a group of people who had gathered near her apartment and saw a boy lying dead down the block, shot three times as he walked near his home in Marquette Park.
She disappeared but was back in minutes with her twin sister...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 12:30 AM
Who needs sleep when there are deals to be had?
At Citadel Outlets in Los Angeles, which opened at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the parking area for the shopping center became so full that some shoppers were being directed to park a 10-minute walk away.
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Count on coal this Christmas.
That's what researchers at Morgan Stanley are saying in the first major forecast of a decidedly dour holiday season. Retailers hoping for a respite from a year of so-so shopping can instead expect the worst Thanksgiving-to-...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Cyber Monday has been the largest online shopping holiday in the past two years, according to Shop.org, an arm of the National Retail Federation that focuses on Internet retailers.
Generally, bargain experts agree that Cyber Monday, which is Monday,...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:07 AM
Editor's note: This is a guest post from Mike Tietjens of crazytowndeals.com.
Most, if not all, Black Friday deals will be offered online -- and most will hit the web before the in-store sales begin.
These Best Buy deals have gone live today,...