| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:12 AM
Family Dollar Stores Inc., seeking to reverse declining sales and profit, said on Thursday it is slashing prices to win shoppers, cutting jobs and shutting hundreds of stores. The retailer has more than 50 stores in Hampton Roads, including one on...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Q. We noted your recommendations of the Cambridge SoundWorks tabletop radios and your recent column advising of the clearance sale. We looked into buying a radio from the sale and while the units have AM/FM and Wi-Fi capabilities, they no longer play CDs....
| Apr 4, 2014
| 10:59 AM
"Clearly, this school administration and School Board have no sense of frugality when it comes to spending money. Now they want to abandon James Blair as an administrative center and build a new one, only three years after they remodeled...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:33 PM
CVS Caremark Corp.'s shares climbed Tuesday after the drugstore chain raised its profit estimate for the first three months of the year and reassured investors that it could withstand its decision to stop selling tobacco products.
The nation's second-...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 11:50 AM
One thing is for sure: You find some and you lose some. Our mission continues to help cooks find ingredients, preferably locally. So keep those requests coming to the address below.
In the meantime, here are some places we look when our favorite test-...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The visitors came with a box of doughnuts and an offer to buy the Hollywood property that Funk Bros. Automotive had called home for more than a decade.
In its place, they said, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences wanted to build a movie...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Ohio-based retailer Big Lots will soon sell Twinkies, Ding Dongs and other Hostess brand snacks at steep discounts.
The closeout chain announced Monday it will become the official discount retailer for Hostess snacks, filling a gap left by the...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:28 PM
SEDALIA, Mo. — The dirty rocks of salt are packed into a storage shed on a snowy lot, where a nearby bulldozer, its engine on, stands at the ready. Pettis County Commissioner Brent Hampy trudges across the frozen ground to assess the stockpiles...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
With plans for a motion picture museum relocated to Wilshire Boulevard, another vast complex of apartments, offices and stores may be coming to the heart of Hollywood in the block just south of the ArcLight Cinema complex.
The Academy of Motion Pictures...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:21 PM
After hearing from some residents who remain opposed to the idea, the City Council on Tuesday moved ahead with an updated zoning ordinance that will allow for 343 affordable housing units.
State law requires every city in California to comply with laws...
| Jan 15, 2014
Here are places we look when our favorite ingredients have gone missing:
Big Lots. This chain and similar stores are great sources for the last cans, boxes or bottles of discontinued products.
Food manufacturers online. Within a brand line, some...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:21 AM
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