| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Amazon.com is reportedly planning to offer small and mid-size retail businesses a checkout system that would use the company's Kindle tablets to process payments, a report Wednesday said.
The Seattle online retailer could have the checkout system...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Some Plainfield Township Park District commissioners have joined the calls for their park board president to resign.
Commissioner Janet Silosky, once considered an ally of Board President Peter Hurtado, called for his resignation during a special...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:19 PM
A travel company that offers people the time of their lives on bargain-priced trips to Europe again hasn't provided timely refunds after canceling a trip.
I wrote about American European Travel in early January after it scrapped tours of Turkey at the...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 12:54 PM
The number of far-right militias, extremist patriot groups and hate organizations in the U.S. dropped last year for the first time since 1999, but the organizations are becoming "leaner and meaner," the Southern Poverty Law Center reported Tuesday....
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:14 PM
I've always had a sympathetic ear for people who get ripped off by the scoundrels who are nothing but leeches on society. But I have a new appreciation for what scam victims go through after recently becoming a victim myself.
I immediately knew something...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:23 PM
I wasn't shocked Tuesday when the Better Business Bureau released its list of the top scams of last year. Right at the top was the free medical alert scam I wrote about several times after hearing from hundreds of senior......
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:48 PM
It's easy for Californians to get breathless about Elon Musk's futuristic Hyperloop, considering how much bad news they've gotten about the high-speed rail line they voted for in 2008. So when Musk revealed details of his idea Monday afternoon in a blog...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Freddy Smalls' Summertime Backyard BBQ takes place Aug. 18. in the West L.A. gastropub's back parking lot. It's $45 for an all-you-can-eat menu of beer-steamed Maryland blue crab, smoked Mary's chickens, grilled tri-tip with Texas toast and chimichurri,...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Looks like a former PayPal Inc. executive is the mystery man who's been dropping thousands of dollars on tips at bars and restaurants across the United States.
Jack Selby, a member of PayPal's original management team, was first unmasked as the generous...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:31 PM
This article originally ran in print on March 7, 2012.
The international group of computer hackers known as Anonymous lost some of its mystery Tuesday with the arrest of five men, including a 27-year-old Chicagoan, said to be connected to a clique of...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:11 PM
A Wal-Mart Stores Inc. contractor has agreed to pay $4.7 million to settle a lawsuit filed by 568 Southern California warehouse workers who said they were underpaid and denied rest and meal breaks.
A federal judge has approved the settlement between...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:00 AM
That screaming baby may no longer be the most annoying thing on your flight.
The Federal Communications Commission is considering allowing fliers to make in-flight voice calls on their cellphones once the plane reaches 10,000 feet. The practice has long...