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  • Verizon to pay $20 million to settle discrimination suit

    Verizon Communications has agreed to pay $20 million to settle a discrimination lawsuit charging the telecommunications giant with failing to accommodate hundreds of workers whose absences were caused by their disabilities. The lawsuit and a consent...
  • Schools' historic ties to an unequal past

    The small wooden building that once housed Queenstown Elementary School contains a paradox. Built in the era of racial segregation, it was a place where black children received a second-rate education. Its teachers were paid less than white teachers, and...
  • Sears taking hip-hop to Main Street

    In its continuing effort to move to the forefront of fashion, Sears, Roebuck and Co. is putting a spotlight on its urban clothing labels. Sears, based in Hoffman Estates, Ill., is testing a new urban fashion format in major cities across the country,...
  • Retailers extend sales, try to recoup

    Retailers are extending Presidents Day sales, restocking shelves with food and other staples and selling off inventory to liquidators after the weekend snowstorm forced hundreds of stores and malls in Baltimore and elsewhere in the northeastern United...
  • Star Track: Joshua Jones

    Joshua Jones, a former competitor for Hampton University's track and field team, recently was named one of five winners of the 11th annual John McLendon Memorial Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Awards. The scholarships, $10,000 grants presented to...
  • It pays to work at Discover

    It pays to work at Discover
    It's easy to forget, but 25 years ago the Discover card was introduced by Sears, Roebuck and Co. during the 1986 Super Bowl. The commercial included a rising sun and a message: "Few things cost you nothing to get and pay you back every day. But now the...
  • The 1929 Stock Market Crash

    The 1929 Stock Market Crash
    Bankers and brokers on LaSalle Street thought the town's hoodlums were shooting their way into brokerage offices and promptly called police. The noise reverberating in the canyon of office towers turned out to be a boy's firecracker. All the police...
  • The Museum of Science and Industry

    A director of the Museum of Science and Industry once told the nation's industrial leaders that he hoped the museum "would never be finished." And, indeed, since its official opening on this day, this homage to the Industrial Revolution, by necessity, has...
  • Charles Morgan Jr. dies at 78; lawyer challenged racism in the South

    Charles Morgan Jr. dies at 78; lawyer challenged racism in the South
    Charles Morgan Jr., a civil rights lawyer who challenged the racism of his native South and won numerous landmark cases for equal rights before the U.S. Supreme Court, died Thursday at his home in Destin, Fla. He was 78 and had Alzheimer's disease. In...
  • Your weekly ScamWatch

     
    Here’s a weekly roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes to watch out for. No relief: A Tacoma, Wash., company that charged up to $899 for a program that falsely promised to reduce consumers’ credit-card debt has agreed to pay......
  • Michael Jackson's Life Was Infused With Fantasy And Tragedy

    Michael Jackson's Life Was Infused With Fantasy And Tragedy
    Michael Jackson was fascinated by celebrity tragedy. He had a statue of Marilyn Monroe in his home and studied the sad Hollywood exile of Charlie Chaplin. He married the daughter of Elvis Presley. Jackson met his own untimely death Thursday at age 50,...
  • Sears Tower name change has few Chicago fans

    Sears Tower name change has few Chicago fans
    Changing the name of Sears Tower to Willis Tower is a no-brainer, especially if you're Willis Group Holdings. Corporate naming rights, whether it's a stadium or an office tower, boil down to ego, marketing and money, and now a London-based insurance...