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  • The Twinkie Offense: On the Death of an Iconic Snack Cake Brand

    The Twinkie Offense: On the Death of an Iconic Snack Cake Brand
    Union thugs have apparently killed the Twinkie. Last month, Hostess Brands, the makers of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, Sno Balls, Devil Dogs, Zingers and other varieties of diabetes in a box, announced its closure. In a statement, Hostess said a two-...
  • Hanging with Bill McKibben on the 'Do the Math' Tour

    Hanging with Bill McKibben on the 'Do the Math' Tour
    I recently had the privilege of hanging out backstage with Bill McKibben on 350.org’s “Do the Math” tour. Any regular reader of this column has heard me talk about McKibben before. He’s the author and environmentalist who began his...
  • Former opponent takes another look at nukes in 'Pandora's Promise' ★★ 1/2

    Former opponent takes another look at nukes in 'Pandora's Promise' ★★ 1/2
    Not quite an H-bomb dropped on the environmentalist zeitgeist, "Pandora's Promise" does provoke those who have long opposed nuclear power to at least reconsider it, presenting its arguments in a green light and asking the question: Can one be committed to...
  • As Memorial Day nears, California gasoline prices rise above $4

    As Memorial Day nears, California gasoline prices rise above $4
    Summer is coming. The long Memorial Day weekend is just two weeks away and, of course, average gasoline prices in California are back up above $4 a gallon. On Friday, the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in California was $4.062, up 7.6...
  • Tesoro is cleared to buy BP's Carson refinery, Arco stations

    Tesoro is cleared to buy BP's Carson refinery, Arco stations
    Tesoro Corp. won federal and state clearance for its purchase of BP's Carson refinery, Arco stations and other assets for $2.4 billion, an acquisition that would further concentrate the state's fuel-making capacity into only two players — Tesoro and...
  • Cops: Man lost fingers in homemade bomb blast

    Cops: Man lost fingers in homemade bomb blast
    A worker at a BP gas station in Tampa dialed 911 Tuesday afternoon to report a man in the parking lot who had injured his hand with fireworks, according to a news release from the Tampa Police Department. Officers who arrived immediately transported...
  • 2 shot on South Side

    2 shot on South Side
    A 36-year-old woman buying food from a street vendor on Kedzie Avenue was one of two people shot Saturday night. She sustained a wound to the arm about 10:35 p.m. just north of the intersection with 60th Street in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, police...
  • Police fatally shoot boy they say fired at pedestrians in Lawndale

    Police fatally shoot boy they say fired at pedestrians in Lawndale
    A teenaged gunman on a bicycle who officials said was firing shots at pedestrians and police officers was fatally shot by police this afternoon on the West Side, according to authorities. The gunman, who is 15 or 16, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai...
  • Northwest Indiana's Marktown may be nearing its end

    Northwest Indiana's Marktown may be nearing its end
    For almost a century, Marktown has looked like an English village plopped down in the middle of Northwest Indiana's Rust Belt skyline. The architect behind Marktown loved Victorian ruffles and flourishes, building cottages with steeply pitched gabled...
  • Save more with Father's Day coupons galore

    Save more with Father's Day coupons galore
    It's a countdown to Father's Day on Sunday as Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save save at your all fave stores.  Plus, we have dining deals and fun things to do and eat for...
  • 8 Businesses Sued By New Jersey For Price Gouging In Wake Of Sandy

    8 Businesses Sued By New Jersey For Price Gouging In Wake Of Sandy
    Officials in New Jersey announced Friday the filing of several civil lawsuits against eight New Jersey businesses, accusing them of unlawful price gouging while consumers were in need of fuel, shelter, and other essentials during the Hurricane Sandy state...
  • BP to pay $4 billion fine related to 2010 Gulf oil spill

    BP to pay $4 billion fine related to 2010 Gulf oil spill
    BP will plead guilty to a dozen felony charges stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and agreed to pay $4.5 billion in government penalties, the oil company said Thursday. Of the penalties, $4 billion will resolve...