| Mar 16, 2013
John J. Byrne, whose turnaround of auto insurer Geico Corp. led billionaire Warren Buffett to buy the company and call him "the Babe Ruth of insurance," died March 7 at his home in Etna, N.H., according to Robert E. Snyder, a family spokesman. He was 80...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 11:52 AM
Turns out you can find Michael Jordan at Michael Jordan’s Steak House after all.
The NBA legend has been spotted at his restaurant somewhat regularly since it opened in September 2011, including on Friday. Jordan was also there August 20 (he...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 5:13 AM
There will be a lot of talk this weekend about the sensual relationship we have with food. But will the Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival let you hit a friend in the kisser with a tomato or dip a crispy stick of bacon in a pool of chocolate?...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 8:09 AM
Billionaire financier Warren Buffett already has his hands in newspapers, jewelry, insurance and other holdings. Now, with the acquisition of Oriental Trading Co., the 82-year-old can add party planning.
Buffett said Friday that his Berkshire Hathaway...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 10:39 AM
It may surprise those who remember Emo Philips from his white-hot 1980s days to learn that Downers Grove's favorite son is still performing stand-up comedy and, at 56, still doing it the same way: as a sort of querulous, bowl-cut man-child squeaking out...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 7:29 AM
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| Aug 11, 2013
| 5:39 PM
John Lehr and Nancy Hower didn't know a lot about Westerns when they embarked on writing their new Hulu comedy, "Quick Draw." But they dug up comedy gold while researching the Old West.
"It's amazing the stuff that never made it into the Westerns because...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 4:32 PM
A new study of insurance rates for injury protection and medical payments ranked the GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck highest for occupant injury protection. The Fiat 500 ranks lowest. Insure.com studied prevailing insurance rates across hundreds of ZIP codes...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Just as the Super Bowl started out as a fairly small event and has now exploded into a global marketing phenomenon — and almost an unofficial holiday in America — so, too, has Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl grown into a commercial powerhouse of...
| May 11, 2013
| 9:24 PM
Eddie Money came out rockin full blast at Penn's Peak Friday night wearing a flannel shirt and sunglasses. He immediately got fans on their feet to his late 1970s chart topper, "Baby Hold on to Me". He lived it up througout the the concert and made the...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:32 PM
NASCAR schedule 2013 Sprint Cup Series races on FOX, TNT, ESPN, ABC and SPEED. Download a FREE printable 2013 NASCAR TV schedule for the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series! When the green flag drops on the 2013 Daytona 500...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 4:50 PM
U.S. households spent $943 on car insurance from mid-2011 to mid-2012, according to the government's Consumer Expenditure Survey reports. That's a lot of dough. It outpaces what households spent on vehicle maintenance in the yearlong period, according...