| May 8, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Moving to Bridlewood in Vernon was a logical choice for Diane and Steve Augustus when they reached the not-quite-empty-nester stage of family life. After living for ten years in Ellington, three of their four children had grown up and left their five-...
| May 11, 2014
You bet your buns we're devoted to our hot dogs and sausages here in Chicago, so news of coming upheaval on the red-hot front has been a little hard for local gourmands to digest.
As we were coming to terms with the news that Dick Portillo effectively...
| May 19, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Two minutes before NBC's May 12 upfront presentation was scheduled to start, Bob Greenblatt ducked into Jimmy Fallon's dressing room for a quick pre-show hello.
It was an instinctive move for Greenblatt. Producers like to keep a close eye on their...
| May 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Everyone wants to know how the Peacock will strut.
In the still-embryonic "upfront" market of 2014, most buyers and sellers have yet to move off of the sidelines. Part of the reason for that is that many advertisers have not registered ad budgets,...
| May 21, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Is Microsoft actually beating its high-tech competitors? That could be the hidden message in the presentation by Cisco Systems Chairman and CEO John Chambers at a company conference this week.
Chambers, striding into the audience of current and...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:07 AM
| Jun 1, 2014
| 3:48 PM
GRISWOLD — To Jim Bardia, the path to a better wind turbine is the same as the one to a faster race car.
It is incremental improvements here and there that shave seconds from a lap time and cents from a kilowatt hour.
Bardia, a former race car...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:27 AM
These items were taken from police reports:
•A Garmin GPS device valued at $100, a pair of New Balance shoes valued at $100, an iPod valued at $150, a workout bag with clothes valued at $170 and a heart-rate monitor valued at...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:29 PM
More than five decades ago, Arthur Rankin Jr., a producer-director working in stop-motion animation, had an idea to develop a family-oriented TV special around a popular Christmas song. He hoped a network would like it enough to run it two or three times....
| Mar 7, 2014
| 10:39 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Instagram has landed a major advertising deal for up to $100 million over the next year from Omnicom.
The deal comes just four months after the popular photo-and-video-sharing service rolled out the first sponsored posts from Michael...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:33 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry's plan to jump-start the Palestinian economy to boost his political efforts kicked off this weekend in the Czech Republic's capital, Prague.
A conference in Prague brought together some 100...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
If we knew what the next big thing was, we'd all make a fortune, right? Maybe the next-best thing for investors is to seek out the innovators. These are the companies that dream up the new things -- or new ways to make them...