| Oct 1, 2012
| 9:53 AM
The Iranian currency plunged to a record low on Monday, plummeting to a street value of 32,500 rial to the dollar, according to exchange tracking websites. The dramatic numbers were censored and disappeared from websites minutes after they were posted...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Million-dollar donations to Hurricane Sandy-relief efforts from high-wattage celebrities like Lady Gaga are guaranteed to make headlines, but automakers are also making major contributions to help those impacted by the storm. Many automakers have made...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Wednesday's print column: What if the smallest bill we had in the U.S. was a five spot? And for a dollar we had just a coin, no paper? And the nickel was the smallest coin in the drawer? “Most men......
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:49 PM
The gig: Michael Dubin, 35, is chief executive and co-founder of Dollar Shave Club, a subscription service that delivers razors and laughs. When Dubin released a YouTube video in March 2012 introducing his company, where members can get razors starting at...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 8:52 AM
On a distant Valentine’s Day, a young Chicago gal living the sweet life enjoyed a swanky lunch in the Gold Coast with a new suitor and a dozen of the loveliest red roses. And, on that very same day, enjoyed a dinner date with another handsome...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 2:34 PM
The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission auctioned 25 alcoholic-beverage permits for $226,750.00 at its annual auction Tuesday. National chain Dollar General walked away with five of those permits.
The company is pursuing a national initiative to...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 10:24 PM
Imagine putting Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash on stage together and letting them cut loose in song. What else would you need for a night's entertainment?
I hope your answer was "nothing," because that's all you get in...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 7:13 AM
U.S. stocks fell sharply at the open Wednesday, as investors focused on how President Obama plans to avoid the fiscal cliff after he won re-election Tuesday night.
Worries about the European economy also resurfaced, putting more pressure on global...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 4:07 PM
On day two of my fellowship in Germany, our group of 12 American journalists learned more about the organization sponsoring our trip, the RIAS Berlin Kommission.
RIAS stands for "Radio in the American Sector" and is a former radio station based in...
| Nov 23, 2011
Nearly every Sunday morning, Thanksgiving and Christmas for almost three decades, the man they called Father Dollar Bill, Father Dollar or just D.B. for Dollar Bill showed up on a skid row sidewalk. He was a white-haired man in a red sweater and a Notre...
| Aug 21, 2011
Until recently, my relationship with central California's magnificent Big Sur coast was all about the drive. Ninety-three miles of zigzagging, fog-attracting, life-affirming, white-knuckling Highway 1 to savor from behind a windshield during the day and...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:18 AM
Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, pledged Thursday that the institution “is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro,” sending financial markets soaring around the world.
The Dow jumped more than 250 points in...