| May 16, 2014
| 3:54 AM
Reports of corrupt Chinese officials seem to be a dime a dozen these days, and it’s easy for readers to get blasť about such news. So this week, the Beijing Youth Daily provided its audience with a helpful info-graphic to highlight the case of Wei...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 4:35 AM
Once again, Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise will be open on Easter Sunday.
Now, before you get all hot under the collar (like when Black Friday crept into Thanksgiving), remember that no one is forcing you to go shopping.
So go to church. Enjoy your...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 1:30 PM
In the early 1980s, I was a (youthful) member of the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette when the topic turned to the proposal for a national holiday to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Playing devil’s advocate, I asked whether a King holiday...
| Jul 21, 2013
After a lifetime of traveling internationally and paying zillions of dollars for going over the weight limit, I have changed my gluttonous, overpacking ways. I am now Someone Who Packs Light.
To wit: I have been living for nearly three months out of a...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:32 PM
The guest-services kiosk at Fashion Outlets Chicago, the gargantuan new high-end outlet mall near O'Hare International Airport, rents strollers, wraps gifts, changes currency and can even get your clothes dry-cleaned within 24 hours. But its unlikeliest...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Readers commonly write in to ask questions or offer advice in response to Savvy Shopper articles.
I love hearing from you. This is a grab-bag of inquiries posted by Savvy Shopper readers. Have your own question? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or post...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The folding bike is riding the cycling commuter wave, and the clever engineering is making it quicker than ever to carry on a subway or in a car trunk. Now found in some regular bike shops as well as specialty urban-transportation stores, better designs...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Tucked into the corner of an administrative building, awash with the hush-hush of important work, an earth-toned room was occupied by furniture, books and knickknacks.
And there it lay — smack-dab in the center.
A curvy black case, held together...
| May 21, 2013
| 2:21 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- California retailers may be liable for large money awards if they falsely advertise that their products are on sale.
A federal appeals court Tuesday revived a potential class-action lawsuit against Kohl’s Department Stores for...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 4:37 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' upcoming awards for Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation will honor innovators whose filmmaking inventions were used in such films as "Avatar," "The Incredible Hulk" and "U2 3D."...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 4:35 PM
"Mad Men" sets: It's Season 5, and Don Draper has a new apartment. Set decorator Claudette Didul walks us through Don's new home -- how the look was put together, and where pieces came from....
| Oct 11, 2011
| 4:34 PM
99 Cents Only Stores agree to a buyout offer. The deep-discount chain 99 Cents Only Stores agress to go private....