| Mar 16, 2014
| 8:48 PM
If you're an outdoors enthusiast or weekend warrior, chances are you're a fan of Sport Chalet Inc. If you're an investor, well, that's another story.
Living up to its moniker, "the Experts," Sport Chalet staffs its stores with marathon runners,...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Good news: British American food writer and cooking teacher Anne Willan has just published her classic cookbook “La Varenne Pratique” as an e-book.
I’m definitely in. For years I’ve been mourning the loss of my copy of the...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:50 AM
"Mozart in the Jungle" -- a satirical look at the classical-music world that stars Gael Garcia Bernal as a thinly veiled parody of conductor Gustavo Dudamel -- has been picked up by Amazon, the online retailer announced this week.
The pilot episode of...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:59 PM
WASHINGTON — Seeking to end the long-running battle over the collection of sales taxes for online purchases, the House Judiciary Committee debated possible compromises that included two ideas to tax Internet sales based on the retailer's home state,...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 10:09 PM
Last year, a couple walking the usual route around their California Gold Country property happened upon a can sticking out of the ground. They pulled it out and uncovered seven others, all filled with hundreds of U.S. gold coins.
Experts announced the...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Apple Inc. has begun pressuring the major record companies to offer new releases exclusively through its iTunes store — a move that would initially block availability on streaming services such as Spotify or Beats Music, according to several...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Aprille Magille spends about eight hours a day watching videos on the Internet.
But the 56-year-old retiree isn't bored or in need of a hobby. She's actually earning rewards for every video she watches that she has used to buy a Kindle, a tablet, pots...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Albertsons is making a play for the top spot in the U.S. grocery industry with the purchase of rival Safeway for more than $9 billion in cash and stock.
Safeway, now the second-largest chain behind Kroger Co., owns the Vons and Pavilions brands in...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Office supply giant Staples Inc. is planning to close as many as 225 North American stores while slashing annualized costs by up to $500 million by the end of 2015.
The Framingham, Mass., company, which has been pressured by online competitors such as...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:54 PM
The news of a Northern California couple’s discovery of more than 1,400 gold coins hidden on their property has experts, history buffs and regular folks speculating on the treasure's origin.
Though officials said it is unlikely the coins were...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:03 PM
The Victorian-era detectives of "Ripper Street" have been granted a stay of execution, thanks to Amazon, which ordered a third season of the BBC series that had been canceled last year.
The online retail giant announced the new eight-episode season as...