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Your Money staff reporterPretty much anywhere you go, you can access the Internet. Starbucks, dorm rooms, airports--if your computer is equipped for Wi-Fi, short for wireless fidelity, you can get online. With so much accessibility, it's almost too easy to use a network that...
Your Money staff reporterI recently came across this news: "Three Million Newly Single Americans Facing 2008's Valentine's Day Alone." The direness of the situation could shake anyone to the core, and online dating services (one of which posted the headline) will be quick to try...
Sentinel Staff WriterPay for the groceries, lock the house, start the car, check in at a doctor's office or log on to a laptop. There's so much the swipe of a fingertip can do. An evolving digital tool, biometric-fingerprint technology holds the promise of replacing or...
Tribune workplace columnistDaniel Lewis sat riveted to a computer screen while an animated figure marched into a virtual Cold Stone Creamery store and asked for ice cream. A tiny clock ticked away the seconds while Lewis tried to pick the right flavors and scoop the correct...
The Associated PressA slowdown in consumer spending and store traffic has left retailers and their investors concerned about this holiday season. The cheery aspect for consumers, however, is that stores are romancing them aggressively with discounts. This action is...
As stocks soared in the 1990s, countless Wall Street wannabes became "day traders," quitting their jobs and trying to make their living by trading stocks at a furious pace. When the boom ended, so did the day-trading craze. But rising stock prices and...
Tribune staff reporterAs the market for "scalping" tickets online grows increasingly professional, the Chicago-area company that helped pioneer the space is making a critical management change. "With the stakes as high as they are right now, it's good to have a little more...
Your Money staff reporterIf you lost a debit card or needed to deposit the birthday check from Grandma, would you prefer to walk into a branch or contact a so-called virtual bank, which operates solely online? Most people would prefer the former option, according to a recent...
New York Times News ServiceNot long ago, the advent of online travel was thought to be a death knell for traditional travel agents, allowing travelers to research and book their trips with a few clicks of a mouse. But faced with the increasing cost and unpredictability of travel...
Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. called this holiday season its "best ever," saying Friday that it saw a 17 percent increase in orders on its busiest day - a rare piece of good news in a season that has been far from merry for most retailers, including...
For the second time in a little more than a month, reports of a music-related initiative by Apple Computer Inc. have touched off a flurry of speculation. But last week's article in the Los Angeles Times, which reported that Apple has been in talks for...
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