| Mar 10, 2011
You pick up an article of clothing and the numbers are everywhere: 42, 46, 12, 10. What do they mean? How can a person know what to look with so many different sizes listed on the tags?
"It can be very intimidating trying to wrap your head around the...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 10:34 PM
Lollapalooza wasn’t built to last two years, let alone intended to be around long enough to celebrate a 20th anniversary Aug. 5-7 in Grant Park.
“I haven’t said this before, but after the first year, I went on my merry way, thinking...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:07 AM
WASHINGTON -- As America votes, what can be said about this nasty campaign is that it was dangerously disconnected from the actual problems the victor will face. The textbook version of American democracy holds that elections, by exposing differences of...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 4:13 PM
So intent was Riccardo Migliori on his mission — observing the U.S. election and asking questions about the voting process in Baltimore — that he missed the statues of saints and the oil painting of Pope Leo XIII. So foreign was the idea...
| Aug 22, 2012
When Apple became the largest U.S. company in history this week, individuals were kicking themselves for missing out and they wondered if they should be buying Apple now to fortify their future.
But as analysts debate whether Apple is priced to buy or...
| Oct 10, 2012
It's an anniversary filled with a sense of relief and foreboding
Five years ago, the stock market hit a high on Oct. 9, 2007, and then terrified Americans as it crashed 57 percent over 17 months, destroying 401(k)s, college savings and dreams for the...
| Aug 26, 2012
We're back to the familiar pattern.
Your investments probably drifted lower last week — not based on the underlying economy or business, but rather on second-guessing what the Federal Reserve and central bankers in Europe might have up their...
| Aug 29, 2012
Economies in China and Europe have weakened, and the U.S. has slogged through slow growth and high unemployment, yet stocks have climbed a shocking 10 percent since June on the expectation that the Federal Reserve and its counterparts in Europe would soon...
| Sep 2, 2012
You'd never think of Fed-speak as the warm fuzzies, but that's the way investors took Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech Friday at Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Bernanke didn't say when he might stimulate the economy again, or how he might do it, but in...
| Oct 14, 2012
Consumers are more cheerful than at any time since before the economic crisis, yet business executives and the International Monetary Fund are wary.
The contrasts in last week's economic and corporate data were stark. The consumer confidence numbers from...
| Oct 17, 2012
Just when the economy could use an extra lift, Americans seem poised to provide it. They are in the mood to do a little shopping.
Calling it a "shopping spree" would be going too far. But with the holiday season drawing near, and the global economy stuck...