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He's been a big-time investor in the retail sector for more than 15 years and was chairman of Kmart after it emerged from bankruptcy about a decade ago. A few years later, he paired it with once-dominant Sears. Yet even as Eddie Lampert is poised next...
When the Goodman Theatre announced its prices for its current production, "Sweet Bird of Youth," starring Diane Lane, it listed $89 as the top ticket price for that show, a price that duly appeared in this newspaper. And had you bought your decent main-...
The Hartford CourantDuring the three-month debate over gun control in Connecticut, the name PTR Industries Inc. barely came up, but the Bristol manufacturer with 50 employees has become the first maker of military-style rifles to announce its exit from Connecticut since...
Bob Toomajian worked for 16 years as Kaiser Permanente's drug purchasing manager for Southern California, giving him an insider's knowledge of how medications are priced before reaching consumers. When it comes to patented name-brand drugs, he told me,...
Now that daylight saving time is here (finally!), we know we're swinging into spring. To mark this change of season, I hit the streets to ask shoppers what they'd like to buy for spring. email@example.com Candice Roethlinger 32, youth minister...
Tags: Minivans and Vans
Wanda Ferrin fills her husband's prescription for the generic antibiotic doxycycline at a Target in Simi Valley. For years, the medication has cost her $6 a month. In February, however, the price tripled to $18 for 30 pills. And this month, it...
Don't think of it as rush hour. Think of all those burning brake lights on the 101 as your own little red-light district, as beacons to fun and conviviality. Follow them to Ventura Boulevard, off Coldwater, then left, to a nondescript storefront,...
Some of my columns spark more outrage than others and, to my surprise, a brief report several years ago about random text messages supposedly awarding $1,000 Best Buy gift cards continues to rank near the top. More than 150 people from all over the...
Tips from a bag lady of a different kind I take no offense. While I do have a home and I don't push a grocery cart, I do strap a rather gigantic bag over my shoulder pretty much whenever I am out and about. You might be picturing an average purse or a...
Tags: Newspaper and Magazine, Diesel, Marc Jacobs, Macy's, Monty Hall
One of the fastest, best — and cheapest — ways to add some zing to your look this season is to twist a scarf around your neck. Lightweight, seasonal scarves are everywhere, starting at just a few dollars at giant retailers like Old Navy,...
Tags: New Year's Day, People (magazine), Walmart, Old Navy, Politics
In the first test of resilience after January's payroll tax hike, consumers achieved a passing score as they went shopping and bought more than economists had expected. The results showed up Wednesday in the Commerce Department's January retail sales...
A bank-ordered auction is set for an old South Bend retail storefront that has sat vacant since the commercial real estate market collapse nearly five years ago. The Jan. 16 auction could mean a new user for the longtime Target store, which was last used...
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May 19, 2011 |Column| Chicago Tribune
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Dec 30, 2012 |Column| South Bend Tribune
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