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Chicago TribuneMonday: -- October wholesale inventories -- Earnings: Analogic Corp.; Source Interlink Cos.; Verint Systems Inc. Tuesday: -- Federal Reserve meeting -- October trade balance -- Earnings: ABM Industries Inc.; ADC Telecommunications Inc.; Best Buy Co.; CHC...
Special to The Morning CallIf you haven't been to Pier 1 Imports lately, you won't recognize the place. The aisles are less cluttered and easier to navigate. The furniture is no longer stacked. Vignettes show how a room can be put together. The look is contemporary with global...
"We're hiring" seems to have become all too rare a phrase uttered by businesses hampered by the sluggish economy. But with the holiday season approaching, prospects for job hunters are looking better — at least temporarily. Companies are preparing...
Tribune reporterBig—or, in Sarah Susanka's case, not so big—matters. But just as important, says the architect/author famous for her "build better, not bigger" philosophy: Beauty matters. Beauty? "If something is beautiful," she told us in a recent phone...
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In the last 10 years, Bob Ramirez estimates that he has poured about $500,000 into the construction of his home and grounds. Decorating it, however, was far less costly. Here are some of the clever ideas and affordable resources used to create a...
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The Hartford CourantTen guests, $100. That was our challenge, to put on a holiday dinner party for at least 10 people and keep the food bill under $100. We did it with $5.52 to spare - and although we had only eight invited guests at the table, we had enough leftovers to...
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Special to The SunCooke's Hope, once an early American settlement, aims to offer those seeking refuge on the Eastern Shore an upscale neighborhood with an old-fashioned flair. A stone marker in front of the 15-year-old community shows that Lord Baron of Baltimore gave...
Special to The TimesForty years ago, when he was all of 23, Miller Fong sketched a chair on an envelope and mailed it to his father in Hong Kong, where the family manufactured rattan and wicker furniture for its Los Angeles company, Tropi-Cal. The finished product —...
Sun StaffTalk about a place with low self-esteem. The city of Buffalo, whose name suggests oxen and whose dominant winter accessory is the snowbank, isn't big on promotion. Grab a taxi outside the Buffalo Niagara International Airport and ask the driver, "Say,...
Times Staff WriterRichard SHAPIRO'S folly began, as many great things do, with the smallest of ambitions. Though the modern art collector and antiques dealer already had seven fireplaces in his 1920s Holmby Hills villa, he wanted an outdoor hearth. A place, he recalls,...
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