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A man walks by a sign at a Merck plant in Rahway, New Jersey.

Merck invests in new antibiotics

Dec 8, 2014
Pharmaceutical companies have stayed away from developing new antibiotics even though deaths from drug-resistant infections are rising.
Posted In: antibiotics, merck, acquisition
Couples kiss after midnight in Times Square during the New Year's Eve celebration in New York City.

Cosmo and CoverGirl team up on New Year's Eve

Dec 8, 2014
Expect to witness "experiential advertising" while waiting for the ball to drop.
Posted In: cosmopolitan, covergirl, New Years
Ben Affleck, center, and Joe Whinney CEO of Theo Chocolate, examine cocoa beans at a farming cooperative in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ben Affleck on sustainable aid in the Eastern Congo

Dec 8, 2014
"We wanted to do something sustainable that would raise incomes and that would be there long after we were gone," Affleck says.
Posted In: Congo, ben affleck, eastern congo, coffee, cocoa
Erica Daking at Kitchen Mouse, her Highland Park restaurant.

York & Fig: Perspectives on gentrification

Dec 5, 2014
Three Highland Park residents talk about their changing neighborhood.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, highland park, gentrification
Former Golden State Warriors Alvin Attles, right, and Bob Lanier, second from left, unveil retired Warriors jersey of Wilt Chamberlain as Chamberlain's sister, Barbara Lewis, applauds.

Wilt Chamberlain postage stamp signals a shift

Dec 5, 2014
Pro basketball player joins a list of recent postal honorees who don't have squeaky-clean pasts.
Posted In: usps, stamps, basketball
The Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington, D.C.

Which government agencies get cursed at the most?

Dec 4, 2014
The website Regulations.gov breaks it down.
Posted In: profanity, federal government, government agencies, IRS
The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying NASA's first Orion deep space exploration craft is seen at a Cape Canaveral Air Force Station space launch complex on Dec. 3  in Florida.

NASA's unmanned test flight is a step toward Mars

Dec 4, 2014
It’s also a reminder that U.S. astronauts have to hitch a ride to the International Space Station.
Posted In: NASA, international space station, Russia, space travel
Philippe Benito, left, demonstrates U.S. brand Tupperware in Lyon, France, in 2011 at the home of a young woman who organized the gathering around a cooking class.

Meet the woman who brought you the Tupperware Party

Dec 3, 2014
Brownie Wise pioneered sale of products at home parties. Then Tupperware fired her.
Posted In: holidays brought to you buy, tupperware

Inside the 'investor economy'

Dec 3, 2014
It's been a banner year for corporate bond issuance and American stocks. Meanwhile, commodity prices are falling precipitously. What unites them all? Investors.
Posted In: investor, market, Economy

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