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5 Tips for Back-to-School Spending

By Alex Veiga | Aug 14
Students may not be thrilled about their summer break drawing to a close, but retailers couldn't be happier. That's because back-to-school shopping traditionally brings in a windfall that's second only to the December holiday season.

The "Pineapple House," designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, in Tokyo.

Japanese Architects Sell a Lifestyle on Global Stage

By Yuri Kageyama | Aug 13
A new generation of Japanese architects is scoring success by reinterpreting the past.

Century Memorial Chapel

Ring Them Bells! Naper Settlement's Charming Wedding Venue

By David Toussaint | Aug 11
Looking to get hitched in a charming venue that offers modern amenities, local history and nearby hotels, dining and nightlife? Look no further than Naperville Settlement's Century Memorial Chapel.

Home Owned by Trump Holdout Sells at Auction

By Samantha Henry | Aug 8
An Atlantic City-area real estate figure has bought at auction a property that earned its owner near-folk hero status for resisting decades of overtures from developers including Donald Trump.

Wal-Mart's Website to Personalize Shopping

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Aug 7
Wal-Mart, in its latest bid to compete with nemesis Amazon.com, is rebuilding its website to further personalize the online shopping experience of each customer.

Summertime Pet Safety Tips

By Dr. Patrick Mahaney, VMD, CVA, CVJ | Aug 3
Sun exposure, seasonal temperature changes, commemorative foods and holiday festivities all create potential dangers for our companion canines and felines.

Frederic Remington 1907 painting entitled, "The Story of Where the Sun Goes."

Charles Russell Art Fetches Millions at Auction

By Martin Griffith | Jul 30
A total of 30 Charles M. Russell works fetched millions of dollars at auction in Reno, with one painting symbolizing the railroad's effect on American Indians drawing $1.9 million and another depicting a Native American chief selling for $1.1 million.

 "Hot Wheels: The Homer"

Collectible Toys at Comic-Con

By Derrik J. Lang | Jul 28
When it comes to designing coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel.

5 Tips for Selling Your Home at the Best Price

Jul 24
The rebound in U.S. home values over the past couple of years has placed many homeowners in a better position to sell their home for a profit. Here are five tips on how to get your home sold for the best price.

A patio garden view shows the connected sections of seven-story modern modular apartment building called the Stack.

Stackable Apartments Arise in NYC

By Jennifer Peltz | Jul 23
In a city piled high with ambitious architecture, a seven-floor structure off the beaten path boasts a distinction of its own: It's billed as the first multistory, modular-built apartment building to open in the nation's apartment capital.