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  Corporate earnings season got off to a positive start Wednesday, helping lift the stock market after two days of declines. The market opened higher and remained modestly higher throughout the day. Stocks climbed further after the Federal Reserve...

Alcoa helps lift market after 2 days of declines

Updated: 7/9/2014 04:55 PM

  Hollywood’s summer at the box office isn’t just missing nearly 20 percent of last summer’s revenue. It’s lacking swagger. Summer is the season for mega-budget, chest-thumping, globe-trotting monstrosities — films...

A summer without swagger for Hollywood

Updated: 7/9/2014 04:51 PM

  Dogs may be man's best friend, but for a number of Chicago-area children, teens, tweens and young adults, that special bond between human and a four-legged friend is more. For those with mobility challenges, that bond and its benefits is a lifeline...

Service dogs open a new world for their owners

Updated: 7/9/2014 03:03 PM

  The trio of musicians in Nickel Creek grew up performing together, but it was the nearly seven years spent apart that made them stronger as a band. Fiddler Sara Watkins, her brother and guitarist Sean Watkins and mandolin player Chris Thile reunited...

Reunited, revived Nickel Creek plays Taste of Chicago Friday

Updated: 7/9/2014 10:07 AM

  David Lebovitz snaps a photo of a practically perfect croissant before taking a bite, then smiling slightly. He’ll probably be asked for the recipe later, though he did not bake the croissant, nor was it made in his kitchen. But after six...

American’s Paris kitchen becomes a way of life

Updated: 7/8/2014 03:50 PM

  Many know chef Dan Barber as a key champion of the farm-to-table movement, favoring locally sourced and produced food. But in his new book “The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food,” he argues that the farm-to-table...

Chef Dan Barber urges a reboot of our food system

Updated: 7/8/2014 12:32 PM

  Halle Berry is certainly a welcome TV presence this summer as the star of “Extant,” a 13-episode thriller on CBS where she plays Molly Woods, an unexpectedly expectant astronaut. It premieres at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The premise of the...

Halle Berry a draw for smart, engrossing ‘Extant’

Updated: 7/8/2014 09:54 AM

  You don’t need a garden to succeed as a home brewer, but growing your own ingredients is a flavorful step up. Much of the creativity involved in crafting a custom-made beer starts with the plants you select. “The modern palate pretty...

Hop to it: Plant what you need to brew beer

Updated: 7/7/2014 06:28 PM

  Wine is just a click away, as wineries, auction houses and e-tailers grab for America’s enthusiasm for shopping online. Illinois's unique liquor regulations support spirited trade with discounts for quantity purchase, in-store tastings and...

Good wine: Get comfortable with buying wine online

Updated: 7/7/2014 06:10 PM

  This recipe turns the elements of a winter favorite -- vegetables, beans and pasta -- into a side dish fit for a summertime lunch or light supper. Salami replaces the flavor of sausage typically found in the soup; prosciutto or any smoked ham would...

Pasta salad inspired by Italian soup

Updated: 7/7/2014 06:08 PM

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