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  Tyson Foods Inc., the largest U.S. meat company, agreed to buy Chicago-based Hillshire Brands Co. for about $7.7 billion after outbidding Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. to gain control of the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs.

Tyson to buy Chicago’s Hillshire for $7.7 billion

Updated: 6/9/2014 07:19 AM

  Rik Mayall, one of a generation of performers that injected post-punk energy into British comedy, has died. In the 1980s Mayall was part of the Comic Strip, a hugely influential group of alternative young comics that included Dawn French, Jennifer...

British comedian Rik Mayall dies at 56

Updated: 6/9/2014 02:46 PM

  Playland, a collection of modest coasters, rides and attractions that evokes a simpler time and even holds a place in Hollywood history, is in trouble. The 86-year-old Art Deco landmark north of New York City is the nation’s largest...

Park where end of ‘Big’ was filmed is in trouble

Updated: 6/9/2014 08:36 AM

  Taye Diggs can claim an actor’s version of scoring a hat trick: He’s worked with a trio of television’s most innovative writer-producers. Diggs, who visited David E. Kelley’s “Ally McBeal” as attorney...

Taye Diggs plays it tough, tender in new TV drama

Updated: 6/6/2014 04:26 PM

  It’s an intimidating thought to embark on a long road trip in a vintage vehicle. That fear is the furthest thing from the minds of John and Barb Weiser. The Elmhurst couple have a proven track record with their 1950 Dodge Coronet.

Reliability is a given for owners of 1950 Dodge

Updated: 6/6/2014 03:46 PM

  Q: I’m in my late 60s. I’ve read that regular exercise helps prevent memory loss. I find that hard to believe. How does it do that? And how much exercise do I need to reap this benefit?

Regular exercise is important for a healthy brain

Updated: 6/10/2014 07:57 AM

  It was a little after 1:30 p.m. and a male employee at Okuta Corp., a housing renovation firm in Saitama, Japan, placed a small pillow on his desk. He buried his face in the pillow and went to sleep while other employees continued working at their...

Japanese companies encouraging power naps at work

Updated: 6/6/2014 01:24 PM

  “The eye of the hurricane” — that’s how Chaplain Karen Swiderski, manager of spiritual care and pastoral education for Edward and Linden Oaks hospitals in Naperville, describes a hospital chaplaincy. “We are not...

Naperville hospital chaplains provide an oasis of support

Updated: 6/6/2014 01:17 PM

  We all know the benefits of exercise. It can improve our physical and mental health and help expand our social circles. It’s as close to a panacea as we’re likely to get.It’s also the best way to get children to use that...

Turn family time into fitness time

Updated: 6/6/2014 01:14 PM

  Relatively few sons have the opportunity to honor their dads the way Robert De Niro does. The two-time Oscar winner and modern screen legend recalls his abstract-expressionist-painter father (1922-93) in the documentary “Remembering the...

De Niro pays tribute to his artist dad in HBO special

Updated: 6/6/2014 10:16 AM

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