A principal premise of the George Orwell novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four” is that citizens in the year 1984 will be under constant surveillance by the government/authorities.
Penn State students and fans Saturday showed support for late coach Joe Paterno with a “Joe-Out” – wearing clothing or displaying images of the Hall of Famer at the Nittany Lions' football game.
Several small-market teams with below-average player salaries – such as Milwaukee, Kansas City, Seattle, Pittsburgh and Baltimore – have strong-to-decent chances of making the playoffs in Major League Baseball.
Google was the 1990s brainchild of Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who met at Stanford. Two decades later, Google is the world's leading search engine for the Internet.
In the interests of not feeling guilty when you make obscure but point-gobbling plays in “Words With Friends,” we offer to you a dictionary.
Decades ago, several future successful businesspeople cut their teeth on the laws of supply and demand by scalping tickets at football games. (Scalping, at the time, was not illegal in this municipality.)
Amazon is forecasting third-quarter losses of $410 million to $810 million.
Every summer during the heart of auto racing season, I think of the several years that I covered NASCAR and Indy car races as a sportswriter in the late 1980s.
An office mate this week brought to work a basket of candy. Included was Pez – the all-time greatest candy in the history of this or any other galaxy.
The Philadelphia 76ers' new strategy of drafting players for the long term while absorbing losses for a couple of years is similar to a plan for a business startup or a new retail shop.
One in five people in his or her 20s and early 30s is living with his or her parents, according to a New York Times Magazine article.
A couple of decades ago in another career, I wrote an editorial saying that one could make a good case for banning football.
It's no surprise: People prefer watching videos for free.
The meaning of Memorial Day escapes many Americans.
About three decades ago, I was introduced to my first Subway restaurant in upstate New York, likely in Binghamton.
Recently in Atlantic City, we were advised by a local that a particular casino was a 10-minute walk on the Boardwalk.
Several million new high school and college graduates this spring will listen to commencement speeches full of guidance.
Recently, a tax refund check arrived in the mail in the amount of $1.
Some of us remember the Bobby McFerrin song released in 1988 called “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”
The recipe for the wildly successful “Mad Men” television series includes 1960s nostalgia and Madison Avenue decadence of drinking, drugs, wealth, power and adultery.
There are collectibles and then there are collectibles.
“Four burgers and four fries,” my buddy ordered from the neighborhood McDonald's about four decades ago.
They see the growth in the Lehigh Valley. And they want its business.
Support your local movie theater and patronize your local restaurants, taverns and shops.
The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, known as March Madness, becomes March Gladness for business.
Meet Generation C – the generation that could hold the key to the success of your business.
Ever have a hankering for a McDonald's Egg McMuffin for lunch?
Users and investors are keen on Google, which rakes in more than $1 million in revenue every 10 minutes.
Florists always put the “petal” to the metal for Valentine's Day.
IF SOMEONE can successfully argue that February has even one iota of redeeming value, then I'm all ears.
Govern-mint: All it does is print money and put us further in debt.
At the crossroads of narcissism and voyeurism you will find Facebook.
James Franklin last week became probably the highest paid public official in Pennsylvania when he was named the new head football coach at Penn State.
Few things at work are better than the cancellation of a meeting.
Years ago at Disney's Epcot theme park in Orlando, Fla., I fell asleep on the ride at the Universe of Energy.
“That ship has sailed,” I said years ago to a colleague while lamenting about a missed opportunity.
Shot glasses in the shape of the space shuttle. $29,278.
Tighter security. Reduced parking capacity. No tailgating on game day.
Parties. Shopping. Family visits.
Many Baby Boomers have wondered what kind of America we would have today had U.S. President John F. Kennedy not been assassinated 50 years ago this week.
The bitcoin – a form of digital currency – is surging in value.
A delicious fight for control of Philadelphia’s newspapers is in court, and it involves two of its owners: Lewis Katz and George Norcross.
Falling gasoline prices are like found money -- you never count on it happening.
Perhaps as much as anything, the price of fuel and energy – particularly oil – has driven up costs for businesses. For decades, American has been held hostage to the whims of the oil-exporting nations and to the effects of natural...
A caller to a sports talk radio show a couple of Mondays ago said he arrived at work early – happy and energized because the Philadelphia Eagles had won the day before to move into first place.
I've long held this theory that to stimulate the economy, the government should lower the age of Medicare eligibility to 62.