A reader: My daughter is getting married next June and I am helping her plan her wedding with a budget in mind that I thought was a generous one. Boy, was I in for a surprise. I got married in Las Vegas 30 years ago and really had no idea dresses, cakes and receptions, etc. could cost so much. I didn’t think photographers cost much and now I am discovering that they can be very expensive. I want my daughter to have the wedding of her dreams but everything is so expensive. There are no do-overs with this. I need to make sure I am hiring professionals that won’t botch the job and give me a fair price. How do I know that we will be happy with the end result?
Just as news stories exposed concerns about the inner workings of LendingClub, the U.S. government has been opening the door for Americans from virtually any income level to dabble in the speculative world of crowdfunding.
A federal judge is ordering the release of Trump University internal documents in a class-action lawsuit against the now-defunct real estate school owned by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Militants blew up strategic gas and crude pipelines belonging to Shell and Agip on Saturday in an increasingly fierce campaign that has chopped Nigeria's oil production in half, militants and residents said.
The most devastating flood ever to hit Minot occurred in 2011. River levels never before experienced in the Souris River Valley damaged thousands of homes, striking a severe blow that pushed countless residents into temporary living quarters or forced them to leave the area entirely.
David Lazarus applauds the Food Date Labeling Act, proposed federal legislation that would eliminate confusion over inconsistent labeling that is said to contribute to an estimated 40 percent of food going uneaten in this country. It would establish national standards for informing consumers when food is at its peak freshness and when it may be unsafe to eat.
France's nationwide fuel shortages — the consequence of a bare-knuckle dispute over labor reforms which have pit militant unions against the government — are easing amid signs that both sides may be seeking a compromise.
When Donald Trump acquired a pair of Atlantic City casinos in the mid-1980s, he pitted his managers against each other in a ferocious competition over everything from booking entertainers to attracting high-rolling gamblers.
A juvenile gray whale found dead near Seattle earlier this month has been submerged off Indian Island so natural predators will clean the massive carcass and provide an educational tool for the Port Townsend Marine Science Center.
A near-fatal halfpipe crash while training for the 2010 Olympics ended Kevin Pearce's snowboarding career and changed his life forever. Six years later, Pearce, 28, continues to cope with his traumatic brain injury that he will carry with him for the rest of his life and he's helping other survivors do the same.
An affordable housing project with art-deco flair on Fulton Street, south of the Tower District, is almost ready to open. Now called 541 at South Tower, the rectangular 31-unit complex with curved ornamental elements and geometric designs, just north of Belmont Avenue, turned a couple blighted lots into vibrant new homes.
New live-work housing opens south of Fresno's Tower District
Grading begins for Fancher Creek project in southeast Fresno