Starbucks serves needed benefits

July 18, 2008, Chicago Tribune, Barbara Rose

When a coffeehouse chain becomes a default option for people having trouble finding jobs that provide affordable insurance, it’s time to fix our nation’s broken health-care system. Read more

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CoolSavings’ mascot becomes an apt symbol

Aug. 16, 2001, Chicago Tribune, TechLife: Barbara Rose

Few Internet icons are as easily recognized as’s pink piggy-bank wearing black sunglasses. Read more


Bidding Adieu To The Year’s Dot-Com Failures

Dec. 28, 2000, Chicago Tribune, TechLife: Barbara Rose

You didn’t have to be wealthy or stupid to lose money this year on an Internet venture, although plenty of affluent people blew millions of dollars on dumb ideas. Read more