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Visitors to L.A. County booked 26.6 million room nights in 2012, spent about $16.5 billion and supported 324,000 jobs in the region, according to a local tourism organization. Above, tourists Yuka Watanabe, right, and friend Miwako Tsugawa in Hollywood in 2011.

Lacking sufficient lodging, L.A. tourism growth lags rivals

In the battle for tourists, Los Angeles is losing ground to rivals Orlando, Fla., New York, and Chicago.

L.A. County has broken its own record for annual visitors three years in a...

University of California regents agreed to pay $10 million to the former chairman of UCLA's orthopedic surgery department, who had alleged that the...

Three months ago, when Apple reported its holiday earnings, the company posted record revenues thanks to refreshed lines of iPads and iPhones that had...

WASHINGTON — After more than four years and 20 rounds of negotiations, the world's biggest free-trade deal in a generation has come down in good...

WASHINGTON — Confronting a case that could reshape the television broadcast industry, Supreme Court justices sounded conflicted Tuesday over...

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Silicon Valley satire nails the culture, geeks say

Silicon Valley satire nails the culture, geeks say

Going for laughs but devoted to accuracy, a TV satire gets high marks from Bay Area techie savants.

Simple Internet-connected devices can end up in complex online crimes

Simple Internet-connected devices can end up in complex online crimes

Routers, computers, TVs, even refrigerators are being commandeered by hackers to steal, send spam or help shut down networks.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1927-2014

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1927-2014

No literary experience is rarer than reading a book that changes the way you see the world. "War and Peace" will change the way you look at the...

Cheerios maker gets bowled over

Cheerios maker gets bowled over

General Mills, maker of Cheerios and Wheaties, thinks it deserves credit for reversing itself after quietly trying to strip customers of their...

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Stock rally falters as company earnings disappoint

The stock market slipped Wednesday after rallying for six straight days as investors worked through another round of quarterly earnings...

Faster jet production boosts Boeing's profit

Faster jet production boosts Boeing's profit

Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders.

Eastwood starts shooting 'American Sniper' at Santa Clarita ranch

Eastwood starts shooting 'American Sniper' at Santa Clarita ranch

Clint Eastwood's latest movie, "American Sniper," kicked off with a bang in Los Angeles County this week.

NBC turnaround and Winter Olympics help lift Comcast earnings

NBC turnaround and Winter Olympics help lift Comcast earnings

The NBC broadcast network, after trailing in the ratings for nearly a decade, could finish the TV season in first place among viewers prized...

Two L.A. Asian American banks near top of national stock ratings

Two L.A. Asian American banks near top of national stock ratings

Two of Los Angeles' many Asian American banks ranked near the top of analysts' national lists of bank stocks that investors should buy, a...

 Allergan stock climbs amid $46-billion bid

Allergan stock climbs amid $46-billion bid

Canadian company Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. and activist investor Bill Ackman moved forward with their plans to acquire...

Suit alleges shoe boxes contain ingredient in rat repellent

Suit alleges shoe boxes contain ingredient in rat repellent

A major manufacturer of anti-fungal products has filed suit in Los Angeles against a competitor, contending that hundreds of thousands of...

Amgen revenue misses analyst estimates

Amgen Inc., the world's largest biotechnology company by sales, reported first-quarter revenue below analysts' estimates on lower-than-...

Lockheed profit surges 23%, beats estimates

Lockheed Martin Corp., the U.S. government's top contractor, said its first-quarter profit jumped 23 percent, topping analysts' estimates...

Novartis to buy GlaxoSmithKline cancer unit for up to $16 billion

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Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG announced a series of multibillion-dollar deals Tuesday with other major pharmaceutical companies...

Aereo fights for future before the Supreme Court

Aereo fights for future before the Supreme Court

It is about the size of a dime and light as a feather.

 Ackman, Valeant partner in bid to buy Botox maker Allergan

Ackman, Valeant partner in bid to buy Botox maker Allergan

Activist investor Bill Ackman is partnering with a Canadian pharmaceutical company in an effort to buy Allergan Inc., the Irvine company...

Supreme Court seems inclined to bolster truth-in-labeling laws

Supreme Court seems inclined to bolster truth-in-labeling laws

WASHINGTON — In a case that could strengthen truth-in-labeling laws, Supreme Court justices on Monday voiced deep skepticism about...

Anthem Blue Cross signs up the most Californians under health law

Anthem Blue Cross signs up the most Californians under health law

With open enrollment for Obamacare wrapped up, insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross stayed ahead of the pack in California sign-ups and widened...

Ford to announce CEO Mulally's retirement plan and name his successor

Ford to announce CEO Mulally's retirement plan and name his successor

Ford Motor Co. will soon name Mark Fields its next chief executive and reveal when current CEO Alan Mulally will retire from the company...

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