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Zilli's alligator combination lock bag is on display at Battaglia, a menswear shop that bills itself as the oldest store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

Bill to let retailers keep selling alligator products advances

  Rodeo Drive's high-fashion boutiques are making fast progress persuading California lawmakers to let them keep selling luxury goods made from alligator skin, including purses,...

WASHINGTON — Driven by a last-minute flood of enrollments, particularly in California, sign-ups for health insurance through the Affordable Care...

Shares of microblogging site Weibo surged as much as 44% on its first day of trading, a robust start for the first of three major Chinese tech...

WASHINGTON — Lowe's Cos., the home-improvement retail giant, has agreed to pay a $500,000 civil penalty and roll out a new record-keeping policy...

Problems at some of the state's fuel refineries have sent gasoline prices soaring in California just in time for the kickoff of the busy driving...

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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...

When health insurers play games, patients lose

When health insurers play games, patients lose

Dr. Theodore Corwin, a plastic surgeon in Thousand Oaks for the last 30 years, has had run-ins with insurers before, but never one so aggravating...

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Jobless claims edge up, but 4-week average falls to prerecession level

Jobless claims edge up, but 4-week average falls to prerecession level

Initial jobless claims over the previous month hit their lowest level since the start of the Great Recession, indicating the labor market...

Canadian police arrest 19-year-old in alleged Heartbleed attack

Canadian police arrest 19-year-old in alleged Heartbleed attack

Canadian police this week made what is believed to be the first arrest related to Heartbleed, a recently discovered bug that left...

Healthcare costs in U.S. far exceed costs in other countries, report says

Healthcare costs in U.S. far exceed costs in other countries, report says

An average one-day hospital stay in the United States cost $4,293 last year, six times more than it did in Argentina and nearly 10 times the...

 Office tower to rise next to historic Hollywood studio

Office tower to rise next to historic Hollywood studio

One of Hollywood's biggest landlords is setting the stage for another expansion as the historic heart of the film and broadcast business...

Warner Bros. picks Dee Dee Myers for top communications job

Warner Bros. picks Dee Dee Myers for top communications job

Former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers is taking her West Wing experience to the West Coast.

Obama, Biden tout job-training grants

Obama, Biden tout job-training grants

President Obama promoted his latest attempt to help U.S. workers compete in the global "skills race," announcing $600 million in grants...

Alibaba plans IPO in U.S., not Hong Kong

Alibaba plans IPO in U.S., not Hong Kong

The largest tech IPO of the year — and perhaps of all time — isn't coming from Silicon Valley.

Obamacare effects are bigger than expected, poll finds

Obamacare effects are bigger than expected, poll finds

WASHINGTON — President Obama's health law has led to an even greater increase in health coverage than previously estimated,...

Growth picks up across most of U.S., 'beige book' reports

Growth picks up across most of U.S., 'beige book' reports

WASHINGTON — A Federal Reserve survey shows improved economic growth across most of the United States over the last two months as...

 Southland newspaper publisher expands with debut of L.A. Register

Southland newspaper publisher expands with debut of L.A. Register

Commuters at Union Station in downtown L.A. got an early look Wednesday at the first edition of the Los Angeles Register.

Employees accuse Daily Grill near LAX of failing to pay 'living wage'

Three employees at a Daily Grill restaurant near Los Angeles International Airport filed a class-action lawsuit against the restaurant chain...

Investment bank Moelis' stock jumps after scaled-down IPO

Moelis & Co. climbed in its trading debut after raising less than planned in the first U.S. initial public offering of an investment bank...

Google revenue falls short of estimates as ad prices decline

Google Inc. is finding it harder to keep up with a broad shift to advertising on mobile phones, with sales falling short of estimates.

Stocks close higher, extending gains into third day

Stocks close higher, extending gains into third day

Stocks are higher for a third day in a row after more U.S. companies report solid earnings and on encouraging news about China's economy.

Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox says 'no prospects' for restart of business

Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox says 'no prospects' for restart of business

Mt. Gox, the online bitcoin exchange that shuttered in February, said Wednesday that a Japanese court had dismissed its request for a...

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