| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The All-Star Chef Classic at L.A. Live will take place for the first time this spring, March 21 to 23, with 25 chefs from L.A. and beyond cooking in a "restaurant stadium" setting.
Participating chefs include Inaki Aizpitarte of Le Chateaubriand and...
| Jan 14, 2014
Imagine the Dodgers have just won the pennant and are going to play the Yankees in the World Series. But the rules have changed: All games will be played in Yankee Stadium. And there are new umpires, hired and paid by the Yankees. With rules like that,...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 6:43 AM
Stocks opened higher on Wall Street as traders return from the Christmas holiday.
Good news about the U.S. job market encouraged investors to bid up stock prices.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week by the most...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 8:54 AM
Three American Express Co. subsidiaries have agreed to pay about $75 million in restitution and penalties for a variety of illegal practices involving hundreds of thousands of credit-card customers, regulators said Tuesday.
American Express Travel...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Spoiler alert: There's a really good chance you'll get a gift card for Christmas.
That's not a news flash from the North Pole. It comes instead from the National Retail Federation, which estimated in a recent report that more than 80% of shoppers will...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 6:07 PM
Instead of basking in holiday cheer, Target Corp. is spending the crucial shopping days before Christmas dealing with probes from several state attorneys general, infuriated social media comments and customer lawsuits over a massive data breach.
| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:00 AM
NEW YORK — Wine expert Michael Egan eyed the six bottles of purported 1966 Montrachet sitting at the front of the courtroom. "They wouldn't look out of place in the urology department at Mt. Sinai," Egan said as he noted the cloudy liquid's sickly...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:43 PM
A deal is a deal. Or it should be.
For years, Chase bank offered a Payment Protector plan. For an extra monthly fee — typically a bit less than 1% of the card balance — credit cardholders could insure themselves against job loss, illness...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Gas prices are high nationwide and even higher in California. According to the California Energy Commission, as of Sept. 9, the national average for self-serve gas was $3.58 per gallon, whereas the average price in California was almost $3.90 per gallon....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:20 AM
When Glen James found himself in front of a room full of reporters earlier this week, he used his time in the spotlight to thank others.
He thanked the people who look after him at a homeless shelter. He thanked “every pedestrian stranger”...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Despite the growth of Netflix, Amazon.com and other legal channels for watching entertainment online, the volume of pirated movies, TV shows, music, books and video games online continues to grow at a rapid pace.
The amount of bandwidth used for...