| Dec 4, 2013
| 8:40 AM
An anonymous tipper has been criss-crossing the country and leaving massive tips, some as big as $5,000, on bar and restaurant tabs and documenting the largess in an Instagram account: @tipsforjesus.
On receipt after receipt, the anonymous tipper has...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:45 AM
If you are one of those travelers who leaves no rewards-earning stone unturned, you might want to consider signing up for the loyalty program at Burbank Bob Hope Airport. Southwest Airlines just joined the list of partners for the program that's the first...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:26 AM
An Orange County Lamborghini dealership, which already prided itself on selling more cars than any other in the country, may now have hit the car sales jackpot.
This week, the dealership shipped its first-ever vehicle purchased using a digital...
| Apr 29, 2013
Stanley A. Dashew, an inventor and entrepreneur who helped revolutionize the credit card industry, died of natural causes Thursday in Los Angeles, according to a family spokesman. He was 96.
Dashew held 40 patents in fields as diverse as credit card...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 10:52 AM
After graduating from Vassar College in 1966, Elisabeth Coleman sought a job in journalism "as an assistant to a smart man." She found such a position as a researcher at Newsweek magazine in New York.
In those "Mad Men" days of suffocating sexism,...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Ellen DeGeneres will test the power of social media -- and the increasingly symbiotic relationship between Twitter and television -- during next year's Academy Awards telecast.
On Friday, illustrating her proclivity for Twitter, DeGeneres announced in a...
| 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...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Vanity Fair magazine has earned a reputation for serving up juicy Hollywood scandals, colorful celebrity profiles and tasty slices of popular culture.
Now, it will delve into a new form of storytelling: original video.
Vanity Fair has launched a...
| 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...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
In the astute new road-trip movie "Crystal Fairy," set mostly in Chile's Atacama Desert, Michael Cera plays an archetypal Ugly American.
In fact, Cera plays several versions of the Ugly American popularized through generations of movies, novels and...