| Nov 30, 2012
| 1:00 PM
CULVER CITY, Calif. — It's 4:30 p.m. on a warm November Monday in a nondescript building in Culver City. Trey Parker is pacing around the writers room at the so-called South Park Studios — which, once you're inside, feels like a cross...
| Aug 21, 2013
When you've been forced to the edge of a cliff and feared a wisp of wind would send you into the abyss, you don't forget that feeling quickly.
And that seems to be the mindset of U.S. consumers as they carry the financial and emotional scars of the...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:33 PM
It's always impressive when businesses go out of their way to mess with customers.
I wrote recently about Bank of America deducting monthly fees from a dead man's checking account. I don't mean to keep picking on BofA. Other banks merit generous dollops...
| Aug 18, 2013
— Josh Dillon's sister nicknamed them "the nerd herd."
That was back when Dillon and seven friends from Highland Park High School would lug their computers and monitors to their parents' basements, wire them together and play games until the wee...
| Jan 16, 2013
It's a tidy coincidence that Jackie Lacey, newly elected as Los Angeles County's first female and first African American district attorney, is a graduate of the city's Susan Miller Dorsey High School, named for L.A.'s first female schools superintendent....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Rocco Bersane died in March at the age of 56 after being hospitalized for a gallbladder infection and liver failure.
At the time of his death, Bersane had about $1,175 in a Bank of America checking account. His disability-related Social Security...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:58 PM
The Justice Department accused Bank of America Corp. this week of defrauding Wachovia Corp. and the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco in a 2008 mortgage-bond deal. Here's the funny part: Neither one has claimed it was defrauded by Bank of America in...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Most Saturday mornings find me inspecting progress as an 1873 cotton duck textile factory makes its $45 million transformation into 84 apartments, offices and two restaurants. Known as Mill No. 1, at 3000 Falls Road, the complex seems to sit astride an...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 10:21 AM
If you've ever tried to stay afloat on the turbulent sea of pastel shirts and high heels on Orange Avenue after midnight, you know how hard it can be to make your own path in downtown Orlando. Sometimes if you want to stand apart from the crowd, you...
| Mar 13, 2013
The job market is on the mend, but it still seems to have a long way to go to lift a wide swath of Americans out of their frugal ways.
That is unless the surprisingly large job numbers that were reported for February are repeated month after month,...
| Nov 28, 2012
The darlings of cautious investors are sitting on the edge of the "fiscal cliff" and feeling twinges of tax anxiety.
Much to the surprise of some investors, dividend-paying stocks — sleepy investments like utilities — along with real...