| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Securities regulators filed a series of letters on Thursday in which they raised questions about disclosures by Apple Inc. of its Irish tax strategies.
Ultimately, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission took no action against Apple, which agreed to...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 9:04 AM
Los Angeles builder KB Home rode the housing recovery to soaring revenue and profit during the third quarter, as it sold more homes at higher prices.
The Southland’s largest production home builder beat Wall Street’s profit expectations...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Never let a crisis go to waste, says an old rule of politics.
For some major players in the economy, the financial crisis that began five years ago this month with Lehman Bros.' collapse turned out to be as much an opportunity as a calamity....
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Accolades aren't all Gustavo Dudamel has reaped as conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
A recently filed public tax return for the L.A. Phil provides the latest glimpse of the financial dimension of being a classical music sensation. It also...
| Sep 1, 2013
Dear Liz: How long must I be punished for my ex's poor payment history? In our divorce he agreed to pay the credit cards and other bills. He defaulted and has filed for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. My credit scores plummeted, and recently one of the cards I...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Tribune Co., the parent of the Los Angeles Times, reported that earnings tumbled in the second quarter as revenue dropped sharply in its broadcast division and advertising continued to decline at its newspapers.
The media giant reported net income of...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Maybe it’s a backlash to booty shorts and over-sexed advertising. Or it’s resentment over the resistance to plus-size products. Possibly it’s due to the economy, which is still squeezing teens and their parents.
Whatever the reason,...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Lowe's fiscal second-quarter earnings provided even further evidence that the housing recovery is boosting the economy.
Lowe's Cos. on Wednesday reported that earnings for the quarter that ended Aug. 2 jumped 26% to $941 million, or 88 cents a share,...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 9:24 AM
The housing recovery and improving economy led Home Depot Inc., the nation's largest home improvement retailer, to post better-than-expected second-quarter earnings, which jumped 17% over the same period last year.
The Atlanta-based company reported...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, cut its outlook for the rest of the year after reporting second-quarter earnings that fell below expectations.
The disappointing performance, coupled with pessimistic forecasts from Macy’...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:27 PM
MGM Holdings Inc., the parent of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., reported net income of $35.9 million for its fiscal second quarter ending June 30.
The Beverly Hills-based film and television company's revenue rose dramatically -- by 164% -- to $339 million....