| Feb 3, 2014
| 2:37 PM
HDOS Enterprises, owner of the employee-owned Hot Dog on a Stick snack shacks ubiquitous in malls, filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, citing expensive lease costs among the factors.
In its Chapter 11 filing, Hot Dog on a Stick said its total debt...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:30 PM
CLOVIS, CALIF. — Beneath unyielding blue skies on a recent afternoon, Ryan Indart knelt down to examine what was left of one of his sheep pastures.
Land that should have been lush with native grasses this time of year has been reduced to powdery...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:06 PM
FBI agents arrested the owners of a now-closed Southern California real estate investment firm for allegedly using the business to run a Ponzi scheme in which victims lost more than $110 million.
John Packard, 63, of Long Beach and Michael Stewart, 66,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:16 PM
FBI agents arrested the owners of a now-closed Southern California real estate investment firm on an indictment accusing them of using the business to run a Ponzi scheme that cost victims more than $110 million.
John Packard, 63, of Long Beach and...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is recommending that the state Legislature approve up to $350 million to help fund pensions in Detroit, though he repeatedly emphasized that the funds would come with some strings attached, including that labor unions would...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 8:51 AM
The newly merged Chrysler and Fiat auto companies reported profitable fourth quarters Wednesday and announced a series of transactions that will combine control of the carmakers into a Netherlands-based holding company.
The creation of Fiat Chrysler...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:28 PM
As predictably as night follows day, it was clear that the onslaught of lawsuits over the chemical poisoning of virtually the entire water supply of Charleston, W.Va., would be followed by a bankruptcy filing by the chemical company at the center of the...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 8:02 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court unanimously overturned a defamation award against a blogger Friday, ruling that 1st Amendment protections for traditional news media extend to individuals posting on the Web.
"The protections of the 1st...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 11:08 PM
Bombarded by lawsuits and under federal investigation, the chemical company that spilled a dangerous solvent into a West Virginia river and fouled the drinking water of 300,000 people filed for federal bankruptcy protection Friday.
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Italian automaker Fiat plans to take full control of Chrysler Group by buying out the shares held by a United Auto Workers union-controlled trust fund.
The union and Fiat reached a deal on New Year’s Day for the automaker to acquire the 41.5% of...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Only a month after emerging from bankruptcy, American Airlines faces a claim from the city of Los Angeles for $21.5 million in fees charged to operate out of Los Angeles International Airport.
The city asked a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in New York for...