| Jan 25, 2014
| 7:18 PM
Bolstered by an improving economy, Los Angeles International Airport handled more than 17.8 million foreign travelers in 2013, a record for the West Coast gateway that struggled for years to recover that portion of its market.
The previous peak for...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley, who assumed her post after Adam Fogelson was ousted from the position last fall, has had her contract renewed through 2017.
Her role at the Comcast Corp.-owned studio is also expanding. Langley, who currently...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Indiegogo, one of the top crowdfunding websites, announced Tuesday that it had raised $40 million in its latest round of funding from investors.
The San Francisco start-up is used by entrepreneurs to raise funds for projects and products from users on...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:48 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending ended last year with a flourish, lifting overall economic growth and renewing hopes that the recovery will hit its stride this year and boost employment and incomes.
The economy expanded at a solid 3.2% annual...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:55 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Back when Twitter crashed frequently, users were shown the "fail whale," a flock of Twitter birds lifting an apologetic marine mammal.
For investors, the "fail whale" made a comeback Wednesday as Twitter Inc. released its first...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Lady Gaga is on the cover of the March issue of Harper's Bazaar, and she and the magazine plan to auction off the clothing and props used in the shoot to benefit her charity, the Born This Way Foundation. The auction on EBay is scheduled for Feb. 18,...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:00 AM
NPR wants more things considered for its mobile applications.
As more people -- especially those in younger generations -- listen to programming on mobile devices and in Internet-connected cars, the public radio institution is trying to improve its...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:50 PM
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve took its first step toward curtailing its unprecedented efforts to boost the economic recovery — a sea change in policy that over time will result in interest rates drifting higher for businesses and...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 6:23 AM
The 85 richest people on Earth have the same amount of wealth as the bottom half of the population, according to a new report that highlights growing income inequality as political and business leaders gather for the annual World Economic Forum in Davos,...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 4:39 PM
BEIJING — In 1957, when he was nearly 50 years old, Run Run Shaw made a grand bet on his movie dreams. He bought 46 acres of hilly land in a remote part of Hong Kong — paying the British colonial government just 45 cents per square foot...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Motorists driving in the U.S. in 2014 may enjoy some relief at the gas pump, shelling out about 5 cents less per gallon compared with this year, according to AAA.
Rising domestic crude oil production and increased refining capacity are helping...