| Dec 3, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Huntington Beach surf apparel company Quiksilver Inc. has sold its snowboard subsidiary Mervin Manufacturing for $58 million and plans to sell some other non-core businesses as it moves to focus on its top-selling brands.
Quiksilver's chief executive,...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
China’s box office through the first three quarters was up 35% from last year, with contemporary-themed Chinese films drawing particularly large audiences.
Yu Dong, chief executive of Nasdaq-listed Chinese movie studio and distributor Bona Film...
| Nov 29, 2013
India is now the world's third-largest grain producer after China and the United States. The adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation have led to this remarkable tripling of output since the early 1960s. Unfortunately, a...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Television entertainment news maven Linda Bell Blue is stepping down as executive producer of "Entertainment Tonight" after 19 years.
The well-respected and feisty producer helped build the syndicated news magazine show, owned by CBS Television...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:55 AM
WASHINGTON — A leading international group on Tuesday cut its forecast for global economic growth through next year, warning that fiscal and monetary policy decisions looming in the U.S. could derail the recovery.
The Organization for Economic...
| Nov 17, 2013
On the road or on vacation? This website will help you find a sporting event at your destination.
What it does: See what your sports options are, based on where and when you're visiting. Then jump to info on tickets, news,...
| Nov 10, 2013
On the list of U.S. military priorities, Africa has always ranked right smack at the bottom. Now that appears to be changing. As Eric Schmitt recently reported in the New York Times, "thousands of soldiers once bound for Iraq or Afghanistan are now...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 8:00 AM
When Madonna declared herself fed up over the "death of creativity" after a world tour in which religious conservatives protested her concert in Poland, fascist skinheads heckled her in France and she received terrorist threats in Russia, the pop...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Tesla Motors shares plunged in early trading Wednesday after the electric car maker said a battery shortage was limiting sales and that it is spending heavily on research and development to bring new models to market.
Shares of the automaker dropped 16%...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Nicolas Ghesquière has been confirmed as the new artistic director of Louis Vuitton.
Ghesquière, who turned Balenciaga into the hottest brand in French fashion during his tenure there, succeeds Marc Jacobs, who left last month after 16 years at the...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In recent days, disclosures of electronic surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency, including allegations that it spied on foreign leaders, have threatened to cause significant damage to the United States' relations with some of its closest...