| 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 17, 2014
| 6:25 AM
Worsening income inequality is the risk most likely to cause serious damage around the globe in the coming decade, the World Economic Forum said in a report ahead of its annual gathering in Davos, Switzerland, next week.
The widening gap between rich...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Touted as an awards front-runner since early autumn, British director Steve McQueen finally garnered Golden Globes love Thursday for his searing depiction of antebellum plantation life in “12 Years a Slave.”
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn....
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:50 AM
WASHINGTON -- The global economy is at a turning point this year as it shows signs of strengthening, with the U.S. and other developed countries expected to see stronger growth, the World Bank said.
"Most of the acceleration is expected to come from...
| Jan 2, 2014
A friend recently got stuck when he tried to explain to his son, who was struggling to find a job, how our economy got to be the way it is. He asked my help since I am a well-known crank on the matter. I offered him three short anecdotes:
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Wall Street had plenty of reasons to think 2013 would go miserably for the stock market — what with a lackluster global economy, the U.S. government shutdown, Syria's civil war, the Obamacare fiasco and Miley Cyrus.
Instead, we're on track for a...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:57 PM
World financial leaders have been warning for weeks that the U.S. congressional gridlock over funding the government and raising the debt ceiling are imperiling economies worldwide and undermining confidence in the U.S. dollar.
Even the news Wednesday...
| Oct 20, 2013
HONOLULU — The giant sandbox known as Waikiki Beach, a sunny two-mile-long strip of paradise, welcomes 4.5 million tourists annually.
There's only one problem: The sand that makes the beach famous has been slipping into the sea for years,...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:30 AM
The world's gender gap narrowed slightly in 2013, improving in 86 of 133 countries ranked by the World Economic Forum.
Iceland, Finland and Norway were the top-ranking countries, having closed more than 80% of its gender gap, the report said. The...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 2:46 PM
PANAMA CANAL ZONE — After waiting out an early-afternoon downpour, Vice President Joe Biden and the U.S. delegation emerged into the humid heat to tour the $5.2-billion canal expansion.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake snapped pictures...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 9:25 AM
The improving global economy has given media executives confidence for fiscal improvement in 2014 -- a year that could be punctuated by mergers and acquisitions in the media and entertainment sectors, according to a new report.
Consulting firm Ernst &...