| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:27 AM
WASHINGTON -- The economy grew at a surprisingly robust 3.6% annual rate from July through September, much faster than initially reported, the Commerce Department said Thursday.
But much of the improvement was driven by a large buildup in inventories by...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Two prominent advertising firms are forecasting worldwide advertising growth of 5% to 6.5% next year as marketers gear up for the Winter Olympics and the World Cup.
Magna Global on Monday estimated that worldwide advertising spending would increase 6.5%...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:22 AM
After the coffee. Before waiting for the Great Pumpkin.
The Skinny: My Miley Cyrus costume didn't arrive in time so I guess I'll just have to stay home this Halloween and watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" unless one of my loyal readers...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:44 AM
WASHINGTON -- Two senators introduced legislation Wednesday to outlaw tax deductions by companies for penalties paid as part of government settlements, responding to concerns that JPMorgan Chase & Co. could end up with a huge write-off if it settles civil...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:30 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. economic growth improved in the third quarter to a surprisingly solid 2.8% annual rate, the fastest in a year, bolstered by a restocking of goods by businesses.
Details of the Commerce Department's report Thursday, however,...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:00 PM
NEW YORK — Chris Burden's sculpture "The Other Vietnam Memorial" is not included in the compelling retrospective of the Los Angeles-based artist's four-decade career, which fills all five floors at the New Museum here as well as the building's...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Amid the wreckage from the Northridge earthquake in 1994, no city took more decisive action than Santa Monica.
The City Council ordered its staff to find vulnerable wooden apartment and concrete buildings and require the owners to strengthen or demolish...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The city of Los Angeles sent a request Thursday formally asking a UC Berkeley engineering professor for a list of concrete buildings that could be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake.
A team of researchers, led by Jack Moehle, have a database of...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 11:03 AM
CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Nicolas Maduro’s socialists captured a majority of the mayorships in contention in weekend elections, according to preliminary results, a significant victory that analysts say will give him the political backing he...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — For one of the least productive congressional sessions in modern history, the final word about tax overhaul was entirely in character: Nothing's happening.
But is that good or bad news for homeowners, buyers and small-scale real...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
California is feeling the effects of climate change far and wide as heat-trapping greenhouse gases reduce spring runoff from the Sierra Nevada, make the waters of Monterey Bay more acidic and shorten winter chill periods required to grow fruit and nuts in...