| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:00 PM
NEW YORK — The film-world provocateur John Sloss wants to catch your attention with the marketing images for his new release. He just might succeed: The movie's poster features Disney's cheery cursive script on a blazing yellow background under...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:30 AM
In early August, a mysterious symbol started appearing in random metropolitan areas. A jumble of letters arranged in a diamond grid, the mark had no discernible message, signature or obvious identifiers. It was distinctive enough to draw notice, though,...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Forty state attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asking the agency to regulate electronic cigarettes to address their marketing, ingredients and sale to minors.
The FDA has set a deadline of Oct. 31 to issue proposals...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Los Angeles may not have the biggest collection of technology businesses in the country, but it does have some of the coolest ones and they are expanding quickly.
The region's deeply rooted entertainment industry is wielding new technology to create...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Internet advertising continues to explode as spending topped $20 billion during the first six months of this year.
The Internet Advertising Bureau touted the milestone on Wednesday, saying the surge in spending during the first half of 2013...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Superstar athletes Peyton Manning, LeBron James and Serena Williams led their colleagues with endorsements of food and beverages that are calorie-dense and unhealthful – sending mixed messages about diet and health, researchers said.
Of 512 brands...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:58 AM
BEIJING -- If anything indicates how China’s Apple fans feel about the company’s latest product release this week, it’s how Nicole Zhou spent her Wednesday afternoon.
One day after the Cupertino-based company unveiled two new iPhone...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:01 AM
Tammie, like many people, receives catalogs she doesn't want. Lots of them.
She wants to know: How did these guys find her? And what can she do to get rid of them?
Finding people is the easy part. Marketers routinely buy and sell mailing lists....
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:03 PM
Ron Burkle, who became a billionaire reviving faltering supermarket chains, will try to turn the money-losing Fresh & Easy stores into a profitable venture.
Burkle's Yucaipa Cos. has agreed to buy the El Segundo chain for an undisclosed amount from...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Men’s Wearhouse Inc. has a suitor who wants to pay $2.3 billion to take over the retailer, but the menswear company is having none of it.
Saying that the bid from Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. “significantly undervalues” the chain, Men&...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:24 AM
In a confusing marketing tactic, Yahoo is reducing the amount of free storage it gives users of its email service from "unlimited" to 1 terabyte.
"We're moving to 1TB because 'unlimited' wasn't a feature that we discussed very much or a feature that our...