| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:01 PM
The state of the broadcast TV business is strong.
That was the assessment of Leslie Moonves, the bullish chief executive of broadcasting giant CBS Corp. Broadcast networks, Moonves told Wall Street analysts Wednesday, have displayed renewed strength...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:19 AM
After the coffee. Before getting home in time for the Redskins game.
The Skinny: If the Redskins win tonight, there is a chance the season won't be a total disaster. Fingers crossed! Thursday's roundup includes obituaries on Blockbuster, which will...
| 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...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:24 PM
The cost of the average ticket to an NHL game this season is up 2.3%over last season, to $61.62, and the cost for a group of four to attend a game and also buy soft drinks, beers, hot dogs and souvenir caps rose 3.1% to $359.17, according to Team...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Dottie works hard to protect her privacy. Yet she finds she's constantly being put on different marketers' mailing lists?
She'd like to know: How does this happen and what can she do about it?
How it happens is that any time we do business with a...
| Nov 10, 2013
The love affair with nail polish that ignited during the recession is still going strong. According to a March 2013 report by global market research firm NPD Group, "more than half of women age 18-plus have purchased nail products for at-home use or...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 9:00 AM
SOAPnet's bubble has finally burst.
On Dec. 31, Walt Disney Co. will pull the plug on the cable channel it created 14 years ago to squeeze extra life from its popular daytime dramas.
But like all great soap opera characters, this one didn't go down...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Before the coffee. After remembering Veterans Day.
The Skinny: I ran a 10K Sunday at a pace of just over eight minutes per mile. Not bad for a geezer. I guess for me life's a sprint, not a marathon. I'll be sore for the next few days but it was worth...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 11:43 AM
WASHINGTON -- Top Wall Street chief executives met with President Obama on Wednesday and warned of severe economic consequences if the standoff over the federal budget and debt limit is not ended soon.
Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein said...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:47 PM
Ed Stoecker's brief, unintended and unhappy stint as a telemarketer occurred recently when he spent several days receiving angry calls from people who didn't appreciate his bothering them.
"They all saw my number on their caller ID screen," Stoecker,...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 12:06 PM
In a week when newsmen were making news, how appropriate that three Los Angeles newsmen are making real estate news.
Remember when anchor Kent Shocknek got under his desk during a live report as aftershocks from the 1987 Whittier Narrows quake rocked...