| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:05 PM
The Los Angeles Board of Education has scheduled a special Oct. 29 meeting to review efforts to provide iPads to every student and teacher in the nation's second-largest school system.
The meeting was proposed by board member Monica Ratliff, who...
| Oct 9, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO — When a group of former Apple Inc. employees announced that they had created a company called Nest to reinvent the thermostat, Silicon Valley did a double take.
You left Apple to work on a … thermostat?
But after the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:43 AM
If you think Citizens United has unleashed a torrent of cash and real corruption into our electoral system —and it has — brace yourself for something worse.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a campaign finance case that...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Bestselling author Scott Turow is back with a new legal thriller, "Identical" -- look for our review in the Sunday Los Angeles Times -- and making the talk show rounds. On "CBS This Morning," he talked about the book and its origins, then turned to...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:25 AM
As National Football League players begin pulling on their practice jerseys at training camp, the league has unveiled an online community designed to spur participation in fantasy football.
Dubbed Fantasy Genius, the site enables novices to seek...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:09 PM
In this legal battle, it's casual gaming vs. casual sex.
Zynga Inc., the social video games maker known for "Words With Friends" and "Scramble With Friends," has sued Bang With Friends Inc., a service that facilitates casual sex encounters, claiming...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The home entertainment business is growing again, albeit slowly, despite the fact that people continue to spend less on DVDs.
After years of declines, total consumer spending on movies for home use grew 2% in the first half of the year to $8.63 billion....
| May 29, 2013
| 7:19 AM
A Senate subcommittee investigation of Apple Inc.’s offshore profit-shifting highlighted the issue of corporate taxes as lawmakers push ahead with reform efforts.
Many Democrats and Republicans agree the tax code should be overhauled to make the...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Boardroom brawling at J.C. Penney Co. has claimed its latest casualty: activist investor Bill Ackman, who stepped down as a director after publicly voicing concerns about the struggling retailer's chief executive and chairman.
The department store chain...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 9:31 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Activist investor Carl Icahn said he has amassed a sizable stake in Apple Inc. and prodded the tech giant to increase its stock buyback program, cheering investors but creating a headache for one of the industry's most admired...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The Kickstarter-born Pebble smartwatch will go on sale in Best Buy stores Sunday, marking the device's retail debut.
Pebble said the smartwatch will sell for $150. The device can be purchased now from Best Buy's website.
The smartwatch can connect...