| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Four dairy workers at a Wisconsin farm linked to Nestle were charged with animal cruelty after being caught on hidden camera beating, whipping and cutting animals.
Abelardo Jaimes, Crescencio Pineda, Lucia Martinez and Misael Monge-Minero were charged...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:32 AM
The winter economic blues continue.
Retail sales unexpectedly fell 0.4% in January from December, the government said Thursday. That was the biggest drop in 18 months and the latest in a series of blah reports on the economy.
Sales were “...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Miguel Oliveira is developing a video game in a tiny apartment near USC, worlds away from the high-tech studios of […]...
| Feb 12, 2014
Re "Subway to remove bread ingredient," Feb. 7
It is appalling what the Food and Drug Administration calls safe.
To my surprise I find that the FDA-approved chemical azodicarbonamide, considered to be "safely used" in food, is used in some Subway...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:24 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration again delayed a requirement that large employers provide their workers with health benefits, offering businesses more relief from the president's health law deadlines.
Under the law, employers with more than...
| Feb 9, 2014
The gig: Jessica Herrin is founder and chief executive of Stella & Dot, a fast-growing company that sells fashion jewelry, handbags and other accessories online and via direct sales.
Stella & Dot salespeople, called stylists, pay a minimum of $199 for a...
| Feb 2, 2014
Nordstrom is famously forgiving when shoppers change their minds about purchases.
Customers love it — especially those whose motives may be questionable. The Seattle retailer has been known to take back well-worn clothing, shoes bought years...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:31 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A coalition of San Francisco supervisors will move today to place a tax of two cents per ounce on sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages on the November ballot, triggering what is expected to be a costly fight with opponents who aim to...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The red carpet was buzzing, and actress Riley Reid was trying to practice her acceptance speech.
But a sheepish fan in a bow tie wanted a picture. Fellow performers wanted good-luck hugs and kisses. Reporters wanted interviews.
Reid, 22, said she'd...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 11:42 AM
Early on a recent evening on the edge of Beverly Hills, Brazilian filmmaker José Padilha was breaking into song. Seated […]...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:01 AM
WASHINGTON -- Job growth was sluggish in January for the second straight month, the government said Friday in a report likely to heighten concerns that the economy and labor market recovery may be faltering again.
The report could also give the...