On a quiet residential street in Mid-Wilshire, Kevin Hong and his sales team huddled around a parked Toyota Sienna emblazoned with a magnet sticker reading "Dealflicks Coupon Code: Man Van."
Most of the 1,500 job cuts that Botox maker Allergan Inc. announced Monday morning will be made in Southern California, the company?s chief executive said.
Some of the hippest online retailers around are pioneering an old concept: offline retailing.
If there was a winner among the piles of gifts given to children this Christmas, Barbie certainly wasn't it. The fashion doll — possibly the best-known player in Mattel Inc.'s stable of products — endured a 13% sales slide during the company's fourth quarter. "We just didn't sell enough Barbie dolls," Mattel Chief Executive Bryan G. Stockton said Friday in a conference call with analysts. Several other brands from the El Segundo toy maker also fared poorly. Fisher-Price, whose lineup focuses on infants and young children, also suffered a 13% revenue plunge. Hot Wheels slid 8%. Mattel, the world's largest toy company, emerged from the...