| Sep 3, 2013
Re "Fast-food workers rally," Business, Aug. 30
Bravo to the fast-food workers who are at long last demanding a decent standard of living.
It is important for all of us to understand the reality that their jobs are no longer the province of high...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:11 PM
LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK — In the aftermath of the recession, hundreds of workers in low-wage industries have tried to call attention to how difficult it is to survive on the minimum wage.
Thursday might have been their biggest effort yet.
| Aug 30, 2013
A few years ago, Kellogg Co. embarked on an ad campaign to convince parents that eating Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal would make star students of their children, with higher levels of attention and memory. "Clinical studies" — a revered term —...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 8:38 AM
Fast-food protests that started in New York spread to Los Angeles and other cities across the nation Thursday as workers called for higher wages and the chance to unionize.
Dozens of fast-food workers and supporters marched outside a South Los Angeles...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Fast-food workers and their supporters are calling for a $15-an-hour minimum wage as they prepare to picket in nationwide protests Thursday.
That raises the question: If they’re successful, will burger prices soar?
Expert opinion is mixed. The...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Forget the old-fashioned hamburger with a side of fries. This fall, Burger King is offering a burger with the fries built right in.
On Sept. 1, the fast-food chain will introduce the French Fry Burger, a standard hamburger with four French fries inserted...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:38 PM
As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began Wednesday in Syria, civilians in parts of Aleppo, Homs and the Damascus suburbs remained cut off from food and aid supplies as government and rebel forces tried to besiege each other into submission.
| Aug 22, 2013
| 9:29 AM
What gives carbonated drinks their zesty bite? Bubbles might be your first guess — but you’d be wrong.
In fact, bubbles aren’t needed to experience the burning sensation, but they do enhance it, according to a study published Wednesday...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Where will you be buying your lunch on Aug. 29?
Not at a fast-food place, its workers ask. Employees at three big national fast-food chain outlets -- including those in Los Angeles -- will be putting down their deep-fat fryers and picking up picket...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:05 AM
I could drink rosé all summer. And it’s not only me. Rosé is no longer the introductory wine for people who fear or aren’t really sure if they like wine. Why do you think White Zinfandel used to be such a big seller?
Now, though, rosé is...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 9:32 AM
That fried shrimp is going to hit you in the gut, and the wallet.
Prices for the tiny crustaceans are soaring because of a disease that’s crimping supplies in Thailand, Vietnam and China, the three largest producers of shrimp in the world....