| Aug 17, 2012
| 1:29 PM
When Joe Borst bought a run-down 1952 house in Marina del Rey, he and girlfriend Maria Torres hoped to transform the 1,200-square-foot cookie-cutter plan into something that felt larger, more open and modern — a tall order given the limited budget....
| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Sales at McDonald’s restaurants slipped 1.5% last month, but not because of global economic difficulties or fast-casual competition.
The fast food behemoth attributed the slide to the difficulty of comparing February’s performance against...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 11:04 AM
You think “beef” burgers with horse meat are bad? A new study out of South Africa shows that two-thirds of meat sold at supermarkets and butcheries contain unlabeled amounts of donkey, goat, water buffalo and other mystery ingredients....
| Mar 1, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Taco Bell says it has discovered horse meat in some of its British products, joining a growing list of burgers, lasagnas and pizzas affected by a food labeling scandal rapidly unfurling across Europe.
Taco Bell said in a statement that it was “...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Designer Angelo Surmelis doesn’t want all of your business at Angelo:Home, his new, 1,500-square-foot store in the historic Eastern Columbia building in downtown Los Angeles.
“We're all unique; our homes should be as well,” the veteran...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 8:37 AM
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Burger King, Nestle, Tesco and now Ikea – the European horse meat scandal that has heightened food supply concerns for the last month has now reached the furniture giant’s famed Swedish...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Yum Brands Inc. said is dropping some suppliers of its KFC restaurants in China as it tries to reassure consumers in that country who were scared off by a chicken safety scare last month.
The company on Monday unveiled a new set of quality control...
| Feb 16, 2013
California rarely feels more like California than it does from a window seat at the new Hostaria del Piccolo in Venice, where life's great pageant rolls by. Graying tax attorneys cruise by on Rollerblades, women toss yoga mats into the back of their...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Ikea Group, the Swedish home goods retailer currently residing in 298 blue-boxed stores in 26 countries, wants to expand. Just don’t rush it.
The company opened 11 new stores in nine countries in its fiscal year ended Aug. 31 – buying the...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Thailand’s transgender residents are displeased with Swedish furniture retailer Ikea because of a new ad they say is “disparaging” and “disrespectful” to their way of life.
The commercial — titled “Luem Aeb,&...
| Nov 24, 2012
Now that Thanksgiving is out of the way, maybe we can talk about something that is really important: oatmeal.
Let's be specific. What most Americans think of as "oatmeal" is really rolled oats. You know, the stuff that comes in the big cardboard tube...