| Mar 27, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Last week, I mentioned that the “Glee” bug had bit “Smash” right in the cortex, and that hasn’t changed. In fact, this week, we got no showtunes at all; the one original song, “Touch Me,” was written by...
| May 9, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Universal Studios Japan on Thursday will unveil plans to build the first international version of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the blockbuster attraction that has drawn millions of fans to Universal’s Orlando resort and is coming to Los...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 5:45 AM
The good news is that $2.15 billion of Goldman Sachs’ market value was wiped out by a disillusioned executive’s very public parting shot at the investment bank’s greed and selfish cynicism.
The bad news is it will probably be a...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 2:18 PM
When Tim Cook took over the helm at Apple Inc. in August, many wondered how he would set himself apart from his predecessor, the formidable Steve Jobs. But a new study that ranks Cook as the country’s top-rated chief executive suggests that he&...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 8:22 AM
It feels like doomsday at mid-size Iowa futures brokerage PFGBest, where $220 million in customer funds have gone missing, accounts have been frozen by an industry regulator and the company’s chief executive attempted suicide Monday.
Less than a...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Staples Inc. is speeding up store closures, shaking up management and boosting its online business as the office-supply chain implements a multiyear plan to cut costs.
The Framingham, Mass.-based company is looking to save $250 million, before taxes,...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 11:47 AM
The chasm separating the uber-wealthy from the rest of the world may be wider than most people think, according to a new report from left-leaning British group Tax Justice Network, which says there is at least $21 trillion -- and possibly as much as $32...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 9:00 AM
The question that normally comes to mind when someone claims to know the future is why he's out hustling rubes for pennies with his purported clairvoyance, instead of using it to make a fortune and retiring to the South Seas.
Of course, the answer is...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 7:07 AM
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the 88-year-old Hollywood studio that emerged from bankruptcy in late 2010, has filed for a possible public offering of its stock that would allow the former debt holders that are now its owners to start selling their holdings....
| Aug 1, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Andrew Breitbart loathed the "institutional left," and what he called "the Democrat media complex." A son of Brentwood who cut his sharp online incisors working alongside blogging pioneers Matt Drudge and Arianna Huffington, Breitbart went on to forge...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 11:22 AM
Goldman Sachs had a miserable first quarter — but mainly when it comes to public relations. The firm managed to beat analysts' expectations with better-than-anticipated profit, joining a pageant of generally strong earnings reports that buoyed the...