| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:34 AM
This has been a good year for Mary Jo White, the new chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and not such a good one for Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook and New York hedge fund manager Bill Ackman.
That’s the view of Worth magazine,...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:51 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Seattle hedge fund manager Chris Hansen and a political committee have been fined $50,000 for not reporting his role in funding a petition drive to block the construction of a basketball arena in Sacramento.
Hansen earlier this year was...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Most Americans may be sleeping through the government's fiscal stalemate, figuring that events like a debt default won't have much impact on them.
That's panicking market-watchers.
Over the last few days, analysis of the effect of a default...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Never let a crisis go to waste, says an old rule of politics.
For some major players in the economy, the financial crisis that began five years ago this month with Lehman Bros.' collapse turned out to be as much an opportunity as a calamity....
| Sep 11, 2013
| 9:41 AM
A national Latina advocacy group has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the business practices of Los Angeles nutritional products company Herbalife Ltd.
MANA, a Washington-based group that advocates for Latinas, is the latest...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:45 PM
PARIS -- L.A.-based Hedi Slimane, the most controversial designer working today, threw the fashion world into a tizzy with his first two collections for the storied French house of Saint Laurent.
And he did it again Monday night in Paris.
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Herbalife Ltd. shares reached a 52-week high Tuesday morning on speculation that the company may begin an aggressive share repurchase.
The Los Angeles nutritional products company has been one of the biggest names on Wall Street since December, when...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:54 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down a petition by Argentina to reconsider a lower-court order requiring it to pay creditors upwards of $1.4 billion.
The decision, handed down Monday without comment from the nation’s highest court, upholds a...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:12 PM
NEW YORK — The stock market's all-star team has some new players.
Leaving the Dow Jones industrial average is aluminum giant Alcoa Inc., computer-maker Hewlett-Packard Co. and financial behemoth Bank of America Corp. Joining the index of 30 blue-...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 11:56 AM
The leader of a key Latino civil rights group said he’s disappointed that former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took a job advising nutritional products company Herbalife Ltd., which has been accused of preying on Latinos.
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In the last five years, stock mutual fund managers had two big opportunities to show how much they deserved your money — and trust.
First, they could have limited your losses in the harrowing 2008-09 market crash. Second, they could have...