| 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 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 15, 2013
| 8:23 PM
A handful of maids and janitors line up most weeks outside the gleaming Embassy Suites in Irvine to urge visitors to boycott the hotel.
But the workers aren't just protesting management — they are also targeting their union brothers and sisters....
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Sony Pictures Entertainment, under pressure from activist investor Daniel Loeb, is eyeing at least $100 million in budget cuts and has hired consultancy Bain & Co. to examine the studio's expenditures, according to a source with knowledge of the matter....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Sony Pictures Entertainment, reeling from several box office disappointments and under assault from an activist shareholder, said at a Thursday morning meeting for investors that it would undergo a "significant shift" away from movies and toward the...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 12:00 PM
NEW YORK — Month after month, Stan Wright watched impatiently as the stock market climbed higher while his money sat on the sidelines earning next to nothing.
Like many Americans, Wright, 51, yanked his savings out stocks during the 2008 financial...
| Nov 30, 2013
Whether the cook on your holiday gift list is interested in reading about family and food in Soviet Russia or the preparation of classic French dishes such as jambon au foin ("ham in hay"), baking pies or making authentic pasta carbonara, this fall has...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Hedge fund manager Mark Spitznagel has sold his moat-surrounded house in Bel-Air for $10 million.
He bought the compound from dancer-singer-actress Jennifer Lopez and her then-husband, singer Marc Anthony, in 2009 for $6.2 million, according to public...