| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Consumers want to choose the channels they get from their pay-TV providers but such a move would not only undermine the business model for media companies, it could also lead to higher prices for customers, according to a new report by Needham & Co. Media...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:28 PM
When California's telephone market was deregulated in 2006, consumers were told that increased competition would improve service and reduce prices.
It hasn't worked out like that.
Carlsbad resident Steve Linke has received so-called measured service...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:32 AM
Bank of America Merrill Lynch's head of currency research says that bitcoin, the unregulated digital currency, may emerge as a serious competitor to traditional money-transfer providers, and he has identified a fair value for the burgeoning currency.
| Dec 9, 2013
| 11:03 AM
CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Nicolas Maduro’s socialists captured a majority of the mayorships in contention in weekend elections, according to preliminary results, a significant victory that analysts say will give him the political backing he...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Want to see Bette Midler’s upcoming run at the Geffen Playhouse in her one-woman show, “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers?” It’ll cost you. The best tickets for the 19-performance stand Dec. 3-21 were going for...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says a "technical error" caused its website to offer absurdly low pricing Wednesday morning, touching off a buying frenzy.
Many products were more than 90% off their list price, with televisions and computer monitors going for $8,...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:21 PM
The Geffen Playhouse confirmed Monday that the $397 it’s currently charging for the best seats to Bette Midler’s upcoming one-woman show have set a house record, blowing beyond the previous pricing pinnacle of about $250.
Pricing for “...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:16 AM
WASHINGTON -- Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers, who was the perceived front-runner to be the next Federal Reserve chief until he pulled out in the face of liberal opposition, predicted Wednesday that nominee Janet L. Yellen would be a...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Why do houses in Vancouver neighborhoods with a high percentage of Chinese residents tend to sell for more when the house number ends in eight? And why do they sell for less when the house number ends in four?
According to a study from the University of...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:40 PM
Residents and city leaders are pushing back against a plan to add toll lanes to a 14-mile stretch of the 405 Freeway in Orange County, a $1.47-billion proposal that would involve reconstructing overpasses and eliminating carpool lanes.
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:26 PM
Sometimes, employers aren't looking for a long-term, committed relationship.
That's where On Assignment Inc. comes in.
The Calabasas firm provides skilled employees — many of them in the technology field — to companies looking for...