| Aug 23, 2013
Re “Fast-food labor strikes head to L.A.,” Aug. 21
Fast-food restaurants became successful because of easily prepared food and the low cost of unskilled labor.
Such establishments were once the domain of young, entry-level workers getting...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Apple's stock price skyrocketed again on Monday, leaving investors rejoicing and wondering just how long this latest bull run can last.
In mid-day trading, Apple's stock was up $9.80 or 1.95% to $512.13. Last week, after investor Carl Icahn announced...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- American workers and their employers saw another rise in health insurance premiums this year, as the total cost of employer-provided health benefits ticked up 4% for family plans and 5% for individual plans, according to a closely watched...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes rose in July, as more inventory hit the market and an increase in mortgage interest rates likely motivated buyers.
Sales were up 6.5% from the prior month and 17.2% from the same month a year earlier. Homes sold at a...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Pirate Joe's says Trader Joe's only has itself to blame for creating so many tantalizing flavors for such great prices. And if the Monrovia-based market would just open up an outlet in Vancouver, Canada, there would be no need for legal action. And then...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:57 AM
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Apple conspired with publishers to set the prices of e-books. Apple, the judge found, “played a central role in facilitating and executing that conspiracy” and will pay damages to be set at a future trial....
| Jul 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The problem for Mazda as it readies the launch of its latest generation Mazda3 is the message, not the car.
A drive through the twisty roads of the Angeles National Forest earlier this week proved that the Hiroshima, Japan, automaker has produced yet...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:18 PM
The wood, stone and glass Wolff House, designed by John Lautner and recently restored, is built into a hillside above the Sunset Strip in Hollywood Hills West. The Modernist home's living room, with 16-foot-tall ceilings and walls of glass, looks out on...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:46 AM
Women are more likely than men to be taken for a ride, so to speak, when calling around for car repairs.
A new study out of Northwestern University found auto shops quoted higher prices to women who appeared uninformed about work needed to be done....
| Jun 28, 2013
| 10:27 AM
In an initial public offering apparently blessed by the Flying Spaghetti Monster or some other deity inclined toward stringy foods, Noodles & Co. stock is soaring in its debut.
The fast-casual restaurant chain opened up 78% at $32 a share Friday after...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 8:42 AM
When the California Public Employees’ Retirement System told its Anthem Blue Cross members it would pay only up to $30,000 for a knee or hip replacement surgery, some patients shopped around for a cheaper hospital.
What may be more surprising is...