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  • Wireless carriers consider ending phone subsidies

     Wireless carriers consider ending phone subsidies
    It's a perk wireless customers have come to expect: Sign up for a two-year service contract, and get a new smartphone at a deeply discounted price or sometimes even free. But the reign of cellphone subsidies could be ending as customers demand more...
  • Letters: Oil reform will help Mexico

    Re "Mexico's energy reform is the latest setback for leftists," Dec. 22 Though many Mexicans still feel resistant to allowing foreign companies to drill for oil in Mexico, the state-run Pemex today is hardly what President Lazaro Cardenas envisioned...
  • 'Smaug' beating 'Wolf.' Connecticut shows ESPN the love.

    'Smaug' beating 'Wolf.' Connecticut shows ESPN the love.
    After the coffee. Before a dreaded trip to the DMV. The Skinny: Did everyone have a nice Christmas? I saw "Anchorman 2," which was better than the trailer but about 30 minutes too long. I also watched five episodes of the new season of Showtime's...
  • Home price increases slow in October, key gauge says

    Home price increases slow in October, key gauge says
    Home-price gains in the nation’s largest cities slowed in October, although they continued to show strong annual increases, according to a leading gauge. The S&P/Case-Shiller index of 20 large U.S. metropolitan areas, released Tuesday, rose 0.2%...
  • Wal-Mart mistakenly offers absurd deals on its website

    Wal-Mart mistakenly offers absurd deals on its website
    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 forĀ  $8,...
  • Bette Midler $400 seats a record high, Geffen Playhouse confirms

    Bette Midler $400 seats a record high, Geffen Playhouse confirms
    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 “...
  • Summers predicts Yellen will 'do a great job' as Fed chief

    Summers predicts Yellen will 'do a great job' as Fed chief
    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...
  • Southern California home prices are flat for fourth month in a row

    Southern California home prices are flat for fourth month in a row
    Southern California home prices appear to have hit a wall, with the median home price flat for the fourth consecutive month in October. The median sale price was $383,750 last month, 21.8% higher than last year — but virtually unchanged from June,...
  • Government-ordered price cuts spawn desperation shopping in Venezuela

    Government-ordered price cuts spawn desperation shopping in Venezuela
    CARACAS, Venezuela — The appliance salesman nervously eyed the chaotic scene outside his door. An unruly line of shoving and jostling shoppers was waiting to enter the store in a Caracas shopping district, where prices had been cut in half —...
  • Key federal tax aid for homeowners in danger of expiration

    Key federal tax aid for homeowners in danger of expiration
    WASHINGTON — Haven't we seen this movie before? On Capitol Hill for the second year in a row, key federal tax assistance for homeowners is heading for expiration within weeks. And there's no sign that Congress plans — or has the minimal...
  • As Pentagon invests in green fuel, critics focus on the cost

    As Pentagon invests in green fuel, critics focus on the cost
    WASHINGTON — When the U.S. Navy sailed an imposing fleet near Hawaii that was powered in part by algae and used cooking grease, environmentalists weren't the only ones who were thrilled. Executives at bioenergy startups in the San Francisco Bay...