| Dec 22, 2013
| 8:54 PM
Gaining access to an audience it has coveted for years, Apple Inc. said it has reached an agreement to sell the iPhone through China Mobile Ltd., the world's largest mobile phone carrier with 763 million subscribers.
The deal, announced Sunday, is...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Wainscoting, crown molding and coffered ceilings give this newly built traditional-style home in Sherman Oaks an East Coast ambience. The Cape Cod feel continues in the kitchen, which has white cabinetry, a farm sink and an eat-at island.
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Ally Financial Inc., a former General Motors Corp. lending arm that taxpayers bailed out during the financial crisis, will pay $98 million to settle federal government allegations that car dealers overcharged blacks, Latinos and Asians for Ally’s...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:40 AM
It looks like Nest wasn't the only beneficiary of its $3.2-billion acquisition by Google -- a penny stock of a similar name has also made significant gains as a result.
Nestor, a Rhode Island company, saw its stock price jump as much as 1,900% this week...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:04 AM
WASHINGTON -- Higher gas costs helped push consumer prices up in last month by the largest margin in six months, but the annual inflation rate remained low, the Labor Department said Thursday.
The Consumer Price Index increased 0.3% in December,...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Luxury motoring has never been more attainable. Many high-end automakers are now reaching down-market, offering “entry-level” cars that provide much of the prestige and pampering of their more spendy sister models at previously unimaginable...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:00 PM
The ride-sharing firm Uber takes great pride in hewing rigorously to libertarian, let-the-market-decide business principles. It's unapologetically in love with supply-and-demand, or "surge," pricing. When demand for rides peaks, such as on New Year's Eve,...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:50 PM
WASHINGTON — After a long and lumpy recovery, the world economy may finally be at a turning point with global growth expected to accelerate this year behind the rising strength of the U.S. and other major developed countries.
But world finance...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A red-brick driveway leads to this Paul Revere Williams-designed Tudor set along the water of Toluca Lake. The elegant formal entry and the library, with its wood-beam ceiling and built-in bookcases, are in keeping with the architect's traditional style....
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Five German brewing companies were fined millions by German authorities for colluding to fix prices between 2006 and 2008.
The companies -- Bitburger, Krombacher, Veltins, Warsteiner and Barre -- have been ordered to pay a combined 106.5 million euros...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Snack-food maker Diamond Foods Inc. agreed to pay $5 million to settle allegations that the company cooked its books.
The Securities and Exchange Commission alleged Thursday that Diamond boosted its earnings and stock price in 2010 and 2011 by...