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  • A Harvard professor's deceptive take on income inequality and the 1%

     A Harvard professor's deceptive take on income inequality and the 1%
    In a show of misdirection worthy of a conjurer, though not a very good conjurer, Harvard economics professor N. Gregory Mankiw has again tried to depict the 1% as exceptional individuals making unique contributions to the economy or culture, rather than...
  • Mortgage servicer shenanigans keep consumer watchdog busy

    WASHINGTON — Got problems with the company that services your home mortgage — the one that collects your payments, keeps track of your escrow account and lets you know when you're late? So your monthly numbers don't look right? You got blown...
  • Reliance Steel irons out its difficulties from the downturn

    Reliance Steel irons out its difficulties from the downturn
    You've probably never heard of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. And that's a little bit frustrating to David Hannah, who has guided the Los Angeles company to staggering growth since he was named its chief executive 14 years ago. "It seems in Southern...
  • Traveling in 2014? Here are 14 things to know

    Traveling in 2014? Here are 14 things to know
    New players in the ever-annoying world of air carriers. New perks for visitors to Vegas. New ways to get around town. Travel continues to evolve, sometimes in great ways, sometimes in ways that make us want to stick out our tongues. The travel treat and...
  • Urban, island views from Hollywood Hills West

    Urban, island views from Hollywood Hills West
    This chic glass-walled contemporary in Hollywood Hills West has views stretching from downtown L.A. to the Channel Islands. Outside, a dining pavilion appears to float over a large koi pond. Location: 8476 Cole Crest Drive, Los Angeles 90046 Asking...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Deal lets Apple in on China's largest mobile network

    Deal lets Apple in on China's largest mobile network
    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...
  • Confusion with Google Nest acquisition causes penny stock to jump 1,900%

    Confusion with Google Nest acquisition causes penny stock to jump 1,900%
    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...
  • Consumer prices rise on gas costs; annual inflation rate remains low

    Consumer prices rise on gas costs; annual inflation rate remains low
    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,...
  • Global economic growth is expected to speed up this year

    Global economic growth is expected to speed up this year
    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...