| Jun 28, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Rupert Murdoch's sprawling, $75-billion global empire has broken into two separate companies: 21st Century Fox and a much smaller News Corp.
Friday afternoon, just after the close of trading, the company finalized the transaction that had been in the...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:30 AM
U.S. advertising spending during the first quarter of 2013 was flat compared to the year-earlier period, reflecting television network ratings woes and caution amid mixed signals on the economy.
Marketers during the January-March period spent $30.2...
| May 4, 2013
| 1:14 AM
It's beginning to look like there's nothing Wendy Greuel wouldn't do to become the next mayor of Los Angeles.
Her boatload of big-money backers seems fond of trash-talking gibes so slimy, they're apt to backfire and turn voters off.
| May 6, 2013
| 7:05 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding if I still need a landline phone.
The Skinny: My Time Warner Cable bill, which includes Internet and phone, is now more than $200 a month. I'm always looking to trim costs and am debating dropping the phone, which would...
| May 6, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Just a little more than two weeks before the Los Angeles mayoral election, candidate Eric Garcetti is redoubling his attack on rival Wendy Greuel with a television ad that calls her “the DWP’s mayor” and asks viewers: “How much...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 9:33 PM
Today, 19 months after her death, we may finally have a good idea of what killed Paula Rojeski.
According to a lawsuit and public autopsy records, the causes included her doing business with the 1-800-GET-THIN folks and the slicing of her aorta during...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 6:24 PM
If Mazda can't figure out a way to sell its excellent all-new sedan — the 2014 Mazda6 — the automaker should just give up selling cars altogether.
Mazda has no problem building great vehicles. It just can't seem to sell them. The company has...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 10:08 AM
When the Kool-Aid Man next hurtles through some unsuspecting homeowner’s wall, he’ll look snazzier, more up-to-date, more “lifelike,” according to parent company Kraft Foods Group Inc.
Which means that Kool-Aid Man -- a giant,...
| Mar 23, 2013
The early years of Andy Spade's influence on the fashion world are well-documented: In 1993, he helped launch the Kate Spade handbag line with his future wife (the eponymous Kate). That was followed in 1996 by the Jack Spade line of utilitarian men's...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Love Usher and Nicki Minaj? That probably means you prefer Pixar films to other kids' movies, according to a new study by Echo Nest.
The Somerville, Mass.-based music data mining company thinks it can predict your movie tastes based on the music you...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 3:00 AM
News Corp. has moved closer to its historic breakup that is expected to test whether investors share Chairman Rupert Murdoch's confidence that there is a solid future for newspapers.
On Tuesday, shareholders approved measures that will allow Murdoch's...