| Sep 6, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Joan Crawford once described Errol Flynn as "the most beautiful man who ever lived."
But that was when Flynn was the charming, dashing and devilishly handsome star of such Warner Bros. swashbucklers as 1935's "Captain Blood," 1938's "The Adventures of...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Taste of Farmers Market: To celebrate its 79th birthday, the Third and Fairfax Farmers Market is holding a wandering feast, offering tastings from the market's restaurants and grocers, on July 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. The extensive menu includes chicken pot...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:03 PM
This has been a tough year for emerging-markets investors.
Fueled by unrest in Brazil and a sluggish economy in China, the broad MSCI emerging-markets index is down 14% this year. The drop has been led by stock market sell-offs in Brazil (-26% in...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:59 PM
After four years of providing trillions of dollars in cheap money to prop up the U.S. financial system and economy, the Federal Reserve has signaled that its generosity won't last forever.
On the face of it, that ought to be good news: It means the...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:44 PM
Wall Street has preferred to call the recent rebound in long-term interest rates a "wake-up call."
But to some bond investors it's apparently more like a five-alarm fire.
As rising interest rates have pushed down the value of older bonds in the last...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 5:50 PM
For U.S. investors, it was a good six months to just stay home — and to start imagining the world weaned off cheap Federal Reserve money.
Major Wall Street stock indexes posted double-digit returns in the first half, buttressed by a continuing,...
| May 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Television's latest animated superhero sports a purple skirt and cape, pink gloves and white go-go boots.
She is also a he.
Meet SheZow, the star of a cartoon debuting Saturday on the Hub, a kids' cable channel co-owned by cable programming giant...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Assets in 529 college-savings plans are soaring as American families search for ways to offset rising college costs and crushing student-loan debt.
As of year-end 2012, investors had more than $166 billion in the college savings accounts, up 25% in a...
| May 15, 2012
| 4:34 PM
A foie gras festival at Wilshire restaurant...
| Apr 15, 2012
Howard B. Schow
Manager of Vanguard mutual funds
Howard B. Schow, 84, a well-regarded manager of Vanguard mutual funds such as the $30.1-billion Vanguard Primecap, died of natural causes April 8 at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, said Joel P. Fried,...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Author Herman Wouk, 96, will publish a new novel with Simon & Schuster this fall....