| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Miley Cyrus wears a bejeweled party dress on the cover of December's Cosmopolitan, and inside she says she is having the time of her life. "I'm just having the best time ever and everything is falling into place like it's supposed to," she said. "Even...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:00 PM
I was done.
At 57, I had three cratered marriages behind me, all with intelligent women and mutually agreed upon endings that separated them from me and me from my money and a couple of nice homes.
It was like I was in the major leagues and just...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:00 PM
"Nonfat, no-foam latte!" the barista called out to a crowd awaiting its caffeine fix.
I had come to this java joint not for the chocolate-covered macaroons, not for the frosted bread pudding muffins, nor even for the espresso. I had come in the hopes of...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:07 PM
An arbitrator has concluded that Starbucks must pay $2.76 billion to settle a dispute with Kraft over coffee distribution.
The two consumer products companies had been locked in a fight for three years after Starbucks Corp. fired Kraft as its distributor...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Forget about that so-called war on Christmas. The real war is on Thanksgiving, and it looks as though the turkeys won’t be the only losers.
Joining fellow retail giants Wal-Mart, Staples and who knows who else (it’s too depressing to count),...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:23 PM
It’s not often that the so-called food cops have kind words for the fast-food industry, but there are a few of them in a new report on the offerings from restaurants such as McDonald’s, KFC and Taco Bell -- and how they are marketed to kids....
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
After a tedious car trip along Interstate 5's fabled Grapevine stretching north through the Tehachapi Mountains, nothing seems more welcome at times than the oasis of ready food and hot coffee brewing. Soon, you can do some serious shopping too.
| Nov 3, 2013
| 8:59 PM
LONDON — She's been called the scourge of big business, and some other choice appellations.
Margaret Hodge, a senior member of the British Parliament, has become well-known here for taking on the likes of Google, Starbucks and Amazon in her...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Ashton Kutcher isn't just a pretty face, and he doesn't want people to think that that's why he should be famous.
He works. He works really hard.
Forbes' highest-paid actor in television and tech entrepreneur paid a visit to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Veterans Day 2013 is ushered in online Monday with a starkly simple Google Doodle and coast-to-coast freebies -- small but symbolic ways to thank the nation's veterans for their service to the United States.
The Veterans Day doodle is a bit of a...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 11:06 AM
How can you thank a veteran on Veterans Day? If you notice a member of the military pulling out his or her wallet at a coffee shop, restaurant or perhaps even a gas station, consider stepping in and picking up the tab.
Veterans Day 2013 is being...