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  • California film tax credit bill OKd by Assembly panel

    California film tax credit bill OKd by Assembly panel
    SACRAMENTO — Proposed legislation aimed at providing more tax credits to attract so-called runaway movie and television productions back to the industry's birthplace in California won initial approval from a legislative committee Tuesday. The...
  • In China, restaurants supersize their menus

    In China, restaurants supersize their menus
    BEIJING — A Peking duck dinner might inspire a twinge of guilt about indulging in some decadent, fatty fowl. But health-conscious diners at the high-end Da Dong restaurant chain here in the Chinese capital can at least rationalize that they did a...
  • Pacific Palisades readies for the Rick Caruso touch

    Pacific Palisades readies for the Rick Caruso touch
    Just hours before hoisting his Oscar for best picture for "Argo" in February 2013, actor-director Ben Affleck cheered on his daughter Violet as she won the Pacific Palisades spelling bee. Geena Davis lunches at Matthew's Garden Cafe, and Dustin...
  • Big freeze means changed landscape on Great Lakes

    Big freeze means changed landscape on Great Lakes
    CORNUCOPIA, Wis. — On some days, Kevin Hunt stands at his Star North gas station in this eye-blink of a town on mighty Lake Superior, marveling at Mother Nature and his own dumb luck. Everywhere he looks: ice and people. Months ago, many warned...
  • Darden earnings slump amid continued Red Lobster, Olive Garden slide

    Darden earnings slump amid continued Red Lobster, Olive Garden slide
    Darden Restaurants Inc., the largest full-service restaurant company in the world, suffered a 19.6% plunge in profit as its two largest brands – Red Lobster and Olive Garden – continued to struggle with depressed sales and foot traffic....
  • Nicaragua emerging as prime tourist destination

    Nicaragua emerging as prime tourist destination
    GRANADA, Nicaragua — I came to Nicaragua to climb a volcano, to listen to howler monkeys scream in the trees of a rain forest and to walk along a deserted beach, watching the sun flame out at the end of day, turning the sea and sky ablaze. I did...
  • Local firms that rely on film industry fight to keep jobs here

    Local firms that rely on film industry fight to keep jobs here
    In 1958, Ed Michelson started a motion picture catering company — Michelson Food Services — and made food for the cast and crew on such classic films as "West Side Story" and "Some Like it Hot." Michelson was one of the first to operate a...
  • Sbarro files for second bankruptcy in three years

    Sbarro files for second bankruptcy in three years
    Sbarro filed for bankruptcy for the second time in three years as the pizza chain watches foot traffic slow in the malls many of its restaurants occupy. The Melville, N.Y., company filed for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan on...
  • Why help just L.A.'s hotel workers earn more?

     Why help just L.A.'s hotel workers earn more?
    Income inequality, persistent poverty and the lack of economic mobility are not only some of the most salient political issues of 2014 but are fundamental challenges that affect the prosperity of the country and the stability of our communities. About 25%...
  • In Monterey Park, immigrants go to job agencies for the American Dream

    In Monterey Park, immigrants go to job agencies for the American Dream
    Wedged between a travel agency and a hair salon off one of Monterey Park's busiest streets, Honesty Employment Agency has no English sign. There one recent afternoon, three young men lounged on black leather couches, chatting in Mandarin about jobs in...
  • Did the fast-food industry play these Nobel economists for suckers? (Updated)

    Did the fast-food industry play these Nobel economists for suckers? (Updated)
    [This post has been updated, as explained below.] The restaurant industry's opposition to a higher minimum wage is hardly a secret--it's one of the top issues on the lobbying agenda of the National Restaurant Assn., the chain restaurants' Washington...