| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Bob Toomajian worked for 16 years as Kaiser Permanente's drug purchasing manager for Southern California, giving him an insider's knowledge of how medications are priced before reaching consumers.
When it comes to patented name-brand drugs, he told me,...
| May 30, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Thanks to a rebounding stock market and innovation coming from American companies, the U.S. has regained the top spot as the most competitive economy in the world, according to an annual ranking by Swiss business school IMD.
The report released...
| May 31, 2013
| 9:33 AM
WASHINGTON -- Ireland's ambassador to the U.S. declared Friday that his nation was not a tax haven for Apple Inc., formally disputing a congressional report that said company executives had negotiated a special low rate to shelter much of the firm's...
| May 23, 2013
| 8:40 PM
The electron microscope revolutionized biology in the 1930s by providing magnifications thousands of times higher than that of light microscopes, allowing scientists to discern the inner workings of cells for the first time.
But it was not nearly as...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Looking for signs of a rebound for U.S. men's tennis? Don't look at the seedings for this year's French Open, which begins Sunday.
The highest seeded American male is Sam Querrey of Thousand Oaks, who is seeded 18th.
Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for...
| May 8, 2013
| 5:10 AM
LONDON -- Authorities in three countries have arrested 31 people in connection with a spectacular diamond heist in February that saw robbers disguised as police steal an estimated $50 million worth of gemstones from a parked plane on a Belgian airport...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 6:10 PM
The Los Angeles Philharmonic sent Lionel Bringuier out into the world on Sunday afternoon. Lucky world.
And lucky Zurich, where the streets in Switzerland's posh financial capital are already paved with gold and which will have the 26-year-old French...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Batman's done it. Spider-Man too. Superman is about to try. As studios attempt to inject new life into overly familiar comic-book franchises, reboots — with changes in tone, directors and stars — are all the rage. But "Iron Man 3" proves there...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 10:03 AM
The woman who Roman Polanski was convicted of sexually assaulting in L.A. when she was a teenager will pen a memoir she says promises new insight into the scandal....
| Oct 16, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Switzerland has frozen more than $1 billion connected to leaders who were toppled or are still being battled in Arab Spring uprisings, Swiss official Valentin Zellweger told reporters....
| Oct 16, 2012
| 11:03 AM
While the European Union denounces the escalating violence in Syria, not all of its countries have welcomed fleeing Syrians with open arms, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday. Some countries on the eastern edges of the European Union are...