| Dec 1, 2008
Consumers opened their wallets this weekend not only for Black Friday retail sales but also for the movie industry, which recorded its second-highest Thanksgiving weekend box office ever.
Ticket sales for the five-day period totaled $236 million, spurred...
| Dec 30, 2008
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A Los Angeles city prosecutor said Friday that she will ask police to check out claims about a proposed Pasadena stage show by a man with a history of consumer fraud convictions, including one for promoting a bogus theatrical...
| Jan 24, 2009
My parents can get Medicare, so why not me? Americans should not have to turn 65 years old or become disabled to have access to a public healthcare program that controls overhead costs, provides broad, affordable access to care and protects patients...
| Feb 8, 2009
For tourist information on selected foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or...
| Aug 5, 2008
California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown sued an Internet-based travel business Monday, accusing it of operating a pyramid scheme and seeking more than $25 million in fines and restitution.
The company, YourTravelBiz.com Inc. of Wood River, Ill., recruited tens...
| Apr 4, 2008
Universal Pictures' "Leatherheads," the George Clooney-Renee Zellweger movie about the nascent days of professional football, tries to re-create the madcap flair of 1930s-era screwball comedies.
Walden Media and 20th Century Fox's "Nim's Island,"...
| Jul 14, 2008
The product: Judging from the slew of energy products taking up space in supermarkets and convenience stores, B vitamins have become the new go-to ingredients for a quick pick-me-up.
A 2-ounce gulp of the popular liquid supplement 5-Hour Energy...
| Jul 27, 2008
It was Day 42 of the Zaca Fire. A tower of white smoke reached miles into the blue sky above the undulating ridges of Santa Barbara's backcountry.
Helicopters ferried firefighters across the saw-toothed terrain and bombed fiery ridges with water. Long...
| Nov 30, 2007
The mortgage meltdown is taking a rising toll on the broader economy, increasing pressure on the Federal Reserve to slash interest rates for a third time next month in hopes of averting a recession.
Homeowners will see their property values sink by $1....
| Dec 7, 2007
No one in Hollywood quite knows where "The Golden Compass" is pointing, though it appears to be south of blockbuster status.
New Line Cinema hopes its action-adventure fantasy epic, opening today at 3,528 theaters in the U.S. and Canada, launches the...
| Dec 8, 2007
Key members of Congress on Friday called for multiple investigations into the CIA's destruction of interrogation videotapes, charging the agency may have eliminated evidence of torture, obstructed justice or engaged in an illegal coverup.