| Dec 30, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Bad news for Sears -- ratings downgrades, poor sales, store closures -- trample company stock...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 9:35 PM
A California man and his business partner were sentenced Thursday to more 30 years in prison for stealing millions of dollars from investors in a pyramid scheme and through the sales of phony stock. Patrick M. Ryan, 35, of Canyon......
| Jan 5, 2012
| 4:36 PM
I noticed the name "Maurice Wills" on Los Angeles City Ethics Commission records as a donor to City Council candidate Joe Buscaino and it had me wondering whether it was that Maurice Wills, as in Maurice Morning Wills, as it......
| Mar 28, 2012
Edson Spencer, who as head of Honeywell Inc. first battled IBM's dominance of the computer market in the 1980s, then gave in and focused his company on automation and aerospace technology, has died. He was 85.
He died Sunday at his home in Wayzata, Minn....
| Jan 1, 2012
Eva Zeisel, one of the most influential industrial designers of the 20th century who created lyrical yet practical tableware and ceramics, has died. She was 105.
Zeisel, whose deceptively simple designs first became popular in the 1940s and are still...
| May 17, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Sears Holding Co. may be back from the brink, once again earning a profit in its first quarter. J.C. Penney, however, has been less blessed as consumers and investors roundly trounced its turnaround effort this week.
On Thursday, Sears said it earned...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 9:15 AM
The decline of my 10-year-old refrigerator started with an unsettling wheezing sound and ended with a death rattle that would have cost $500 to fix. So I, like 10 million other Americans each year, dropped money on a new fridge and had the broken one...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:33 AM
Toys R Us and Macy’s, two major holiday shopping destinations, are teaming up for the Christmas rush by opening pop-up stores from the toy giant within the department store.
The temporary Toys R Us units inside 24 Macy’s stores nationwide...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 11:18 AM
It’s an unlikely pairing: Cosmopolitan, the magazine known for its frank sex advice and sultry photo spreads, will debut a line of products for J.C. Penney, the struggling retailer often associated with dowdiness.
Cosmo announced Thursday that it...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 8:33 AM
J.C. Penney said it will be offering haircuts to children for free starting in November after a trial program last month resulted in 1.6 million crops.
Kids in kindergarten through sixth grade will be eligible for free cuts every Sunday starting Nov. 4,...
| Jun 14, 2012
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "To be simple is to be great." Memo to the minds behind Ford's 2013 Escape: Read more Emerson.
At its core, this completely redesigned compact sport-utility vehicle is a great vehicle. It is comfortable, capable and not bad...