| Jun 12, 2013
| 1:50 PM
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's East Los Angeles station will host a gun buyback program this weekend, officials announced Wednesday.
The "gifts for guns" event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Belvedere...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Punky apparel chain Hot Topic Inc. is getting raked over the coals by rock 'n' roll queen bee Joan Jett, whose Blackheart Records Group Inc. is accusing the clothier of ripping off the Blackheart name for a new lingerie line.
Blackheart sued Hot Topic...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Can new home decor collections save J.C. Penney? The struggling department store threw a housewarming party Thursday in New York, heralding new lines from an impressive roster of designers: Jonathan Adler, Conran, Martha Stewart, Pantone, Bodum and,...
| May 3, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Quirky grocery chain Trader Joe’s is dealing this week with some concern over its products, including a public statement from a major advocacy group criticizing the presence of antibiotics in meat and a lawsuit from the state of California...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Safeway Inc. stock slid nearly 20% in morning trading Thursday as the Northern California supermarket giant – facing competition from dollar stores and Wal-Mart – reported flat revenue in the first quarter.
The Pleasanton company said...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:25 PM
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has released its second Wear LACMA collection of fashion accessories created by Los Angeles designers and inspired by the museum’s permanent collection. And the creations are so spectactular, they are practically...
| Jun 11, 2013
Generic prescription drugs have to meet exacting standards for ingredients and quality, which you'd think would make them uniformly priced at pharmacies.
But that, of course, isn't the case. Generic drug prices can be all over the map, depending on...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Spanish retailer Zara is coming to downtown Los Angeles, bringing a dash of fast fashion to a district increasingly pegged as a potential shopping powerhouse.
The 27,000-square-foot store that the trendy chain plans to open in the Figat7th shopping...
| May 31, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Starbucks is breaking up the love affair between smokers and their joe.
The classic pairing of coffee and cigarettes will be no more at the java giant, which beginning June 1 will prohibit anyone up to 25 feet from a Starbucks store from lighting up....
| May 22, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Devotees of Nutella hazelnut chocolate spread can call off the riots -- the brand’s Italian parent Ferrero says it reached a peaceful understanding with the superfan founder of World Nutella Day, an annual appreciation event that the company tried...
| May 23, 2013
| 8:57 AM
The week before the Memorial Day holiday has been a busy one for retailers. Here's a sampling of happenings from Mattel, J.C. Penney and Abercrombie & Fitch.
Mattel: As the El Segundo-based toymaker adapts to its newly created North America division, it...