| Oct 14, 2013
| 5:18 AM
STOCKHOLM — Americans Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller won the Nobel prize for economics on Monday for developing new methods to study trends in asset markets.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said that through their separate...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Automakers reported strong July sales numbers as consumers, eager to replace aging cars and businesses buying trucks, pushed the industry to levels not seen since before the Great Recession.
General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group all...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Matching a trend set last week by its domestic rivals, Chrysler Group reported healthy second quarter earnings Tuesday, helped by the strong U.S. auto market and a boom in profitable truck sales.
The Auburn Hills, Mich., automaker said it posted...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:18 AM
Barbie seems to be losing ground as the queen bee of doll-dom, as sales of the Mattel Inc. figurine slipped for the fourth straight quarter.
Revenue from the fashion toy sank 12% in the second quarter, which ended June 30, the El Segundo-based company...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Today comes word from the folks over at Yahoo that searches for the name "Tom Ford" have spiked 155% in the last month and that the search engine's queries for the fashion designer's name are up ninefold in 2013 compared with the same time last year.
| Aug 21, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Now that Tesla Motors has turned a profit, and its Model S electric car has scored the top federal safety rating and the top Consumer Reports rating, what’s left for the upstart Palo Alto automaker?
What Tesla has accomplished is...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Listen up, L.A. If you want to know what California cuisine is, look in the mirror.
We talk a lot about the ingredients. Unrivaled seasonal produce – goodbye tomatoes, hello pomegranate, farm-to-table and all very precious. But there’s...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:42 AM
It’s not just Macy’s turning Black Friday this year into Black Thursday – J.C. Penney also plans to open its doors before the turkey’s cold on Thanksgiving Day.
The retailer will admit holiday shoppers starting at 8 p.m. on Nov....
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:10 AM
J.C. Penney publicly defended its trajectory Thursday after watching its stock plunge amid speculation that it needed another financing boost.
In a statement, the retailer said it is “pleased with its progress thus far in the company’s...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Continuing a trend that dates back at least to the dawn of recorded time, actively managed mutual funds--those run by professional stock pickers--recently have been trounced by the market averages.
As my colleague Tom Petruno documented over the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:05 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — In fewer than 140 characters, or 24 words, Twitter Inc. disclosed that it was planning the highest-profile public stock offering since Facebook Inc.
But that was about all it did, leaving stunned investors and analysts scrambling...