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James F. Peltz

James F. Peltz has covered nearly every aspect of national business news – including corporate America, Wall Street and global economic matters – for more than 25 years in Los Angeles and New York. He also spent nine years on the Los Angeles Times’ Sports staff, where he mainly wrote about auto racing and major league baseball. Peltz graduated from UCLA and earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado.
Developer Rick Caruso goes small with new Pacific Palisades shopping district

Shopping-center mogul Rick Caruso is set to open his newest shopping district in Pacific Palisades on Saturday. But unlike his ornate complexes, including the Grove and the Americana at Brand, the $200-million Palisades Village features a smaller footprint and boutique restaurants and stores.

Markets shrug off escalating U.S.-China trade fight as tariffs mount

The stock market keeps trading near record highs as investors shrug off the escalating U.S.-China trade war. Even as the two nations slap additional tariffs on each other's goods, stock prices — an indicator of investor expectations — are up nearly 9% this year as measured by the S&P 500.

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