David Lazarus

David Lazarus is an award-winning business columnist for the Los Angeles Times, focusing on consumer affairs. He also appears daily on KTLA-TV Channel 5 and is a part-time radio host. His work appears in newspapers across the country and has resulted in a variety of laws protecting consumers.
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California Inc.: The clock is ticking on the holiday shopping season

How are holiday sales looking? We’ll get a better sense when retail sales for November are released Friday. Foot traffic was down at traditional retailers on Black Friday but preliminary data indicate online sales continued to grow. We'll see how it all shook out.

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Corporations are not people too. Seriously, don't kid yourself

A report out this week found that nearly two-thirds of about 30,000 consumers surveyed said they want companies “to take a stand on current and broadly relevant issues.”