| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:09 AM
The commercials are a staple of Southern California culture: Sit 'n Sleep co-owner and co-founder Larry Miller promises to beat his competitors’ prices “or your mattress is freeeeeeee!”
He goes on camera to squeal the slogan only...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 7:01 PM
With city budget managers intent on limiting new spending and reining in employee benefits, a coalition of union and political groups is fighting back with a report that suggests Los Angeles City Hall is spending too much on Wall Street and not enough...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:10 PM
About 150 employees at rocket engine maker Aerojet Rocketdyne in Canoga Park were told Wednesday that they would be laid off as part of a companywide reduction that the company says is related to last year's merger.
Aerojet Rocketdyne was created by the...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:45 PM
The University of Maryland University College announced Friday that it would lay off 70 employees — the latest problem to hit the school that caters to nontraditional students, including members of the military, the federal government and working...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Commuters at Union Station in downtown L.A. got an early look Wednesday at the first edition of the Los Angeles Register.
A small group of reporters and editors wearing T-shirts stating "A New Voice in L.A." handed out copies to commuters emerging...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Levi Strauss & Co., the San Francisco apparel company best known for its denim clothing, said it will remove 800 jobs as part of an effort to cut $175 million to $200 million in costs.
The so-called global productivity initiative will roll out over...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides thought winning election as a Republican in a Democrat-dominated city would be hard. "The entire state was against me," he said.
Governing has been even tougher.
In the five months since his 59-vote victory,...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 11:14 AM
RACINE, Wis. — One of Frank Lloyd Wright's most beguiling and troubled buildings opens to public tours for the first time next week, and when it does, it will raise an eternal, vexing question: Which matters more, beauty or utility?
It's easy to...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 8:02 AM
Nike has reportedly laid off most of the employees it had working on its line of FuelBand fitness devices, signaling that the sporting equipment giant is likely exiting the wearable-device market.
The Beaverton, Ore., company Thursday told as many as 55...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 7:24 PM
During a packed and sometimes tense four-hour public hearing Saturday, Los Angeles County transportation officials heard a litany of complaints from transit riders who said a proposed Metro fare hike would strain the budgets of students and working-...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Willis Tower, Chicago’s tallest building, will gain a large tenant in 2017 that will be boost the skyscraper’s occupancy to more than 90 percent.
The law firm of Seyfarth Shaw said Monday that it plans to relocate its Chicago headquarters to...