| Mar 21, 2011
| 10:27 AM
The World Bank on Monday issued a report saying the damage from Japan's earthquake and tsunami could amount to as much as $235 billion and that limited effects from the disaster will be felt in economies across East Asia.
Rebuilding in the aftermath of...
| Apr 6, 2011
About 40 miles west of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, another kind of crisis may be unfolding — this one striking at the heart of the world's multibillion-dollar market for smartphones, portable music players and other cutting-edge...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Hiroshi Miura and a dozen other taxi drivers dressed in crisp blue shirts were shooting the breeze in front of the quiet Tokyo Bay Hotel at dusk Saturday. They had one thing on their minds: "X Day."
"That's the day Disney is going to reopen," said Miura,...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 6:41 PM
Mark Macdonald, author of "Body Confidence," will have a book signing at 7 p.m. at the Metro Pointe Barnes & Noble, 901 B. South Coast Drive, Suite 150, Costa Mesa. Purchase of the book and wristbands are required for this event,...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 7:37 PM
'God Is Speaking To You'
Elise Moore from Nashville, Tenn., will be speaking about prayer from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave., Costa Mesa. The event is sponsored by the Christian Science church. For...
| Apr 17, 2011
The soggy carpeting has been thrown away, the damaged furniture discarded. The beaches are being rebuilt, and the landscaping redone. Hawaii continues to recover from the effects of the tsunami triggered by the 9.0 earthquake that struck Japan on March...
| May 1, 2011
The Real Story of What Happens to America
St. Martin's Press: 375 pp., $25.99
Though written by filmmaker-comedian Albert Brooks, the events of his near-futuristic novel "Twenty Thirty: The Real Story of What Happens to...
| May 24, 2011
| 10:43 AM
Today, there is so much that seems to make us afraid. Cancer, terrorism, budget deficits, Chinese competition — the list goes on. Let's add to the list transgender people, those who identify with a sex other than the one to which they were born....
| Mar 6, 2011
Not long ago when Zhang Guomiao wanted to see a film, he'd head for the village square. There, itinerant cinema operators would unfurl a canvas screen, set up some static-filled speakers and show a grainy movie in the open air.
"We had to bring our own...
| Feb 6, 2011
As a leading contemporary ceramic artist, Elsa Rady created elegantly simple porcelain vessels and often controlled how they were presented by bolting the refined pieces into place.
"She really forged her own path and became a force," said Jo Lauria,...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 7:58 AM
The economy added 200,000 jobs in December, and unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent. Going forward, unemployment is not likely to fall much further and may rise again.
Fourth quarter growth was exceptionally strong as the global economy recovered...