| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:43 PM
RICHMOND – Bob McDonnell took a jury to the low point of his marriage Thursday, then turned to the long trend of generosity that landed him and his wife in federal court.
His second day of testimony was intensely personal, part rationlization,...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Longtime Herbalife Ltd. critic Bill Ackman leveled new allegations against the company, saying training programs for its prospective sales people are misleading and violate labor laws.
But investors seemed unimpressed, driving shares of the Los...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Small-business owners were less optimistic about the economy last month despite reporting their best job creation plans since 2007, according to a leading private survey released Tuesday.
The optimism index from the National Federation of Independent...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Maria Contreras-Sweet, who assumed the reins as head of the U.S. Small Business Administration five months ago, stopped in downtown Los Angeles this week during a West Coast tour to discuss micro-lending, immigrant entrepreneurship and access to capital....
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The price of employer health insurance rose a modest 3% this year, a major survey shows, but workers will be paying more when they get sick as deductibles soar.
Annual insurance premiums for families increased 3%, on average, to $16,834, according to...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
California gets an F for friendliness to small businesses, one of the worst grades in the country, according to a survey of 12,632 businesses nationwide.
The survey was conducted by Thumbtack.com – an online marketplace that connects service...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Mayor Eric Garcetti’s motivations for backing a $13.25 minimum wage in Los Angeles are manifold – other localities and President Obama are pushing similar measures, intense poverty levels are stressing city services and lack of spending...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Rescuing California's oldest Latino bank, 16 larger community and regional banks have chipped in $6.3 million to help keep 50-year-old Pan American Bank in East Los Angeles open.
The deal is expected to bring change to the board of directors and...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Although the dog days of summer have air conditioners working extra hard, Central Florida homes are gobbling up less electricity than they did a few years ago.
Proof came last week from Orlando's utility, which said the recent heat wave triggered record...
| Jul 19, 2014
Paul Nguyen's parents escaped from Vietnam in 1978 because they wanted to go to "the land of opportunity."
"We had nothing," said Nguyen, co-owner of Phubs Vietnamese Pho and Subs in Hanover. "(My father) came as a dishwasher, making two something an...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 7:24 AM
What is it about that traffic signal at Vassar Street?
Anyone who has driven to the intersection of Smith Street and Edgewater Drive, stopped at the signal there, and then turned right onto Edgewater .... is likely to have immediately hit a backup of...