| Apr 12, 2014
| 12:01 PM
John M. Rusnak was preparing to open a ZIPS dry cleaning business in Pasadena when a job seeker walked in from a nearby drug recovery house. The applicant had little experience, was recovering from a heroin addiction and had a misdemeanor charge on his...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 5:07 PM
Jack, the round-headed fictional chief executive in Jack-in-the-Box commercials, is not only a hit on television. He's also popular on Wall Street.
In the last year, investors have driven the company's stock price up more than 80% — and industry...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Steve Koonin, who as entertainment chief at Time Warner's Turner unit presided over a long run of growth at big cable networks like TNT, TBS, truTV and TCM, as well as a streak of aggressive, sometimes maverick promotional maneuvers, is leaving his post...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Matt Drudge, whose news aggregation website, the Drudge Report, still has the power to drive huge traffic to articles he links to, also still has the power to make grownups at the White House (and maybe the IRS) sit up and go, "Huh?"
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:31 AM
Stephanie and Jake Martin didn't have to wait long to sell their rowhouse in Baltimore's Canton neighborhood — they had a contract in three days. But buying a new place proved a bit more difficult.
The Martins searched for months around Homeland...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:35 PM
The operator of the Church on York, a budding Highland Park music and entertainment venue, went before the Los Angeles Department of City Planning on Wednesday to argue that the space needs a liquor license and a full designation as a restaurant/bar to...
| Apr 26, 2014
In a sign of renewed interest in Baltimore's downtown business district, more companies are looking to boost their visibility by splashing names and logos atop prominent Inner Harbor office towers.
In recent months, R2integrated, Lupin Pharmaceuticals...
| Mar 30, 2014
Many cities are pricey places to live. Acknowledging that reality, a growing number of cities have adopted higher minimum-wage standards than those set by the federal and state governments. San Francisco is on that list, as are San Jose, Seattle (where...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Even in today's economy you'd think $1.4 billion would be enough to buy love. Or at the very least, indifference.
But that hasn't been the case with the Glazer family, whose debt-driven purchase of English soccer team Manchester United a decade ago...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Yelp just can't stop living the thug life.
Five years ago, I asked whether the popular review site was a shakedown racket for merchants. I quoted a number of small-business owners who said Yelp had threatened to run negative reviews more prominently...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Independent producer Lawrence Grey sold the screenplay for "Section 6" for $1 million after setting off a bidding war between the major studios.
Six months later, in March, he sold the screenplay for "Winter's Knight" the same way, for the same price....