| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Nathan Fielder, a Comedy Central star and the founder of L.A.'s Dumb Starbucks, will appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Tuesday night and, we hope, answer some leftover questions.
In a news conference at the rogue cafe's Hillhurst Avenue location in Los...
| Feb 13, 2014
This is a tale of two neighborhood grocery stores, two teenage stock boys and two entrepreneurial long shots.
It's also a tale of loyal shoppers hailing from two North Shore towns, Glencoe and Winnetka, whose patronage of small businesses in their...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Roger Chadderdon describes himself as an "old guy who wants to play softball."
And for 25 years, the Costa Mesa resident has been doing just that beneath the lights of the TeWinkle Park Athletic Complex, a pristine facility off Arlington Drive with...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:22 PM
WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Maria Contreras-Sweet, a former California official who founded a Los Angeles community bank, to head the federal Small Business Administration.
Contreras-Sweet was approved Thursday by voice vote to the Cabinet...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 2:00 PM
As Americans, we believe that honest work should be rewarded with honest wages. That certainly means that no one who works full-time should ever have to raise a family in poverty. In the coming weeks, your senators will have a chance to stand up for...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:24 AM
When the new head of the Baltimore Development Corp. started 15 months ago, she replaced a man who'd become synonymous with development in the city and accepted the task of changing the agency's focus from real estate deals to economic strategy.
| 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
| 6:56 PM
WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act has passed its first big test, but the law's distribution of winners and losers all but guarantees the achievement will not quiet its political opposition.
White House officials, who had a near-death experience...
| May 26, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The state's primary election is less than two weeks away, and my mailbox is jammed with campaign mailers. They began trickling in last week and now I'm getting several each day, often from a single candidate.
They are all the same style: lots of...
| May 4, 2014
| 6:12 AM
Although Lombard trustees won't take a final vote on video gaming until mid-June, a slim four-to-three majority expressed support for allowing liquor license holders to have up to five video gaming terminals.
President Keith Giagnorio was the tie-...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Rheo Brouillard knew he was in the crosshairs of a "patent troll."
Brouillard is the president of Savings Institute Bank & Trust in Willimantic. Other small banks here and around the Northeast had been getting letters claiming patent infringement....