| Jan 29, 2014
Re "Cluing in AT&T to its own cellphone rules," Jan. 24
David Lazarus mentioned the discrepancy in information provided by different AT&T service reps. That brought to mind my recent experience with the company.
I spoke with one service rep on the...
| Jan 29, 2014
Re "GOP seeks to tap water crisis," Jan. 27
Good of House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) to drop by to help California fix our drought. Regarding reduced water deliveries to farmers to protect an endangered fish species, he claims that people from his...
| Dec 17, 2013
Insurance giant American International Group Inc. announced it would sell a majority of its Century City aircraft-leasing unit to Netherlands-based AerCap Holdings, in a deal valued at $5.4 billion in cash and stock.
The deal for International Lease...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Many Maryland hospital and health system CEOs received pay increases in recent years even as they complained of shrinking profit margins and warned of cutbacks unless they could increase the rates they charge.
Eleven executives earning seven-figure...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:10 PM
“Why get off welfare?’ was the provocative question posed by an opinion piece that ran in The Times on Aug. 22.
“While poor people are not lazy, they are not stupid either,” writes author Michael D. Tanner of the Cato Institute....
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Robert Reich misleads readers by contrasting the pay of McDonald's and Yum Brands hourly employees with their respective CEOs in his recent commentary ("Jobs are coming back, but they don't pay enough," Aug. 28).
Neither corporation is primarily in...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
You don't have to be a Marxist to conclude that the working conditions of millions of American workers today are akin to wage-slavery ("Jobs are coming back, but they don't pay enough," Aug. 27).
According to columnist Robert Reich, the shareholders...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Accolades aren't all Gustavo Dudamel has reaped as conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
A recently filed public tax return for the L.A. Phil provides the latest glimpse of the financial dimension of being a classical music sensation. It also...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:21 PM
There's cash in trash. When it comes to the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, that truism takes on new meaning.
The CRRA, a quasi-public agency created 40 years ago, collects trash from 75 towns and cities and turns it into electricity at four...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:57 PM
State lawmakers and some local politicians are considering raising their own salaries in 2014 — proposals that supporters say might have more traction now that Maryland is a few years out of the recession.
This week, a state commission...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Disney CEO Bob Iger earned $34.3 million in fiscal 2013, a 15% drop from his 2012 compensation.
Disney released details of Iger's compensation Monday as part of the proxy filing for its 2014 annual meeting, set for March 18 in Portland, Ore.
The drop in...