| Sep 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The job came with certain unassailable perks. When Raquel Pomplun was anointed Playboy's 2013 Playmate of the Year, the 25-year-old model knew she could expect a Playboy Mansion luncheon hosted by Hugh Hefner, a tomato-red 2014 Jaguar convertible and...
| Oct 17, 2013
How can we bring down CEO pay?
That was one of the questions Congress grappled with when it passed the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010. The public was outraged at the lavish pay of chief executive officers in a period of recession, and legislators responded by...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 12:30 PM
When Walt Disney Pictures releases "Iron Man 3" on homevideo Sept. 24, it won't be the first post-theatrical glimpse fans will get of the film after its theatrical run. The movie will be available for high-definition download three weeks earlier on a...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:38 PM
Joy Covey, who helped take Amazon.com Inc. public as the Internet retailer’s chief financial officer, died Wednesday when her bicycle collided with a van on a downhill stretch of road in San Mateo County. She was 50.
Covey was riding her...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Freedom Communications Holdings Inc., which owns the Orange County Register, has agreed to purchase the Riverside Press-Enterprise from its owner, A.H. Belo Corp., both companies said Thursday.
The acquisition is part of a series of aggressive moves...
| Dec 1, 2013
Many of the nation's top CEOs have joined forces to "fix the debt." They want to achieve this goal, in part, by reducing Social Security benefits and raising the retirement age to 70.
One of the chief executive officers, David Cote, runs Honeywell....
| Nov 6, 2013
Downtown L.A. — it's not a punchline anymore; it's a destination. It's vital in a way it hasn't been since the 1940s, and hip in a way it never was to begin with. Carol Schatz, president and CEO of the Central City Assn. of Los Angeles, has pushed...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Lululemon Athletica Inc., the upscale yogawear purveyor that has recently courted controversy, reported third-quarter earnings that by all accounts exceeded Wall Street’s expectations.
It was the company’s forecast for its future that has...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:08 AM
Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc. has agreed to sell Lucky Brand Jeans to Los Angeles private-equity firm Leonard Green & Partners for $225 million, the companies announced Tuesday. William L. McComb, Fifth & Pacific's chief executive, said the Lucky sale is...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Thomas Horton, who was American Airlines' chief executive when its parent company filed for bankruptcy, will get his severance package valued at about $17 million.
That was among the first decisions made by the new American Airlines after it emerged...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:01 AM
The federal government shutdown has now gone on for more than a week, and Starbucks Corp. Chief Executive Howard Schultz is none too pleased about it.
In a letter to other business leaders posted late Monday on the company's website, Schultz is...