| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Summer hasn't technically begun yet, but Warner Bros. may already be itching for a vacation.
Hollywood's biggest film studio has started the season with a rare series of setbacks. First, Warner Bros. released the Adam Sandler-starring "Blended," which...
| Jun 13, 2014
If you have an alternative, don't buy your books from Amazon.
Phew, that was tough to say, but I did it.
By and large I'm not a fan of telling other people what to do with their time and money, and when it comes to books and publishing as an industry,...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente is lowering its rates for Obamacare coverage in California by 1.4% next year, according to an industry report.
California's health insurance exchange recently announced that premiums were rising 4.2%, on average,...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Nearly 300 million smartphones were shipped in the second quarter of this year, up almost 25 percent from the same period last year, according to market research firm International Data Corp.
Samsung remained the market leader, with 74.3 million...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Trucks and American brands have dominated U.S. auto sales through the first half of this year.
Ford’s F-Series truck remains the bestselling vehicle in America and will likely hold that top spot yet again this year after building a 125,000-vehicle...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Powered by brisk sales of profitable pickup trucks, growing business in China and fewer losses in Europe, Ford Motor Co. posted a big gain in profit in the second quarter.
Ford’s profit roses 18.5% to a $1.2 billion. Revenue rose 14.4% to $38.1...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Tesla Motors Model S has quietly become the third-bestselling luxury car in California, trailing only the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW’s 5-Series.
Tesla has sold 4,714 of its Model S electric cars in the state during the first half of the year,...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Cars like the Mitsubishi Mirage, Eclipse and Galant were once the bedrock of their segments. Montero and Montero Sport pioneered the SUV boom. So good were Mitsubishi vehicles that Chrysler shared architecture, factories and powertrains. This year,...
| Jun 17, 2013
Surf apparel company Quiksilver Inc. hasn't given investors much to be stoked about in recent years.
The Huntington Beach company owns some of the biggest brands in action sports: Quiksilver, Roxy, DC and others. Yet it has lost money each of the last...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Traditional grocery stores like Food Lion, Farm Fresh and Harris Teeter are facing stiff competition in the Tidewater market, according to a new report by Food World, an industry publication.
According to the report, Food Lion holds the largest market...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Motorola Mobility unveiled Thursday its much-anticipated Moto X smartphone, marking the Libertyville-based company’s first flagship product launch since its acquisition by Google last year.
The new device, introduced at a press event in New York,...