| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Commenting recently about seeing the play "War Horse," one of my 11th-grade students expressed surprise that "even some of the Nazis had humane feelings" for the plight of animals caught up in war.
"It's about the First World War," I replied. "There...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:06 PM
If you use U.S. dollars to pay the U.S. subsidiary of an overseas company for a product stored in the U.S., is that a foreign transaction?
That question arose after Jay Berman, 74, of Manhattan Beach was slapped with a 3% foreign transaction fee by Bank...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Troubles in the global economy have dogged the American economy since early in the recovery, with the Eurozone debt crisis, the so-called Arab Spring in the Middle East and the Japanese tsunami all swiping momentum from U.S. growth in varying degrees....
| Aug 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
You can read all day about Africa and never get beyond stories of poverty, violence, corruption and health crises, including the current fears over an Ebola outbreak. But look closely and you'll see an emerging success.
Sub-Saharan Africa's economy is...
| Aug 9, 2014
When Narendra Modi took office as prime minister of the world's largest democracy on a pro-business platform in May, we were optimistic. Modi had embraced a campaign theme stressing jobs and economic expansion. Among his priorities, he said, were stronger...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:52 PM
SMITHFIELD — Despite posting a $3.8 billion profit last quarter, Smithfield Foods Inc. officials say a deadly pig virus is prompting them to pump the breaks on new global expansion.
"Notwithstanding a bullish hog production outlook, PED (virus)...
| Aug 6, 2014
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a terrific reputation, even if it has suffered some administrative lapses in recent years (not to mention that underachieving football team). But with strong engineering and business programs and a...
| Apr 14, 2014
Come 2016 or 2017, Nissan could have a better rearview mirror in some of its cars. After an initial rollout to its racecars and Japan-market vehicles, the automaker plans to introduce its new Smart Rearview Mirror to global markets over......
| Apr 17, 2014
The subcompact SUV class is gaining a new member with the 2015 Chevrolet Trax. Although the wedgy, pint-sized SUV has been on sale in Canada, Mexico and other global markets since 2012, model-year 2015 marks the first time it's going......
| Apr 18, 2014
Chevy's new baby SUV technically isn't new; it's been on sale in many global markets for years but will be coming to a dealership near you in early 2015. The Trax's grille and headlight treatment help it blend into the......
| Oct 13, 2013
Re "Wealth gap only getting worse," Column, Oct. 11
I agree with David Lazarus that we need a remedy to the wealth gap issue. But I cannot agree that we should raise the top marginal tax rate, which drives so many business decisions, including workforce...