| Feb 20, 2014
Re "L.A. may raise hotel wages to $15," Feb. 18
At the end of the day, society must settle up these accounts one way or the other. Either you pay workers enough so they will not only have the wherewithal to show up and do their jobs each day but also to...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:06 PM
SARASOTA, FLA. — Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette will not rule out another free agent acquisition to upgrade the team's offensive lineup, though top remaining hitter Kendrys Morales would require the club to give up its third pick in...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:24 AM
Here’s what you need to know from Elon Musk’s call with Wall Street analysts who follow his Tesla Motors electric car company.
1: Tesla is selling a lot of cars for a lot of money.
Musk told investors Tesla would sell about 35,000 cars this...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 10:43 AM
The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland gave us an excellent window into the concerns that world leaders have about the global economy — particularly China's shadow banking system. But while the concerns may be legitimate, the expressed...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Vanessa De Vargas of Turquoise Interior Design has decorated and redecorated her tiny 500-square-foot bungalow in Venice in a variety of themes during the last 15 years.
When she was going through "a dark phase," she painted the walls steel gray and...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Touted as an awards front-runner since early autumn, British director Steve McQueen finally garnered Golden Globes love Thursday for his searing depiction of antebellum plantation life in “12 Years a Slave.”
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn....
| Jan 2, 2014
A friend recently got stuck when he tried to explain to his son, who was struggling to find a job, how our economy got to be the way it is. He asked my help since I am a well-known crank on the matter. I offered him three short anecdotes:
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:12 AM
WASHINGTON -- Clear communication from Federal Reserve officials could reduce the risk to developing economies when the central bank starts reducing a key stimulus program, the head of the World Bank said.
Developing nations saw their borrowing costs...
| Sep 2, 2013
Labor Day this year finds American unions plunging into the unknown. Fast-food and retail workers in roughly 60 cities have been demonstrating for a living wage, though how exactly they will win concessions from such mega-corporations as McDonald's...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:30 AM
The world's gender gap narrowed slightly in 2013, improving in 86 of 133 countries ranked by the World Economic Forum.
Iceland, Finland and Norway were the top-ranking countries, having closed more than 80% of its gender gap, the report said. The...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 6:23 AM
The 85 richest people on Earth have the same amount of wealth as the bottom half of the population, according to a new report that highlights growing income inequality as political and business leaders gather for the annual World Economic Forum in Davos,...