| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Melissa McCarthy has emerged as one of Hollywood's biggest movie stars. But her offscreen lifestyle suggests otherwise.
She still resides in a small three-bedroom house in Los Angeles suburb Toluca Lake with her husband, Ben Falcone.
Their two young...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
In this week's Variety cover story, Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone talk about diving into comedy production with their own company, On the Day. The first project on the list: "Tammy," which opens Fourth of July weekend, about a Midwestern heroine who...
| May 12, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Two former Qualcomm Inc. sales directors were charged with insider trading, allegedly making $230,000 in profit from trades in Atheros Communications Inc. when Qualcomm bought the company in 2011.
Derek Cohen and Robert Herman, both 52, were charged...
| May 31, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Phil Mickelson, playing in the Memorial tournament this weekend, has released a statement saying that he has "absolutely" done nothing wrong and is cooperating with investigators who are looking into the trading of stock involving investor Carl Icahn,...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:39 PM
The most interesting man in the world may not be that guy in the TV beer ads. It may be Phil Mickelson.
Even though he is instantly identifiable in the world of sports merely as "Phil," he is certainly not just plain Phil.
There is nothing plain about...
| Apr 10, 2014
We learned this week that beloved Archie Comics character Archie Andrews will die in an upcoming comic book, ending a decadeslong career in which he bravely exposed the struggles lovable all-American guys face when they have to choose between a super-rich...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 2:16 PM
A federal judge sentenced Encino jeweler Bryan Shaw to five months in prison for his role in an insider trading scheme with a KPMG accountant that netted him more than $1.6 million in profits over a two-year period.
Shaw, 53, was sentenced by U.S....
| May 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Venture capital rising to levels not seen since 2001. Companies with no profits going public. Billions of dollars being paid for start-ups.
These and other signs that the tech boom may be taking an irrational turn are leading...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:44 PM
A former partner at the Los Angeles office of accounting giant KPMG was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for giving confidential information about his firm's clients to a golfing buddy, who used it to make more than $1 million in profits by...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
At a time when public trust in Wall Street already is at a low, new allegations about high-speed stock trading threaten to further erode confidence in the financial markets.
The furor centers on accusations that professional traders armed with ultra-...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:11 PM
A San Francisco man pleaded guilty to a single count of securities fraud Monday related to the 2009 acquisition of Marvel Entertainment by Walt Disney Co, federal authorities said.
The announcement by the U.S. attorney's office for the Central District...